This young Golden Retriever was taken to a pet shop until our founder, Du Yufeng could get there. The person who thought to take the dog to a place of safety was a young boy. Thanks to this boy's compassion, the Golden Retriever (now named Bao Bao) was taken off the streets and out of danger.
Du was at another rescue at the opposite end of the city but the pet shop owners stayed open until she arrived there.
Bao Bao was probably abandoned by her owners when her skin disease started to get worse. It's so frustrating that people pay thousands of Yuan for a purebreed dog like Bao Bao and then abandon them when a vet visit is needed.
After lots of medicated baths, Bao Bao's fur started to grow back and she's finally rid of the itching.
YOU were a part of her recovery. YOUR donations help dogs in need.
Thank you for your support.
On World Animal Day, we share the story of this little Tibetan Spaniel who was found behind a garage, suffering with a very large vaginal tumour. This type of cancer is transmitted from mating and is usually seen in stray, unsterilised dogs.
Our founder Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers drove to collect her then took her to Doctor Li's pet hospital.
She was very underweight and blood tests found she was low on albumin. Surgery was ruled out until she was stronger. Regular infusions of albumin and protein rich food helped her get a little stronger to enable chemotherapy sessions.
As you can imagine, this is costly treatment so if you can donate even the cost of a coffee, it will all go towards her treatment.
'Bao Ya Hu' as she is now called, because of her underbite, has good and bad days, the chemotherapy interrupts her appetite but Du is helping her. She is now safe and warm.
This shaved Samoyed, rescued by our founder Du Yufeng had been dumped. He had stab marks all over his body. WHY would someone do this to a beautiful, friendly boy??!!😭
A lady who owned a dry cleaning shop called Du to come and rescue the dog.
The lady told Du that there was lots of blood from where the dog had been bleeding. She had kept him safe and fed him until Du could arrive there. Du tried unsuccessfully to get the lady to adopt the Samoyed. They had a good bond!
Du eventually took the Samoyed back to Guangyuan and to Doctor Li's surgery for a check over.
This little old Pekingese was rescued after a concerned animal lover contacted our founder Du Yufeng. Du and our volunteer Yang went to the area that the dog had been seen wandering around.
The dog couldn't be found to begin with but eventually after asking around, they found him at the back of the government building.
Apparently the dog had been hanging around the area for a while. We aren't sure who had clipped his coat but he had patches of fur missing.
Du took him back to her house where he is now safe. His skin will be treated and he will be vaccinated.
The Pekingese breed is now quite scarce in China. Lots of Chinese people prefer foreign dog breeds.
Your donations help us to help dogs like this little boy. They help us to treat their medical needs and vaccinate them against life threatening diseases so thank you for your support! 🐾
Our founder, Du Yufeng, was driving home when she saw some people and a puppy in the road. Du stopped her car and the girls told her that one of them had vomited because of travel sickness and the puppy had started to eat the vomit. They left and Du tried to entice the puppy with food that she had in her car. The puppy was very wary and afraid but eventually Du managed to catch him and put him in to her car.
Once back at her house, Du gave the puppy a bath. He was filthy and had scars on his body.
After a good wash and dry, a handsome little boy emerged. Look at him! How cute is he?!
He has been vaccinated and will now live at Du's house until he is old enough to go to live at the main shelter. Unless someone adopts him...
Your donations help us to care for animals after they are rescued. Rescuing is the easy part. It's the months and years of care, food and essential medications that take money and for that we would like to thank you for caring for our animals in China.
Why not sponsor us by setting up a small monthly donation to help with emergency rescues like this little boy? You can choose from 3 small amounts, knowing that you are helping us to help them.
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This little dog was seen wandering around the streets when an animal lover called our founder Du Yufeng to come and rescue it. When Du and our volunteer arrived at the scene, the dog ran towards wasteland by the side of the river. With no way to catch the dog, Du appealed for anyone to contact her if the dog returned back to the main street. Shortly after Du received that call.
The little dog was in a bad way with his skin which was broken and bleeding. He eventually let Du catch him and once in her car the rehabilitation began.
Our volunteer Xiao Zhang gave the little dog a soothing medicated bath to begin to treat the skin disease.
