Yesterday, a group of us volunteered at the animal shelter in Baoshan district. Depressing as hell. There was a sweet old Cocker Spaniel– we bathed him, but his fur was so dirty and matted, it was as if we hadn’t washed him at all. The shelter helpers are nice enough, but from the way they handle the animals, you can see, they don’t really know how to pick up or hold the dogs and cats. The shelter is a worthy attempt, but it’s still so frustrating. The dogs are kenneled in this area where to get into each cage, you have to go through all the others. I dunno who constructed the setup, but it’s a horrible design. Anyway, there was a beautfiul young brittany spaniel mix there yesterday. When we approached her, she shook uncontrollably. God, people can be so evil. Who knows what the hell happened to her: clearly, she was abused.
Anyway, the shelter is about 45 minutes north of Shanghai. If anyone is interested in volunteering, fostering, donating supplies/money, please contact me. More information, including pictures of animals available for adoption are at my site, StarPups*Shanghai. Thanks for your support.