Taichung City Animal Protection and Health Inspection Office held the 2021 "66 Photography Show: I Found Love in Houli" on Double Ten National Day (10/10) at Houli Park Animal Shelter branch. Taichung Mayor Lu Shiow-yen not only appeared at this event to promote kindness to animals, but also gave a puppy awaiting adoption at the shelter the name "Guoqing" ("National Celebration"); this puppy has already been adopted by a Houli resident! Health Inspection Office personnel have followed up on this adoption case, and have found that Guoqing's new home has 3 companion pups to play with and a large yard to run and jump in, and everyone has made space for their new buddy!
While encouraging adoption, and not abandonment, the Taichung City Health Inspection Office reminds persons who are considering adopting a pet to first assess their personal situation, including their economic ability, animal care environment, and amount of time they expect to be able to spend with their pet. You should carefully plan ahead for possible behavioral issues, sickness, and aging after you adopt a new pet, and think over your adoption motive and goals before completing adoption procedures. You should be ready to fulfill your responsibilities as an owner, and not later want to give up your pet after an impulsive adoption.
The newly renovated Houli Park Animal Shelter branch took "education and awareness," "transit to adoption," and "tourist recreation" as its three central principles of its renovation. Notably, the shelter branch received the "2021 Yuan-Ye Award: Public Building Landscape Category" and first place in the "29th Chinese Architectural Golden Stone Award" in 2021. Members of the public were invited to visit the shelter branch for its re-opening and the "2021 66 Photography Show: I Found Love in Houli," which was held until November 11.
Everyone is invited to visit Taichung for some shopping fun during the two-month "2021 Taichung Shopping Festival." And while in Taichung, why not make a side trip to the Houli Park Animal Shelter and the Houli District?