WHAT IS PEAK TO FONG?
Peak to Fong is HKDR’s biggest annual fundraising event which traditionally takes place every year during November. 100% of funds raised during this unforgettable day go towards Hong Kong Dog Rescue’s operating costs, including much needed veterinary care, purchase of dog food, dog beds and kennel supplies.
Sunday 13th November 2016 is the date for this year’s 14th Peak to Fong Sponsored Walk, an event that has become a tradition for Hong Kong dog owners and dog lovers alike. This year’s Disney-themed ticket/T-shirt design features two of our favourite characters, Beauty and the Beast.
Peak to Fong 2016 will be yet another great day to remember for all the family, and dogs of course! This year our target is again $1 million, money which will go towards the upkeep of our huge Tai Po Homing Centre which is home to hundreds of rescued HKDR dogs, as well as our smaller Centre at Ap Lei Chau and, of course, saving more lives. Please be sure to buy your ticket/T-shirts early as they will be sold out well before the 13th November, and there will be no spares for latecomers!
The event starts at 11:00am at the Peak with the easy downhill Sponsored Walk to Central’s Lan Kwai Fong, where food, drinks and a variety of booths and activities have been laid on to entertain both two and four-legged guests. All participants will be wearing their HKDR/Disney T-shirt, and everyone will receive a free doggie bag of goodies at the end of the walk (don’t forget to pick one up as you arrive). In addition there will be plenty of shopping opportunities as well as games and live entertainment to keep the party going.
WHAT IS HONG KONG DOG RESCUE (HKDR)?
Hong Kong Dog Rescue (HKDR) was first set up as a society in 2003 and gained full charity (non profit) status in March 2005. It is run by founder, Sally Andersen, with a very small number of paid staff and a large team of dedicated volunteers.
HKDR was initially established to save as many dogs and puppies as possible from inevitable death at the Government’s AFCD Centres by taking them out and finding them new homes, but has since expanded to include education and lobbying for changes in the outdated Animal Welfare Laws. Up to 15,000 dogs are destroyed each in Hong Kong simply because they have no home. To date HKDR has found new homes for around 7,000 lucky dogs and puppies, which is a lot of lives saved but still a small percentage of the total number needing help. HKDR’s aim is to increase the number of dogs saved while decreasing the number of dogs abandoned, or simply unwanted.