We are forever grateful when we can rescue dogs from horrible conditions and bring them to forever loving homes. This is certainly what happened to one of our beautiful pups named Jax. His story began when we intercepted one of the 5.05 dog meat trucks.
Out of this horror comes the fact that one of the of the most important jobs we have at No Dogs Left Behind is to find loving homes for the precious souls we save from this brutal trade in China.
We can intercept trucks, feed them, vaccinate them, and fix broken bones but we cannot fix broken spirits without getting our babies to loving forever homes.
Every pup that is adopted allows us to create more room for the next ones. In our eyes, for every pup we get adopted, we are truly saving the lives of two dogs.
The first dog is the dog you so graciously adopted which frees up space to save another life here in China.
Today we wanted to share a truly amazing, heart-warming and happy story with our readers about our beloved Jax and the family that has welcome him into their home.
We asked our kind adopters, Guiseppena and Sal, to share their loving story with our readers and why they made the decision to bring a pup that was saved from the dog meat trade into their home.
Here's their story.....
Sal and I were looking into different rescues as we were hoping to adopt a 2nd dog. We came across No Dogs Left Behind one day, which naturally then led us towards researching about the Yulin Meat Festival.
To keep it simple- we were horrified, heartbroken and sickened over what we saw. It was then that we knew instantly our next rescue dog would come from No Dogs Left Behind.
When we got in touch with Jeff, he asked which survivor we were interested in giving a forever home. Without hesitation I responded, “all of them!”
It was so hard for Sal and I to decide who we wanted so we left it up to Jeff. Jeff said he had the perfect dog for us and chose Jax (formally Edward). We instantly fell in love as soon as we saw him. Those hazel eyes won us over in seconds.
Jax was rescued from the 5.05 truck, crammed in the smallest crate you could imagine with at least a dozen other dogs who were suffocating.
His eyes were glued shut, infected with distemper and battered from defending himself. Jeff and his team provided him with impeccable TLC & medical care and brought him back to life.
Jeff was right, he IS the perfect dog. Since we brought him home, Jax has been nothing but a blessing. All he wants is to be loved and cuddled.
To know that this perfect dog was almost butchered brings tears to our eyes. He is the most loving and protective dog.
Jax has made himself at home and is so happy; his tail wags all day, falls asleep with a smile on his face, loves running through the leaves and loves his head rubs.
His sister, Lulu, loves him so much and is giving him the time he needs to fully adjust to his brand new life. He is truly the greatest addition to our family.
This has been nothing but an incredible experience for us. Jeff answered all of our questions through call/text, even sent us updates, pictures and videos of Jax leading up to his flight home.
By doing this, we were able to raise so much awareness about No Dogs Left Behind and what they’re doing. Everyone called us crazy at the start of this, mainly because they didn’t know what happens in Yulin.
But now, we have so many friends and family who are supporting us and No Dogs Left Behind. They all have fell in love with Jax just as fast as we did.
We believe that with each dog that gets adopted, we are one step closer to this gut-wrenching festival being shutdown for good. No Dogs Left Behind earns all the credit in the world for risking their own lives to give these survivors a second chance at life.
We cannot thank Jeff and his team enough for allowing us to be a part of their rescue mission. They will always be family to us.
If it weren’t for them, Jax would not be here with us today.
Giving a second life to any of these survivors from No Dogs Left Behind is the best decision a person could ever make.
DO NOT SUPPORT ANY RESCUE ORGANIZATION THAT BUY DOGS FROM SLAUGHTERHOUSES DURING THE YULIN DOG MEAT FESTIVAL
No matter how well-meaning, buying dogs from slaughterhouses in Yulin is counterproductive and the consequence is to artificially boost the dog meat trade. Yulin slaughterhouses can even deliberately accumulate larger numbers of dogs knowing that animal campaigners will be their highest-paying customers.
No Dogs Left Behind never contributes to the perpetuation of the dog meat trade in China and that is why we believe that the interception of illegal dog trucks in co-operation with the legal activist groups and the police, where dogs are legally confiscated, or the rescue of dogs relinquished without payment from slaughterhouses or markets is the only way to fight the dog meat trade long term.
German Shepherds, along with many other large dog breeds are illegal in China and are at times, CULLED.
PLEASE HELP us get them to a home and SAFETY in America.
Join us in the fight to end the dog meat trade in Asia.
No Dogs Left Behind operates on The Five Pillars of Rescue.
I Emergency Response
II Shelter Operations Protocols
V Government Advocacy
It is with great pleasure to have members of the Agricultural College of China continuously volunteer at No Dogs Left Behind Beijing shelter.
The children are the key to success in this global war against animal cruelty. Student volunteers take part in all aspects of our dogs life at the shelter.
No Dogs Left Behind engages every stage of rescue, from emergency response to final adoption through international alliances and engaging local resources.
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Dino's health and spirit slowly returned under the tender love and care of the No Dogs Left Behind Beijing Shelter.
