China volunteers rescue 900 dogs in cramped truck
BEIJING (AP) - The head of an animal rescue centre in China said on Sunday that volunteers have rescued about 900 dogs that were being transported in poor conditions in a truck.
Mr Chen Mingcai of the Chongqing Small Animal Protection Association said that a travelling citizen became suspicious of the truck and called police, who detained the truck driver on Friday night.
Mr Chen said he was later contacted by a netizen who had seen a photo of the dogs left in the truck on the entrance of an expressway in south-western Chongqing city.
He said that by Saturday afternoon, volunteers from the animal centre and other animal lovers who had seen postings about the dogs on social media had arrived at the truck wanting to help the dogs.