Tuesday, January 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm
From Chinese Streets to American Homes: International Golden Retriever Rescue and Adoption
A Camden Conference Community Event
In recent years pet ownership in China has increased significantly—the country is now said to have the world’s third largest dog population, estimated at 27+ million animals. Many welcome this development. However, the legacy of the Maoist era when pet dogs were viewed as part of a Western lifestyle that was inappropriate for socialist China is still seen in a wide range of conflicting legal and social attitudes towards pet dogs leading to increased numbers in need of new homes. Established in 1985, Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue is one of a handful of breed-specific rescue organizations that works with its Chinese counterparts to bring some of these dogs to the United States for adoption.
Peter Fitzgerald, Emeritus Professor of Law and author of the law school text International Issues in Animal Law, along with Allyson MacKenna, Executive Director of Yankee Golden Retriever Rescue, will provide an overview of the current status of companion animals in China and will describe YGRR’s specific experience and expertise in handling international rescues and finding new “forever” homes for Golden Retrievers here in New England.
Attention dog lovers: YGRR will also bring one or more of its “China dogs” for you to meet at the presentation! FMI: Jeannie at 781-2351 or firstname.lastname@example.org