A wandering homeless dog is searching for someone to save him as he roams around the market. Often, people wonder which country has the highest number of abandoned dogs in the world. China is often cited as an example. A non-profit organization called China Dialogue published a report in 2019 that reveals that China has 40 million stray dogs, making up all the strays worldwide. In this vast population of homeless dogs, we have a little puppy who needs saving.
Not long ago, a clip featuring Ryan surfaced online, which was shared by the organization ‘Northwest Animal Rescue.’ This group is dedicated to rescuing animals in China. Ryan is seen wandering around aimlessly at a busy Chinese market with no clear owner or home to go to.
Ryan’s behavior left many individuals feeling heartbroken. Fearlessly strolling around the market, he would sit in front of merchants and people dining, with a charming expression on his face as if he wanted to be in close proximity to humans.
Ryan, a friendly stray dog, loves to cozy up under people’s feet and rub against their shoes. Unfortunately, some people see him as a nuisance and try to chase him away. Luckily, a reporter captured video footage of Ryan’s affectionate behavior, which caught the attention of Northwest Animal Rescue. Though this market is home to many stray dogs, Ryan stood out to the rescue team. While they cannot save every dog, they make it a priority to rescue young, frail, and sick puppies. Despite his small size, Ryan is just as deserving of a loving home as any other pup.
In the dead of night, they came to a decision to save Ryan. While they were at it, I took the time to check out the marketplace. Upon their arrival, other stray dogs barked and growled aggressively at the rescue team. However, Ryan, being a friendly pup, wagged his tail and eagerly sought help from his newfound friends.
China is currently facing a significant problem with abandoned dogs. Reports from China Dialog suggest that dogs in China are often considered as nothing more than expensive fashion accessories. Rather than being kept for the love and companionship they provide, many individuals own pets simply to follow the latest trends. As a result of the challenges involved in caring for companion animals, a large number of pets are frequently abandoned and left to roam the streets. Another major issue in China is the existence of puppy mills, which breed cats and dogs for commercial purposes. The breeding females are given shots for their entire lives, while non-sold animals may be used for blood collection to provide transfusions to other puppies. It is a global problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. A shift towards valuing life more and promoting adoption over purchasing may help to alleviate this issue over time.