When LAP brought some beautiful homeless dogs from the foster programme to a SARDA [Society for the Aid and Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers] centre, the enthusiasm on the faces of the men and the happy responses from the dogs was instant.
The men are given the responsibility to live with, socialise and train the dogs and from them the dogs learn and are prepared for their future lifelong adopters. In return, the dogs give the men their affection and non-judgmental company. The future starts to look a bit brighter for both man and dog.
Rose Tang - Certified Dog Trainer and Behaviour Counsellor says: "LAP's foster programme and SARDA is a unique partnership, I was brought in to enhance this relationship with my expertise in current positive reinforcement dog training. Dogs don't care about money; they care about praise and food. Behaviours that are rewarded are statistically more likely to be repeated. I hope with this knowledge and experience, human and dog alike will be returning back to the community - a more positive, healthy, well socialized and well adjusted individual."
With the positive effect of this foster programme, LAP and SARDA will continue helping homeless dogs and help them find their lifelong homes. New Beginnings And a Fresh Start
LAP is an all-volunteer charity established 18 years ago, gaining full charity license in 2003. It is run as a foster network without kennels or staff. Our aim is to find homes for the abandoned and neglected companion animals in Hong Kong. We hope to expand our foster network and encourage more people to adopt, rather than buy their companion animals from pet shops and breeders.
To find out more about this programme or how you can help, please contact Jen on 91302919 or email her on email@example.com