Helpless, upset, angry, frustrated. All these feelings are in us, and at the top of all these is rage. Why? Why?! A farmer saw this German Shepherd Dog by chance when he was walking past a building site near to him. He called us and we were shocked. The dog is skin and bone- literally. He is so weak. Left tied up in the place the builders left him. He would have guarded the site and their tools and machines and they left him to die. There was nothing near to him to eat except mud and stones. Our founder Du Yufeng called Dr Li who attached a drip. He has eaten very small amounts and we are having to help his body urinate. His organs will be near to shutting down but he has some fight in him, wanting and trying to stand so we are fighting with him. If he survives it will be a long process to get him well again. This is who your donations help, who your reposts help. We desperately need small animal legislation in China to protect animals like this one. We will not give up fighting. For him and for every animal in China. Our tears will be tears of happiness one day. One day......
Fighting For Life.
The starving German Shepherd is still fighting for life. We have been feeding him high calorie paste from our veterinary surgeon, Dr Li. We've also been giving him chicken broth.
Throughout the night our founder, Du Yufeng, is nursing him and constantly replacing the puppy pads in his crate because he is incontinent now. Throughout the day she is doing the same along with changing, washing and drying the blankets in his crate.
We doubt whether he had a name when he was a guard on the building site so we have named him 希望 Xiwang (Hope).
The cost of puppy pads and the high calorie paste is growing but you can help us to help Hope by donating.
Thank you for your support.
Since Hope came to us he has had the following treatments:
Blood immune serum albumin,
vitamin B6 supplement.
Throughout these treatments, he has also been given lots of love and care.
It is clear that he is very emaciated and when we clean him we can show you just how thin he is.
He has not done well today so we ask for your prayers to help him through another night.
Hope Has Died.
We are heartbroken. Hope died last night.
This baby guarded the building site, tools, workers and he was cruelly betrayed by the site boss who left him, knowing he would starve to death. Day after day, week after week Hope would have wondered when the boss was coming back for him, eventually realizing he had already signed his death sentence.
Our founder Du Yufeng tells you,
"Two hours before he left us, he put his head up next to me so that I could feed him chicken soup. I wanted to talk to him but tears are flowing. I told him to become a Buddhist and I comforted him, and kissed him... at 10 o 'clock at night I went to feed his glucose water, but he was silent. He had gone to the Western Paradise! Amitabha, amitabha, amitabha. I hope this child will gain happiness!"
Thank you to everyone for your prayers, shares and donations.