Our founder, Du Yufeng, and our worker Yang were on their way home when they saw this dog wandering on the street. The Samoyed is barely recognisable with half of his fur either hanging off or lost, his bald skin cold.
We assume that he has been abandoned because of his skin condition. He is such a friendly boy and he let Yang approach him to tie string around him so that he could take him to Du's car. When Yang put him in the car, he didn't resist, happy that he had some attention and love.
When Du and Yang arrived back at her apartment block, they gave him a light meal. We do not know how long he has wandered the streets, sleeping on the cold pavements and searching for scraps but now he is warm, will receive the correct veterinary treatment and food!
It is very upsetting and frustrating to see a dog in this condition. Samoyeds are a popular breed in China and his previous owners would have paid a lot of money for him. Why not pay money to treat his skin condition? More education is needed regarding the aftercare of pet ownership and with your help we can take our education events to more people.
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Samoyeds are also found regularly on trucks, full of dogs, headed for slaughter. It could have been a different story for this poor boy if we hadn't rescued him...
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Our founder, Du Yufeng, received a call to help a tiny puppy. It was thought that the puppy had been a car accident victim. Du arrived at the scene with one of our workers, Xiao Yang, and took the puppy back to her house where she checked him over properly. The puppy had lots of holes on his body along with dander and fleas. Du gave him painkilling and anti-inflammatory injections then decided that in order to clean the wounds properly, she would need to shave his fur. The holes looked like bite wounds so she also gave him antibiotics. Du wrapped him up in a warm coat, gave him a good meal and soon he was ready to sleep. Xiao Yang stayed up to help take care of him and reassure him throughout the night. He is now recovering from his ordeal. Whether he was born stray or dumped, this little boy has had lots of pain and fear in his short life!
We can not continue to rescue and treat dogs like this one without your donations. Thank you for your support.
Unfortunately, this little puppy's body could not carry on the fight for life. He has sadly passed away. So young, with a whole life ahead of him; ruined by the actions of those who left him to fend for himself on the streets!.
This Chinese Rural Dog was involved in a car accident. Caring Bo Ai supporter, Li Ping, called our founder, Du Yufeng, to help her with the rescue.
Once at Du's, Li Ping hugged the dog while she and Du gritted their teeth and Du cleaned the wound. All the way through the treatment, the dog, although in obvious pain, never once turned to bite Du or Li.
After cleaning the wound, Du applied hydrogel dressing and sterilize gauze. She then gave him injections; Ceftriaxone (antibiotic), Tramadol Hydrochloride (pain relief) andVitamin C (to help skin regeneration).
Because of the nature of his wound, Du is following the Secondary Intention Healing method. You can read more about this method here.
To help with emergency rescues like this one we welcome your donation.
The skin on the outside of the wound is healing and new skin can clearly be seen.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, continues to apply hydrogel and give the dog pain relief. It will be a long time before the leg is totally healed but we are pleased with her progress.
This puppy was left in the entrance of our founder, Du Yufeng's apartment block when she was taking rubbish out. He was lethargic, skinny and reluctant to move. He is being given antibiotics and monitored.
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Our founder, Du Yufeng went out to dinner where the restaurant manager and waiter told her that a dog had been hit by a car. They told her that the dog's scream of pain was terrible. Du immediately put down her bowl of food and went to look for the dog. She saw him lying at the side of a big car, so immediately called our worker, Fan, to come and help her rescue him. She tried to make friends with the dog by feeding him but he wasn't interested. When Fan tried to pick him up, the dog was very scared. Eventually Fan was able to pick him up and take him to Du's car.
At night, the pet hospital is off duty so Du took him to her house to clean the wound with antibacterial spray, give him pain relief, anti-inflammatories and antibiotics. She named him Wangcai.
Du took Wangcai to Doctor Li's surgery the day after.
This dog has been hanging around this road for over six years! His owner opened a cold noodle restaurant here six years ago, eventually sold the restaurant, but left the dog here! Whether it's sunny or rainy or very cold or very hot, the dog has been waiting for his owner to come back for him. He turns over the trash can when he's hungry: for six years!
We have tried to get him to the shelter many times, but we couldn't catch him. Du would take him some food, but because he was afraid of people, he would run away and the food would be eaten by other stray dogs!
Now his leg is broken, and he would not leave the place where his master had once opened a restaurant!
Wangcai is now safe, fed and recovering. Your donations help to treat and care for rescued dogs like this one. You can make a one off donation or set up a monthly sponsor fee.
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Our founder, Du Yufeng, had just come back from the shelter to find a dog that had been tied to her carport. One of our workers managed to cut the dog free because he could see how tight he was tied up. The dog was very wary of humans but did not try to run away.
