Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre Of Guangyuan
The day has finally arrived when we say goodbye to Fang Fang and wish her well on her journey to a new home. Fang Fang and Bai Lang, a dog adopted by a family in Canada, were booked on to the 4pm flight from Chengdu to Beijing. It is bittersweet because on the one hand it is a sad day for us, knowing that Fang Fang will leave us after nearly 3 years at our shelter, saved from a horrific death at the hands of a butcher when we closed down a dog slaughterhouse, but on the other it is a joyful day because we know that she was the one who was chosen from lots of other dogs to start a new life overseas.
Fang Fang was placed in a wire crate, securely taped in place for the short internal flight. For her journey to Amsterdam and then on to Seattle, she will be placed in an IATA ( International Air Transport Association) approved pet crate.
At Chengdu airport, Fang Fang was checked in by Ms Du and helped on to the conveyor belt by our volunteer Yang Dong and another of our workers. She will arrive in Beijing in approx 2 hours 45 minutes where she will be met by the pet transport company staff.
Ms Du was anxious that Fang Fang would be scared about the unfamiliar surroundings and noises so when Fang Fang was taken off the conveyor belt and driven away on a cargo handling truck, that point would be the last time that Ms Du would see Fang Fang so she could only shout Fang Fang's name and 'Guai Guai' (meaning good/ well behaved).
This little girl will be missed by all the staff at Bo Ai but we are so happy to see her starting her new life in America!