Many residents will know that beloved patrol dog Sky passed away last year, on 22 December 2017.
The Park Island patrol dogs accompany security guards on night patrol. They are apparently trained, much like police dogs are, although I am not aware of them actually ever putting their skills to use in catching anyone bad.
In the early days, the Park Island Management company apparently used to keep these dogs locked up in a cage in the dark in the daytime, and only allowed them out on patrol at night. Many older Chinese people really don’t have a good understanding of how dogs think or how they should be treated.
However, fortunately, residents found out how these dogs were being treated, and educated management on a better way to treat dogs. Over time, more and more residents began to care for Sky and her life surely must have become more enriched, fulfilling, comfortable, and happy.
Some people say dogs are man’s best friend. Some consider dogs to be man’s angels. And for some dogs, us humans can be both their best friend, or their worst enemy.
Mother Theresa once said “animals are created by the same loving hand of God which Created us…It is our duty to protect them and to promote their well-being.”
And Gandhi once said “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated…I hold that, the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by [people] from the cruelty of mankind.”
To all the many Park Island residents who made a difference in Sky’s life, thank you so much for caring. Sky passed peacefully and she was cared for by people who loved her right until the end of her life.
|Sky, the Park Island Patrol Dog