Chang Jie Mao (meaning long lashes) got his name because his lashes are longer than the other dogs.
When he was first rescued he was timid and scared of humans. He was rescued from a slaughterhouse that housed dogs until restaurant owners came to choose and buy them and have them slaughtered. He would have seen many dogs brutally killed in front of him so it was understandable that he stayed at the back of the cage in the slaughterhouse. That is how Ms Du found him- shivering with fear at the back of the cage. He stayed like that when he was taken to our shelter.
He would stay at the back of his kennel when other dogs moved forward to be stroked and stayed like that for around 6 months. The staff used stick therapy on him. They started off outside his kennel just talking to him, progressing to touching him through the bars with a long stick, with a rag tied to the end of it, every day and as he settled in to his routine the staff went in to the kennel with the stick and gradually the stick was shortened until he eventually had a breakthrough and let the staff sit next to him. Once that happened he started to look forward to the strokes and cuddles and now craves them.
Chang Jie Mao was packed in to a chicken cage with 20 other dogs ready for a restaurant owner to buy them and have them brutally slaughtered.
Chang Jie Mao (left of the photo) with some of the other dogs after we rescued them.
Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre Of Guangyuan