Ping Ping & Kim
Little Ping Ping came to us when she was rescued by a local rescuer in Sichuan we work with. Her story all too familiar, saved from slaughter. We knew this beautiful girl wouldn't have to look long for someone to spot her and inquire about adopting her. That's where Kim comes in. Kim got her application in and she was a perfect fit! Below is Kim's story of her experience saving this beautiful girl and giving her an amazing home where she is completely loved and spoiled!
I always knew of these horrible places called wet markets and slaughter houses but I never wanted to give them much thought or really believe they actually existed. A good friend of mine, is an advocate for the rescues that save these meat trade dogs . That's when I met her newly adopted French Bulldog, Bessie. She explained what life is like for these dogs, what horrendous deaths they are saved from, and what we can do to help. There was no doubt at that time, we would welcome one of these dogs into our home. I was introduced to Saving Harbin Dogs.
When searching the website, I found Izzy, now named Ping Ping. She looked so tiny, fragile, and frightened. Frenchies hardly ever have their ears pinned down but she had her ears down in every picture. She looked like a little seal. I couldn't even make out her markings/colors since she would just stay hunched to the ground in fear. I truly had no idea what she completely looked liked except that she had this cute feature of her 2 bottom front teeth sticking out. That's still one of her most unique and adorable characteristics.
Once Ping Ping arrived at JFK my tears started. It was such an amazing feeling. I've rescued so many animals and pets but never from half way around the world. To actually read and see pictures about this and realize you are making a huge difference in their life. It was such a over whelming feeling, she would never have to fear for her life again.
Then came the tears of sadness. She only crawled because she was terrified and completely avoided men. She didn't know what it was to be a dog. She didn't understand what a toy was or even a treat. The touch of grass on her feet made her lay in place. It all broke my heart. With patience and love an amazing transformation happened- she doubled in weight, loves all her toys, especially her ball, begs for her food, and runs in the grass even in the rain. She lives with many other fur siblings, cats and dogs, and loves all humans. There is something extra special about her. You can see it in her eyes, maybe its her saying thank you, or that she is always so happy and wears that "frenchie smile" so well. Whatever it may be, she melts our hearts and we would do it all over again. And we will adopt again!