Eventually his fur will grow back and he will be ready for a forever home where no one can abandon him again.
Your donations help us to treat emergency rescues like this little boy. Setting up a small monthly payment is a great way to sponsor our work and be a part of rescuing animals in China.
Thank you for your support.
This little dog was rescued after we received a call to find him. He seems to have had a really hard life, maybe he was kept as a guard dog, maybe he was abused before we rescued him, We will never know.
Dogs like this one are at risk of being stolen from butchers in the Dog Meat Trade because they don't put up a fight. The butchers aren't bothered that the dogs are sick or maybe poisoned, in fact they regularly poison healthy dogs in order to catch them.
This dog is safe now but still very sick. He is going to need care at the pet hospital for a while and we really need your help to pay his medical costs as they are rising every day.
We already owe the hospital nearly 13.000 Yuan from an outbreak of Parvovirus in 36 dogs. Only 21 of the affected dogs survived.
If you can help us to pay the hospital costs we would really appreciate it.
Thank you for your continued support.
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.
Our founder, Du Yufeng saw a little dog in the forest area near to our shelter when she was taking food there. She phoned 2 of our volunteers to help her catch it.When the volunteers arrived, the little dog ran deep into the forest. They had to navigate steep, slippery hillsides full of trees and undergrowth to locate the dog, a little Shih Tzu. Eventually, Du managed to coax the dog to her with food in her pocket and once a leash was in place, they all had a lengthy walk back to Du's car where she was able to be driven home, the dog on her lap 💖
As you may know, Du's health wasn't so good a few months ago and being in her 60th year, this was a physically demanding rescue for her and it took a long time.
Dogs like these cost a lot of money to buy but some people get tired of dogs once they grow out of the 'cute puppy' stage and think nothing of throwing them away!
We know this isn't a lost dog because our shelter is a long way from residential areas. This dog was dumped, abandoned, left - on purpose. Imagine the thoughts he must have had, watching his family drive away and leave him there. Maybe the owner will get a 'new' puppy for Chinese New Year. Then the cycle will continue. . . 😡
We can only assume that an owner dumps their dog near the forest because they think that we will take care of them but many, like this one, are not tied to the shelter gate. Instead, they are left to roam and if they are not found they will eventually starve to death or die from sickness. This dog is very lucky.
You can join our Emergency Rescue Response and help to save the lives of dogs like this one:-
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Our founder went to rescue this starving Chinese Rural Dog, The dog was nothing more than a walking skeleton! With so many people in the city, no one took the time to feed him a mouthful of food every day.
Du put the dog in her car where he never took his eyes off her, seemingly grateful for her help, and took him to the Pet Hospital where Doctor Li immediately came outside to meet her to look at the dog. He had serious anemia and severe dehydration. Doctor Li told Du that the dog needed a blood transfusion is he were to have any chance of surviving. Du rushed to the shelter to get a healthy dog to donate blood. Golden Retriever, Mao Mao was the donor who gave 300ml of blood to help his fellow canine.
Test results showed coccidiosis, an intestinal tract infection. Dogs get this infection by swallowing soil that contains the organisms or by eating other substances in the environment that may contain dog feces. This poor dog was so hungry that he had been eating anything and everything to curb his hunger.
Now, we have to hope he will survive this.
People always ask Du why she rescues dogs when there are poor people who need help.
Du says: "People have hands and feet to earn money to support themselves, and people have human rights. Poor people have the Civil Affairs Bureau of the state in charge to help them but dogs do not have any rights or laws to protect them and these humans continue to maim them so I want to save these poor dogs"
You can donate to help dogs like this here.
Thank you for helping us to help them.
We received a call from workers at a factory about a stray dog who didn't look well.
Volunteers drove to the scene and found a thin Samoyed who looked resigned to stay there for the night. When he saw the volunteers, he wagged his tail but was slow to approach them. Our volunteer offered him a ham sausage he had with him, but the dog didn't seem to have the energy to eat it.
Both of his eyes were sunken and full of dried discharge, his nose was dripping watery discharge and he was twitching. His once beautiful, soft, pure white fur was dirty, matted and smelly.
