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Celebrated Locally for Our Work Internationally

Over the last 10 years, Duo Duo Project has been diligently fighting to end the cruel dog and cat meat trade in China. We’ve been changing hearts and minds by introducing children to their very first dogs; creating jobs for former dog and cat meat trade workers; and supporting activists, shelters, and sterilization (spay and neuter) campaigns. Recently, Duo Duo Project received 3 awards, one in March, and two back-back honors that coincided with our 10th anniversary celebration.

Award #1- March 5, 2023

Andrea Gung, the Founder and Executive Director of Duo Duo Project received a Recognition of Leadership award from Fiona Ma, California State Treasurer.

Treasurer Ma wrote this about our work on Facebook:

Andrea Gung and Treasurer Ma. Photo Credit: Duo Duo Project

“You all know I ❤️❤️❤️ our fur babies and I am always asking folks to adopt from our animal shelters. #adoptdontshop. However Andrea Gung is protecting our #furbabies and letting the world know that they are smart, loyal, loving, they cry when we are sad, and that they are family….not food. I want to sincerely thank the Duo Duo Project for raising the awareness about the estimated 10 million dogs and 4 million cats that are slaughtered annually in the illegal meat trade, and many of them are stolen pets. Please read more here.

Award #2- September 24, 2023

Sunnyvale Mayor Larry Klein celebrated our organization with a Mayor’s Award of Excellence.

Mayor Klein wrote this on Facebook:

Duo Duo team and Mayor Klein. Photo Credit: Duo Duo Project

“The 2023 Mayor’s Award of Excellence for Group Effort goes to the Duo Duo Project. The Duo Duo Project is a Sunnyvale non-profit focused on ending the brutal dog and cat meat trade in Asia, and ensuring that dogs and cats are seen as family, rather than food, around the world. Andrea Gung (its founder) came to my office hours 5 years ago, and she took up the banner for organizing Sunnyvale’s Halloween Pet Parade. In 2019, we had our first Halloween Pet Parade in many years—and they have continued that tradition and building community.”

Award #3- September 25, 2023

At our Paws for a Celebration Gala, Santa Clara County Supervisor Otto Lee presented Duo Duo Project Certificate of Commendation.

Supervisor Lee wrote this on the award:

County Supervisor Lee and Andrea Gung. Photo Credit: Duo Duo Project

“Duo Duo Project has remained steadfast in working with people in China to end the dog and cat meat trade by helping people see animals can contribute to human well-being and that they deserve to be treated with compassion. Congratulations! Thank you for being so dedicated to saving dogs’ and cats’ lives.”

All 3 of these awards are a testament to Duo Duo Project as a recognized leader locally and internationally in the quest to end the horrific dog and cat meat trade. But, without your help, we couldn’t have made such significant achievements over the last 10 years.

With your generous donation, we can continue to fight to end the dog and cat meat trade.
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Well-deserved recognition from people we admire! Congrats and Kudos to everyone who has worked to help this unique organization make such significant and steady progress — that serves animals, humans and society!!

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