Whilst there are many rescue and shelter operations in mainland China, there is one particular shelter who is in constant contact with an Australian charity who support their tireless efforts in rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming survivors of the dog meat trade.
Chinese animal activist, BoHe, has a shelter based in Mudanjiang, China where she has a dedicated team of volunteers who help shelter over 2,700 dogs on the property. BoHe makes regular trips to the local slaughterhouses and dog meat markets in this north eastern province of China to rescue not only dogs, but also cats, goats and birds from horrific conditions.
BoHe works with a respected vet hospital to ensure these animals receive any necessary care and they are then housed at her shelter until they are ready for adoption. During the winter, however, temperatures in this area of China can plummet to -40C and whilst there is some access to heating and indoor housing, these dogs really need warm bedding during these freezing winter months – particularly the sick and elderly amongst them.
Paws For Change are partnering with BoHe’s Australian contact, Fight Dog Meat based in Queensland, to raise funds for winter blankets for the shelter. Fight Dog Meat is a registered charity and all donations over $2 through their website or PayPal account are tax deductible.
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In addition, Fight Dog Meat has been instrumental in leasing newly built kennels in Shanghai which will see many more of BoHe’s adoptable dogs prepare for international adoptions. These kennels are under construction and almost complete – so stay tuned for more details in 2019 about this newest facility and updates on these dogs as they start their happy ever after with loving homes around the world.