No To Dog Meat’s Partner Shelter – The Chrysanthemum Flower Dog Shelter – located South of Beijing
In 2015 our CEO Julia was in China meeting with some of our activist friends in Hebei a province of China. Together they stopped a truck load of dogs destined for the slaughter house. The pictures and report are here
https://notodogmeat.net/2016/03/21/camille-the-story-of-one-dog-rescued-from-the-meat-trade/ . Camille and Oliver were on these trucks.
The rescue, known as “808 Rescue” involved 180 dogs and also some cats. At this time Julia was introduced to a lovely man called Mr Zhao who ran a shelter about an hour away with his wife, where they cared for around 250 – 300 dogs and some cats. My Zhao and his wife have given their lives to caring for these rescued dogs and they, along with the animals are 100% dependent on donations. It is a full time job. They actually live at the shelter.
It was agreed that the 180 dogs rescued by No To Dog Meat could live there, and that we would support Mr Zhao financially each month, effectively making us partners. Soon after our dogs were moved to the shelter, it was discovered they all had distemper so No To Dog Meat funded their veterinary treatment and dear Mr Zhaou and his wife took on their after care.
Following that in November 2015 our charity funded the construction of a brand new, larger shelter just south of Beijing because the dogs we rescued added to Mr Zhaou’s load, increasing it by one third. Now we are his partners, we are financially responsible for the new shelter and the 450 or so dogs and cats living there. Julia visited him in the summer of 2016 and we have lots of pictures of that visit. We were also able to get to know some of the individual dogs and cats at that time and they are featured on our adoption page along with pictures of the construction work. We want to get a vet to work on site.
We have named the new shelter The Chrysanthemum Flower Dog Shelter, and now fund raising for it is our charity’s top financial priority (although other shelters can still apply to us for small one off, occasional grants).
It costs us approximately $5,000 a month to feed the dogs at our shelter and we are always looking for ideas on how to improve our fund raising. If anyone has any ideas on this please do let us know. Or please share our donation links and posts that are specifically for our shelter from our Facebook page and web page. Donors can give a single donation or set up a monthly amount of their choosing, however small, using our simple form.
This year as well as continuing to care for the dogs which we ultimately want to re-home we want to equip a medical room at the shelter in order to provide better on-site medical care for the dogs and cats. We are introducing spay and neuter and microchipping. It will all take a lot of money and resources.
Mr Zhao have a team of local volunteers who help with the day to day work and building projects
The unltimate aim of our work with Mr Zhao is of course to rescue dogs and cats from the various aspects of meat trade, to rehabilitate them and to care for them and to facilitate their adoption onto loving homes both in China and overseas. None of this comes cheap. It cost $5000 a month alone for food. At the end the process of bringing a dog from China to overseas is complicated and logistically difficult and expensive. All this needs to be funded by donation.
We also have an adoption program for people to adopt from our shelter. Please see our adoption page for more details:
We also have a sponsorship program, where you can choose a dog or cat from the shelter to send a one off, or a regular grant to, and you will receive updates about them. Again, the form can easily be changed to send any amount you wish, however small.
Volunteers are always welcome to visit the shelter to assist. Please do let us know if you could go. And finally please do share all our posts regarding our shelter, so we can get lots of people involved.
Thank you and bless your hearts for caring
The Team at No To Dog Meat
Our Dogs from China
We currently have 420 dogs and 36 cats in our Chinese partner sanctuary all of whom are potentially available for adoption. To set up single or monthly donations please click here http://www.notodogmeat.com/Sponsor.php
If you feel you could adopt any of our dogs and cats please contact us via the adoption enquiry form here http://www.notodogmeat.com/Adopt.ph
please make sure to include your email address. You can also reach us on firstname.lastname@example.org where we are happy to answer your questions
Here are some of our dogs and cats:
ut due to her skin problems, which are really common in China, she looks older. She came from a holding yard near Guandong where many of this years Yulin dog meat trade survivors ended up. In the chaos of mass rescue volunteers end up renting small yards just to keep the animals safe. They then look for shelters who can take in a quota. Our activists brought her and 22 others to our new partner shelter near Beijing. What struck me about her was her piercing blue eyes. She has been fully vaccinated and with good nutrition she is making a slow recovery. She is timid but gets on well with other dogs.