In China, there’s a two-legged stray that has born to puppies, and even together with her disability she still cares for her family and makes sure none of her puppies are in harm’s way.
We know animals are resilient, and lots of times they adapt to their environment and survive as best as they will . After all, there are many homeless dogs within the world that struggle a day to seek out food and shelter, but it amazes us how homeless dogs with disabilities also are ready to thrive and survive life on the streets.
The momma is understood as Shi Bao, and she or he wasn’t always homeless. Her owner abandoned her and she or he took refuge near Kouguan railroad station in Datong, Shanxi Province. Unfortunately she lost her hind legs in an accident. Locals believe she was either hit by a car or run over by a train, but either way, she survived and has been fending for herself ever since.
Shi Bao recently gave birth to healthy, beautiful puppies. Every day, the two-legged momma guides her babies round the railway station while they scavenge for food. The heroic mom makes sure her children are always near her and much from harm.
We know animals in China aren’t also protected by laws as other animals in other countries, but we hope that Shi Bao and her babies find an honest Samaritan or animal rescue organization that might take them in put an end to their lonely and harsh days on the streets. All animals deserve a loving home and Shi Bao has proved she is deserve true love and a happily ever after.
China has an estimated 130 million stray dogs – many them victims of a growing urbanisation that has seen many people enter high-rise buildings with little room for pets.
It’s a tough life on the road for several of the dogs. also as state extermination campaigns in many cities, there’s also widespread abuse of strays by members of the general public , and therefore the risk of being captured for dog meat or succumbing to hunger and disease.
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