The volunteers brought him back to our founder, Du Yufeng's home where she took him to the quarantine room and tested him for Canine Distemper Virus and although the test was negative this did not mean he was free of the disease.
Despite intensive care over the next week, he grew steadily weaker and he died in his sleep. He was given a traditional Buddhist funeral.
This poor boy probably had a home some time in his past. He was likely abandoned when this horrible disease took hold, his owners unwilling to take him to a vet.
There are so many abandonments,
so many abused,
so many dying,
so many to rescue.
We cannot continue to do this without your help.
With no government funding, we rely on kind people like you to donate towards veterinary medicines and treatments. You can join our Emergency Rescue Response by choosing a small monthly amount; helping us to help them.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received an urgent call from the owner of a noodle restaurant who asked her to rescue a dog who was being harassed.
An old woman who had been walking past the restaurant had seen this stray dog who was lying outside. The old woman tried to push the dog away, calling him nasty names and shouting.
The dog stayed where he was so the woman picked up a brick and threw it hard at the dog's head causing it to bleed.
The restaurant owner shouted at her: "The dog was just lying there and didn't move, not harming anyone. Why did you hit him?"
"It's a big dog, what if it bit me?!" the old woman yelled back.
Du brought the dog back to our shelter where his wound was tended to, he was vaccinated and then given a meal to fill his hungry belly. His coat is full of knots and dirt but he is very gentle and trusting despite what happened to him.
This dog has been neglected for some time. He isn't a young dog but his age and size mean he will likely stay in our shelter for the rest of his life. He deserves a warm fireplace where he can dream happy dreams, a soft, cosy bed to support his tired body and this means an overseas adoption is probably his only chance to live his twilight years in a forever home.
Our founder received a message from a concerned animal lover telling her that they had seen a post on Wechat about a Beagle puppy whose owner had thrown the puppy from the road part of Jialing River Bridge down on to the footpath part below.
The animal lover did not know when the owner had done that but he had gone to find the puppy to give her food and water. When he found the pup he messaged Du straight away.
By the time Du arrived at the scene the puppy was in a bad way, severely dehydrated and freezing to touch and not really interested in her surroundings. Du rushed the pup to the pet hospital but by the time they arrived there, the puppy was barely alive. Unfortunately she died shortly after. Doctor Li tested her for Canine Parvovirus and she tested positive.
We don't know if the owner knew this and decided to try and kill the puppy rather than take her to a vet but there is no excuse for this. Vaccination and education are needed so much in China. It's such a shame that this puppy died through ignorance and cruelty.
This little girl's life was worth so much more than the suffering she endured. Du gave her a traditional Buddhist burial.
Every year on 4th October is World Animal Day.
This year, our founder, Du Yufeng, joined her daughter and grandson in Xi'an. Du's daughter has followed in her mother's footsteps, rescuing animals. Her 3 dogs; 2 Labradors and a Pomeranian have been rescued from the pound and from the streets. They were all treated to a day out to celebrate the love that animals can give back to us on the day that they are celebrated.
This resort is a place where dogs can play and swim. Owners can stay with the dogs or they can leave them to enjoy the facilities similar to doggy day care. The resort also boards dogs when their owners go on holiday.
We hope you all celebrate World Animal Day and every day by doing lovely things with your furry children and showing them just how lucky and precious they are.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received an emergency message, telling her that there was a dog who had been hit by a car near the bus stop.
Du was at the hospital for treatment so she sent a message on social media asking for kind people in the area to take the dog to the pet hospital and the cost of any treatment would be put on to our account there.
She received another message later from someone telling her that the dog had died and they had moved the dog to the side of the road.
Du was extremely sad because if the dog had been taken to the pet hospital earlier, maybe she would have lived?
This poor dog had a hard life. Most of her fur had fallen out, her skin was crusty with mange. She had been living on the streets for a long time with no one to care about her wellbeing.
All Du could do was to help her reach the Western Paradise as soon as possible. Du chanted prayers and then afterwards the dog was buried.
Many dogs live on the streets. Thrown out like trash for one reason or another. Lots are rescued, treated for diseases and infections and given a safe place in our shelter.
You make that possible! YOU help to feed those lucky ones, you help to treat their wounds and vaccinate them. You help them to have faith again in human beings.
