Animal funds

Vegetarian buffet to raise funds for the veterinary hospital

James Kon

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

The public can enjoy a healthy vegetarian buffet with all proceeds going to PawsUp to help defray the costs of an animal hospital and rehabilitation center.

The campaign will run from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

PawsUp founder Jay Lau said at a press conference, “We invite the public to support us in this ‘Meals for a Cause’ campaign.

“We are hoping to raise funds to help defray the cost of neutering stray dogs. This can help control the growing stray dog ​​population 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 stray dogs in Brunei Darussalam.

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

“Our idea is to tackle this problem. Our approach is to capture stray animals and sterilize them. We will register stray animals before releasing them to live out the rest of their lives.

He shared that the animal hospital needs about BND 19,000 every month to cover the cost of neutering stray dogs.

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

He said PawsUp has helped sterilize over 1,000 stray cats and dogs over the past few years.