This little dog was saved from slaughter when a kind lady heard his screams. The lady, in Chengdu, bought the dog and appealed on Chinese social media for our help to take him to our shelter.
Our volunteer Xiao Xie, and his wife, drove the 3 hour journey from Guangyuan to Chengdu to meet the rescuer and the dog.
Xiao Xie asked "He is so good, how can you kill him?" The dog owner replied "This dog does not bite people, it is too docile to be a guard dog! I threw it away a few times and it came back so we had to kill it!" (The dog's owner had taken him to a hilltop and left him there a few times only for the dog to make his way back home. The owner could not get rid of the dog that way so had decided to kill him and sell the meat for the Chinese New Year celebration!).
Disgusted with the owner's answer, Xiao Xie and his wife put the dog in their car and made the journey back to Guangyuan. It was evening by the time they returned so they took the dog to their house for something to eat and then took him to our shelter the morning after.
The dog probably wonders why his owner did not want him, why he wanted to hurt him. He has not had a great start in life and is such a sweet little boy. It's hard to believe that he could have ended up on someone's plate.
He would make someone a wonderful companion and will be available for adoption soon.
See other Dog Meat Trade rescues here.