Our founder Du Yufeng received a call asking her to rescue a dog who had been wandering in Nanhe District. When Du took the dog to Doctor Li's pet hospital for her check up appointment, they noticed something diferent...
She didn't have a tongue!
Doctor Li said it is possible that someone did this to her on purpose and then dumped her. She was underweight and very dirty when Du picked her up from the street but she wasn't scared and she was patient with the vet's examinations leading us to believe that she has been around people before.
Whatever has happened to this little girl (now named Jue Xin meaning determined), she is now safe with us. Already she is feeding well. Du makes balls of soft food for her and puts it in her mouth. In the video at the end, you can see a slow motion of her eating. She is managing very well and is getting along with the other dogs too.
Doctor Li has given Du some oral antibacterial spray to stop any nasty bugs growing in the dogs mouth, because she has no tongue to move food out of unwanted places.
We will never know what has happened to her but when the world is safe again we hope that someone abroad who has some experience with special needs dogs can give her a loving home. Surviving life on the street is tough for any dog but for a dog with no tongue who cannot scavenge most food that able bodied dogs do is a lot worse.
We hope Jue Xin finds her happy ever after soon ❤
Our founder Du Yufeng was alerted to the plight of a poor Alaskan Malamute who was 160 kilometres away from Guangyuan. Our wonderful volunteer, bank manager Mr Wang offered to drive Du to rescue the Malamute who was in Huangyang Town in Wangcang County.
When they arrived they found the dog in a worse state than they thought. The pain and suffering he has endured for so long was evident in his angry red skin and he was painfully thin. To see such a beautiful dog like this is heartbreaking.
Back in Guangyuan the first stop was at Doctor Li's pet hospital where the dog was given a full check up.
Once it was determined that Du could treat him at home, she and Mr Wang made their way back to Du's house in the apartment block shelter where sick and disabled dogs are kept until they are recovered enough to move to the main shelter.
Du vaccinated the dog and then started to cut the remaining fur away from the worst affected parts then he was washed. He was absolutely filthy. His once beautiful coat was coming out in clumps and where it wasn't, it already had fallen out due to the severe mange.
After his medicated bath, he was given antibiotics and a good meal then he settled down to sleep. A safe sleep. No longer homeless and hungry, no longer in lots of pain from the itchy skin and open sores.
Xìngyùn (Lucky) will soon begin to believe that he no longer has to suffer anymore.
Your donations really do help the needy souls in and out of our city. They help to buy the medication and food that dogs like this one desperately need to get better. Thank you. For saving him.
For a small amount each month you can become one of our emergency rescue response sponsors.
You will be a saviour to animals in China every month.
This young Poodle was abandoned in the rubble of a derelict house. Our founder Du Yufeng received a call from concerned villagers asking her to take the Poodle and give her a home. They told her the pup had been left at the site and had been in a car accident, paralysing her back legs. They had put makeshift bandages on her paws to protect them after they saw that she had worn away her skin from moving around on the hard surfaces.
Du and our volunteer Yang took the Poodle back to Du's house where she was given something to eat and then allowed to have a sleep. She needed the rest! it was as if she knew she was now safe and that she could sleep without one eye open in case bad people came to get her.
After her rest, Du and Yang started to shave off her very smelly, matted fur which was full of urine. She had been neglected for a long time. Du washed and dressed her back paws and bandaged them. Her tail stump had also been caught on the hard ground and skin had worn away and even her private parts were not immune to painful wounds from the floor. Du applied antiseptic powder and cream to help her heal.
Across China there are people being told that dogs and cats are spreading the Coronavirus and being told they cannot have pets. This is leading to dogs and cats being abandoned on the streets where if the are seen by some government officials, they are beaten to death.
Now this little girl is safe with us and will receive the treatment and care she needs.
Emergency rescues like this one require medicines and vet bills. If you can help with this little girl's care please consider making a donation.
Thank you for your support.
Do you remember the little disabled Poodle we rescued in February?
When we took her to Doctor Li's pet hospital, x rays showed both the bones in her back lower legs had been crushed beyond repair from the car accident. Doctor Li had no option but to amputate both of the legs.
Quite a few people told our founder, Du Yufeng to put the Poodle to sleep but Du wanted to give her a chance.
Now, she is getting along really well. She's started to walk again on her two remaining legs so once she is healed and has built up some strength, we will try her in one of the wheelchairs kindly donated by ProWal in Germany.
Sometime in the future we want her to experience a forever home where she will receive the love and devotion that she deserves.
She has been through such a lot that Du has given her a fitting name:- 'Jian Qiang' which means 'Strong' 💖
Your donations gave the medical requirements that Jian Qiang desperately needed so thank you for still caring.
