Oct 12, 2004, 12:15 PM
Post #333 of 343
Dear Khoobg and co.,
Re: [Khoobg] AKC Puppycom Responsible Dog Ownership Day 2004
[In reply to]
I really enjoyed all puppycom events. It's fun and exciting. However, there are a few things i wish to suggest :)
1. do recruit some RedCrescent/St.John members to be on standby. These ppl you can get from secondary schools or from univesities in Klang Valley. They will be more than willing to help puppycom as these ppl are meant to serve the community for free, and they will be glad to be on duty even on weekends or sundays. When i was a student, i also went on duty whenever there is an event in town. of course the organiser gotta contact our troop leader. RDO Day or K9 Day will last the entire morning till noon...so it is essential to have these paramedics around to treat dog owners who might experience sprain/bruises/faint/muscle cramp ..cos under hot sun.
2. also, you may consider to set up a database(yahoo groups for example) to gather all those who would like to volunteer to help in puppycom events. i can't guarantee to be a volunteer for every of ur event, but sometimes when i am free, i wish i can help. but how? thus, i suggest have a database, we subsricbe to you to be volunteers, you email the volunteers, inform us if there is any briefing etc etc. Cos i see you ppl seems like short of manpower, always the same ppl doing all the work, esp on RDO Day last week. Lets recruit MORE ppl to help out, to VOLUNTEER.
3. if possible, you may also organise pet care talks/demo in schools/shopping centres to encourage kids to love animals. as you can see, those ppl who come to RDO, are mostly already responsible dog owners, but how to reach out to those who are not so loving to their pets? i think it is good to have demos in public and some light seminar on how to take care of pets. better still if it can be done together with paws/spca/puppycom. I think younger generation quite lack of awareness. It is also an unhealthy trend when "dog lovers" only love pure breed.
well, these are just some suggestions to puppycom. your events are very much enjoyed by everyone. i noticed also many tend to leave early, maybe u can think of some ways to make them stay longer in your coming event :)
keep up the good work!! i admire what puppycom has achieved.