The Pets Central Animal Welfare Foundation has been a Hong Kong registered charity since 2007. It is dedicated to promoting the welfare of companion animals and the educational benefits pets have on children and their parents. The Foundation works and supports with major animal welfare groups that are not registered charities.
The Foundation’s focus is Hong Kong and Greater China. PCAWF achieves this goal by working directly through its network of highly qualified veterinarians, launching and funding innovative programs that educate people on the importance of pet parenting and animal welfare. Dr. Pauline Taylor, a co-founder of the Pets Central veterinary network and PCAWF, is the former Executive Director of the Hong Kong SPCA and has led many animal welfare initiatives.
The Foundation will support best practices in pet parenting and animal welfare that have proven successful in North America and Europe but have not yet been implemented in Greater China. These may include educational audio-visual programs for parents and children, disseminating and publicizing the growing body of research on the benefits to children who grow up with pets, programs for abused animals, animal adoption initiatives, and emergency relief in the event of man-made and natural disasters. The PCAWF works to complement other Hong Kong-based animal charities and collaborates wherever possible with all those who seek to foster and promote animal welfare in Greater China and around the world.