Sometimes I read and hear so much bad news about a country I’m tempted to think of everyone there as bad. Then, thankfully, I read something like this post from the IFAW Animal Rescue Blog and I feel there is hope even in the saddest parts of the world.
Dog Rescue Stories From China
In an effort to look beyond all the news of dog cullings in China these days, and to focus on some really good work that is happening in Beijing, I am posting several stories that have come from our China office. These are stories of dogs that were rescued from life threatening situations but have all recovered, thanks to the dedication and care at the Beijing Human and Animal Environmental Education Center.
There are a number of dog stories connected to this post but I’ll only show one here. Please visit the IFAW Animal Rescue Blog for more of these good stories.
Beijing Dog Rescue: Dollar
Dollar was the companion animal of a famous Chinese comic. For two years, Dollar and his owner were happy together. As time went by, Dollar grew bigger and bigger and soon his shoulder height was over 35cm. At this height, Dollar could no longer be legally registered, so his owner became fearful that the police would find out and confiscate him. Dollar’s owner brought him to BHAEEC and continues to occasionally visit him. Despite this life change and new environment, Dollar is always gentle and never causes any trouble. He is very friendly to people, yet a bit shy around strangers, and he is also very nice to other dogs. He soon made friends with everyone here.