15 Apr '18, 12pm

Hong Kong 'doggie dash' raises funds for abandoned pooches.

HONG KONG (AFP) - Dozens of pugs and dachshunds, compensating for their lack of speed with dogged determination, took part in Hong Kong's inaugural "doggie dash" on Sunday (Apr 15) to raise funds for abandoned and rescued canines. Dog-lovers packed a leafy and quiet area in the Sheung Wan neighbourhood, eager to document their pooches' moments of triumph with smartphones and selfie sticks. While the laneless race track proved a little confusing for some pets, others happily scampered across the finishing line into the hands of their owners. "There are lots and lots of dogs that are abandoned each year in Hong Kong," said Ms Marilyn Ho, an organiser of the event. "We need to educate the Hong Kong public that dogs are not just commodities and possessions, that they are living beings who have feelings," she added. "They need a home forever and to be well looked after, like yo...

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