Large number of dogs rescued from China including almost 50 pugs

Large number of dogs rescued from China including almost 50 pugs

This is a quick rundown on what’s happened with the rescue lately.

In Mid-December, the Pacific Pug Rescue was contacted by an all-breed rescue about a large number of dogs that had been rescued from a slaughter house in China. The organization had been working with pug rescue in California to take approximately 50 pugs, but things fell through with that organization. The Pacific Pug Rescue stepped up to the plate and committed to taking as many pugs as they could. One obstacle the rescues were experiencing came in the ability to export the dogs to the United States.

The Rescue had gotten work that airlines might start flying dogs in January, then February and finally a shipment of 50 dogs were being shipped to arrive in LAX on Friday, March 12. Thirteen of those dogs were Pugs. The Pacific Pug Rescue stepped in and arranged to have the pugs met in LAX with a Los Angeles based Pug rescue who would house the dogs for the weekend. Six volunteers flew down on that Sunday to transport six dogs to PDX and seven more were being driven up due to airline restrictions on pets traveling on the plane.

The Pioneer Animal Hospital in Oregon City set aside three days to dedicate to these pugs with any needed surgeries to be scheduled the following week. All dogs will be up to date on all their vaccines, receive a micro-chip, be spayed or neutered and receive any other medical attention they need. The estimated veterinary expenses are expected to top $24,000.

Applications are *not* being accepted for this specific group of pugs.

The Pacific Pug Rescue is an all-volunteer organization based in Beaverton and relies entirely on donations to cover the care of unwanted, abused or neglected pugs.

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