Our bank manager friend, Mr Wang was walking his dog along the Nanhe River when he came across this Golden Retriever puppy. No one was around so this looks like an abandonment.
Mr Wang took the puppy to Doctor Li's pet hospital where tests revealed Canine Distemper.
The puppy is now at Du's home where she is in a quarantine area. She will be given supportive care to help her body fight the virus and treated with fluids to prevent dehydration with medication to help control any seizures.
We hope she is strong enough to fight and overcome the worst.
Reports of people abandoning and leaving their pets behind as the Coronavirus outbreak continues means that donations are needed now more than ever.
Become an Emergency Rescue Response Sponsor and help us to care for unexpected rescues like this one.
With your help we can continue to help the needy ones.
Thank you for helping us to help them 🐾
Our friend, bank manager Mr Wang Xiaoming rescued this puppy when he saw it on the side of Nanhe Highway. He brought him to our founder, Du Yufeng's house.
Du took the pup to the pet hospital where he was found to have a fractured pelvis and he also tested positive for Canine Parvovirus!
This poor little pup has had such a hard, painful start to life.
A puppy shouldn't have to have cage rest to heal injuries and shouldn't have to feel ill from having Canine Parvovirus but this puppy is in China. Our government plays no part in compulsive sterilisation or vaccination of stray animals nor does it introduce laws for the protection of small animals.
Life for dogs (and cats) in China is hard but with your help we will do all we can to help them.
On this giving Tuesday please consider donating the cost of a cup of coffee to help emergency rescues like this little pup. Thank you for your support 🐾
This little puppy was found when our founder Du Yufeng was driving past a bus stop. Du noticed something hanging from underneath the pup and when she caught her she realised her intestines were protruding from her abdomen.
Du took the pup to Doctor Li's pet hospital for surgery.
The pup is now recovering from her ordeal. She was very scared at first but is settling in ok.
Emergency surgeries like this one put a strain on our finances so your help is greatly appreciated.
Setting up a small monthly payment helps us to help little ones like her.
Thank you for your support🐾
This dog made it's way, with an infected leg, to a hotel in a shopping mall. The bar tender contacted our founder, Du Yufeng who took the dog to Doctor Li's pet hospital. Doctor Li flushed the wound which was full of pus and gave the dog an antibiotic shot. Doctor Li also found an old, healed front leg break.
This fur baby has obviously had a hard life on the streets.
Du continued to clean his wound and give the course of antibiotics. He is now safe from further danger.
Can you sponsor our work and help emergency rescues like him by choosing a small monthly donation? The cost of one coffee a month. That's all it takes.
Thank you for your support.
This young Golden Retriever was taken to a pet shop until our founder, Du Yufeng could get there. The person who thought to take the dog to a place of safety was a young boy. Thanks to this boy's compassion, the Golden Retriever (now named Bao Bao) was taken off the streets and out of danger.
Du was at another rescue at the opposite end of the city but the pet shop owners stayed open until she arrived there.
Bao Bao was probably abandoned by her owners when her skin disease started to get worse. It's so frustrating that people pay thousands of Yuan for a purebreed dog like Bao Bao and then abandon them when a vet visit is needed.
After lots of medicated baths, Bao Bao's fur started to grow back and she's finally rid of the itching.
YOU were a part of her recovery. YOUR donations help dogs in need.
Thank you for your support.
On World Animal Day, we share the story of this little Tibetan Spaniel who was found behind a garage, suffering with a very large vaginal tumour. This type of cancer is transmitted from mating and is usually seen in stray, unsterilised dogs.
Our founder Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers drove to collect her then took her to Doctor Li's pet hospital.
She was very underweight and blood tests found she was low on albumin. Surgery was ruled out until she was stronger. Regular infusions of albumin and protein rich food helped her get a little stronger to enable chemotherapy sessions.
As you can imagine, this is costly treatment so if you can donate even the cost of a coffee, it will all go towards her treatment.
'Bao Ya Hu' as she is now called, because of her underbite, has good and bad days, the chemotherapy interrupts her appetite but Du is helping her. She is now safe and warm.
This shaved Samoyed, rescued by our founder Du Yufeng had been dumped. He had stab marks all over his body. WHY would someone do this to a beautiful, friendly boy??!!😭
A lady who owned a dry cleaning shop called Du to come and rescue the dog.
The lady told Du that there was lots of blood from where the dog had been bleeding. She had kept him safe and fed him until Du could arrive there. Du tried unsuccessfully to get the lady to adopt the Samoyed. They had a good bond!
