AN ACT OF LOVE
ACT was borne from the passion and vision of Englishman Sean McCormack, who has worked tirelessly to end animal suffering in Taiwan for almost twenty years. Since moving to the island in 1999, and inspired by Dr. Jane Goodall during a chance meeting in 2004, he has directly rescued or helped more than 1,600 animals in distress, created seven animal sanctuaries, and started three nonprofits in Taiwan dedicated to improving the welfare of animals: Animals Taiwan (2004 — 2008), the Taiwan SPCA (2008 — 2010), and The PACK Sanctuary (2010 — 2017). In 2014, Sean realised his dream to start a UK charity when he co-founded Animal Care Trust.
ACT is the name given to the project that created all those charities and facilities and which continues to transform the lives of suffering animals. Our partner association in Taiwan, ACT for Animals, currently operates a 60-dog rescue centre called The ARK (Animal Rescue Kennels), nestled in the foothills of YangMing Mountain just outside Taipei City and overlooking the East China Sea. Act for Animals is run by Sean’s wife, Judy Hsu, who is currently busy getting the organisation legally registered as nonprofit national Taiwan association.
Sean and Judy’s goal is to build Taiwan’s first state-of-the art, international-standard rehoming centre within the next three years. But what we are best known for is our animal rescues, which we perform year round, at any time of night or day, often in incredibly difficult circumstances. Some of our more notable rescues have been featured on the likes of The Dodo and featured in news media all around the world.