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Happy, happy earthquake dogs!

27 October 2008, 22:32PM |

Since we rescued over 100 earthquake dogs in Dujiangyan in May and June, a construction team has been busy building the new Animals Asia-funded enclosures at a rescue centre we are co-operating with in
Chengdu.

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Jen gets her very own Bear

26 October 2008, 21:04PM |

A fond farewell to Jen O'Dwyer (our resident vet in Vietnam) for a few weeks as she leaves us to get married in Australia to her very own "Bear" – yes that really is the nickname of her husband-to-be, John.

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Welcome to the family David

23 October 2008, 12:13PM |

Who could resist him? Laid out on our surgery table today in Vietnam with our brilliant vet team momentarily forgetting their serious faces and clucking around him like foster mums, David slept in total oblivion, breathing rhythmically and strongly as he received his first health-check ever.

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Animal therapy executive-style!

22 October 2008, 15:08PM |

This week saw our Dr Dogs involved in a truly remarkable exercise. Dr Eddie and our team of canine therapists reached out to executives of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank (HSBC) – and charmed them all. We were invited to take part in a series of anti-stress workshops as part of HSBC’s Work Life Balance Day and visited four locations across Hong Kong.

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Getting to know you....

20 October 2008, 18:41PM |

One of the nicest stages – and sometimes one of the most heart-in-mouth moments – is when we start moving the new bears in their recovery cages closer to each other in preparation for guiding them into groups.

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Goodbye Devon and Niki

09 October 2008, 02:33AM |

I’m so sorry to bring you more terrible news from Chengdu, but two more of our bears have passed away – Devon and Niki.

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Concerns about contaminated bile

22 September 2008, 19:35PM |

The recent scandal in China of baby formula and milk containing melamine has seen over 6,000 babies affected and three who have died. One of the responses from the Chinese Government was that they hadn't been alerted to this before and were blaming the milk companies concerned for keeping the growing crisis from the ears of the Government and innocent public.

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That was Babs …

21 September 2008, 13:00PM |

So sad to let you know that we lost Lucky Rui on Thursday after she was found collapsed in her den at 8am when our staff entered to feed the residents of Bear House 5.

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Rubble's miraculous makeover

19 September 2008, 10:06AM |

It just goes to show what a large dose of tender loving care can do for a little earthquake victim in need. Back in May, after being picked up from the devastated streets of Dujiangyan, it was hard to identify Rubble as a dog.

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Sweet success for Dilly

13 September 2008, 18:22PM |

As you know, our bears love to climb and some of the residents of House 1 – Stardust, Starlight and Dilly – have recently launched their own tree-climbing club! Here they are on one of their inaugural climbs (from the top, Stardust, Dilly and Starlight).

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Jill's Bio

Jill Robinson MBE

Jill heads Animals Asia’s team of over 300 enthusiastic staff. She divides her time between mainland China, Vietnam and Hong Kong, and travels frequently…

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