Our education events teach people about the importance of animal welfare and it makes it all worthwhile when we see it working with a ripple effect.
The boy in the photo is a pupil at a local school. He found this abandoned poodle among piles of rubbish and brought him to us. He told us that he had heard about us from other pupils who had attended one of our education events and he knew that we would look after the dog.
The Poodle, who our founder Du Yufeng named 宾宾 Bin Bin (pronounced Bing Bing) had lost most of his curly coat because of a severe skin condition. He was also painfully thin. Before Du began treating him she gave him a very small bowl of dog food, increasing the measurements of food and water so that his stomach can begin to cope.
The remainder of Bin Bin’s fur was shaved off and he was given a medicated bath.
Bin Bin is a happy little dog who is now safe. We are grateful to the pupil who listened to his peers and brought the dog to us. Pet abandonment is the greatest challenge faced by Chinese rescuers. With recent improvements to the standard of living, many have disposable incomes but have absolutely no sense of responsibility, animal welfare awareness or desexing. Pets_ are abandoned when they get sick or the owner moves house. Because of the one child policy, grandmothers hold extreme value to the unborn child so there can be objections from them with traditional views that an animal is not hygienic around a pregnant female owner or a new born baby.
This is why we at Bo Ai strongly advocate for animal welfare education.