February 05, 2020
謝雅怡 (Kelly) 從小便很喜歡動物，總是很想保護牠們，每天放下工作後便四處餵飼街上被遺棄和流浪的動物，從中認識了一些志同道合的朋友。
2003 年開始收容流浪狗，她還記得自己親手救走的第一頭被遺棄狗隻，「嗰次我喺大埔見到有幾隻啱啱出世嘅狗女，俾人塞咗入膠袋，丟入垃圾站，我將佢哋帶咗返屋企。」家中飼養超過50隻狗和50隻兔， 但由於環境未容許，只能收養體型較小的動物，另外被救回而未能飼養的會在其他狗場內助養，這幾年來已收容過超過 300多隻狗。
2007年末－2008年初，Kelly助養其他動物的狗場被迫遷, 動物們再一次面臨被遺棄的危機, 她與朋友合資建立位於流浮山的狗場, 並接收更多流浪動物。
Kelly has great compassion for animals since she was a little girl, in particular, she has devoted a lot of time in helping the stray dogs – feeding them and help them to find new homes.
Since 2003, Kelly has started to keep stray dogs at her place. She remembers very well that the first one she saved was a new-born puppy, “in a trash station in Tai Po, I found a new-born female puppy inside a plastic bag. Without second thought, I brought her home ”. Because of the living area is not large, Kelly could only keep small animals and at one time, there were over 50 dogs and 50 rabbits at her place. For those she couldn’t keep at her place, Kelly would send them to dog shelter and she would make donations to support their living. So far, Kelly has sponsored over 300 dogs.
Unfortunately, the dog shelter receiving Kelly’s donations was expelled by the landlord in end 2007/early 2008. Kelly then started up her own dog shelter at Lau Foul Shan with a friend and since then, rescuing more and more abandoned and stray dogs. Because of the increasing workload of the dog shelter, Kelly finally quitted her job in 2008 and since then, she work full-time in the dog shelter.
In the summer of 2009, Kelly’s dog shelter was badly hit by typhoon Molave. Fortunately, with the help of donators, sufficient funds were raised to keep the shelter in operation upto now.
At this moment, there are more than 200 homeless dogs in Kelly’s Dog Shelter. Without governmental sponsor, Kelly Dog Shelter is entirely self-financed and funds are raised through donations only.