[quote=“Northcoast Surfer”][quote=“Stray Dog”]Oh, jeez, I know this woman and that place. It’s near Bai Xia Wan, as I remember–a good drive away. She offered to take in a feral dog who’s pack had been poisoned, but, on seeing the place, we turned away and never went back. Like most ai xin mamas and hoarders, she’s a kind person who is putting quantity of animals before quality of life, and has no safety net in place should she find herself unable to care for them. The dogs did not look well cared for.[/quote]Stray Dog. I think you’re talking about Ms. Wang (王) and her husband who live near Baishawan and have hoarded over 600 dogs at their place near the beach.
The lady that died, Ms. Jia (賈), has a place up on the mountain between Danshui and San-Zhi and she only has 200 dogs. She use to keep her dogs at 淡水頂寮村 and she moved to 三芝鄉番子崙(mountain side). Here are some more news articles and a blog regarding what she was trying to accomplish.
Yahoo Article 1
Yahoo Article 2
Northcoast Surfer - Not sure what you’re trying to say. That this woman was not another animal hoarding person with good intentions? If you read the articles, you would see a dialog with a volunteer who had been on the scene:
Volunteer Bai Yi-hua: “All the female dogs were not spayed and she just let them have puppies.”
Reporter: “How about their skin disease?”
Bai: “More than two-thirds suffer from skin disease, almost every dog has skin disease, apart from the newborn pups.”
Skin disease really only proliferates like that when the living conditions are somewhat confined and foul. Normal animals are supposed to be able to battle off skin disease somewhat if they are healthy, but it’s hard not to get skin disease when you’re caked in a layer of feces and piss for months or years.
She was the one that knelt in front of Terry Gou of Honghai Precision, asking him to help the stray dogs. This is her actual blog, on a letter mainly accusing an NTU professor (who is a licensed veterinarian) of not knowing how to sterilize animals or do chip implants. Because Gou put this professor in charge of implementing his donation, and the professor supports some culling of stray dogs to control numbers (instead of the government collecting and keeping all stray animals alive and providing wonderful food, medical care, etc. until they all live out their natural lifespans. Imagine that - perhaps we could re-appropriate half of Taipei City as dog paradise and double everyone’s taxes to pay for this.)
She also made other shaky accusations such as the government making female dogs have puppies so they can fulfill a kill count. And that the government dog catchers will catch dogs with owners on purpose in order to fulfill this kill count also. However, if you are a responsible dog owner and your dog is chipped, walked on a leash and only let off the leash when in supervised, safe areas, how can the big bad dogcatchers snatch your pup? Are they breaking down people’s doors to murder their dogs like in the Cultural Revolution??? Even if your dog is lost and caught, government pounds are required to contact the owner stated on the chip.
Also, her blog only seems to have a certificate providing the legality of her “association” and a bank account number for donations + scan of the bankbook cover. There is no information about how to adopt the 200 dogs she has, any information about specific dogs, or any statement asking people to adopt them from her.