NoToDogMeat’s Beijing shelter is busy taking in dogs from shelters in the west of the city which have been decimated by China’s terrible floods.
Animal rights networks around Beijing have sprung into action to help, and Anna Gan, who manages NoToDogMeat’s Beijing facility is on the front line of the daring rescue efforts.
These images show dogs who have been safely transported to the shelter, with Anna and her team battling through flood waters, roadblocks and thick mud to reach the frightened animals.
Anna said: “The floods have been a disaster for all animal rights in Beijing, and we are doing all that we can to help as many animals as possible.
“I would not wish for this situation, but it has given us strength to see how wonderfully everyone pulls together, and we are proud to be part of this effort for the animals.”
The situation in Beijing is unprecedented, as China has recorded the worst rainfall in the city for at least 140 years. 21 people are known to have died.
In Hebei, where much of Beijing’s water was diverted to with disastrous results – NoToDogMeat’s large shelter has not been so lucky, and manager Mr Zhao is on site battling to sure up the structure, and ensure the safety of the dogs on site.
All of the food has been spoiled by the flood waters, and the team are appealing for donations to help buy more, and help the rescue and rebuilding effort.