Sarawak Veterinary Association to hold Fun Run, Animal Awareness Programmes starting April

Fun Run poster.

KUCHING, Feb 5: In order to enhance public awareness of responsible pet ownership and animal welfare, food safety, and rabies, the Sarawak Veterinary Association (SVA) is organising a series of awareness programmes here.

A road show and fun runs will be held on April 28, July 28 and Sept 29 respectively. The fun runs are the Miao Run, Siyok Run and Woof Run, each with a registration fee of RM55 per person.

Participants will receive a T-shirt and a medal each per run, and those who register for all runs before March 31 will receive a rebate of RM15.

Organising chairman and SVA committee member Dr Kelvin Chai said the most interesting part of the run would be the creatively designed medals

“Each medal from the three runs are actually pieces, which when combined can form one big medal. Therefore those who participate in all the runs are in for a treat.

“The T-shirt and medals were all designed by local well-known cartoonist Jian Goh — the author of ‘Miao & WafuPafu’, so fans should not miss it,” he said.

Creatively designed medals that can be combined into one big medal.​

For further information on the runs, interested participants can contact Yahya of Green Heights Mall Brooks Outlet at 013-8210401.

Routes for the run will be determined soon and within Kuching City, so interested participants are advised to check the SVA’s Facebook page at

The participation form is also available on the Facebook page, and the closing date for registration is March 31.

The first awareness roadshow is to be held from April 27 to April 29 at Plaza Merdeka with the theme ‘Animal Welfare and Responsible Pet Ownership’, and will be in conjunction with World Veterinary Day which falls on April 28.

The exhibition would highlight proper pet health management as well as have free veterinary consultation, awareness talks, photo competitions, games, 3D photo booth, children’s coloring contests, urban sketches and many more exciting programmes as well as prizes to be given away, said Dr Chai.

“The proceeds will be donated to the Sarawak Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA),” he added. — DayakDaily