Later today, Du will take Ma Dan to Chengdu to meet Mr Wang from the pet transport team. This is the first day of the rest of his life! We are all really excited that Ma Dan has found a home with an amazing family.
Rescued as a puppy from the Dog Meat Trade, Ma Dan has been waiting for this moment, to finally be chosen to live in a forever home 🏠 ❤
Ma Dan gets on well with the other dogs in the shelter.
Ma Dan's new mommy, Brinte, has bought him a coat and bandana to let people know that he is a Dog Meat Trade Survivor. He will also be an ambassador for this evil trade, letting people know what is happening to dogs, including puppies, in China. We are so excited to see him wear these and we know he will be proud to wear them ❤
A big THANK YOU to everyone of you who donated and/or shared Ma Dan's fundraiser!
He will fly from Chengdu to Shanghai on Wednesday 19th December. He will stay in Shanghai until his flight to Amsterdam on Friday 21st December.
He will be accompanied to Amsterdam by a flight volunteer who is a friend of the family. Such good news and an amazing present for Ma Dan and his family.
From a near death experience in the Dog Meat Trade as a puppy to a new home out of China.
We are so happy for him, he has waited for this moment for so long and we can't wait to see his progress as he settles in to his new home.
Ma Dan's adoptive family have a friend who will be travelling from China to Amsterdam in December! This is great news but..... they will be travelling from Shanghai instead of from Beijing. This means it will cost even more money for Ma Dan's family so we really hope you can help them by donating on Ma Dan's fundraiser. It doesn't matter how much, big or small. It all goes towards Ma Dan meeting his family before Christmas this year.
If you can help Ma Dan reach his new family before this Christmas, he will be able to meet his furry family too, Youcka, Mochi and Wolfi (below). They do so many exciting things like going for long walks and swimming. Ma Dan isn't able to go for long walks at the shelter. In fact if no volunteers arrive to take him for a walk then he doesn't go and he has never been swimming. He was saved from slaughter as a puppy so his family could introduce him to this new, exciting activity! Please help Ma Dan reach his new forever home in December. Thank you! ❤
Ma Dan needs your help to get him to his new home in Germany before Christmas this year!
He is desperate to meet his new family and doesn't want another year to pass in the shelter.
Click on Ma Dan's photo below and read his plea to you:-
We are in need of a flight volunteer to help Ma Dan get to his new home as soon as possible. Are you, or someone you know, travelling from Beijing to either:-
Frankfurt (on Lufthansa),
Brussels (on Hainan Airlines) or
Amsterdam (on KLM) soon?
It will not cost you anything and we will help with all the paperwork and check in at Beijing Airport. Your reward would be helping this gorgeous boy start a new life out of China. His family are desperate to meet him.
Can you help?
Contact us if you can. Thank you so much!
Ma Dan has had his titre test passed which is great news. Now he must wait a few more weeks until he can fly to Brinte and her family. Ma Dan doesn't really know what is going to happen and where he is going to go but he is being told all the time by our volunteer Yao Yao who loves him a lot. She spends a lot of time with him and the other dogs who are waiting to fly to new homes.
Du took Ma Dan to Doctor Li's Pet Hospital for his blood to be drawn for the titre test. The serum will be sent to the laboratory in Changchun where it will be tested to see how many rabies antibodies it contains. Once we know the result of this test we can start to look for a passenger for Ma Dan, someone to travel with him to Germany.
Now that Ma Dan has a new home to look forward to, preparations are under way to help him get there. He has been measured and weighed ready for his flight crate.
Ma Dan has had his microchip inserted and his rabies vaccination. He must wait 30 days after the rabies vaccine before he can have his blood taken for the titre test. The blood serum will be sent to a laboratory to test the level of antibodies in Ma Dan's blood. This is required by EU law.
Ma Dan has found his forever home! A lovely lady called Brinte and her family are excited to welcome him in to their lives. He will have 3 canine siblings to play with too! A German Shepherd called Wolfi who is training to be an assistance dog and 2 Pomeranians called Youka and Mochi.
He will have lots of company and playmates! We are all happy for him. Ma Dan's smile mirrors our own!
Bo Ai Animal ProtectionCentre Of Guangyuan