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Phoenix almost fell victim to the dog meat trade. YOU had other plans.

By Jim Kober – Director of Content

This image of Phoenix after the attack is so graphic we had to blur it out.

Through our Animal Medical Cases program, we raise funds to treat dogs and cats for medical conditions they would not otherwise survive. Thanks to YOU, we are able to save animals like Phoenix.

Phoenix, a one-year-old tri-color beagle, was found near death fighting for his life in China before being transported to the United States. His throat had been deeply cut, most likely in an attempted beheading to use him for dog meat. The surgery to save Phoenix’s life took place in China, though he needed further operations to his trachea to survive the long-term. Despite being the victim of malicious cruelty, Phoenix is incredibly resilient. Our goal to cover Phoenix’s remaining operations was no small one, but YOU answered the call and ensured this sweet boy would live a long and healthy life.


While in foster, Phoenix received medical care. He had to undergo extensive tests and further surgery to ensure he was healing properly. With a clean bill of health, Phoenix was ready to find his forever home. The horrors of his past now a distant memory, Phoenix was adopted by a loving family and is living the good life all day every day!