If you’re a dog lover, chances are you’ve already heard about the I Want To Touch A Dog event happening on Sunday 19 October. Dog owners are invited to bring their pooches to the event area in Central Park, Bandar Utama. Open to all ages, races and religion, the event is for the curious who have never touched a dog before or simply want to become more comfortable with dogs.

The event is lead by Syed Azmi, whose own childhood fear of dogs and curiosity eventually led to the idea of this events. The aim of I Want To Touch A Dog is to create a safe place for Muslims who want to overcome their fears and hesitations towards dogs, as well as to pat and touch them. Muslims will be guided on how to cleanse themselves and proper items required for sertuwill be provided.

Already garnering attention and having more than 1200 confirmed attendees on Facebook, the I Want To Touch A Dog event already looks set to gather a crowd. All dogs are required to be on leashes. The event hosts have a derived a colour coded system for the day; wear RED if you’re a volunteer with a dog, ORANGE if you’re here to just look and YELLOW if would like to pat the dogs.

Syed Azmi also encourages everybody to bring a bottle of water, so that there is enough water for sertu and also thirsty people (and dogs).

I Want To Touch A Dog will be held this Sunday, 19 October at Central park, 1 Utama Shopping Centre from 8am to 10am.

Find out more on the I Want To Touch A Dog event page.

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