Our founder, Du Yufeng, received a text message from some villagers telling her that a stray dog had given birth to 7 puppies. The mother dog had bitten a man in order to protect her pups and the man had called the police. The text said that if the police came to catch this stray dog, it's estimated that the dog will die.
After receiving the message, Du immediately contacted one of our volunteers, Xiaoling to help her with the rescue.
At the scene, the mother dog kissed Du's face, knowing that she was there to save them. There was no attempt to bite Du or any signs of aggression when Xiaoling went near to the puppies. Why is it that such a large community can not accommodate a mother dog and her children?!
The mother and her babies are now at our shelter, safe, but 8 more residents means homes are needed even more for the healthy dogs in the shelter. Can you offer one of them a forever home? Please click here for more information.
If you cannot adopt at this time, we welcome your donation to help to feed and vaccinate the mother and babies.
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Our founder, Du Yufeng was out buying food for the cats at the shelter when she saw these puppies running around the road on the hillside next to our shelter. Abandoned, dumped! Our workers, nearly every week, are going out to pick up poor babies. Now the shelter has more than 40 puppies! The government does not publicize sterilization and the common people do not understand the meaning of sterilization and think that a female dog should have (at least) one litter of puppies but they aren't prepared to try to find homes for these dogs!
The villagers here told us: "Before we (Bo Ai shelter)were here, the puppies were born and thrown on the mountain to fend for themselves. Other people, directly after the birth of puppies, throw them into the cesspool to drown! Now for more than a 10 miles radius of our shelter, the villagers throw their dogs to us!
Our shelter is the 'Longtan Township Island of Puppies' ... It is not the puppies' fault, this is directly related to the Government, they do not advocate sterilization, do not eliminate the breeding business, do not do civilized dog propaganda so it is up tp us to try and educate and help to change the mindset. Your donations help with the education and the feeding/ vaccinating the puppies throughout their lives but we also badly need adopters to give our dogs (and cats) forever homes. Adopting a healthy dog gives them, and us, happiness but it will also provide space for sick and injured rescues.
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After more dog sterilization operations, our founder, Du Yufeng, and some of the veterinary doctors and nurses went out to eat. The owner of Li's Family Courtyard Hotel opened the restaurant and called Du to say there was a puppy that had been hit by a car and had gone to their hotel to hide, screaming in pain.
Du and the vets drove to the hotel where the owner helped them to catch the puppy. It looked like his hind leg was broken and once back at Du's home, the vets got to work, giving him analgesics, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic while examining the leg. The puppy cooperated without a sound! He is very brave!
Your donations go towards emergency rescues and treatments like this one. The puppy will now get better because of you.
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Around an hour ago, we received a call telling us that a dog has been hit by a car. The road has 6 lanes so it is very dangerous for stray dogs to cross and obviously the driver did not bother about hitting and hurting this living being. Now he has a broken leg!
The vets from Chengdu are still with us to sterilize the dogs at the shelter so a couple accompanied our founder, Du Yufeng, to the scene of the accident.
We have taken the dog back with us and we will update you soon on his progress.
If you would like to help us with emergencies like this one, you can sponsor us by choosing 3 small monthly amounts.
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This Tibetan Mastiff was roaming about for 78 days in rain and sunshine, the people who passed by this way ignoring him.
A villager called our founder, Du Yufeng, when a volunteer for a pet hospital didn't arrive because the Mastiff is strong. Du went to the scene with some of the doctors and nurses (who are still at our shelter to sterilize dogs). The villagers said "Thank you for saving a life, when it rains, he slept on the road, it is too pitiful".
Du took the Mastiff back to the shelter where, before he got out of the car, he was tested for canine distemper virus and dog parvovirus. Now, he will join the other Tibetan Mastiffs at the shelter, likely for the rest of his life since dogs this big are usually banned in cities in China. An overseas breed specialist charity is their only hope to find a new home.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, and a doctor and nurse from the pet hospital in Chengdu were driving on the highway towards the shelter when they noticed a Golden Retriever led on the side of the road. Du stopped her car and approached the dog, throwing food to show she was a friend. The Golden wagged his tail and approached everyone. He had been lying next to a rope with chain so had probably been used as a guard dog. His head and muzzle were very swollen, making his eyes almost close and on closer inspection, Du could see a stab mark in the top of his head. It was obviously very painful for him because, for a moment, he got angry. Du named him Nian Zong.
