Uncle Painting Umbrellas Adopts Unwanted Senior Dogs Despite Personal Struggles
You may have heard of Mr Akira, the elderly busker who went viral for painting umbrellas while singing in Tiong Bahru and Clementi.
As an animal lover, he often paints different types of animals on umbrellas. He also sells them to support various animal shelters.
Despite his financial struggles, Mr Akira has no qualms about taking in dogs unwanted by owners in Singapore.
Mr Akira also works closely with HOPE Dog Rescue Singapore (HOPE) to care for his dogs. Ever since going viral on social media, his acts of kindness have moved many.
Uncle who paints umbrellas has been adopting disowned dogs
According to a blogpost by HOPE, Mr Akira has been adopting dogs since he retired as an artist.
A HOPE spokesperson told MS News that Mr Akira is known as a dog lover. If he knew of any unwanted, lost or unclaimed canines, he would usually take them in.
Mr Akira currently owns one senior dog, a beagle named Taco, as the others have passed on from old age.
Life hasn’t always been easy caring for his dogs
Although Mr Akira is happy to give these unwanted dogs a loving home, he struggles to provide for them financially. Coming from a low-income background, taking care of himself and his dogs hasn’t been easy....