Fwd: Re: China Daily, 12/1/03: Stray mutt's story a doggone shame
Yoon Kerr <yoons_choi@...> wrote:
Date: Mon, 1 Dec 2003 08:26:21 +0000 (GMT)
From: Yoon Kerr
Subject: Re: China Daily, 12/1/03: Stray mutt's story a doggone shame
To: StopNightmareDogIndustries ,
--- Kim Bartlett wrote: >
A dog sent to rural Fangshan to escape a police
ban broke away
its new owners and returned to its home in urban
Beijing after 54 days.
Residents in the neighbourhood of Zhongguancun
District could not help but shed tears when they saw
outside their homes last Monday.
"I knew it was him when I heard barking coming
was cooking in the kitchen," said an elderly woman
Known as Dahuang, or Big Yellow, the
once-healthy animal was
at the doorway. His body was gaunt and skinny, with a
wound on the
left paw and a swelling on his back apparently caused
by a stone. Fur
used to be golden was now matted and black.
The animal could not stand up after entering
Chen was not its only master. The dog was a
stray three years
it first showed up in the courtyard fronting several
and a few neighbours fed him, the dog took to them as
its masters and
neighbourhood as its home.
The dog was fed by the neighbours until one day
some other dog
protested and called the police.
They complained Dahuang was a threat to their
pets' health, and
the police failed to catch the dog, the temporary
masters decided to
Dahuang to Fangshan, where medium-sized dogs are
allowed to be raised.
In Beijing, medium-sized and large dogs are not
allowed to be
in urban areas to avoid possible attacks on humans.
And all dogs in the
must being vaccinated.
The police refused to make an exception to the
good-hearted neighbours have sent the dog back to
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