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Animal Hope and Wellness  We go undercover into slaughterhouses, to bear witness for the world to see. Truth - it is in the suffering. 501c(3). Vegan for the animals.

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Riley Update:
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He was admitted today for testing at the VCA examined by Dr. Soto. Imaging was taken of his skull, along with rectal examinations, and tissue sampling of the mouth.
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His jaw is broken in separate places, with the right side completely shattered. Because his injuries are so extensive, pus has collected in his mouth, and he has a massive infection. His front canine appears to have been ripped out, and a section of his gum line missing.
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Unless the shatter on the right side of his jaw can be repaired, the bones will fuse together, and he will not be able to open his mouth. We are waiting to hear from the dental reconstructive surgeon - who will either attempt to rebuild fragments, or remove the lower part of his mouth.
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After surgery, Riley will be headed to an ophthalmologist where his eye will be examined. The acid that was thrown in his face has eaten a part of it, and he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured.
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Currently the District Attorney has opened an investigation based on pressure created by the public. Video surveillance at the school is set to be examined, and our foundation as well as Task Force, has been working to piece things together in an attempt to bring Riley justice.
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Someone knows where this dog came from, and who he belongs to. People who do these things to animals, they can do the same to children...
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Justice.
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He was burned with acid. Sodimized. Jaw shattered and broken in separate places.
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He was found in San Bernadino, in the parking lot of Monterey Elementary. We are currently working the case, and have hired two investigators to help piece together the details of what happened.
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We are offering a $10,000 reward to those with information leading to the arrest of the person responsible. This puppy is only 6 months old. He was beat, sodomized, jaw shattered. As he was left to die, they poured acid on his face.
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Currently he is being fostered at my home by my family, and will be going in for reconstructive surgery, where we will attempt to rebuild his jaw. He is only still a baby, and while he will live the rest of his life permanently disfigured, he is still beautiful too me.
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Justice for Riley.
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(Thank you to Lydia at Pooch Match, for helping with the case, and for posting flyers in the area to assist in finding the information needed. To the attending nurses and vets, who have cared for Riley during his treatment.
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On Wednesday more extensive examinations will be completed, and a plan formulated to give Riley his best chance at living.)
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My name is Molly,
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I was rescued by Marc and the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation a few days ago in East Los Angeles. Two officers from LAPD found me, transferred care to AHWF due to the abuse circumstances surrounding my situation.
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I was found in a frail state, with eyeballs that appear to have been pushed into my face. While I am in stable condition, I am malnourished and have a respiratory infection. An older cat who is believed to be my mother with similar markings, was found in the same area - head fracture, eye trauma.
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Currently I am being fostered by Barbara Perrin from Saving Grace. I will be seeing an optomoligist to see if my vision can be saved, and my eye socket possibly restructured.
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I am in need of a full time foster, and an experienced kitten rescuer that has the ability to bottle feed me while I await surgery. At this moment it is unclear if I will make it, but if I do, I will be up for adoption at the foundation - in need of a home where no one will be able to hurt me.
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If you are able to foster, I would need to be in a room where I am isolated, preferably in a home with no cats.
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On my thirteen trip to Asia, I went undercover into a child brothel. The things I had to see, words could never translate or become reality. As I sat there pulling tears off my skin. My wife texted me, "Your son said that he wants to be like his daddy. He no longer wants to eat animals."
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This year for his sixth birthday, instead of receiving gifts, he chose to donate to Animal Place and our foundation, Animal Hope and Wellness.
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As a father I miss so many things. His first day of school. The day he graduated from kindergarten. On nights when I should have been there, I was some place else trying to rescue myself from dying.
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While I might not be there like you wish. While I might miss so many things I will never get to see. You are growing up to be just like me.
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Happy birthday my son, Brendon Tokio Freedom Ching. May you remember - it is the compassion we hold for other things that keeps us human. And the lives we save while on this Earth, that makes who we are important.
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I am so proud of you.
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I believe in second chances so much. That when we stand there and hold the dying in our arms - it is like I am saving my own children. Blood that fell to Earth, tears that touched my skin like they were scars.
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We held them in our hands for so long, but in the end they died anyways. Maybe if people touched them with their palms. Maybe if people came to profess that in the end there really is love.
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If we die before we find ourselves, does it mean we have never really lived at all?
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"She took him out and sat by the river. In the quiet of the calm he fell asleep in her arms. To die before you find love. To travel so far, but never meet the ocean.
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Give me one more day. Hold my hand, and stand with me in the rain.
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I still remember..."
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Hope has been rescued and is safe!
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This is an open case so details cannot be disclosed. She is currently with Animal Cruelty Task Force, and there is no possible way she can ever be hurt again.
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After things are sorted out, she will be up for adoption at the foundation where I am certain she will find the family she deserves.
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To people who sought to act out in violence. In the end - that is never the answer. I believe in compassion so much, and it is the chances we give to others, that makes the world a better place.
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This has been such a hard and sad case. While Hope is safe, in the end it seems as if there are no winners. My heart goes out to the person involved, may you find what you need to fix your life. And may you get a chance to start all over.
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To Alison Bloor, Donna Yarborough, Hannah Wilczynski, Kristina King, Raquel Michel-Jackson, and Kimberly Ann Huntley, thank you for helping me to find the answers, and working tirelessly to see this to the end.
