On the 5th of March 2013 a truck full of more than 1300 caged dogs was seen in Guiyang. Volunteers from Guiyang who were driving back from the Chongqing rescue successfully stopped the truck in Guiyang, the capital city of Guizhou Province. They joined up with volunteers from Chongqing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Kunming, Shenzhen and Zunyi in Guizhou Province to help with the rescue.
Teenage and young adult volunteers came out to help out of the love of their hearts. Much of the older generation is hopeless and broken down after the Cultural Revolution, only wanting to earn money and not caring about the consequences of their actions. These teenagers working so hard to help animals are the new hope of China. We not only want to save the abused animals, we also want to save the people of China.
We greatly appreciate the Governor of Xiouwen, Mr.Huang, who was extremely supportive of the volunteers and the rescue. Because of the sheer number of dogs, the local animal shelter did not have the equipment or resources to keep all 1300 of the dogs. Ms. Chen Yunlian, the Director and Founder of Aizhijia Animal Rescue Center in Chengdu, flew from Chengdu on 6th of March to assist the volunteers. Her shelter has more than 2000 well cared for rescued dogs. Other animal shelters in China took in more dogs.
Governor Huang issued a formal Government commission giving his authority to the three shelters to take the rescued dogs home without any trouble. He ordered local policemen and quarantine officers as an escort part of the journey to ensure their safety. He also organised his own party to help re-loading the dogs and clean up the rescue scene to let the tired volunteers have a break. We greatly appreciate Governor Huang and his loving heart; he is the best example of a Governor in the whole of China.
The dogs have all arrived safely and are settling down in their respective shelters.
With the 1300 dogs, there was one ginger cat discovered who somehow passed the fake quarantine ‘certificate’. This cat was adopted by a volunteer from Shanghai, who had been at both the Chongqing and Guiyang dog rescues and named Little Guiyang.
In the past week alone, there have been four dog rescues in the cities of Chongqing, Guiyang, Shenyang and Changchun and the week has been dubbed the Chinese Animal Liberation Movement by the New York Times.
However, dognappers every day are capturing dogs in the streets. Animal protection shelters and volunteers are working so hard and are so tired, and they cannot keep rescuing dogs like this. We urge the Chinese Government to make animal protection laws that will stop this from happening in the future.
We greatly appreciate the work of all these determined and hardworking volunteers, and animal lovers all over the world who help via Weibo.
Briefly translated by Joy Gao and edited by Marian.
Please see the updates and lots more photos on the link of Care for Chinese Animals:
PS. Another contact adds this:
But the most urgent and serious matter at the moment is that at least 4 Chinese volunteers have been arrested and detained by Shenyang police after they tried to stop and rescue a truck load of dogs bound for Shenyang, and their fate is still unknown.