[Epoch Times, April 4, 2021](Epoch Times reporter Deng Meiling reported from Taichung, Taiwan) The Houli Park, the City Animal Home, was built in 2002. The facilities are getting old and out of date. The Taichung Animal Protection and Epidemic Prevention Department lasted 5 years Reconstruction, with education and publicity, adoption and transportation, and sightseeing and rest as the three cores of the reconstruction, positioning as a “life relay station” for stray animals, opened on April 4. Mayor Lu Xiuyan said that today is World Stray Animal Day. The opening of this day is of great significance. After three mayors, the park was finally completed with the cooperation of the central and local governments. People from all over the country are welcome to visit, relax and interact with animals warmly.
As today coincides with Children’s Day, Houli Park invites children to participate in the dance performance to celebrate the opening. Mayor Lu Xiuyan also happily joined the dance group, and interacted closely with the dogs and cats of the Animal House. She gently picked up the puppy, and Wearing a scarf for the dog, the atmosphere is warm and joyful, and the scene attracts many big and small friends to visit and have fun with the fur kids.
Lu Xiuyan said that the former mayor Hu Zhiqiang opened the opportunity to transform the Taichung Animal Shelter in the Houli Park of the Animal House. It was planned and designed by the former Mayor Lin Jialong and reopened during her tenure. The park was transferred from the Department of Animal Protection to the Executive Yuan. The Agriculture Committee sought a funding of 150 million yuan, and the municipal government allocated 60 million yuan for the reconstruction. The new park not only has a shelter function, but also includes life education and tourism and recreation. Friends from all over the country are invited to the Animal House Houli Park and Mao The children are close.
The Department of Animal Protection stated that the renovation of the Houli Park of the Animal House took five years to complete. In addition to actively improving the animal shelter space, the Department of Animal Protection has also dispatched colleagues from the Department of Animal Protection to the UK to inspect the hardware and software facilities of animal shelters in advanced countries, opening up the opportunity to transform the animal shelters. The park was designed and planned by Jiang Lejing’s team of architects, positioning the park as a “life relay station” for stray animals to return to human families. The architectural design of the park captures the image of yellow ribbons and uses a large number of arc curves to show an open and welcoming posture.
The park is separated from the north by the dog and the south cat as a transport space for dog and cat adoption, and a green pool is planned to provide space for puppies. There is also a separate cat room and a large cat room. The cat room allows timid and shy cats. For activities, the big cat room allows the public to feel the warmth of the companionship of cats, and there is also a training room for behavioral therapists to teach the people to learn more about the behavior of cats and dogs.
Chen Datian, the director of construction, said that to implement the belief in friendly animals, the Construction Bureau assisted in this project, and comprehensively renovated the 15-year-old abandoned dog shelter. After professional and comprehensive planning, it integrates the use of animal homes and integrates public construction into daily life. , Education, animal placement and care, etc., to realize the vision of harmonious coexistence with animals, and reverse the negative impressions of the people’s past messiness or pollution in animal shelters. The distinctive buildings will also become the new landmarks of Houli. I hope that Taichung will become a new landmark in Houli. A model city where animals live in harmony.
At today’s opening ceremony, Mayor Lu Xiuyan, Director of Agriculture Cai Jingqiang, Director of Construction Chen Datian, Director of Information Huang Guowei, Director of Animal Protection Lin Ruliang, Deputy Director of the Animal Husbandry Department of the Agricultural Commission, Changjiang Wenquan, and legislator Yang Qiongying, City Councillors Chen Bentian and Zhang Yingfen , Wu Qionghua, Wang Chaokun, Zhang Jiaquan and others all attended the grand event.
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