Adopted Harlie the rabbit at the SPCA in 2020
Adoption is a promise of a lifetime and pawrents have to be responsible for the health of their fur kids, so this is not a promise to be made lightly. Harlie was rescued by the SPCA team in Tsing Yi and she was in terrible health; losing fur on her limbs, bleeding when her nails were cut, and her front teeth were misshapen due to bad eating habits. Fortunately, after receiving proper medical treatment at the SPCA, Harlie recovered slowly and was then ready for adoption.
Similar to many people who intend to adopt a pet, Joyce and Tin had many worries before adopting Harlie because they had never had a pet before. They were worried if they could provide the proper environment, food and medical treatment to Harlie if she got sick. After doing a lot of research, Joyce and Tin took time to search for a huge cage for Harlie online. They wanted to create a perfect home for her. When they received the call from the SPCA adoption centre, Joyce recalled feeling very much like about to give birth to a child. She immediately took a taxi to the centre while calling Tin on the phone to buy food for Harlie. They were overwhelmed when they saw the sticker on Harlie’s cage saying, "I have a home!".
Said Joyce and Tin: "Harlie, welcome home! We promise to protect you and cure all your diseases. We will stay by your side in every minute of your life!"
Such promises not only brought enormous, positive changes to Harlie’s life, but also to her pawrents. Tin admits he used to wake up in the last minute, but now he gets up early every day to clean Harlie’s cage and feed her. Harlie is flourishing under their loving care and they are experiencing great joy in owning a pet.
Joyce and Tin hope more people would choose to adopt instead of buying an animal, for every adoption saves two lives. They hope there will be no more abandonment of pet too. In the future, they also hope the SPCA can continue to speak up for small animals and rescue more lives.