Fear of touching dogs because you don’t know if they’ll attack you? The idea of touching a dog scares you because of a cultural/religious stigma? Or have you always wanted a dog but you’ve never had the opportunity to get to know one and therefore, unchartered territory for you?

The “I Want To Touch A Dog” event is a hands-on initiative organised by Syed Azmi with the intention of helping Malaysians familiarise themselves with dogs and overcome their fear of dogs. And of course, essentially help erase the negative cultural stigma attached to dogs e.g. dogs are unclean, it’s illegal for Muslims to touch dogs, etc.

I Want To Touch A Dog

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The free event is open to curious individuals of all races and religions, and there will even be a special segment for Muslims on “samak” and “sertu” (cleaning and purification) should they want to participate. You can even wear according to colours so that the organisers know what you’re there for e.g. yellow for “Here To Touch”, orange for “Here To See”, red for volunteer”, etc.

Deets are as follows:

Date: 19th October (Sunday)
Time: 8am – 1am
Venue: Central Park, 1 Utama Shopping Centre
Admission: FOC

Contact Syed Azmi at 016 218 4769 for enquiries, visit the Facebook event page to register your participation.

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