Thank you for your continued support.
This poor Samoyed was found by our founder, Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers, Yang Dong, as they were on the road to the shelter to give some of the dogs a second shot of vaccine. Yang Dong went on to the shelter to ask the workers to bring scissors to cut the cable, tied tightly around the Samoyed's neck. As she had pulled to try and get away, the cable had dug tightly in to her neck.
The Samoyed had patches of her fur hanging off because of a skin disease. She was very smelly but Yang Dong was not afraid to get dirty. Instead, he immediately started clipping her remaining fur off before washing her several times outside the shelter with a few barrels of hot water and medicated soap brought out by the workers.
Even after several changes of water the smell was still bad.
Du thinks the dog has been a mother at some point which means the owners likely dumped her and kept the puppies to sell for profit. At least now she will get the treatment she desperately needs.
You can help her by donating. Thank you for your continued support.
These kittens were abandoned in the apartment block owned and lived in by our founder, Du Yufeng. Old, sick and disabled dogs and all the cats are housed in this block and local people know that if they abandon animals here they will be cared for. While we know that this is better than the kittens being left in the streets, killed or sold to the butcher, abandonments put a strain on resources. The kittens seem healthy enough and will be available for adoption overseas in a few months.
Unfortunately, cats are not as popular as dogs in adoption queries. We also have cats rescued from Yulin last year who are still waiting to find their forever homes. If you can give one of our cats a forever home in America or Canada please complete our application form.
Alternatively if you know a cat rescue in your country who could help, please contact us with their details.
To help look after these kittens, until they are adopted, you can donate towards their vaccinations, deflea and deworming preparations and eventually their neutering.
Thank you for your support 🐱
Our founder, Du Yufeng received a call telling her that some puppies in a cardboard box were near the pet market in Upper River Street.
When Du asked the stall holders if they knew what the puppies were doing there, one of them said they had been there since yesterday! When there had been a rain storm! If the puppies hadn't cried for help, the caller wouldn't have heard them.
The puppies were riddled with fleas. Puppies this young can easily die because of fleas so Du immediately got to work to kill as many as she could before she took them back to the car.
Once back at Du's house they were treated to kill developing fleas and eggs and they were also wormed.
These puppies will be available for adoption overseas when they are old enough. If you are interested in giving them a forever home, please contact us with the name of your nearest international airport.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, heard barking coming from outside her apartment block. She went down to see where the barking was coming from and found this gorgeous Golden Retriever. Someone had tied him to a post and left him!
Stray dog rescue will never keep up with breeding and discarding! The City pound will never empty of stray dogs because it will never keep up with pet breeding and discarding either! Because the government does not advocate mandatory sterilization, the root problem of stray dogs will always exist!
These dogs need your help to be adopted. Please share to groups and rescues in United States, Canada and Europe.
Thank you for your support.
The heavy rains in Sichuan Province have led to flooding in our city of Guangyuan. Our shelter is the latest victim. Some of the kennels have been flooded, causing panic amongst some of the dogs. Those dogs were quickly moved out of the worst hit kennels and put in to kennels that are dry. A few of the dogs thought it was play time, having fun in the water.
There has been loss of food as it perished in the water and some of the dog beds have been ruined but it could have been a lot worse. Thankfully all the dogs are ok. Most of the water has now been removed from the affected kennels.
The main thing now is to fix the shelter's storm water tower and the broken water pipe leading to the shelter.
Your donations help greatly with emergencies like this. Thank you for your support.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, received a call from a lady telling her that someone had taken a small black dog into Yonglong Supermarket and left it there. She told Du that the security guard drove the dog out of the shop and tied him to a fire hydrant outside.
No one came back for the dog from morning till the afternoon. If it wasn’t for the lady who saw the dog tied up, who knows what would have happened to it?
Du took the puppy back to her apartment block where he was vaccinated and given a good meal.
Irresponsible breeders and owners are responsible for the tragic fate of stray dogs.
All dogs want is for someone to give them a home and love them forever. Is it too much to ask?
