Tails From China, a show in collaboration with Mary Peng of the International Center for Veterinary Services in Beijing, brings news and credible information about the rapidly changing position that dogs and cats hold in Chinese society. In opposition to negative publicity by the Western media about isolated incidents of misfortunes befalling Chinese dogs and cats, the intention of this show is to celebrate the evolution of the human-animal bond which is actually flourishing in the People’s Republic of China.
Mary and Tracie have formed a bridge between East and West in their shared desire to dispel negative misconceptions among Westerners about how the Chinese people feel about animals &dmash; while also providing encouragement to Chinese pet owners eager to learn how to provide a happy, safe, healthy life for their pets.
At the Expat Fair in Beijing in September 2014 ICVS received the 2014 Expat Life Award for Beijing’s Best Veterinary Clinic! They were completely surprised and deeply honored to be recognized for their work to bring world-class veterinary medicine and pet care to the pets and their people in China. As founder Mary Peng said, “There is so much more that we need to do to improve the lives for our beloved companion animals, and Tails from China will allow us to reach the international community around the world to educate and foster better understanding about China’s culture and attitudes towards pets”.