Long Way Home Adoptables is a volunteer nonprofit organization that rescues the animals that need help the most. The elderly. The abused. The pregnant. The neglected. The forgotten. See below how you can help, or click here.
They seek to help the most vulnerable animals possible, no matter where they come from or the medical care they require. LWHA is fortunate to partner with two animal activist organizations in China, Animal Action Guangzhou and Harbin Slaughterhouse Survivors Animal Rescue, who rescue dogs from the meat trade and slaughter houses. Some are rescued on the way to the slaughter houses, some are saved from Chinese medical laboratories before they are sent to slaughter, and some are simply found in the streets in horrible conditions.
The Yulin Festival is one of many that happens every year in China, where dogs are killed and eaten. But, last year on June 19th, activists made international news when they bravely used their cars to block a truck loaded with 1,300 cats and dogs headed to slaughter for the festival. Many never made it off the truck due to poor health or cruel transport conditions, but almost 1,000 did! They were dispersed to various safe houses and rescues around China, and now that they are healthy and rehabbed, they need out of the country and into loving homes. CLICK HERE TO HELP.
While the majority of our rescue efforts lie in America, we refuse to let geography be a barrier to us helping animals. We are excited to partner with these amazing activists who are fighting on the front lines of animal cruelty. If we can play a role in helping change the lives of these precious souls who escape slaughter, we will do whatever it takes to make it happen.
How can you help?
Consider helping sponsor one of these brave dogs. CLICK HERE TO HELP! The cost to fly them to the US ranges from $350-$500 per animal. Every little bit helps! Or, you might consider adopting! Our goal is to have each of them pre-adopted by the time the plane touches down in Houston in April.
So often, we see the horrible videos on Facebook and feel despair. We are heartbroken not just at the abuse and violence they experience, but also because we can’t help. It can feel hopeless. We understand. But, now, you don’t have to ignore this issue of dogs being stolen, bred, and sold for meat overseas. No longer will you have to say, “someone should do something”. YOU can be that someone. YOU can be a part of making a difference. You just have to say yes.
See the footnotes for more information about the Yulin Festival, or, see actual footage of the dramatic rescue.
*Read more about the Yulin Festival that happens every year in June here. Warning, some images are graphic.
**See actual footage of the dramatic June 19th, 2017 rescue here, where activists blocked the “meat truck” on the way to slaughter houses for the Yulin Festival. The truck held 1300 cats and dog, some of whom never made it off the truck alive due to poor health and inhumane transport conditions.
***See footage of the dog crates being unloaded off the truck, emptied, and putting the dogs in larger cages for rescue here. Warning, this footage can be very difficult to watch.