為加強學生對動物的了解及尊重生命的重要性，警方開展「動人時刻 • 校園動物大使訓練班」。「動物守護 • 社區大使計劃」的社區領袖及大使聯同他們的狗義工將會於週末期間與學員一同深入學習動物相關知識及親身接觸狗義工。
In 2020, officers of New Territories South Regional Crime Prevention Office have conducted a series of publicity campaigns with a view to promoting animal protection messages and reminding the public to report suspected cases of cruelty to animals, for example at various Pet Gardens managed by Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Shing Mun Reservoir, Mui Wo Pier and Tsing Yi Promenade area. During which, leaflets and souvenirs were distributed to the public.
In January 2020, officers of New Territories South Crime Prevention Office visited a local tertiary education institution and briefed students on relevant animal laws and the role of police officers on protection of animals. At the end of the seminar, officers had group discussion with students which increased students’ understanding on the policing issues and their awareness on prevention of cruelty to animals.
In November 2020, officers of New Territories South Regional Crime Prevention Office and Police Volunteer held a sharing session at a Secondary School in Ma On Shan. During the sharing session, officers explained the corresponding animal laws and Police role on animal protection that enhanced the mutual understanding. Officers also brought along three dogs (Jennie, Smarti and Eagle) to interact with the students in groups and shared the responsibilities of an animal caretaker and relevant knowledge. The students even had a chance to guide the dogs and experience how to take care of them, enhancing their awareness on animal protection.
A quarterly “Amazing Moments with Animals” Newsletter was designed by New Territories South Crime Prevention Office with the first Newsletter issued in May 2020. It covered different animal-related cases in the Region, animal related ordinances and interviews with different stakeholders.
Between April and October 2020, New Territories South Crime Prevention Office organised an “Amazing moments with Animals” Poster Design Competition with Hong Kong Extra-curricular Activities Masters’ Association. It aims to promote the message of “Love Animals” to the students. A total of 76 submissions were received. The Office invited representatives of education sectors and the animal lovers to form the judge panel of the Competition.
In August 2020, officers had meetings with the representatives of Hong Kong Pet Trade Association Ltd and SPCA to exchange ideas on protecting animals in the community.
近期荃灣大橋村附近有狗隻被捕獸器夾傷，警方非常重視案件，循「殘酷對待動物」方向跟進。警方「動物守護 • 社區大使」計劃人員，聯同漁農自然護理署、香港愛護動物協會及荃灣警區人員到達案發地點山頭，大規模搜索非法捕獸器，以確保附近動物及行山人士安全，並沿途向行山人士及村民派發傳單，呼籲如發現捕獸器，應立即致電相關部門跟進。
In October 2020, officers of New Territories South Regional Crime Prevention Office and Police Community Relations Office of Kwai Tsing District noticed a news coverage on the social media platform regarding a dove with wings being cut. The officersforthwith distributed crime alert messages in a public estate in Tsing Yi to encourage residents to provide information for further investigation. Subsequently, with the information provided by the public, police successfully arrested a male.
In October 2020, officers of New Territories South found the increasing number of street cats in Tsuen Wan and Shatin area. With the assistance from SPCA, the officers and police volunteers from Traffic New Territories South conducted joint operations under “Cat Colony Care Programme” which promotes protecting animals by controlling the numbers through the “Trap-Neuter-Return” process.