We were alerted to the issue of homeless Labradors in Taiwan through an email from a young rescuer named Rita. Taiwan is very population-dense and people donít have a lot of room to live in. Folks are getting into a Ďdog fadí over there, and the most popular dogs are the smaller breeds, although some are purchasing large-breed dogs. When folks find that living in close quarters with a dog isnít necessarily all itís cracked up to be, the dogs either go the Ďasylumí (Taiwanese terminology for a shelter) where theyíre routinely euthanized after 7 days, or get turned out on the streets. Rita and her people are more involved in rounding up street dogs, getting them fixed up and then adopted out. Apparently theyíre having good success in getting street dogs to more responsible owners, but the large breed dogs are tough, since homes/apartments are so small, so bigger dogs donít have the same opportunities.
Labrador Rescuers is working with a wonderful Taiwanese organization that transports unwanted dogs to the United States for rehabilitation and re-homing!
You can help!
Please consider fostering a dog for Labrador Rescuers. There is an incredible need to help animals and it knows no boundaries. Please complete a Volunteer Application if you would like to help with transport or to foster a dog!!