years ago this April, Jill Robinson first walked onto a bear bile farm. On that day in April 1993, Jill could have walked away, but she chose to act and do what she could. Today, you also have a choice. If everyone reading this donated just US$20, it would pay for the care of over 150 bears at our China sanctuary for a full year. Please help us celebrate 20 years of progress. Donate US$20 today (or whatever you can afford).
Dr Dudupi visits children at the SOS Children’s Village.
Dudupi joined the Dr Dog programme in 2008 and made an impression straight away with his adorable pug face and his gentle nature. Accompanied by his guardian, Ms He Dan, and wearing his bright red “Dr Dog” scarf, Dr Dudupi visited many nursing homes, autistic children’s institutions and orphanages, making friends everywhere he went.
One of Dudupi’s biggest fans was Grandma Wu, who loved the furry doctor like a grandson. The affection was mutual – even after Grandma Wu passed away, loyal Dudupi would still go to “her room” to look for her. A true star of the Chengdu Dr Dog team, Dudupi was invited to attend the Asia for Animals Conference as an honoured guest in 2011, along with nine other special dog volunteers.
In March 2012, Dr Dudupi was diagnosed with cancer but was able to make one last visit to the SOS Children’s Village in March before he passed away peacefully at the age of 13. We are very grateful to Ms He Dan for bringing this beautiful dog into the programme.
Dr Dudupi will be remembered as our little dog hero – an affectionate character who brought joy and laughter to many people’s lives.