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|Vietnam Cat Association officially launched in Hanoi at October 18, 2020|
The association is a special association as, although it has only recently been established, it already runs many activities of national and international scope.
This is also the association with the largest and youngest membership from the Vietnam Welfare Association. Nguyen Ngoc My, chairman of the VAWA, expressed hope that members of the Vietnam Cat Association will become the leaders in social work for cats and other animals. Also, during the ceremony, the chairman of the VAWA awarded the establishment decision to Nguyen Xuan Son, chairman of the association.
Sharing about the plans for the Vietnam Cat Association next year, Nguyen Xuan Son said the association aims to admit the cat associations of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and some major provinces, while at the same time establishing more cat associations in the provinces of Haiphong, Danang, Dalat, and Can Tho.
In addition, the association will hold at least three cat shows, including at least one world show in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City with the participation of the World Cat Association.
|Vietnam Cat Association currently has about 200 members|
Other activities that will be promoted by the Vietnam Cat Association in the upcoming time include drafting and completing documents on cat conservation and breeding based on knowledge provided by cat associations around the world, planning towards proposing the world to recognise a cat breed in Vietnam and internationally exchanging partnerships to train "cat specialists" to inspire communities to treat cats fairly.
In addition, the association also commits to organising at least one seminar each quarter on the following topics: Cat welfare, How to care for cats, Conservation and breeding and Expert training.
It also connects individuals and organisations with animal rescue stations to provide financial support and human resources to increase cat's chances of living in a good environment. Right at the launching ceremony, the association introduced participants popular cat breeds in Vietnam, with 30 cats from all over the country, including native and imported cats.
The Vietnam Cat Association was established with the principle of raising social awareness about cat welfare, protecting animal rights, and coordinating with other organisations all over the world.
Although newly established, the cat association currently has about 200 members and thousands of cat lovers in Vietnam watching and supporting their activities. The Vietnam Cat Association works to provide knowledge on conservation and breeding; organise events to learn, exchange, and care for cats, supporting and coordinating with individuals and organisations to improve cat welfare in Vietnam and bring light to social issues related to cats.