TSPCA teams up with ON STREET to give added lift to animal protection
By Joy Lee,The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- The Taiwan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (TSPCA) yesterday announced their cooperation with ON STREET Lingerie to increase awareness about protecting and respecting the lives of animals.
December 29, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
The TSPCA and ON STREET invited six models who work for online clothing stores to shoot a lingerie catalog with abandoned dogs that were rescued by the TSPCA.
“The TSPCA wants to remind people of some important concepts about respecting and protecting animals, including considering adopting older dogs, helping dogs and cats on the street and adopting instead of buying pets,” the group's Executive Director Connie Chiang (姜怡如) said.
“People have to be aware that it is illegal to abandon pets and to keep pets inappropriately. Therefore, it is critical for people to understand the great responsibility of becoming a pet owner because it is a life that they will be in charged of.”
A member from the TSPCA who adopted “Sammy,” a dog who will be included in the catalog, said “it is inappropriate for dog owners to chain or place their dogs in cages. Dogs are not prisoners, and human beings do not have the right to treat their pets like that.”
Chiang reminded pet owners to bring their pets to veterinarians to be tagged with a microchip. It is the best way to make sure that lost pets can return home, Chiang added.
ON STREET said it will donate NT$50 to the TSPCA for each set of lingerie worn by the models in the catalog that is sold.