Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hound Lovers in Headlines: Crowd of 200 Blocks Off Toll Booth, Saves 580 Dogs

A large crowd of 200 gathered in Beijing, Friday, to block a highway toll booth, preventing a driver with hundreds of crying dogs in the truck from passing, according to the Associated Press on Friday.

The dogs were crammed inside the truck and were sent off to be killed for food.

After a man called for help on the internet to stop the driver, about 200 people came to the rescue and blocked the truck for 15 hours until the dogs were finally released for $17,606. Most of the money came from animal protection foundations.

According to the Associated Press, many of the dogs were “dehydrated, injured and suffering from a potentially deadly virus.” At least 68 have been hospitalized in the Dongxing Animal Hospital. The rest of the dogs are being cared for.

To read the full article, click here.

Photo by the Associated Press and Capital Animals Welfare Association.

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