Archive for April 5, 2010

JAR’S 3rd pit stop

Third ’Pit Stop’ – Stray Pup & ‘Jin Qiao’ puppy
A puppy (Cappuccino) was saved from Jinqiao (Pudong) area late afternoon on Saturday 3rd April (see article here). A good friend of JAR called us and kindly arranged boarding at Mignon Boutique till I arranged another plan by arranging  to pick Cappuccino the next day (Sunday 4th April), and transported to Shen Kang Pet Hospital near Longyang Lu (Pudong).
Whilst we were having lunch in Puxi (waiting for the husband to arrive – see 2nd Pit Stop – Puxi Puppies story), our friend contacted us again and stated that she saw another stray puppy huddled up behind a fencing area all sick and poorly. What can I do? We can’t leave the poor thing suffering right? After lunch and deciding to leave as the husband did not turn up (owner of the puppies), Vivian (a fellow rescuer and animal lover) and I drove back to Pudong and met up with our friend. She showed us where the puppy was and there he was. Lying down on rubble and a pile of rubbish, his hind leg was twitching so bad, so weak that he was unable to stand up, and looked so sick. I climbed over a tall fence and went closer to the dog. He heard me as his eyes were glued shut due to infection and saw his little tail wagging. He needed help, he wanted to be saved. Vivian kindly lent me her jacket so I can wrap the dog in it. I passed him over the fencing to Vivian and rushed back to the car. Before going anywhere, the main reason we went back to Pudong was to pick up Cappuccino! We rushed off to Shen Kang Pet Hospital near Longyang Lu.
Unfortunately,after tests, the dog (now called Jin Qiao) contracted distemper (hence the twitching of his hind leg, infection on both of his eyes). The doctor started the 3 stage healing process and has him on a drip and on medication. We want to give him a chance as there’s always a 2nd chance.

Update: 5th April
You’ll be glad to know that Jin Qiao has improved and is better than yesterday!!!  🙂
We will know the outcome in the next couple of days…….

Update: 6th April
Things have turned around with Jin Qiao’s recovery. His health has declined and is not doing as well as we would have liked him to be. We are monitoring his progress and if he does not improve, then…….    😦

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JAR’S manic rescue day – 2nd pit stop

Second ‘Pit Stop’ – Puxi Puppies
We stopped by to check the Puxi Puppies and they are all doing very well. Getting fat and looked after by the Ayi. They are all comfortable in the crate that JAR has provided. More room and protected from the wind and rain. We have also located the crate at the very back of the shed close by to Ayi’s living quarters.
If you remembered from the previous post:
there was meant to be 3 puppies aged 3 to 4 months old, but we only found one (now named Jack). The other 2 turned up! Again, we had to talk with the husband. Unfortunately, he did not turn up.
Luckily, JAR has found at least 4 potential adopters for the puppies. We will take the puppies and the mother to the vet week commencing 19th April. The puppies would have weaned off , and it’s a good time to spay the mother too. So, if anyone is interested in adopting these cuties, please get in touch with us!
Will keep you posted again soon on the Puxi Pups!



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JAR’S manic rescue day!

First ‘Pit Stop’ rescue mission: Hongqiao – construction site
Started off early on Sunday 4th April and met up with the other rescuers at the Loushanguan Metro Station. We arrived at the site and the gates were locked. We asked the people who lived in the construction site where the ‘site manager’ was. Finally found him and tried negotiating again (we were at the site 2 weeks ago) to surrender the dogs. Of course, his answer to everything was plain and simple “No, wait till May when the place is demolished, then you can take the dog”. He was adamant and there was no way he was going to surrender the dogs.
Cut a long story short, he finally agreed for us to ‘try’ and take the dogs after 3 of our rescuers spoke to him.
Catching the dogs proved difficult as all of them (mother/father and their pups) were all skittish. The trauma that these dogs went through due to the workers abusing them with sticks and stones so we pleaded with the manager to tell the workers to stop abusing the dogs. Workers gathered round whilst we tried catching the dogs like they were watching a circus show. It was especially important for us to catch the mother as she is pregnant,  but unfortunately she was too scared. All of the dogs were too scared. Even though we were feeding them with meat sausages and jerkies, they kept scattering away…….at one point, we did manage to tie a leash on the mother dog, however, she freaked out and the male dog came rushing in to protect her! Some of the pups were quite aggressive, not only to us, but especially the workers. I am not surprised……
We will keep trying. We will go back with another strategy. Perhaps a netting, a trapped cage or a tranquilizer gun? We are going back and will keep trying before it is too late…..