When Du arrived back at her apartment block, she tried to get near to the dog, showing she was friendly. Eventually he let her near enough to put a makeshift collar and leash around his neck and so Du asked our worker, Fan, to take the dog up the stairs and give him some food and water. The dog will be vaccinated, wormed and monitored and once back to full health he will need a new home.
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We received a call from some concerned animal loving waitresses, from a hot pot restaurant, telling us they thought a mother dog had been hit by a car and had internal injuries. The waitresses often feed the dog and were very concerned about her and her puppies.
When our founder, Du Yufeng, and our worker, Fan, arrived at the scene, the dog was very ill. On closer inspection Du found the dog had mastitis so she gave her anti inflammatory and pain killing injections plus antibiotics. She also put a cone around the dog's neck to prevent her licking the affected teats.
When the dog was stabilised and moved to a cooler area, before being taken back to the shelter, a couple of the waitresses took Du to the puppies.
Their mother had probably struggled to feed them given the pain she was in so the puppies will now be given milk by us until they are fully weaned. This way their mother can recover fully.
Vaccinations and medication is where the bulk of your donations are spent and they always need to be stocked. If you would like to be a part of buying these supplies for needy dogs and cats you can sponsor our work. by choosing from 3 small monthly payments. Thank you for your support.
This pretty girl, appropriately named Mei Li, had a hard time recovering from her milk fever and mastitis but with the correct treatment and lots of love she got there in the end. Today Mei Li and her puppies live in the shelter and are happy and healthy. Mei Li has a beautiful smile and she is hoping to find that special person to give her a forever home. Her puppies are getting older and they are also available for adoption (overseas adoptions welcome).
We couldn't continue to help dogs like Mei Li and her little family without your help. Donating and sharing our posts means that we can respond to emergency cases like Mei Li's so thank you very much for your support!
Our founder Du Yufeng and our worker Fan passed the Wanyuan submersible bridge where they found a little lonely shadow, a puppy. Du immediately stopped the car and Fan quickly got out to see the puppy.
The baby was cold and scared. Du and Fan looked around the area but there was no sign of a mother dog or any other puppies nearby. Maybe someone dumped the little one?
Another dumping was likely in the case of the rescue the day after. Du and Fan were passing near to the entrance of the toll station when they saw an injured stray dog. This poor elderly dog was very thin and covered in fleas, with lots of fur missing.
Du and Fan took the dog to Doctor Li's pet hospital to check for anemia and give him a check over. In his eyes are cataracts, maybe his master did not want him anymore and threw him out on to the desolate highway?
Both these dogs are now safe, warm, fed and being cared for at our shelter but we really do need your donations to help us continue to care for all these recent rescues aswell as to keep caring for the hundreds of other dogs and cats at the shelter.
Please help us to help them. Thank you for your support.
We received a call telling us that a mother dog and her 10 puppies were living among building materials and debris and the mother dog was having to leave her babies while she went to find food for herself. In the afternoon the mother was confronted by an old woman and her son who tried to surround the dog. The dog panicked in fear and tried to push past the angry couple. In the process the dog caught the old woman's leg with one of her claws. The old woman's son threatened to kill the dog and her puppies but an animal lover stopped him.
Someone, in the meantime had called the Chengguan (Urban Management Bureau) who came to take the mother and puppies away. The old woman's son shouted at the law-enforcement officers and asked them to put the mother dog and her babies to death.
By this time, a Guangyuan TV reporter was on the scene to record the incident and a crowd had formed. Many people sympathized with the dog family and were talking about the mother dog, how caring she was, comforting her babies by feeding them even when they were in a cage in the back of the Chengguan's truck.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, immediately contacted the leader of the Chengguan who is very caring. Du told the leader she would take the mother and her puppies to our shelter where hopefully they will be adopted. The leader was very happy. We have a good relationship with our local government departments.
When Du, our worker Fan and volunteer Xaoling arrived at the department reception to complete paperwork, they could see the mother dog and her babies in the cage. The mother was understandably wary but let Du and our team take her and her babies to Du's car.
Once at the shelter they were finally safe and warm! The mother was given a good meal before they all settled down for a peaceful sleep.
We need your help to look after these 11 new residents. Can you donate to help us please?
Once old enough, all these puppies (and the mother too) will need a new home. If you would like to register your interest please contact us.
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We got a call from Mrs Wang in the Dongba Shuixie Huadu waterside district telling us that there was a stray dog in the area. Our founder, Du Yufeng, and our worker Fan went to meet Mrs Wang who told them that people were being horrible to the dog, saying she had bitten people. The stray dog had given birth to a puppy who had since died but she kept in front of the puppy every day until a street cleaner had removed it. The people in the area told Mrs Wang that they thought the dog wanted to avenge the death of her puppy so would bite people.
