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    Vegetarian buffet to raise funds for animal hospital

    James Kon

    Pureland Vegetarian House in Kiulap will host a ‘meal for a cause’ campaign tomorrow to raise funds for PawsUp, an animal hospital and rehabilitation centre for strays in the Sultanate.

    The public can enjoy a healthy vegetarian buffet with all proceeds going to PawsUp to help cover the cost of an animal hospital and rehabilitation centre.

    The campaign will be from 10am to 7pm.

    PawsUp Founder Jay Lau in a press conference said, “We welcome the public to support us in this ‘meal for a cause’ campaign.

    “We hope to raise funds to help cover the cost of spaying of strays. This can help control the growing population of strays in the country.”

    PawsUp founder Jay Lau with Kylie Ten and Ten Kok Hin of Pureland Vegetarian House with volunteers. PHOTO: JAMES KON

    He added, “We are overwhelmed by the number of strays in Brunei Darussalam.

    “It is estimated there are around 40,000 stray cats and dogs in the country, almost at every junction and commercial areas.

    “Our idea is to tackle this issue. Our approach is to capture the strays and spay them. We will register the strays before releasing them back to live the remainder of their lives.”

    He shared that the animal hospital needs around BND19,000 every month to cover the cost of spaying the strays.

    He also hoped to increase public support for the animal hospital including through monthly donations for sustainability.

    He said that PawsUp has helped spay more than 1,000 stray cats and dogs over the past few years.

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