Karuna Rescue is an animal rescue group based in Shenzhen, China.
The word “Karuna” is Sanskrit for Compassion. Karuna’s mission is to promote compassion to all creatures by rescuing, rehabilitating, and re-homing animals in need.
The team was formed after several like-minded people helping animals individually decided to come together as one.
Most of them met whilst helping the survivors rescued off a meat truck carrying 1,000 dogs and 300 cats and heading towards the Yulin Dog Meat & Lychee Festival back in June 2017. The truck was intercepted by Chinese activists in Guangzhou, China. In order to bring the dogs to safety and effectively treat them, 121 of those dogs came to a clinic in Shenzhen where most of the members met volunteering. Many of these dogs were in horrific conditions. They were treated for distemper, parvo, and other various injuries. After all the rescues had been adopted or placed in foster homes, some of the members continued rescuing animals together.
June 19 2018, two days before the Yulin dog meat festival, another truck full of dogs and heading to the festival was stopped in Changzhi, Shanxi province. 77 of those dogs were brought to Shenzhen. 21 dogs were taken by an overseas rescue organization, and Karuna Rescue took the responsibility of the 56 dogs left.
On the daily basis, Karuna Rescue’s members help abandoned or stray animals, finance their recovery and find them homes. Since animals are abandoned everyday, the association is always in need of founds, to be able to support all the rescue dogs until their recovery and their adoption.
On the short-term Karuna Rescue is planning to open a safe house for all the rescues to save on vet bills for boarding. In order to do this, they will need a lot of support.
Your can help Karuna Rescue by donating, volunteering, adopting, but also by sponsoring or fostering dogs.
To make a donation:
Scan the Wechat QR code from the image.
Donations can also be made through the below Paypal and Gofundme links:
To become a volunteer, sponsor or adopt a dog, or get any additional information about Karuna Rescue’s work, please contact by wechat:
Jenny: JennyCoulson / Sachin: Sachin-Patez-SZ / Natasha: tishtashtosh / Lindsay: Idawg4lyfe
Karuna Rescue Social Media Pages:
Karuna Rescue is fully transparent; you can see all the clinic receipts and follow their daily work from the Karuna Rescue social media pages below.
Facebook: Karuna Rescue China
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Address & Contact
Address and contact information:
Chinese and Pinyin Name: Karuna Rescue
Place Address (English/Pinyin): Apt 702, Unit 1, Bld 5, 48 LiYuan Road, Shuiwan Village, Shekou, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, CHINA
Website: Karuna Rescue’s Website
Place Phone: +86 15626542021
Email: [email protected]
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