27 Jul

spcaSPCA, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals needs little or no introduction. Hong Kong’s SPCA was first formed by a group of volunteers in 1903 but was not active until 1921. Although the SPCA is the first charity in Hong Kong to deal with all aspects of animal welfare, they get very little support from the Government. The Society therefore, has to struggle constantly to continue its work.

spca_logoTheir Aim: Animals are living creatures which like humans, are able to feel pain, hunger and thirst. We should not inflict any suffering upon our fellow creatures just because they can’t speak.

The SPCA’s aims are “to promote kindness and to prevent or suppress cruelty to animals.”

Their Mission: To promote kindness to animals, to protect their health and welfare, to prevent cruelty and through education, to inspire in the community a deep respect for life so that all living creatures may live together in harmony

spca 2Volunteering: Dedicated volunteers have helped the SPCA for many years. This has helped them become Hong Kong’s most successful animal welfare organisation.

Kennel Keepers – Work with the SPCA team in cleaning, kennel / cattery

Dog Walker – Fill a canine’s day with love and exercise by taking SPCA‘s pooches for a walk

Animal Care Support – Work behind the scenes with the SPCA’s veterinary assistants e.g. in the dispensary, surgical preparation room (for current / graduated veterinary science / nursing students)

Humane Education – Join the education team to teach audiences about pet care, help education staff take visiting groups around the Homing Department, participate in other educational activities (such as manning game booths) and share knowledge of animal care with the public, and assist the Education Department in handling administrative work and computer data management.

spca 3Other Ways to Help – If you don’t have time to become a regular volunteer, you can still help SPCA by:
– Becoming a Foster Parent, Foster volunteers provide a temporary home (usually 3-4 weeks) for animals who are either sick or injured or too young to be adopted. Volunteers provide loving care until the pet can be placed in a permanent home. The SPCA provides for the animals’ medical needs
– Contributing your special skills, such as photography, writing and artwork

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities, please visit their website


3 Responses to “SPCA”

  1. hongkongvolunteer July 27, 2013 at 3:20 am #

    HK SPCA’s Flag Day will be held on Saturday 3rd August 2013. When you see a flag seller on the street, please stop and buy a flag to support this worthwhile cause.

  2. Xynoque Wai-ling TANG November 22, 2013 at 8:32 am #

    I have been teaching English in secondary schools for over ten years and is now taking a break to refresh myself. I would like to know how I can be eligible as a volunteer in the Society. I believe my experience in having four cats home will help me adapt to the voluntary easily. Thanks

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