Du eventually took the Samoyed back to Guangyuan and to Doctor Li's surgery for a check over.
This little old Pekingese was rescued after a concerned animal lover contacted our founder Du Yufeng. Du and our volunteer Yang went to the area that the dog had been seen wandering around.
The dog couldn't be found to begin with but eventually after asking around, they found him at the back of the government building.
Apparently the dog had been hanging around the area for a while. We aren't sure who had clipped his coat but he had patches of fur missing.
Du took him back to her house where he is now safe. His skin will be treated and he will be vaccinated.
The Pekingese breed is now quite scarce in China. Lots of Chinese people prefer foreign dog breeds.
Your donations help us to help dogs like this little boy. They help us to treat their medical needs and vaccinate them against life threatening diseases so thank you for your support! 🐾
Our founder, Du Yufeng, was driving home when she saw some people and a puppy in the road. Du stopped her car and the girls told her that one of them had vomited because of travel sickness and the puppy had started to eat the vomit. They left and Du tried to entice the puppy with food that she had in her car. The puppy was very wary and afraid but eventually Du managed to catch him and put him in to her car.
Once back at her house, Du gave the puppy a bath. He was filthy and had scars on his body.
After a good wash and dry, a handsome little boy emerged. Look at him! How cute is he?!
He has been vaccinated and will now live at Du's house until he is old enough to go to live at the main shelter. Unless someone adopts him...
Your donations help us to care for animals after they are rescued. Rescuing is the easy part. It's the months and years of care, food and essential medications that take money and for that we would like to thank you for caring for our animals in China.
Why not sponsor us by setting up a small monthly donation to help with emergency rescues like this little boy? You can choose from 3 small amounts, knowing that you are helping us to help them.
Thank you for your continued support.
This little dog was seen wandering around the streets when an animal lover called our founder Du Yufeng to come and rescue it. When Du and our volunteer arrived at the scene, the dog ran towards wasteland by the side of the river. With no way to catch the dog, Du appealed for anyone to contact her if the dog returned back to the main street. Shortly after Du received that call.
The little dog was in a bad way with his skin which was broken and bleeding. He eventually let Du catch him and once in her car the rehabilitation began.
Our volunteer Xiao Zhang gave the little dog a soothing medicated bath to begin to treat the skin disease.
Eventually his fur will grow back and he will be ready for a forever home where no one can abandon him again.
Your donations help us to treat emergency rescues like this little boy. Setting up a small monthly payment is a great way to sponsor our work and be a part of rescuing animals in China.
Thank you for your support.
This little dog was rescued after we received a call to find him. He seems to have had a really hard life, maybe he was kept as a guard dog, maybe he was abused before we rescued him, We will never know.
Dogs like this one are at risk of being stolen from butchers in the Dog Meat Trade because they don't put up a fight. The butchers aren't bothered that the dogs are sick or maybe poisoned, in fact they regularly poison healthy dogs in order to catch them.
This dog is safe now but still very sick. He is going to need care at the pet hospital for a while and we really need your help to pay his medical costs as they are rising every day.
We already owe the hospital nearly 13.000 Yuan from an outbreak of Parvovirus in 36 dogs. Only 21 of the affected dogs survived.
If you can help us to pay the hospital costs we would really appreciate it.
Thank you for your continued support.
Our volunteer, Xiaoling, told our founder Du Yufeng about a family of dogs she knew who lived down by the river. Xiaoling has been trying to befriend them but the mother is very scared and it is not surprising....
Xiaoling told Du that the mother dog had been very lucky.
A butcher captured the dog and strung her up, using metal wire around her back leg. He had the knife ready to slaughter her, ready to cut her throat and let her bleed to death. The dog saved her own life with a resounding cries of pain and fear.
Neighbors heard the dog and ran over, begging the butcher to let the mother dog live. After some time the butcher agreed but the wire had cut into the dog's shin as she wriggled upside down, trying to free herself. She eventually lost her back paw. As a result of the dog's ordeal, one of her puppies was born prematurely and died.
Two surviving puppies were born with cataracts and after enticing them, Xiaoling and Du were able to catch them and take them back to the shelter.
Xiaoling will continue to build up the mother dog's trust so that she can catch her too.
Our founder, Du Yufeng saw a little dog in the forest area near to our shelter when she was taking food there. She phoned 2 of our volunteers to help her catch it.When the volunteers arrived, the little dog ran deep into the forest. They had to navigate steep, slippery hillsides full of trees and undergrowth to locate the dog, a little Shih Tzu. Eventually, Du managed to coax the dog to her with food in her pocket and once a leash was in place, they all had a lengthy walk back to Du's car where she was able to be driven home, the dog on her lap 💖
As you may know, Du's health wasn't so good a few months ago and being in her 60th year, this was a physically demanding rescue for her and it took a long time.
