800 Cats Rescue: Update

During the past couple days it has been a whirlwind. Our Sophie Ling is completely exhausted and no doubt this has been a traumatic experience for everyone.

From negotiating with police to release the cats to being stonewalled into discussing politics with the Ministry of Agriculture – we finally were able to obtain results.

Approximately 32 hours ago, the cats were released to a countryside. Activists that were present scrambled to save the cats that they could. Many of the cats are with the activists – yet many are still out there roaming the streets freely.

Many questions – does this mean the traders will be able to re-obtain them?  Yes this does, this also means they are not safe – not by a long shot. The thieves and traders will try again, they will try to start all over again.

Fact is it is impossible for a small rescue organisation to home over 800 cats – yet the fact that these cats were set free and are no longer in cramped crates is a small step.

Not all hope is lost – a majority of the cats are with rescues, and activists. They will continue to need your financial support and we will continue to work on the ground and behind the scenes with our outreach.

It has truly been a long few days for everyone – no sleep, no food – however a small price to pay as we love our animals and are willing to go to great lengths to see them safe!

As always – evidence of the 800 cat rescue and more updates can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NoToDogMeat/ As well as our twitter @NoToDogMeat

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No To Dog Meat & Team Rescue 800 Cats

Six hours ago, No To Dog Meat Sophie Ling, and The Shanghai Animal Protection Frontline Alliance – Intercepted a truck load of 800 cats!

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The cats were unloaded from the truck with the help of the fire department. The team has been watching the warehouse all week.
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The Police were called and all cats have been confiscated without food and water, while being placed in the pound.
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Sophie and two colleagues plus the activists were there negotiating with police at 3 am– to try and reason with them so they could feed and give water to these poor cats or possibly have them released.

Sophie will have to put in an official complaint to see that these cats are released – we are awaiting more updates as this rescue continues on.

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We support everyone on the front line – Including The Shanghai Animal Protection Frontline Alliance activists. We will continue to update as information is sent to us from Sophie Ling and other contacts over in China.

If you wish to help with a donation towards food and medical care, this money will be sent over to them as fast as possible.

You can donate here: www.notodogmeat.com/donate.php