When Du and Fan arrived at Mrs Wang's apartment block, she was coaxing the dog into the entrance area with food. The dog was very docile and loving, wagging her tail as Du talked to her. She also went to Fan too.
When Du, Fan and Mrs Wang took the dog to Du's parked car, the dog started barking at an old woman nearby. The woman said, "If that dog bites me, you will give me 120,000 Chinese Yuan" Du said, "Why would this dog bite you? Have you hit her? Why did she bark at you when she was silent as other people passed by? Did you kill her puppy?!" Mrs. Wang advised Du to ignore the woman but this woman made Du angry. The dog's reaction to her made her think that this woman had been mean to the dog.
Mrs Wang and Fan tried to coax the dog in to Du's car but she was reluctant to get in until Du reassured her and picked her up. Once in the car she was safe and taken to our shelter.
Her matted coat will be groomed and she will be vaccinated. She will make someone a wonderful, loving companion. If you are interested in adopting her, please contact us.
Two girls called our founder, Du Yufeng, after they found a cat with holes on it's body. The holes were infected puncture wounds, probably from a fight with another cat. The cat was also very thin. In the community, there were so many people but no one was willing to help the cat so we thanked the two girls for calling us.
We took the cat to Doctor Li's surgery. He sedated the cat to clean all the wounds, gave an injection of antibiotics and analgesic and prescribed more antibiotics and analgesics for the cat to be treated back at Du's home.
Your donations help to buy the medicines needed to treat cats like this one.
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Our founder Du Yufeng received a call from a couple of animal lovers who were waiting at the entrance of her apartment block. They told Du they had saved this mother dog and her puppies from the farmer's market. The mother dog had given birth in a corner but the market management could not tolerate them. The mother gave birth to seven puppies but 4 of them were thrown into the garbage truck!! The couple had gone to the market to shop and saw what happened. They were able to save 3 puppies but the poor mother dog had to watch, powerless, as her puppies were taken from her and thrown in the truck.
This kind couple found some string as a makeshift leash and walked the mother dog, with them carrying her puppies, from the farmer's market to Du's house.
Now, the fur children finally have a safe place to eat and sleep.
They have been wormed and vaccinated and will be available for overseas adoption in a few months time.
There are lots of animal lovers in China but there are also people who do not see animals as sentient beings. Until China brings an animal protection law in, all we can do is try to educate people and save the animals.
Your donations enable us to continue our work. Thank you for your support.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received a phone call from a girl who was outside a car repair shop and very concerned about a little dog with a massive mammary tumor. Du and our volunteer, Xiaoling, immediately went down to the scene to help. Animal lovers in the area told Du that the little dog had given birth last year and she already had a small tumour. The tumour had grown aggressively in the last year so someone advised the owner to get treatment for the dog. The owner said the dog has been raised for 10 years but they had no money to treat her. She was abandoned to walk among the garbage looking for food. This year the tumour was getting bigger and recently it had opened and started bleeding. Du and Xiaoling took the dog to Doctor Li's Pet Hospital. Dr. Lee said: "She is too weak to operate. We must first give her a few days of liquid, anti-inflammatory, supplementary energy, increase some nutrition and after two days we will check the biochemistry. If the liver and kidney appear normal, we can implement surgery to excise the tumour". This little dog is hanging on to life. She wants to live. Her eyes appeal to us to help her and we will. But we also need your help. Donations are a lifeline to dogs like this one. If you can donate even the cost of a cup of coffee, it will all add up. Thank you for your kind help.
The little dog we rescued with the massive mammary tumour needed a blood transfusion before and during her operation so Tie Dan, a black Labrador who was recently adopted from our shelter, came with his new owner to Doctor Li's hospital where he bravely donated blood so that the little dog could be saved. The surgery went smoothly and the little dog was soon back at our founder, Du Yufeng's house. She is a good patient and doesn't complain when needing medicines at all hours of the day and night. Thanks to Doctor Li for removing this big burden from her small body and thanks to you for donating the cost of the surgery.
We named this little dog Xiao Mei and thought she would stay at our shelter forever because of her age but...
she has found her forever home!
A local supporter has adopted her so we will see her all the time. Your donations helped Xiao Mei to recover from her ordeal. Now she is going to live her twilight years with someone to love her. Thank you for your support!
Another Alaskan Malamute has been abandoned by his owner! Pet Beauty Shop boss Xiao Wang called our founder, Du Yufeng to take him to our shelter. When Xiao Wang realised the Malamute had skin disease, he treated him for one week, having to shave his matted coat off in the process. The poor dog did not know that his master had already left him forever...
When Du went to collect him and take him to the shelter, all the fur children came to greet their new friend enthusiastically. Now, he is settling in and getting to know everyone.
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.
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