This little dog has a very special heart and the will to live. He truly has been to hell and made it back. The horrors he had endured would be more than enough to make anyone give up. Dino's leg had been broken off leaving bones exposed. He had been in this horrific, painful condition with no food or water for days. Dino was sent for emergency amputation surgery. I honestly thought I’d never see him again. At that desperate moment, fighting back the tears, I made him a promise. If he survived I would see to it he gets to the USA and into a loving home. With every fiber in his being he fought for his life, he SURVIVED!!!
Today No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB) began a project to sterilize all 50 of the male dogs at our Beijing shelter. We have put together a large medical team on site that will be assisted by volunteers.
All of the female dogs at the shelter have already been sterilized. So in a couple of days, the Beijing shelter will be 100 percent sterilized which has always been our goal.
NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND FOOD DRIVE
WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR HELP TO BUY FOOD FOR OUR SHELTER DOGS.
ALL THE DOGS AT OUR SHELTERS ARE SURVIVORS OF THE DOG MEAT TRADE IN CHINA.
THE DOGS WE RESCUE HAVE ALL SUFFERED HORRIFIC ABUSE.
THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS THEY RECEIVE THE FOOD, MEDICAL CARE AND LOVE THEY NEED TO RECOVER.
THEY HAVE THE MOST RESILIENT SPIRITS AND OPEN HEARTS.
WE WILL BRING THEM ALL TO A LOVING FOREVER HOME IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE NO DOGS LEFT BEHIND.
PEDIGREE DOGS STOLEN FROM THEIR HOMES IN CHINA FOR MEAT Five German Shepherd dogs rescued from China's meat trade are flying in to New York for adoption
These five beautiful German Shepherds are arriving in New York from China. They were rescued last May off a dog meat truck that was heading south to a slaughterhouse in Yulin.
On the 21st. of June the annual Yulin dog meat and lychee fesitival takes place. Activists rallied from all over China to track and then intercept the truck in Henan province. No Dogs Left Behind (NDLB) was called in for assistance. The truck had 600 dogs shoved into small wire butcher cages. The dogs had been shoved in those cages for days and days and were all sick and dying when they were rescued. NDLB immediately set up a makeshift treatment center in the field and treated and vaccinated all the dogs. The dogs had open wounds where they rubbed against the rusty metal of the cages on the rough long journey. After administering emergency medical care, NDLB took the dogs to their Henan shelter where the physical and mental recovery began.
At the shelter they received the veterinary treatment they needed to survive and heal their wounds. They were given lots of time and love so they could recover from the mental trauma and learn to trust people again. These dogs have suffered horrific abuse at the hands of the dog meat traders but they have the most resilient spirits and open hearts. They have traveled a long journey looking for their forever loving homes. They can be adopted at www.northwindkennelsny.com
Most of the dogs are stolen from their homes as they are easier to steal, catch and handle than feral dogs. They are knocked out with a blow dart in their yards and then dragged over, under or through the fence with a noose on a long pole. Other dogs are sold directly to the butchers from owners who no longer want them or breeders who have not managed to sell them or simply snatched off the streets. Many of the dogs are still wearing their collars and some of the smaller dogs are still wearing their coats. They are stuffed into the wire cages where they remain in agony for days and days until the truck is full.
They are stuffed so tightly in the cages that they cannot move and the cages are all piled on top of each other. The trucks drive for days to reach a meeting place where the cages of dogs are weighed and then bid on for the restaurants in Yulin. When the cage is stuffed full of animals it weighs more and therefore fetches more money.
There is no recourse for owners to find their dogs in China as dogs are not chipped and there is no public database. There is no place to look for a stolen dog. We once encountered a heart broken man at a butchers weighing area who couldn’t find his beloved stolen dog. China is an enormous country and the dogs are trucked over such large distances so there is no way of knowing what region they originally came from.
The dogs are tortured because there is a belief that the more the dog has suffered, the better its meat will be and it will make the men who consume it more virile. The dogs are strung up and beaten with metal poles to bruise the meat and then they are skinned alive. The dog skins are then sold commercially to dog leather manufactures and then the products are exported worldwide. So if you purchase leather that is made in China, it very well could be dog skin, and more than likely it was someones pet dog!
Baby Girl was adopted this week into a loving home with Nyla. No Dogs Left Behind rescued both pups from the dog meat trade in China and brought them to their forever home in California.
Baby Girl made the long flight from Beijing to Los Angles last week and was immediately adopted. She is settling in well to her loving home with new mom, Allison and a sister, Nyla, who is also a survivor of the dog meat trade in China.
No Dogs Left Behind rescued Baby Girl from an intercepted dog meat truck on 6/19/17 in Guangzhou and Nyla was rescued from a slaughterhouse in Yulin in 2016.
Baby Girl made the trip from China to California last week with 7 beautiful friends. Dino, Bonnie, Clyde, Elsa, Julia, Bao Bao & Helen are all looking for loving homes.
On 6/19/2017 they were all rescued from a truck headed to slaughter in China. Bonnie, Clyde, Helen and Bao Bao are some of the miracle puppies of the rescue. Bonnie & Clyde are Julia's puppies. Helen was born blind, Bao Bao just a puppy himself became Helen’s best friend and guide dog. Hoping that Helen and Bao Bao can be adopted together.