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.