TNR (Trap, Neuter, and Release) has been well-practiced in cities that have large stray cat populations like Beijing and Shanghai for years, but Yulin and Mudanjiang (dog-eating cities) are lagging far behind. Due to limited resources, we have not yet started the TNR training and projects in those two cities but it will be on our after-Covid project list. As of November 2020, it is estimated that there are around 3 million stray cats in Shanghai.
We are so proud to work with a top-notch and caring team in China.
For the love of dogs and cats, thank you for believing in us and supporting our efforts to change hearts and minds and fund projects like TNR.
Also we have often been asked why we post more dog-related stories on our FB page.
This is because, in China, more people eat dogs (south and northeast) than cats (only in the south). It's estimated that about 10 million dogs and 4 million cats are brutally killed in the black market meat trade annually. Most of them are stolen pets. Today, for a change, we would like to share with you a story involving cats: Sadly, a few days ago, one Beijing TNR volunteer, Ms. Wong, passed away unexpectedly. Right away, some young volunteers assumed the cat feeding responsibility in a local park (see photos). Duo Duo Project's Beijing team members, Xu Jie and Qi Qi led the way. They started refilling the food and water bowls in 14 feeding areas in the park.
P.S. To learn more about the city of Mudanjiang and the shelter you helped build, here is the link: https://www.duoduoproject.org/post/mdj-update-record-low-temperatures-reported