Awareness & Grassroots


6.19 RESCUE IN YULIN, CHINA NEEDS HELP!

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation executed a Mission Trip to China June 2018 with the intention of interviewing several shelters and veterinarians in order to find the most pragmatic and individualised approach to aiding said shelters in the most productive manner. After speaking with Ms. YuYu, The foundation’s Executive Director, Dr. John Sessa, would like to extend the following phase program in order to aid her shelter.

Thankfully, these activists rescued the dogs and cat out of the meat traders trucks after surrounding the truck with demands of surrender using the penal code protecting humans against rabies. They found the animals with as many as six shoved into a small crate. They immediately
placed the animals into individual cages and transported them a to a temporary shelter near the rescue site.

This is where the hard work began. Now, these activists had 142 dogs and one cat in critical conditions that all needed to be diagnosed and cared for immediately. They were able to place 100 dogs with local rescue groups and hospitals around China. However, rescue 6.19 had 42 dogs that still required help and placement due to lack of financial commitment. Their only options for the dogs are to turn them over to the government, who will likely return them to the meat traders or to the monks who will most likely kill them.


42 dogs in China are in near-fatal condition, need extremely costly and 24/7
emergency care to survive. What would you do in this case?

Without hesitation, we agreed to help. As a foundation, we leveraged our resources in China to organize the dogs’ transport from the temporary rescue site to local hospitals that could accommodate the dogs. All 42 of dogs have varying degrees of distemper and are in hospitals under the care of Chinese veterinarians. However, 42 dogs all carrying this disease and other various injuries from the meat traders is overwhelming. To ensure the best care and equal attention for the dogs, we transported them to eight different hospitals around the area. Each dog has received a diagnosis of their condition and estimated cost for survival. The Vanderpump Dogs Executive Director is on the phone with the hospitals most nights and mornings organizing all of the medicine and treatments with the doctors in China. This is where we are at now, Dr. John Sessa is planning on returning to China this week to assist with this urgent situation.


We are sure that you are all wondering how you can help make a difference in
this situation.

You are what makes a difference in this community. We love our passionate followers and contributors to our cause. As a foundation, Vanderpump Dogs promotes a self-sustaining module at our rescue center in Los Angeles. By giving back 100% of the proceeds from grooming, retail, and adoptions to our foundation, we are able to apply all of your donations for other rescue

missions like this one. Right now, we are estimating that our rescues in China will need $30,000 per month to survive this trauma. This will pay for; $1,750 for transportation, $5,000 co-pay for the hospitals, $3,500 to receive blood testing with diagnostics, all associated medicine including spay & neutering, $1500 per day for 24-hour veterinarian care, and hospital staff.Click here if you would like to give to our Yulin Rescues. Help us give them a better chance at life and survival.

We are also searching for a transitional space for all the dogs until they are healthy enough to adopt domestically and internationally. While hopefully, These dogs are still so sick:

  • 23 dogs have a distemper and are critical
  • 17 dogs have organ failure
  • 2 have made it in the clear and will hopefully be released next week

Please click the button below if you would like to give to our Yulin Rescues. Help us give them a better chance at live and survival. We appreciate all of your help and support!. Together we can make a difference.


Awareness & Grassroots

The Vanderpump Dog Foundation executed a Mission Trip to China June 2018 with the intention of interviewing several shelters and veterinarians in order to find the most pragmatic and individualised approach to aiding said shelters in the most productive manner. After speaking with Ms. YuYu, The foundation’s Executive Director, Dr. John Sessa, would like to extend the following phase program in order to aid her shelter.

Phase One (90 Days):

  1. Provide a veterinarian to visit Ms. YuYu’s shelter in order to examine and analyze the current health situation of each of the residents of the shelter. Veterinarians of the Foundation’s choice will determine the most pragmatic approach to treating the dogs on an initial basis, as well as , on a long term basis,The vet will also determine capacity and necessary leasehold improvements to better the lives of the resident animals
  2. Provide the necessary food upgrades in order to maintain better gut health for the animals at the shelter
  3. Shelter YuYu will provide Foundation with photos and videos showing food and progression of animals health
  4. Aid in rehoming available dogs internationaly

 

Phase Two (90 Days - one year):

  1. Provide Necessary regular health care visits by veterinary professional as well as necessary medicine
  2. Continue providing food upgrades and additional supplies that will enhance the habitat of the shelter

Phase Three (One year +)

  1. Add additional leasehold improvements like floorings and upgrades to enhance the shelter and the lives of the residents.

 

 

 

 

 

 


How can you get involved?

As a foundation, we have spent a considerable amount of time in Yulin. We’ve researched various organisations to partner with and have created strong relationships with grassroots movements in China. It is our mission to work side-by-side with these incredible activists to create movements that can truly make the necessary changes were all so passionately fighting for.


See how can help our international

Rescues & Campaigns Below


 

Wish List

There are many materials that the shelters in Shenzen China need to aid, and mortal dogs affected from the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Here is an Amazon Wishlist we put together that will be shipped directly to those shelters. Click below to shop and view the list.

 



 

Fundraise

Starting your own campaign is easy! Our passionate campaigners have helped us spread awareness, save animals, and provide a more promising future to end the meat trade in Yulin, China. In just a few steps you can do the same!

Flight Volunteer

We are looking for flight volunteers to help us transport dogs out of China. At this time we are ready to start planning for the survivors future. We are looking for activists who are willing to help transport dogs from Guangzhou to the United Kingdom or Canada. The trip will require fundraising $3,500 for:

- Three Flights
- Two Night Stay in a Hotel
- Translator
- Transportation
- Food

This is what your trip will look like…

After you raise the appropriate funds for your trip, our team will send you a customized itinerary. You will begin your trip traveling from your home on a Thursday evening flight and arrive to Hong Kong, China Saturday morning. From there you will travel with a translator to our Vanderpump Dog Recovery Wing in Guangzhou, China and spend two nights and three days in a hotel close by. Your days will consist of volunteering with our amazing staff in China and getting to know the dogs. Monday you will be traveling with the dogs back to the Hong Kong airport. Finally, you will be responsible for the dogs transportation to either the United Kingdom or Canada where the Yulin survivors will find their forever homes. Click here to contact us if you are interested in becoming a flight volunteer. We are looking for activists who are willing to help transport dogs from Guangzhou to the United Kingdom, Canada or the USA. If you are interested in more information about being a flight volunteer please contact us below


 

Sponsor a Dog

For $250 per month you can sponsor everything for one dog or you can fly a dog to it's new forever home for $2000