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To the supervisor at ACTF, thank you for being such an amazing person, and doing the best you possibly can for the animals.
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Maybe she is dead already. Maybe in the end, there is no hope.
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We have been working this case for the past ten days. Interviewing suspected parties. Pushing our way into the doors of addresses where the dog is supposed to be.
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We have tried to buy her freedom - offering $5000 to the family. Managed to get her friends to tell, pinpointing the abuser and who the dog belongs too. We have confronted the mother of the accused. Followed them for days, with the hopes it would lead towards liberation.
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But maybe like some say, she is dead already.
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These people need to be brought to justice. There is more then enough evidence for police to make an arrest, or at least bring the suspect in for questioning - but no action has been taken.
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While we know who did it, we just cannot find where the dog is. Justice for Hope...
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(Animal Control, LAPD, and Task Force already know about the case, and refuse to take action. If hundreds of people call, I believe the pressure will push them to make an arrest, or at least bring the suspect in for questioning.
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Under pressure she may talk, and disclose the whereabouts of the dog and location.
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Note: There is no case number because law enforcement has refused to take action. They have the videos, and the information we have shared. When calling, mention the Chihuahua Video being beaten by a girl.)
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While Yulin came and went, the suffering of the dying, it persists. Out of the 858 dogs we rescued this year from the festival, over 500 were injured and in emergency situations.
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We are happy to announce, there are only 12 dogs left in critical care. The rest have been discharged and are doing well.
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The movement that we represent, and the sacrifice people make, the foundation would be nothing without it. I just rescue dogs. It is the people that believe in who are - they are the reason the change we seek to make comes true.
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Because no one can stand there alone, other organizations banded together to support the effort. Thank you Rebecca Corry from Stand Up For Pits Foundation. Who worked to raise awareness and donated to medical care.
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Christy Lee from Protect Animals Worldwide, who setup an emergency GoFundMe with Jayden Nicole, Joanna Krupa, Sebastian from @animalrevenge @star_light_photos @jessegolden @bananablondie108 @thepoweroftantra @divine_ethereal_energy @dilutethepower @worldanimalnews @dp4k - to assist with vet and intensive care needs.
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Katie Cleary and her Peace4Animals foundation, who donated to medical and paid for a billboard Yulin campaign in Los Angeles, so that we could raise awareness.
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To the vets who volunteered their time to treat the dogs that were dying. To Dr. Soto, who traveled from America to help with the emergency situation. To Phizer and the VCA, who donated thousands in life saving medication.
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And to every person who shared the suffering. Who donated. Who bore witness. Who did individual campaigns to help in what ever way they could - these dogs are alive because of you.
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Next month, because there are no animal protection or cruelty laws in China, the 2017 Yulin survivors will begin their journey across the sea to our foundation, where they will be adopted out and find the promise each of us gave to them - freedom, the right to love, and second chances.
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And we try, because in the end it is that important.
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Crushed for forty hours the entire journey, his feet were caught under cages. Still strong enough to survive surgery. Strong enough to lift his head when others couldn't. He had his left two legs amputated.
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Sometimes I wonder, if it is we that get tired of living. Or if it life that gives up on us.
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Jersey.
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A movement is only as great as the people that make up the foundation. A belief, only as strong as the those that sacrifice for it.
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The dogs we rescued this year from Yulin, they are slowly finding their way. For some, they are learning how to walk again. For others, understanding that no one will ever hurt them.
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Maybe they are empty, because of the pieces we leave behind. Maybe they get second chances - finding who they are in the hands of someone else.
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At the end of the day, it is the ones you cannot save that you remember. The dog that died there in your arms. The blood that fell, like tears crashing into the Earth like they were stars.
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I remember...
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(Thank you Suki Su, Animal Hope and Wellness China, for taking such good care of our children.
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The foundation, it is only as strong as the lives that sacrifice for it. The movement, only as great as those that believe in it.)
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And I will never understand, the things people do to animals. The cruelty that is seen. The things as human beings, we do to other species.
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Rescued this year from Yulin, they cut the toes off her feet.
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It is amazing, how far the suffering come in such a short time. She is now fully recovered, learning how to live her life again. Next month when I make my sixteenth trip to Asia, I will bring her home with me back to the foundation.
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One of five surviving cats we rescued this year from Yulin. The first day of the beginning of everything.
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Scarlet...
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There has been so much to do, and so many lives that need attending - that it has been hard to write and find time to give updates.
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Rescue is not just about saving lives, or pulling them out of slaughterhouses. It is a commitment. A promise that finds no end until the surviving are adopted.
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Yulin is not just a single day for them, the struggle is continuous. Most are taken from their families. Beat, smashed, then thrown into cages.
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While we were ready this year for Yulin, no one in the end can fully be ready. Every truck you stop, every slaughterhouse you empty - the victims are always different.
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Since Yulin came and went, the number of dying is close to two hundred (including those that were dead on arrival). Even with the best in care, you cannot change the future. Some of the surviving had all their legs amputated. One of their paws, severed and left on the floor of the truck we unloaded.
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Yesterday a dog we liberated that seemed fully healthy, caught distemper - died in our arms. We watched as he stopped breathing. As his heart beat on for another moment. Was he dead already, or was it his soul trying make peace as he left the Earth?
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