The puppies that were found on a Beijing building site on Monday have been given emergency care and shelter. But with a potentially deadly virus spreading among the tiny pups, the rescue operation urgently needs volunteers and financial donations to save the little ones.
38 puppies and eight adult dogs were discovered on the construction site in southeast Beijing, and have been the focus of a joint effort between local rescuers and the international community. Sadly, however, several of the pups have tested positive for parvovirus, a canine illness easily treatable with the proper medicine but highly infectious and dangerous if not dealt with.
Some of the pups that have been cleared have been placed with foster carers, and are proving to be affectionate and easily house trained. As they are so young they are best fostered in pairs at least, so they can socialize with each other. Loving temporary homes for these little ones are very much needed.
Right now though, with the medical bills mounting, perhaps the more urgent need is for financial support. RMB 120 will provide a single pup with a potentially life-saving vaccination, while RMB 360 will pay for a whole day of urgent veterinary treatment. You can make a donation right now by scanning the QR code below, and know that every penny raised is going directly to the immediate treatment of the animals.
Another urgent need is for drivers to move the animals around between the rescue center, the veterinary hospital, and potential carers. Anyone with a car and a Beijing license who can help is urged to contact Alex Cukor at Lost Puppies of Beijing, via the QR code below.
Local businesses are joining in the fundraising effort. Mexican food favorite Pebbles is offering the chance to win a RMB 100 voucher with every donation.
And popular bar and Moroccan restaurant Caravan is making the campaign part of the celebrations of their fourth anniversary, with a “Live Disco 4 Doggies” on Friday March 22.
If driving, disco, or even donations aren’t for you, but you can help in some other way, please get in touch with Lost Puppies of Beijing. The pups need you!
Photos: courtesy of Lost Puppies of Beijing