Dog Chained at a Meat Market Asks for a RESCUE by Extending its Paw to a Passerby

Dog Chained at a Meat Market Asks for a RESCUE by Extending its Paw to a Passerby

Dog Chained at a Meat Market Asks for a RESCUE by Extending its Paw to a Passerby
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Bypassers spotted an American Eskimo dog extending its paw while chained at a meat market in northeastern China.

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According to a Daily Mail report, a bystander rescued and adopted the furry animal. It was chained near the dog meat market Jillin Province, waiting to be butchured. Naming the dog as Yuan Yuan, she lived with her rescuer happily ever since.

The touching story went viral after its owner uploaded a video in Douyin, Chinese version of TikTok. It shows a sad-looking dog shyly extending its right foreleg. Later on, it seemed the dog decided to trust the stranger and give its paw to him.

Initially thought that it was a Samoyed, the now owner clarified that it is actually an American Eskimo Dog.

The owner shared that he saw the animal bound that looked like a metal frame with an iron chain.

Call for banning animal abuse

“See how scared it was while waiting to be butchered at the dog meat store, and how hopeful it looked [while waiting for a human to save it],” the good samaritan said on his last post on social media in early November this year.

He also called on the authorities to push through the legislation of banning people in China from abusing animals.

Further, the article said that other videos on its owner’s Douyin account shows Yuan Yuan is now a sweet and joyful pet. According to its owner, she likes “smiling” at people.

Dog Chained at a Meat Market Asks for a RESCUE by Extending its Paw to a Passerby
Photo: Daily Mail UK

Stolen from the owner

Animal welfare group Humane Society International (HSI) said Yuan Yuan might have been snatched from its former owner before being transported to Jilin.

Meanwhile a spokesperson from Dog Trust said dogs might lift one of their paws up when they are becoming unsure about something, telling gyou that they need space.

“However, if a dog has previously learnt that offering their paw to a person results in something positive happening such as receiving a treat, attention or reassurance, then they might well offer their paw in response to someone holding out their hand,” the dog welfare charity added.