China Rescue Dogs aims to create a better life for 60 precious canines pulled out from China’s dog meat trade. To do this, the organization has set up a fundraising drive to transport these puppies to North America to be put up for adoption.
China Rescue Dogs is dedicated to rescuing canines from the horrible dog meat trade and wishes to place them in safe, permanent homes in Canada and the United States. Over the past year, they have already matched several canines with their respective families despite the ongoing pandemic’s roadblocks and travel restrictions. However, the group is committed to continue the initiative, and they are currently looking to increase their numbers.
Together with twelve other U.S.-based rescue organizations, China Rescue Dogs worked on rehoming 60 canines by the end of January this year. The group’s president and founder, Jill Stewart, recently said in a statement that they were urgently working on saving other dogs before Chinese New Year. Stewart said that the country shuts down in February, and for their survival, they need to get as many dogs out as possible during that time.
China Rescue Dogs and their partners needed to cover the travel expenses of all 60 canines so they could arrive via two separate cargo planes at the John F. Kennedy International Airport last January 28 and 29. Despite the fundraising drive and shelling out their own money, they still needed $14,000 to ensure that no dog got left behind for the trip.
In a release regarding their rescue mission, Stewart said that they needed the public’s support to save the lives of the 60 canines. Donations are also vital to help them get adopted to live long, happy, and healthy lives. She added that she couldn’t bear to imagine what might happen to the poor canines if they were constrained to turn their backs to some of them.
And because of the restrictions brought about by the ongoing pandemic, it was difficult for China Rescue Dogs to carry out their mission and load these puppies into commercial flights to return them to the U.S. As a solution, they resorted to using cargo plans to transport them to the country. It was a more expensive alternative, which cost the group roughly $3,500 per canine. Essentially, this made every donation geared towards the rescue count even more.
In a statement, China Rescue Dog’s vice president, Ryan McDonnell said, that while saving one dog would not change the world, at least they are ultimately changing the life of that one dog. He said this was his favorite quote, which encapsulates the very heart of their organization’s mission.
Anyone who wishes to support their cause is encouraged to visit their website for more information. All donations would be utilized towards saving more canines in their future endeavors.
Source: China Rescue Dogs