Dogs like these cost a lot of money to buy but some people get tired of dogs once they grow out of the 'cute puppy' stage and think nothing of throwing them away!
We know this isn't a lost dog because our shelter is a long way from residential areas. This dog was dumped, abandoned, left - on purpose. Imagine the thoughts he must have had, watching his family drive away and leave him there. Maybe the owner will get a 'new' puppy for Chinese New Year. Then the cycle will continue. . . 😡
We can only assume that an owner dumps their dog near the forest because they think that we will take care of them but many, like this one, are not tied to the shelter gate. Instead, they are left to roam and if they are not found they will eventually starve to death or die from sickness. This dog is very lucky.
You can join our Emergency Rescue Response and help to save the lives of dogs like this one:-
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Our founder went to rescue this starving Chinese Rural Dog, The dog was nothing more than a walking skeleton! With so many people in the city, no one took the time to feed him a mouthful of food every day.
Du put the dog in her car where he never took his eyes off her, seemingly grateful for her help, and took him to the Pet Hospital where Doctor Li immediately came outside to meet her to look at the dog. He had serious anemia and severe dehydration. Doctor Li told Du that the dog needed a blood transfusion is he were to have any chance of surviving. Du rushed to the shelter to get a healthy dog to donate blood. Golden Retriever, Mao Mao was the donor who gave 300ml of blood to help his fellow canine.
Test results showed coccidiosis, an intestinal tract infection. Dogs get this infection by swallowing soil that contains the organisms or by eating other substances in the environment that may contain dog feces. This poor dog was so hungry that he had been eating anything and everything to curb his hunger.
Now, we have to hope he will survive this.
People always ask Du why she rescues dogs when there are poor people who need help.
Du says: "People have hands and feet to earn money to support themselves, and people have human rights. Poor people have the Civil Affairs Bureau of the state in charge to help them but dogs do not have any rights or laws to protect them and these humans continue to maim them so I want to save these poor dogs"
You can donate to help dogs like this here.
Thank you for helping us to help them.
We received a call from workers at a factory about a stray dog who didn't look well.
Volunteers drove to the scene and found a thin Samoyed who looked resigned to stay there for the night. When he saw the volunteers, he wagged his tail but was slow to approach them. Our volunteer offered him a ham sausage he had with him, but the dog didn't seem to have the energy to eat it.
Both of his eyes were sunken and full of dried discharge, his nose was dripping watery discharge and he was twitching. His once beautiful, soft, pure white fur was dirty, matted and smelly.
The volunteers brought him back to our founder, Du Yufeng's home where she took him to the quarantine room and tested him for Canine Distemper Virus and although the test was negative this did not mean he was free of the disease.
Despite intensive care over the next week, he grew steadily weaker and he died in his sleep. He was given a traditional Buddhist funeral.
This poor boy probably had a home some time in his past. He was likely abandoned when this horrible disease took hold, his owners unwilling to take him to a vet.
There are so many abandonments,
so many abused,
so many dying,
so many to rescue.
We cannot continue to do this without your help.
With no government funding, we rely on kind people like you to donate towards veterinary medicines and treatments. You can join our Emergency Rescue Response by choosing a small monthly amount; helping us to help them.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received an urgent call from the owner of a noodle restaurant who asked her to rescue a dog who was being harassed.
An old woman who had been walking past the restaurant had seen this stray dog who was lying outside. The old woman tried to push the dog away, calling him nasty names and shouting.
The dog stayed where he was so the woman picked up a brick and threw it hard at the dog's head causing it to bleed.
The restaurant owner shouted at her: "The dog was just lying there and didn't move, not harming anyone. Why did you hit him?"
"It's a big dog, what if it bit me?!" the old woman yelled back.
Du brought the dog back to our shelter where his wound was tended to, he was vaccinated and then given a meal to fill his hungry belly. His coat is full of knots and dirt but he is very gentle and trusting despite what happened to him.
This dog has been neglected for some time. He isn't a young dog but his age and size mean he will likely stay in our shelter for the rest of his life. He deserves a warm fireplace where he can dream happy dreams, a soft, cosy bed to support his tired body and this means an overseas adoption is probably his only chance to live his twilight years in a forever home.
Our founder received a message from a concerned animal lover telling her that they had seen a post on Wechat about a Beagle puppy whose owner had thrown the puppy from the road part of Jialing River Bridge down on to the footpath part below.
The animal lover did not know when the owner had done that but he had gone to find the puppy to give her food and water. When he found the pup he messaged Du straight away.