Back at the shelter his head wound was cleaned and he was given strong antibiotics and painkillers. His whole face is badly infected.
Du has seen this type of wound before. In the Dog Meat Trade. Butchers hit the dogs over the head with sticks, often with nails or hooks in the end of them She saw many of these injuries at Yulin. We don't know why Nian Zong's owners did this to him but whatever reason- he has been suffering for a while. We are actually wondering, because of his head injury, whether he escaped from slaughter....
A mother's love is the greatest in the world, the strongest, the most selfless love! They will do anything to protect their children. This mother was found near the DongBa Bridge. Every year she has litters of puppies. The Urban Management have tried several times to catch her without success! We have also tried to rescue her many times but failed to trap her! She is a smart, agile girl. Last night, heavy rain flooded the river and because she had given birth to her latest litter on the river side, for the sake of her children, she finally gave in. Volunteers jumped down into the river to lift her puppies out. We caught her by making her follow her babies, and the volunteer holding them, back to our founder, Du Yufeng's house. Now they are safe and warm with full bellies.
If you can offer a home to one of these puppies when they are old enough, or their mother, please contact us.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, got a call from Doctor Li who told her that this Golden Retriever was sent to his veterinary surgery to be put to sleep.
The dog used to be a pet, the family loved him but he has bitten the owner so she sent him to the pet hospital for euthanasia. The owner told Doctor Li that the dog had heen taught, while growing up, to bite things! So it looks like eventually he has had enough of the teasing. The dog started a hunger strike after being left at the hospital. He was obviously missing his owner. He hid from Du, and she was wary of him biting her, so she had to use the catch pole but once out of the surgery, he was happy to be placed in Du's car, with no signs of aggression, and taken to her house.
So often we see dogs are the victims of mistreatment or cruelty. Why teach a dog to bite? A beautiful, gentle dog like the Golden Retriever? He will be assessed over the next couple of weeks.
Thanks to the 810 Supermarket owner who called us to tell us that a stray dog was lying outside his shop. Our volunteer, Feng Xiaohua went to collect the dog. The shop owner said the dog had been hit by a car but thankfully he had no serious injuries. The poor dog was very thin and dirty with a serious skin disease; he had lost a lot of his fur. Feng Xiaohua took him to our founder Du Yufeng's house then offered to wash the dog clean, dress his wounds and apply medicine. Your donations help to buy medicines for dogs like this one. His skin will be treated until better and he will be given nutritious food to help to build his strength up. Thank you for your support.
This Collie cross was abandoned under a bridge. Volunteers found her and brought her to the shelter. She had a big lump on her back so the veterinary doctors and nurses (from Chengdu, who are still at our shelter sterilizing dogs) took her to Doctor Li's surgery to remove the lump.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, has named her Qiao Er.
The other night, after midnight, the dogs at the shelter started barking, waking the workers who got up to take a look what had disturbed the dogs. A man and a woman were at the gate with a Golden Retriever. They told the workers that the dog had been tied to Xiba railway station bridge for two days and no one had come back for her. The dog had Ascites. Our founder, Du Yufeng, went to the shelter to collect the Golden Retriever and took her to Dr Li's surgery. The doctors and nurses, visiting us from Chengdu, were working late at his surgery, operating on our dogs with tumors. They drained the fluid from the retriever's stomach to make her more comfortable, and tests were performed. This girl will need monitoring and follow up vet visits. You can help by donating.
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The Golden Retriever, rescued with Ascites, is getting muc better and has not had to have fluid drawn for 2 days now. He sat patiently while one of the nurses attached canulas in his legs and also when his medicine line is hooked up. He is such a gentle boy.
Our partner, Goldens Without Borders (who took Kang Kang and Jin Niu) have shown an interest in him and we would love for them to take him and find him a forever home once he is better. He is eating well and can go for short walks. He is very bright and happy.
