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Farewell Little Eddie

23 January 2009, 17:26PM |

Something told me in vet Leanne’s voice that it was going to be bad news. I’d returned to Hong Kong at the weekend for meetings this week and was dreading a call from the team as they went back to the dog rescue centre on Tuesday.

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Misery ends for sickest of dogs

18 January 2009, 22:20PM |

On this latest trip to Qimeng Rescue Centre I remembered to bring tissues. “Little Eddie” has had two reprieves now as her health goes up and down – and I’d convinced myself that I would be holding her frail little body for the last time. This is a photo of her that Rainbow Zhu, our Education Manager, took as she arrived on the truck:

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Good tidings they bring....

18 January 2009, 12:27PM |

Stories like this are food for the soul. These photos in the Hong Kong Chinese-language media almost need no words as our Dr Dog ambassadors proudly show the community how healing and beneficial companion animals are for us all.

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Sad reality of dog meat trade

12 January 2009, 21:43PM |

This wasn’t the way it was meant to turn out – well not if you believe in fairy stories. The 149 rescued dogs would settle down in their new rescue centre, contented and safe, and would all live happily ever after.

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Xin rocks!

11 January 2009, 22:31PM |

Just a year ago, we had a very special guest on site - a Taiwanese rock star by the name of Xin. A vegetarian and animal lover, he must have fallen in love with the bears as he promised to compose a new song for them before he returned.

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Science supports alternatives to bear bile

07 January 2009, 10:13AM |

So many positive developments just now in relation to dogs, cats and bears, that it's hard to know where to start.

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New Year dog rescue – Part II

06 January 2009, 19:23PM |

On the morning of New Year's Day, we arrived back at the rescue centre ready to start health checking, vaccinating and de-worming the dogs. We knew that many of them wouldn't let us even get near, but if we could just reach a few and try to reduce the risk of disease it would at least be a start.

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New Year dog rescue – Part I

05 January 2009, 00:44AM |

The last thing we expected to be doing on New Year's Eve was following a truck full of caged dogs destined for the notoriously cruel meat markets of southern China. Little did I realise when writing about Rainbow and the team's dog demonstrations in Chengdu over Christmas that we would later be involved in the rescue of the very same species destined for the food tables of Guangzhou.

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Chengdu Anti-dog-eating Campaign

31 December 2008, 09:10AM |

Here's a lovely story to end the year from our own Rainbow Zhu, who organised a fantastic event in Chengdu to promote dogs as our friends, not food. Happy New Year to you all!

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Panto perfection!

27 December 2008, 04:26AM |

Everybody loves a panto at Christmas and we were no different as nearly 300 of us sat in the audience at the Bloomsbury Theatre in London cheering and jeering when the goodies and baddies did their best and worst.

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