found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Sex: Female (spayed)
Age: 8 months old
Breed: Mixed (your guess is as good as ours!)
Weight: 24 lbs
Personality: very sweet, friendly, can get along with other dogs and cats well
Medical record: was given all the shots, rabies, heartworm tested negative
Wendy is from Taiwan. Wendy used to be her owner’s favorite pet, who followed her owner everywhere like a shadow dog. The owner had an affair with his colleague. After the wife found out, she got divorced with her husband. To take revenge on her husband, the wife took Wendy on her motorcycle and plunged into the river in the early morning in late July. The wife was drowned but Wendy was rescued by a morning jogger, who risked his life helping Wendy out.
The owner was later transferred to Mainland China and Wendy was simply abandoned as so many dogs are in Taiwan. The kind man who rescued Wendy often paid a visit to the dog. He was fond of Wendy but the landlord of his rented apartment didn’t allow keeping pets.
One day in early August when he was visiting Wendy, he found the dog poisoned from eating something like herbicide. He rushed Wendy to the vet’s for treatment. Fortunately, Wendy came back to life after a lot of effort and intensive care by the kind man. Currently Wendy is boarding at the animal hospital. She is very sweet and playful. The kind man is trying very hard to look for a home for Wendy but there is little chance in Taiwan. The vet was very much impressed by the kind man’s great love for Wendy and asked if she could be placed up for adoption overseas, where she might finally have the family she deserves.
If you are interested in adopting Wendy, please email your completed Adoption Application. She will arrive at SFO once a place has been found for her to begin her new life. We do request a $250 tax-deductible donation to help cover a portion of each dog's medical and transport expenses. A homecheck will also be required because we do want to be sure that each dog goes to an environment suited to them.
For an additional $50 tax-deductible donation, you will receive as a thank-you gift a doggie starter package. This includes a dog bed, a 5-lb bag of Canidae kibble, 2 ceramic bowls, leash, collar, toothbrush, toothpaste, kong, hypoallergenic shampoo, rope toy, stuffed animal, and bully stick treats--almost everything you need to get off on the right start, at a fraction of the price you would pay at a pet store, and the proceeds benefit our rescued dogs.
According to the World Society for the Protection of Animals, Taiwan is among the worst places in
the world for animals. There are at least 2 million stray dogs in Taiwan,
many of them 2nd or 3rd generation strays. There are virtually no humane
societies, shelters, or even laws prohibiting cruelty towards animals.
Government-run dog pounds don't offer humane euthanization--instead, dogs
are electrocuted, drowned, burned, or left to starve to death. Certainly
very little if anything is done to curb the reproduction cycle. Strays and
cruelty towards dogs are such a fact of life there that most people turn a
blind eye. Horrible abuse cases such as that involving (WARNING -Graphic: )
often than we like to think and right in the public eye.
Needless to say, the chances of survival let alone a life of happiness for a
homeless dog in Taiwan is almost nil. Generally, dogs are not valued as companions and family members there as they are here. Small grassroots rescue teams in
Taiwan like The Animal Rescue Team, Animals Taiwan,
and Taipei Abandoned Animal
Rescue Foundation work tirelessly to do
what they can to give at least a small percentage of the millions of stray
dogs a chance at a better life. And in the majority of cases, the only
chance lies outside of Taiwan.