From March 20 2017 until April 13, 2 sets of veterinary doctors and nurses from Chengdu pet hospital have taken it in turns to sterilize 167 of our male and female dogs, rising early in the morning and getting to bed after midnight every night. They also removed mammary and testicular tumors and sterilized a further 13 dogs. The operations are still ongoing.
We would like to thank these doctors and nurses who have given their time for free to help the dogs at our shelter and to help prevent unwanted puppies. Sterilizing dogs can be expensive with so many to operate on, especially female dogs so we are very grateful to have the expertise of these doctors and nurses. Our own local vet, Doctor Li has also played a part by lending the doctors from Chengdu his operating theatre for more demanding operations.
Working together for the animals of Guangyuan, China!
We received a message on Wechat from a local worker in Chaotian District asking us to rescue a dog that was the victim of a car accident. After appealing for someone in the area to go and get the dog and take it to our vet, Doctor Li's surgery for us to pay the cost, our founder Du Yufeng ended up going to the scene herself with volunteers. They drove around for about an hour before they found the dog and encouraged her to come to them by giving her food.
Du quickly realised that the stomach injury was a cluster of aggressive mammary tumours so she asked the volunteer who drove them to the area if he would take them back to see Doctor Li.
When Doctor Li examined the dog, he told Du that she was too weak for surgery at the moment so Du will feed the dog good food and allow her to recuperate from living as a stray before she is assessed again.
The little dog, now named Xiao Huang, with the multiple aggressive mammary tumours has finally had surgery. Doctors from Chengdu, who were visiting our shelter to sterilize dogs, used their expertise on female dog anatomy to help dogs like Xiao Huang. Our local vet, Doctor Li, offered the use of his operating room.
When Xiao Huang's fur was shaved off it was evident the extent of the cancer. It was a long surgery and now Xiao Huang is recovering at our founder, Du Yufeng's home. Du has been checking on her throughout the night and keeping her comfortable by topping up her painkillers. Xiao Huang has hundreds of stitches but is now tumour free thanks to the expertise of the wonderful vets at Huai Ren hospital in Chengdu. Thank you to them and to the nurses and also to Doctor Li. Working together for the sake of the animals of China. Thanks also to you because your donations help towards treatments and follow up appointments.
THIS RESCUE IS ONE OF DELIBERATE ABUSE AND CRUELTY INFLICTED UPON AN INNOCENT DOG.
One of our volunteers, Zhou Ting was out walking her dog when he started barking at a bush. Zhou Ting looked in the bush and found an almost unrecognisable dog.
His coat was matted, dried blood was on his eyes and his coat was full of leaves and thorns.
Zhou Ting sent the dog to our founder Du Yufeng's home. Du washed the dog's face and cut away the matted fur. The rest of the dog's fur was clipped away to make him more comfortable.
Now his eyes could be seen properly, the realization was a shock for Du...
The eyeballs showed stab marks ... there were healed stab marks on the eyelids too.
He was blind.
We don't know how long he endured pain and torture from his abuser but it will take a long time for the mental scars to heal. He will recover at Du's house with love.
We urge the Chinese government to implement an animal protection law without delay!!!
To protect animals like this one and to punish the perpetrators. Join us as we fight for animal rights in China.
The little dog who was rescued with stab marks in and around his eyes is recovering well. Our founder, Du Yufeng, was bitten trying to separate 2 dogs at the shelter from fighting so she hasn't been able to nurse the sick dogs and administer medicine so our volunteer has been helping to clean this dog's eyes and put his eye drops in.
He is such a little character and demands attention but he still has a way to go.
You can help him by donating towards the cost of his medicines and vet bills.
Thank you for your support.
Now named Yueliang (Moon), this lucky little dog with a big personality has found his forever home! He has been adopted by a lovely lady who waited the months it has taken to nurse him back to health. We hope they have a very happy life together!
This little dog, and her 3 puppies, were found by our volunteers when they were on an outing. The dog's leg was in a bad way and it smelled terrible. Our Founder, Du Yufeng, took the dog to Doctor Li's who immediately prepared her for surgery to amputate the protruding bones. The operation went well and once the dog had recovered from the anaesthetic, she was taken back to Du's house to recover,
The other sick dogs were curious to meet the new patient, as was Mimi the cat!
