Since the Pandemic started and borders closed back in early 2020, it has been challenging for our partner Slaughterhouse Survivors (SHS) to keep rescuing dogs in Harbin, China. Without a way to send dogs out of the country that meant their shelter remained at full capacity. So, when cargo flights opened up again earlier this year, we all let out a collective sigh.
Unfortunately, on March 26, 2021, all cargo flights to the US were halted while our 2 rescues, Karen and Wendall, were literally at the airport about to fly to Los Angeles. This was all due to a US breeder importing 8-week-old unvaccinated puppies. Just another reason we don’t believe in purchasing a dog, but rather adopting one. So, for now everything is at a standstill and hundreds of dogs are stuck in China.
Currently, dogs can be shipped to Canada and a few other countries but at a much greater expense. Also, anyone already in China flying to the US would then be allowed to bring a dog with them as baggage. Unfortunately, we haven’t found anyone willing to do that yet.
We are hopeful that things will change soon. Wendall and Karen have families here waiting anxiously to meet them.