In the early hours of 4th January our founder Du Yufeng drove nearly 300km to Guang'an to help activists who had found hundreds of dogs in cages at a slaughterhouse.
They are still there now.
Dogs are crying, desperate to be helped. One dog was so scared as Du approached the gate that it screamed before barking at her.
There are purebreed dogs in these cages, large Labradors who can't turn around or get comfy. The cages are barely big enough for the chickens they are made for never mind big dogs! They must be hurting so much
Du helped the volunteers back in September when they found dogs but on that occasion no lives were saved as the Department of Agriculture seized the dogs and killed them.
They want to do the same now!
We are praying that the dogs can be given to us and the activists.
Your donations help us to help the activists and dogs. Thank you.
It's been 3 days since our founder Du Yufeng went to Guang'an to try and save hundreds of dogs from an illegal slaughterhouse.
Du called the police but the Guang'an Department of Agriculture wouldn't let Du or the volunteers have the dogs. Instead they've let the dog dealers keep the dogs who have now hung up signs to say it is a 'Stray Dog Shelter'!!
The dog dealer (in the blue jacket who tries to intimidate our volunteer) also tried to smash Du's car up. He's a nasty bully.
None of those dogs have had food or water since the 4th January. Du and our volunteer can only take videos from afar. Du and the volunteers will not stop trying to get custody of these dogs.
We'll update again soon. Thank you for your support
After many calls to, and with visits from Du and the volunteers, the authorities told the dog dealers to release some of the cages of dogs. The dealers picked which cages could be released. There were 22 dogs who were fortunate enough to get out of that hell hole.
There are still lots of dogs left at the warehouse but the volunteers have been allowed in to give them water and start to take them out of the cages but they aren't safe there.
Du is contacting other organisations to see if anyone can help take the rest of the dogs. Some of them have already died.
Du and the volunteers are keeping the pressure on the authorities to release the rest of the dogs.
We will update again soon once we have the dogs settled because some need medical attention.
If you can help with a small donation towards this cost we would be very grateful.
Officers from the Public Security Bureau have been guarding the
Dog dealer's den but yesterday some new officers were on shift and they were interested in what Du and the volunteers do.
Du had a long talk with them and offered to show them how dogs are just scared and want to be loved and respected the same as humans. They watched her give water to the dogs and food before allowing her and the other volunteers to take some of the sickest dogs.
Du and the volunteers now have over 40 dogs in their care at a warehouse owned by one of the Guang'an volunteers.
Sadly, some lives were lost. 2 adult dogs had died overnight and a pregnant dog aborted her 2 puppies
We have received messages asking why are the local government not handing the dogs over to us when it is clearly illegal what the dog dealer is doing and why are we not demanding in person at the offices for the law to be implemented. Activists in Guang'an know what happens. Money talks. 9 times out 10 a local government will do what's right but there is the 1 who doesn't and this is that place. We found this out last September when we were here, and the local activists know it only too well.
Please know that Du and the volunteers along with other animal lovers are doing everything they can, even if the few minutes of footage we share doesn't show it.
In the meantime the rescued dogs need caring for.
If you can help with a small donation towards the veterinary and food costs we would be very grateful.
Thank you for your support
Nothing much to report except that 2 pups were allowed to leave with Du and our own volunteer and they were taken to the local vet for check up because they had been in the place where the dead dogs were. Both are ok Look at how happy they are and eager for Du's interaction! Now they are safe.
The dogs at the dog dealers place are still there and Du and the volunteers took chicken and kibble to feed them. Dog food is too expensive to a dealer. They are usually thrown scraps if they are lucky but often they do resort to eating dead dogs in their kennels which is really sad for them. The dead dogs and puppies were buried by Du.
Thanks to everyone for your donations which are paying for the nourishing food and vet bills, vaccinations and medications. We couldn't help dogs without you
Du and the volunteers had arrived to feed the dogs but the dog dealer had put a padlock on the kennels which prevented the bowls being filled up so they put the food through the gate before being made to leave.
Some of the healthy dogs who were rescued have been fostered by some of the volunteers and their friends. Others are in the pet hospital for minor injuries. One of the rescued dogs had lost an eye due to an old injury, one has cherry eye and another is extremely skinny with her spine able to be felt when Du stroked her.
Thank you to everyone who has donated towards food and vet bills so far. We really do appreciate it
Over the past 48 hours Du has been driving the 3 and a half hours from Guang'an to Guangyuan and then back again with dogs in her car.
Unfortunately, Du and our volunteers couldn't stay in Guang'an forever. They needed to come back to our shelter and take care of our own dogs too.
The activists in Guang'an will keep the pressure on their local government to release the dogs at the dog dealers den but for the past few days they wouldn't let any of us in because the government departments supposed to enforce the law are supporting the dog dealers and allowing them to put up and keep up the 'Stray Dog Shelter' signs knowing full well what is happening.
For the dogs that have been lucky enough to be saved, they are now in isolation at our shelter.
We are so grateful for your constant support and donations.
Thank you so much
Thank you for fighting the dog and cat meat trade with us
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