These unexpected, emergency cases are helped with your donations.
Why not join our Emergency Rescue Response where you can sponsor our work by choosing one of 3 small monthly sponsor donations?
Your help in these cases is greatly appreciated.
The little dog is doing really well following her operation and amputation. She is a really good mother and her 3 babies are very cute! They are following her around and learning from her all the time. We hope they will find new homes soon and their mother too!
To inquire about adopting one of these dogs please contact us.
It's Mother's Day and 2 of the puppies (the Apricot color pups) have found new homes!
After more than two months of careful care and support, her three babies have now been vaccinated and wormed little 'Mustard' has been adopted by a doctor at the hospital while 'Dumpling' has been adopted by a Police Officer. Such good homes for them! We wish them well with their new lives and hope that the little black baby finds a home soon too!
We urge the government to implement the small animal protection law of China without delay!
Yesterday we received a call saying that a dog had been hit by a car on the Huangze bridge. The dog's eye had popped out with the impact.
When our founder, Du Yufeng, arrived at the scene she was angry that people were just walking past the dog, oblivious of her suffering.
Du reassured the dog and wrapped her in a towel ready to take to Doctor Li's veterinary surgery. Once there, the decision was made to remove the eye.
Doctor Li said she may show symptoms of head injury so we are taking each day as it comes.
You can donate towards her recovery treatment either by making a one time donation or by sponsoring hers and other emergency rescues' treatment.
Thank you for your support.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received a call to rescue this little dog. The dog had a serious vaginal prolapse.
The dog's elderly owner died, leaving the daughter in law to hate the dog and dump her in the forest. The dog found her way back home but the daughter in law refused to have her in the house. The dog's only chance of survival was to beg and scavenge for food.
Du made a makeshift leash and took the dog to our local veterinary hospital. Unfortunately the vet, doctor Li, does not have the facilities to perform such a delicate operation so animal lover, Mr Yu, offered to drive Du and the dog to Chengdu.
Once at the veterinary hospital in Chengdu, the nurses began preparing the dog for surgery.
Despite the best efforts of the doctors, the little dog never woke up from the anesthetic.
Du took the dog home to Guangyuan and gave her a traditional Buddhist funeral.
Maybe in her dreams she will be reunited with her elderly owner. The only person who loved her.
In her dreams their love will live forever.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, was heading to the market when she found this little cutie wandering around rubbish bags trying to search for food.
Du asked a few people and shop owners in the area if the dog belonged to anyone but they told her the dog is a stray. Beneath her thick coat she was thin and in need of a good meal so Du took her back to the shelter.
She seems to have a cataract in one eye so she will be assessed and treated accordingly. If you would like to help with unexpected rescues like this one, you can join our emergency rescue response.
Thank you for your support.
At the end of January a visitor came to Guangyuan to see our shelter, dogs and our founder, Du Yufeng.
Mr Andreas Morlok, founder of marine mammal protection organisation, ProWal, contacted us explaining that they had chosen our organisation to support. Andreas and his organisation raised donations so that he could help us by buying things for the dogs when he arrived in Guangyuan. Du met him at the hotel he was staying at and they agreed to meet the day after so that Andreas could look around. Dr Zhong from Huai Ren Pet Hospital in Chengdu was also visiting the shelter so offered to translate for Andreas.
On this visit, Andreas and ProWal donated a total of 12,500 Chinese Yuan! (Approx US$1815).
Some of the money bought:
2000 pounds of rice,
10 x 20kg bags of dog food,
8 x small cages
1 x large cage
8 x thick cotton pads
10 x traction ropes.
The rest of the money, 6000 Yuan, was paid off an emergency bill at the vet hospital.
We are very grateful to Andreas for reaching out and wanting to help and for his supporters for donating money to buy the things we did.. There is another visit planned in a few months and we hope this will be the beginning of a long friendship. Partners for the animals!
We love to welcome overseas supporters to see the shelter and the dogs.
Thank you to Andreas and the members of ProWal and to everyone for your continued support.
