FINAL VICTORY OF THE 3.02 CHONGQING DOG RESCUE
NOT NEGOTIATING WITH EVIL DOGNAPPERS IS OUR BOTTOM LINE!
At 4am in the early morning of the 5th of March, the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association (CSAPA) and other volunteers finally came to an agreement with the local Chongqing Government about the 900 caged dogs. This happened after days of long negotiations, and all the dogs have now been released into the care of Chongqing Small Animal Protection.
The negotiations happened at the second rescue scene where volunteers chased down the truck and stopped them at a toll booth, after the truck was first released by the Quarantine Head Officer. The quarantine certificate the dognappers had was fake, one that was made only after the truck was stopped the first time on 1st of March. It was also discovered that there was a black sheep among the dogs that were captured, which also somehow ‘passed’ the dog quarantine. On the 4th of March, the two quarantine officials who issued the fake certificate to the dognappers had their jobs terminated after investigations were made by the Quarantine Bureau of Wushen County.
Many thanks go to the two gentlemen who personally flew all the way from Shenzhen to Chongqing to help the other volunteers try and rescue the dogs. When they arrived in the early morning on the 4th of March, there were only 10 volunteers at the second rescue scene, in the freezing cold and with a lack of rescue equipment. There was one foreign volunteer who came all the way from Shanghai to collect signatures and finger stamps for a petition calling for animal protection laws to be established. There were also many volunteers from other provinces who drove for more than 10 hours to the scene to help. The CSAPA also hired busses for other volunteers to travel to the scene, which was around 3 hours away from Chongqing. Veterinarians from the city of Chengdu also came to help the dogs. Everyone’s arrival was very much appreciated and was great encouragement for the other local volunteers.
We are now calling for more volunteers right now to come to the rescue scene at Anwen School in the Qijiang subcity of Chongqing to help transport the dogs and clean up the area, as we do not want to affect the rest of the general public. More than ten owners have been reunited with their stolen dogs, and we hope more families will be reunited with their dogs soon. There are many breeds of dogs that have been stolen, including Golden Retrievers, German Shepherds and Huskies.
NOT NEGOTIATING WITH EVIL DOGNAPPERS IS OUR BOTTOM LINE! WITH YOUR CONTINUED HELP AND LOVING SUPPORT, WE HAVE THE HOPE AND DETERMINATION TO DEFEND THIS BOTTOM LINE AND NEVER BACK DOWN TO THE DOGNAPPERS! No matter the conditions, we will continue to be with our furry friends through the darkest times of their lives. We thank you all for your love and support; it is because of all of you that we were able to rescue more than 900 suffering dogs.
There is still a long way to go after the dogs have been rescued. Injured dogs need to be treated and all of these dogs still need to be given a loving home to stay in. At the moment, the CSAPA is looking to rent a place for the dogs to temporarily stay while they are being treated.
We appreciate all of you, whether you were a determined volunteer who stayed at the rescue scene for over three days straight, or an avid poster on Weibo spreading the news of the 900 dogs all over the world.
We are calling for Animal Protection Laws to be made in China, which will allow the whole chain for dog and cat eating to be stopped as soon as possible. This rescue is a great example of what must be done, and although it lasted for more than three days, the volunteers have succeeded in saving the dogs. We pray that the dogs that have passed away will lead to millions of more dogs and cats being saved in the future.
Again we thank you all so much! On this frozen night, we feel warm.
Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association
5th Mar 2013-03
Briefly translated by Joy Gao金椒妈 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Please see the link for more updates at: Care for Chinese Animals: http://careforchineseanimals.net/2013/03/03/3-02-chongqing-dog-rescue/
Please visit the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association website for full updates and details of the rescue.