At 7am on Friday 29th January 2021, the Chengguan (Urban Management) arrived by the carload and broke in to the apartment block shelter, moving our founder Du Yufeng away from getting to the dogs. Before they arrived, our volunteers had been loading dogs that had recovered from illness and sickness in to their cars to take them to the main shelter in the mountains. The Chengguan intercepted workers on their way back to the apartment block shelter, telling them they would help to move the rest of the dogs to the main shelter but they lied. Instead, they forced their way in to Du's apartment and broke down doors to the different levels to get to the dogs. Neighbors had complained about the dogs being there.
The captain of the Chengguan, Zhang Qian refused to listen to Du's pleas that the dogs were being moved and he, along with other officers, pushed her out of the door. Du asked "This is my home, why do you want me to go out?" The captain punched and pushed Du out. He unplugged the electricity to the CCTV so that they couldn't be monitored but it was too late, the CCTV caught what he and his men were doing.
The Chengguan broke all the doors open. Du took videos with her mobile phone along with our volunteers. They dragged Du from the third floor to the first floor. All of her bag contents; her ID card and her gold necklace were taken and her mobile phone screen was broken. The Chengguan forced Du to the floor before forcing her to open every door in the block including her bedroom. Then they began removing the dogs, forcing our worker Wu to help with the removal. He took some of the sick dogs out to the waiting trucks, trying to reassure them. These dogs included a dog rescued from the meat trade last year and our disabled dogs. The Chengguan brought our dogs out in cages and even nets!!
They lied to the community police and they lied to our community leaders as well as the volunteers who came to help. They are nothing but thugs.
Du was beaten by these thugs because she dared to try and protect her dogs. The dogs are now languishing at a hell hole of a pound and we are trying to get them back. Du went to the pound to take a video of the conditions.
Volunteers sent Du to the hospital after she had been to the pound where a CT scan picked up a fracture in her wrist. She has bruises everywhere.
We are appealing to you to help us get our dogs back and to also help to pay Du's unexpected hospital bill when that arrives. These Chengguan are the ones you will have seen who beating stray dogs to death in cities across China, who wrestle pet dogs from owners arms and kill their beloved pets in front of them. They do not care about peoples' feelings and we want to expose the Guangyuan Chengguan to the world.
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Following the taking of our dogs by Guangyuan's Chengguan, our founder Du Yufeng has been admitted to hospital. She is being told to rest and is receiving fluids but she and volunteers and Guangyuan's animal lovers are calling on the suspension of Chengguan branch captain Zhang Qian along with an apology and compensation to pay medical and kennel fees but we know that won't happen any time soon, if at all so we still desperately need your help.
We later found out theat they had also turned off the electricity, water and gas at the main shelter putting not only the animals lives at risk but making the lives of the workers who live at that shelter that much harder.
The volunteers and animal lovers have been negotiating to free the dogs at the city pound and hopefully by tomorrow we may know more.
Please keep sharing and donating the fundraiser. We need you now more than we have ever done.
Thank you so much for all you have done so far.
WE GOT THE DOGS!!
Thank you so much for your help but it isn't plain sailing! Read on....
Our founder Du Yufeng has been released from hospital and, after appeals were made to the local government, explaining that the world was watching and disgusted at the way the Chengguan have gone about their business, she along with Guangyuan animal lovers and volunteer are able to get all of our 77 dogs out of the city pound!
One by one they've been taken into waiting cars and vans.
Volunteers have offered to take 1 or 2 of the disabled dogs in to their own homes to foster while Du receives confirmation from the local government that they can go back home.
The able bodied dogs who were being moved to the main shelter have been taken there. Resident dogs were waiting to welcome their new neighbors.
BUT!....some of the dogs including the 25 disabled dogs have suffered because of this despicable situation. They, along with some able bodied dogs who sustained injuries need to be taken to the vet's and, vets bills cost a lot of money. A slaughter survivor rescued last year with no front paws has suffered mentally and had to be caught by Wu with the extending pole.
Along with the vet bills we will also need to provide some food and diapers for the disabled dogs going to foster homes for the time being. We know you have already dug deep in your pockets to help us and we really appreciate your help but this is not over. Our poor dogs have been scared and wondering why they have been taken away from us. Their rescue was supposed to be once. They were never supposed to be rescued from uncertainty a second time!
Thank you so much for your continued support. Now it's time to help the dogs recover. Again!
We've been back and forth all day taking injured and sick dogs to the vet and then on to the main shelter or to foster care. Another slaughter survivor saved last year has had a wound on his disfigured leg open up again after being forced to lie down and sleep on the hard concrete floor of the pound.
Other, able bodied dogs have grazes and cuts needing stitches because of the rough handling of the Chengguan, while the very sick dogs who need medical treatment every day and have been denied this basic right have been hispitalized at Doctor Li's pet hospital.
So we still need you to help please!
We need to reimburse the foster carers for the 25 disabled dogs' food and nappies, we need to pay Du's hospital bill (1500 Yuan) and we desperately need you to help to pay towards Dr Li's bill (we don't know how much this will be yet).
We don't know how many more days the disabled dogs will be in foster homes or how long the sick will need to be in the pet hospital but these expenses are not accounted for. These are emergency expenses that we have now to find.
Thank you for what you have donated so far, you really are amazing. Thank you to every one of you who couldn't donate but have shared our posts around the world.
This is a living nightmare for us all but knowing that supporters like you are out there makes Du fight on. As she always has done.
Thank you for helping our 77 dogs, victim to the Chengguan bullying regime.
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