To see Andreas' visit to the shelter and Guangyuan, watch his videos below
Despite animal protection groups condemning indiscriminate killing of dogs instead of vaccinating them, the killing still continues. In May 2009, after reports of bites from rabies infected dogs, and the death of 13 people, a government order was issued to Laozhuang Township residents of Chenggu County, which is part of Hanzhong city.
The order demanded that dog owners kill their dogs within 48 hours or have them killed by the military police. It was not only stray dogs who were to be killed. Registered pet dogs were too.
Desperate owners began shipping their beloved dogs to relatives in neighboring provinces but not all dogs escaped. Over 240,000 dogs were vaccinated against the disease but city workers killed any unattended dogs they found in the street. An estimated 40,000 of them were brutally beaten to death.
Heartbroken by the horrendous scene, we, together with 14 other animal rescue groups in China, went to Shaanxi and pleaded with the Hanzhong government to end this unneccessary and indiscriminate killing. Other groups telephoned and emailed the government offices and international animal rights groups started petitions signed by tens of thousands of animals lovers. Despite our pleas all the dogs in the city were killed.
Earlier in 2009, a dog cull in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province was stopped in response to mounting pressure from domestic groups and international organizations.
Dog eating has become widespread in some parts of China in recent years. Dog eaters say that the meat keeps them warm in Winter but when Summer Solstice arrives the dog meat cools them down. Such hypocrisy means we are fighting all year round to stop this. Your donations help us to do this by staging education events.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, was driving from the shelter back home with one of our volunteers when they saw a cat hit by a car. The cat was dead when they stopped and went to it's aid so Du rang another of the volunteers from the shelter to bring a cardboard box so that the cat could be given a traditional Buddhist burial.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, was going to buy dog food and other pet supplies when she received a call from a couple who had found an injured cat. The skin on the cat's back leg had been ripped away from the muscle, probably from being hit by a car.
Du took the cat to Dr Li who operated immediately.
Du took the cat home after the operation and kept it comfortable overnight with painkillers and antibiotics.
Du kept watch on the cat overnight and a few times he called out to her. She quietened him with soft words and strokes for reassurance and he managed to get some sleep.
The cat's wound will eventually heal but he will require regular medication to help it heal well. A kind and generous overseas supporter and his organization paid for this cat's operation and subsequent treatment.
If you would like to help us rescue and treat animals like this one, you can be a monthly sponsor.
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The dogs at the shelter are enjoying the New Year celebrations too. They have had baths, new clothes and tasty treats thanks to your donations. It was a nice day yesterday in Guangyuan so the dogs' bedding was washed and hung out to dry too.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, sends her thanks:-
" I and the 900 furry children at Bo Ai Animal Centre wish you a Happy New Year! Good luck, good health and good fortune! Thank you for supporting our animal protection shelter."
This cat was brought to our founder Du Yufeng's house after a member of the public found him lying in a pool of blood on the ring road late at night. The vet surgery was closed so Du cleaned and disinfected the leg and gave the cat pain relief to keep him comfortable overnight. She told him to keep his leg still or it would cause him more pain and that they would go to the clinic tomorrow
The morning after, Du took the cat to the veterinary hospital where despite hopes to save his leg, it was too crushed with tiny fragments of bone in the wound. Amputation was the only way to help him. After surgery, Du was there to give the cat some reassurance and a familiar voice. He is now recovering at home.
His treatment and rehabilitation are thanks to your donations.Thank you for your support,
Tibetan Mastiffs were once prized by wealthy Chinese. Now, they are not 'trendy' and are often found in trucks headed for slaughter. This, once proud and healthy, Tibetan Mastiff was found on the streets near to the bus station. She was dirty, depressed and very hungry! Our founder, Du Yufeng, gave her some food then she and one of our shelter volunteers encouraged the Mastiff to get in Du's car. Once in the car the Mastiff seemed to know she was safe now. Back at the shelter, Du tidied the Mastiff up and bathed her sore eyes.
It is really upsetting to see this magnificent dog just skin and bones. She will likely stay at the shelter for the rest of her life, along with the other Tibetan Mastiffs that we have because no one wants this breed anymore.
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