Animal Activists In China Save Hundreds Of Dogs & Cats From Drowning In The Country’s Disastrous Floods
Global animal charity Humane Society International (HSI) has praised the efforts of its partner groups Vshine and CAWA in China for their heroic rescue of hundreds of dogs and cats during the recent floods in Beijing and Hebei.
The floods submerged numerous animal shelters, leading to tragic drownings and stranded animals seeking refuge on roofs and trees.
HSI swiftly provided emergency funds to Vshine and CAWA, enabling them to dispatch rescue teams to the affected areas armed with canoes, cages, and catch poles.
The activists managed to save 269 dogs and 11 cats, estimating that around 120 dogs had drowned. Most rescued animals found temporary shelter, while some were transferred for further care.
Zhiyang Huang, leader of Capital Animal Welfare Association and Dalian Vshine, expressed the gravity of the situation, sharing that hundreds of dogs and cats from local shelters had been swept away by floodwaters.
The partnership between HSI and these Chinese groups showcased the dedication to animal rescue in disasters, emphasizing the value of their life-saving work.
Wendy Higgins of HSI praised the Chinese activists as true heroes for their selfless efforts, in ensuring the safety of stranded animals. Gaia Bonini, part of HSI’s international disaster response team, highlighted the challenging nature of the situation and emphasized the need for repairing damaged shelters and rebuilding capacity to safeguard animals in future disasters.
HSI’s global reach in animal rescue extends beyond China, with recent efforts addressing earthquakes in Turkey and wildfires in Chile. The collaborative response between HSI and its Chinese partners demonstrates the importance of supporting and protecting animals in times of crisis.