By the time Du arrived at the scene the puppy was in a bad way, severely dehydrated and freezing to touch and not really interested in her surroundings. Du rushed the pup to the pet hospital but by the time they arrived there, the puppy was barely alive. Unfortunately she died shortly after. Doctor Li tested her for Canine Parvovirus and she tested positive.
We don't know if the owner knew this and decided to try and kill the puppy rather than take her to a vet but there is no excuse for this. Vaccination and education are needed so much in China. It's such a shame that this puppy died through ignorance and cruelty.
This little girl's life was worth so much more than the suffering she endured. Du gave her a traditional Buddhist burial.
Every year on 4th October is World Animal Day.
This year, our founder, Du Yufeng, joined her daughter and grandson in Xi'an. Du's daughter has followed in her mother's footsteps, rescuing animals. Her 3 dogs; 2 Labradors and a Pomeranian have been rescued from the pound and from the streets. They were all treated to a day out to celebrate the love that animals can give back to us on the day that they are celebrated.
This resort is a place where dogs can play and swim. Owners can stay with the dogs or they can leave them to enjoy the facilities similar to doggy day care. The resort also boards dogs when their owners go on holiday.
We hope you all celebrate World Animal Day and every day by doing lovely things with your furry children and showing them just how lucky and precious they are.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received an emergency message, telling her that there was a dog who had been hit by a car near the bus stop.
Du was at the hospital for treatment so she sent a message on social media asking for kind people in the area to take the dog to the pet hospital and the cost of any treatment would be put on to our account there.
She received another message later from someone telling her that the dog had died and they had moved the dog to the side of the road.
Du was extremely sad because if the dog had been taken to the pet hospital earlier, maybe she would have lived?
This poor dog had a hard life. Most of her fur had fallen out, her skin was crusty with mange. She had been living on the streets for a long time with no one to care about her wellbeing.
All Du could do was to help her reach the Western Paradise as soon as possible. Du chanted prayers and then afterwards the dog was buried.
Many dogs live on the streets. Thrown out like trash for one reason or another. Lots are rescued, treated for diseases and infections and given a safe place in our shelter.
You make that possible! YOU help to feed those lucky ones, you help to treat their wounds and vaccinate them. You help them to have faith again in human beings.
Thank you for your continued support.
This poor Samoyed was found by our founder, Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers, Yang Dong, as they were on the road to the shelter to give some of the dogs a second shot of vaccine. Yang Dong went on to the shelter to ask the workers to bring scissors to cut the cable, tied tightly around the Samoyed's neck. As she had pulled to try and get away, the cable had dug tightly in to her neck.
The Samoyed had patches of her fur hanging off because of a skin disease. She was very smelly but Yang Dong was not afraid to get dirty. Instead, he immediately started clipping her remaining fur off before washing her several times outside the shelter with a few barrels of hot water and medicated soap brought out by the workers.
Even after several changes of water the smell was still bad.
Du thinks the dog has been a mother at some point which means the owners likely dumped her and kept the puppies to sell for profit. At least now she will get the treatment she desperately needs.
You can help her by donating. Thank you for your continued support.
These kittens were abandoned in the apartment block owned and lived in by our founder, Du Yufeng. Old, sick and disabled dogs and all the cats are housed in this block and local people know that if they abandon animals here they will be cared for. While we know that this is better than the kittens being left in the streets, killed or sold to the butcher, abandonments put a strain on resources. The kittens seem healthy enough and will be available for adoption overseas in a few months.
Unfortunately, cats are not as popular as dogs in adoption queries. We also have cats rescued from Yulin last year who are still waiting to find their forever homes. If you can give one of our cats a forever home in America or Canada please complete our application form.
Alternatively if you know a cat rescue in your country who could help, please contact us with their details.
To help look after these kittens, until they are adopted, you can donate towards their vaccinations, deflea and deworming preparations and eventually their neutering.
Thank you for your support 🐱
Our founder, Du Yufeng received a call telling her that some puppies in a cardboard box were near the pet market in Upper River Street.
When Du asked the stall holders if they knew what the puppies were doing there, one of them said they had been there since yesterday! When there had been a rain storm! If the puppies hadn't cried for help, the caller wouldn't have heard them.
The puppies were riddled with fleas. Puppies this young can easily die because of fleas so Du immediately got to work to kill as many as she could before she took them back to the car.
Once back at Du's house they were treated to kill developing fleas and eggs and they were also wormed.
These puppies will be available for adoption overseas when they are old enough. If you are interested in giving them a forever home, please contact us with the name of your nearest international airport.
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