We had a call from animal lovers in Dashi Town about this poor Husky. According to some of the residents, the Husky had been homeless for a long time and was often badly beaten when she was forced to satisfy her hunger by searching in dustbins for food! They said that some people even threw boiling water at her or hit her with sticks!
Our founder, Du Yufeng, took the Husky back to our shelter. She was as thin as a bone! This is a mother who has given birth! Starving herself but searching for food to feed her puppies! We searched around the area but found no puppies. Our volunteers went out the next day and the next. Maybe the puppies succumbed to the evil people who tried to keep their mother away...
Every day someone throws a dog out like it is rubbish and every day someone calls us to save it. The burden on the shelter is getting heavier. One day we will have to turn them away because adoptions aren't coming in quick enough.
If you really love your pets, please sterilize them. This girl will be sterilized when she is back to normal health. You can help us sterilize more dogs by donating here. If you prefer you could sponsoring our work every month with a small amount here.
If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs (or cats), please read our Adoption Policy then contact us.
Thank you for your support.
Some Middle School students rang our founder, Du Yufeng, telling her that there was a stray dog with a 'rotten body' hanging around the dining hall of their school.
Du immediately drove to the school and found a Poodle next to the dining hall door. Some of the students told Du that the dog had been wandering for a long time. As he sat scratching his very itchy body, it was clear that he was suffering from a skin disease.
When Du approached him, he ran off- scared. Du followed him for a long time until kind hearted people at the market helped her to catch him.
Du took him home and gave him a meal and drink then shaved off his remaining matted, smelly fur so that his skin could be treated. He slept well after that.
This poor boy has been abandoned through lack of animal welfare education. Your donations help us to take our education events into our community and further afield.
You can see some of our education events here.
Thank you for helping us to help them.
This young dog was abandoned at the back of Dongba Telecommunications. When we rescued him, the people around the area said that he had been there for about ten days. He was fed by kind people but the last few days he was not interested in food, he had a fever, his eyes were watery and red and he was dribbling from his mouth. Our founder, Du Yufeng and one of our volunteers, Xiao Zhang, went to rescue the dog and take him to the Pet Hospital for examination. His high temperature and symptoms pointed to Canine Distemper.
One week after the dog was rescued, his high temperature has disappeared and his appetite has returned. At the moment he won't eat anything other than ham sausages but if they can give him a full belly, we can add vitamins to them undetected.
He is being given medicines, antibiotics and painkillers and we are hopeful that he will start to feel better soon.
We received a call about a Border Collie who was led opposite Hongda Bus Station. We appealed for an animal lover to take the Collie to the pet hospital. Our appeal was answered and our founder, Du Yufeng, met the rescuer there. The Collie had a discharge from his nose and a fever and while at the pet hospital he had a seizure. Swabs from his mouth and nose were taken and he had his blood drawn to test.The Doctor checked the results and the dog showed a positive test for canine parvovirus. The Doctor also thought some of the symptoms the dog was displaying were from poisoning. The Collie was given antibiotics, probiotics, vitamins, fluids and antibodies. He is on the road to recovery.
Your donations help emergency rescues like this one. They help to pay vet bills and buy the medicines needed to continue treatment back at the shelter. Thank you for your continued support.
UPDATE:- Our founder, Du Yufeng, has been busy every night, staying awake until past 3am to nurse the Border Collie who was rescued, suffering from Canine Parvovirus and suspected poisoning. Du took the Collie to the Pet Hospital for albumin and blood transfusions because he was weak and anaemic. She has also been giving him probiotic yogurt to encourage the friendly bacteria in his gut to multiply and because it has been such a long time since he had anything substantial to eat. He is very thin underneath his long coat. His recovery is getting better every day now. Even though he is still weak he is a fighter.
The Border Collie, rescued and suffering from Canine Parvovirus and suspected poisoning is recovering really well.
Our founder, Du Yufeng, is still tending to him throughout the night but he is now interested in his surroundings and is sitting and standing on his own. He is eating on his own too so no more syringe feeding. Parvo is a painful virus so he is being given painkillers on top of the other medicines and fluids throughout the day and night and he looks forward to his probiotic yogurts every day.
He still has a way to go: his weight needs building up but he is getting better.
Thank you for all your shares and donations to help this little one. They are very much appreciated.
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