Dogs rescued from poor living conditions in China were flown to the United States to begin their new lives. Photo by Sandy Strebler
An article published in the Observer in August shared the story of dedicated educators, their students and parents that helped less-fortunate four-legged creatures have a happy ever after. Bethesda Childcare Center in Bay Village held a car wash on July 24, raising $750 for Lucky Paws and Golden Treasures animal rescues.
Golden Treasures golden retriever rescue was able to secure and accept dogs from a meat market in China. Their journey was stressful. Some of the dogs were relinquished by family, others were rescued from packed dog-meat farms and off the streets.
A dedicated rescue group in China legally coordinated their complete vetting, boarding and transporting to arrive safely in the U.S. Several more dogs will be arriving in the next few months.
Upon arrival, the dogs received additional vetting for health check clearance and were then passed off to foster families to decompress and begin new lives. Some are fostering right here in the Westshore area and will begin the process of seeking their forever homes.
I applaud the community for supporting the Bethesda children and staff so that they can be part of a really big rescue story and plant the seeds and memories of the importance of kindness and compassion.