Workers needed for dirty job to rescue kennels in major canine cleanup
with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak.
Sally Andersen, of Hong Kong Dog Rescue, is up to her neck in dog poop. No, not literally. But the animal caretaker is at her wits end trying to keep her Pok Fu Lam Kennels in shape. She sent out a mass e-mail on Tuesday attempting to recruit cleaners to work at the site, where 120 abandoned dogs (they started with six) are housed. She has volunteers to assist in walking, grooming, feeding and providing medication to the canines, but finding workers willing to clean up after them has been an impossible job.
'We have had some cleaners come and not come back, others just never turn up. We are desperate,' Andersen said.
It's a dirty job, sure, but it does pay. Andersen is offering an excellent average wage of HK$8,000 to HK$10,000 - depending on the applicant's language ability and willingness to assist with other tasks. Of course, she also wouldn't mind if someone was willing to step up and be a sponsor to help them hire enough cleaning people to be there seven days a week. 'We already have one kind sponsor and we need two more. By having sponsors, we can continue to use all other donations for the dogs only.' If you can contribute, contact HKDR at firstname.lastname@example.org.