A day to remember for dog owners
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12
The second Sunday of every September will be a day to remember for dog owners.
It was declared as the Malaysia Responsible Dog Ownership (MRDO) Day yesterday.
The first MRDO, organised by Puppy.com.my (Puppycom) and sponsored by Purina PetCare (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd was held at the Central Park, Bandar Utama, yesterday.
Deputy Minister of Information Datuk Donald Lim Siang Chai also launched the Puppycom Canine Good Citizen Programme (CGC), a community project to educate dog owners to train their dogs for good behaviour.
He said some of the dog owners are not responsible enough and treat public areas as toilets and let the pets roam free in the neighbourhood.
Also present were Purina PetCare (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd national sales manager Ding Chai Thong and Hileytech Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Khoo Boo Gee.
It attracted some 3,500 dog lovers to the Central Park with their pets to socialise and enjoy the games and demonstration by the K9 Unit of the Customs Department, police and Fire and Services Search and Rescue Team.
There was also an animal show performed by the Aâ€™Famosa Resort Group, doggie games, dog agility and obedience demonstration and a vet corner to offer free medical check and advice to owners.