In China, the market for dog meat is still thriving. Backyard farmers and butchers continue to operate even in the provinces that have made it unlawful. Poor conditions are used to keep dogs. Thank goodness there are organizations like Slaughterhouse Survivors that make an effort to save as many dogs as they can.
Pearl was discovered on a meat truck with a lost leg and mange all over her body. The poor little girl needed a lot of love and intensive medical attention. Despite their uncertainty, Pearl’s rescuers didn’t give up hope that she would survive.
To everyone’s surprise, Pearl survived. Her determination and tenacity inspired the dogs around her as well! Pearl was prepared to board a plane to America two months after getting off the meat truck to meet her new foster mother. Her transportation was handled by Road Dogs and Rescue.
Leah, Pearl’s foster mother, was delighted to welcome Pearl at the airport. It took no time for them to bond. Next, Pearl was prepared to meet her foster siblings.
They welcomed her with open arms. Dogs simply understand it! Leah observed Pearl’s mobility issues when they were getting to know one another, and Pearl was able to play a little. Being able to use three legs put a strain on her hips, which weren’t in fantastic shape.
Application reviews for adoption came next. Ashley’s application stood out. She is a compassionate woman who works as a vet. To get Pearl from California back to the east coast, a volunteer offered their services. Leah felt Pearl was prepared to meet her new, forever mother, so saying goodbye was heartbreaking.
A road trip with Pearl and two other dogs got off to a fast start. Because she is such a peaceful, laid-back dog, she readily accepted the long vehicle trips and their stays in hotel rooms with her new companions.
A few days later, they landed in Allentown, Pennsylvania, at Cheryl’s house. To greet her new addition, Ashley traveled by car from New York.
Pearl was unaware of how eager everyone was for her to start a new life. She would, however, soon learn! Pearl is a “beautiful creature,” according to Cheryl in the video embedded below, and she deserves to live the greatest life possible. Yes, she does!
When Ashley finally got to take Pearl in her arms at Cheryl’s house, it seemed like they had always been a family. She needed to be put in the car and driven back to New York at this point.
It’s time for Pearl to settle down in her forever home and begin a new chapter of her life. Pearl has undoubtedly traveled the world to the best of her ability.
Once they got to the flat, Ashley gave Pearl some time to settle down. She then revealed Janet, Pearl’s newest sibling. The two dogs made their customary sniffing and greeting noises. After their meeting, Pearl jumped right in. She even recognized which bed belonged to her and slept soundly.
Ashley wants to put Pearl in rehab and see whether a prosthetic leg would make it easier for her to move about. It’s amazing how this small dog, who was being used as food, moved from being on the verge of death to halfway around the world, living her best life.
These kinds of stories serve as a reminder that animals are real soldiers. The video down below shows Pearl’s entire adoption adventure!
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I hope and pray that this precious pup will have the best life possible! Best wishes for the wonderful lady that has taken her in!
What a wonderful story! Pearl has some obvious physical hardships but I think that her new mother, her forever mom, is looking into possible aids that will help her overcome those issues . I see a very loving & positive future for this little pooch. Blessing for all of you along her journey that helped make that future possible for this deserving little lady!!!
I am a volunteer for Goldens Without Borders located in Nevada. We rescue Golden Retrievers headed to slaughterhouses in China & Korea. It is so rewarding to pick these dogs up at the airport, foster them, and find them the best homes. Everyone of these dogs get compliments on how good and loving they are, They are very good looking dogs also. It’s just beyond comprehension to an American how they can slaughter these dogs.
Unfortunately, the USDA & CDC seem to be doing everything they can to discourage international rescue. It took our rescue months to bring 28 dogs into the US due to new reg
So happy for Pearl. Wish we could save them all. I don’t understand the cultural differences that allows for this to happen.
Good for those who helped Pearl.
Yes, we adopted two dogs from family members who had to move into a long-term motel for a job in another state
We also have adopted cats for years.
We now have a cat that we got from an animal shelter.