Taipei, Two new dog parks will be opened in Taipei next year in addition to the current seven facilities, Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) said during an event held to celebrate World Animal Day on Sunday.
The two parks will be established near Guting Riverside Park and Hudong Ward in Shilin District, to provide a wider activity areas for dogs, Ko said.
In addition, the city has budgeted NT$600 million (US$20.7 million) to renovate its animal shelter in Neihu District, which will focus on the long-term care of stray animals, the mayor added.
Ko also pledged to build a more friendly environment for wild birds, working together with local groups.
New Taipei Mayor Hou Yu-ih (侯友宜) also attended an event at a bird shelter in Shiding area, where he helped to release into the wild two crested serpent eagles that were nursed back to full health after sustaining injuries.
Hou said the city, which currently has nine medical stations dedicated to wild animals, plans to work with local veterinary hospitals to build 20 more in the future.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel