There can be many reasons why a dog cries. It is not only in pain that one cries, it is also done out of gratitude. Especially when they are plucked from the jaws of death.

A dog cried gratefully knowing she was rescued from her sad end

It is about a beautiful Golden Retriever who was being sold in a dog meat trade for human consumption. The unworthy establishment was located in an area of China.

The moving images of her rescue were captured in a video that has caused deep consternation among users of social networks. The dog was ready to be sold as fresh meat.

Luckily for her, though, a group of local Asian animal lovers paid off the cold-blooded dog meat vendor. They took her from that infamous Chinese market, rescuing her from certain death.

After an interview, one of the rescuers, known by his surname Xu, told various media outlets what really happened. Not only did they manage to extract the dog, but they also gave a new opportunity to 20 other dogs.

As he assured, between him and other volunteers they managed to raise the sum of 14,450 yuan, equivalent to about 2,302 US dollars. All in order to buy all the animals. According to investigations, it is believed that the dogs were stolen before being locked in those smelly cages.

For its part, the animal rescue group at the Sanhe Animal Protection Center in Kunming, China, acted accordingly. The volunteers had already made several visits to the market to look for a lost pet, before coming across the imprisoned puppies.

After paying the vendor, the group of warm-hearted men and women took the pets to the Dongfang Animal Hospital. They needed to be urgently evaluated by a veterinary doctor.

“It is estimated that in China alone, 10 million dogs and 4 million cats are slaughtered for the meat trade every year,” Xu said.

And it is that, in the Asian giant, dogs and cats of all breeds, shapes and sizes, are traded to be eaten. Many of them are family pets, still wearing their collars.

All of them are snatched from the streets and forced to stay in small, dirty cells. Many of them suffer from serious injuries to their extremities. All this as a consequence of the long trips without food or water to which these little and innocent souls are subjected.

“When they finally arrive at the dog meat markets, injured, dehydrated and exhausted, they are forced to watch as other dogs are beaten to death, or thrown alive into boiling water to remove their skins,” Xu added.

In this sense, the group in favor of animal rights, Animals Asia, has unmasked the dog meat businesses. It is not true that these animals are raised on farms. Most dog meat comes from vulnerable strays or pets stolen from their families.

The truth is that the golden dog cried when she was rescued. Although many thought that they were tears of gratitude, but the director of the hospital, Wang Zaigao denied it. In reality, what happens is that the dog had just undergone an optical control, which could be the real cause of her crying.

Regardless of whether or not it was an eye problem that caused the puppy to cry, the truth is that puppies are extremely faithful and expressive. For this reason, it is not surprising that they are able to cry when they feel distressed or in debt.

Of the 20 rescued animals, 17 have already found a new forever home. However, the volunteers and the vet continue to try to locate them all.