- After a challenging journey, 31 dogs that have been rescued from China’s dog meat trade in April have arrived in the U.S.
- Due to CDC’s one-year ban on dog importation, there have been delays in the dogs’ entry into the country.
- The concerted efforts of organizations from China, Canada, and the U.S. made their chance at a new life possible.
Thanks to a global effort of organizations and the nonprofit welfare group China Rescue Dogs, 31 dogs — 16 Golden Retrievers and a blend of Pugs and French bulldogs — will have their chance to live out new lives in the U.S. They have escaped the dog meat trade in China in April 2022 and we cannot help but be relieved that 31 lives are saved.
Their journey has been long and challenging.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s one-year ban on importing dogs into the U.S. caused a delay. China is included in the list of more than 100 countries. But when the CDC adjusted the ban, they allowed the dogs entry into the country.
And so, the rescued dogs started their passage to the U.S. through Canada where they had to stay for three weeks in Vancouver. And on September 23, they finally landed in the U.S.A. Ten U.S. rescue organizations will facilitate the adoption of the 31 dogs.
Jill Stewart, the founder of China Rescue Dogs said, “We could not have accomplished this mission without the help of David MacNeil, the CEO of WeatherTech, Nordstrom, Dog is My CoPilot, and all our supporters. Dog is MyCoPilot is a nonprofit that saves dogs from high-kill shelters. The flight from Canada into the U.S. was their first international transport.”
Jill added that the global effort of the teams from China, Canada, and the United States saved the dogs from slaughter.
Vice President of China Rescue Dogs Brandy Cherven said, “To know these dogs now have a second chance at life and will experience love for the first time makes all the time spent on a project like this worthwhile.”
We wish you happy long lives, lucky 31! And may you find the forever homes that you deserve.
If you want to know more about how you can help or how to adopt a newly rescued dog, you may visit China Rescue Dogs’ website.