The newborn delegation OIPA China, leaded by Mr. Simon Kwok in Hong Kong, is trying to tackle the straydog issue in the country with an innovative project which aims to take care of the animals building shelters in the schools.

cinaThe project aims at providing solution for the international strays issue through the development of good quality dog shelters and adoption in schools. Schools would be the best place as shelter for strays, as it provides safety and care.  In the process, students could learn how to care and respect animals.  It would develop to be the culture of schools.  Every year, international stray ambassadors will be selected.  New generation leaders of animal welfare will assist to promote the awareness of the needs of strays in the community in different countries.

OIPA is going to launch this project in China and other Asian countries, including Korea, Vietnam and Indonesia, which have serious problem on dog meat consumption. We hope the project can spread all over the world.

cina_8A similar shelter was created in China in Tianjin Normal University in December 2015. The little shelter has been built in the garden of the University and the project started because the university has occurred strays biting students incidents. The head of the security department did not think it was a good idea just to kill the strays, so he initiated to setup the shelter.  He thought it can build up a better culture in the university.
Until now, it has accommodated over 50 dogs and most were adopted by students.
More and more student volunteers will assist the guards to clean the shelters, bathe the dogs and bring food for the dogs. Male and female dogs are separated. A stray organization provides vaccinations, spay and neuter. Students are not allowed to adopt the dog to keep it in the dormitory, but only in their home.

*pictures from Tianjin Normal University Shelter


OIPA would like to launch this project and start from an educational place as schools to promote a culture of broad animal respect and proper dog managing. In the project the local Chinese population will be engaged and the animals will have a better chance to be adopted. Furthermore, the project involves the young citizens (students) which means that future generations may be much more sensitive to the stray issue and may have a better knowledge of dog managing.

After years of campaigning and petitions the situation of dogs in China has not changed much, therefore we believe that acting at the local level and involving the Chinese population is essential to reach good results on the long run.

The first province interested in the project will be Guangdong, where OIPA will start building the first shelters.


Get involved contacting OIPA China representative Mr. Simon:

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