This adorable black and white dog is named Ricky.
The Humane Society International, found this adorable black and white dog in a slaughterhouse last month during a trip to Yulin. He was found inside a filthy cage next to his friend, a dog called Tom. China is getting ready for its brutal and downright disgusting Yulin dog meat festival, but one lucky dog was saved moments before this horrific event.
Ricky (black and white, right) and Tom (brown, middle) cower together before their rescue.
They were just moments away from being butchered before they were rescued.
The two dogs were both terrified and filthy.
Unfortunately, for Tom the rescue came too late, he was already sick due to the way he had been living and died days later. However, it is comforting to know that he spent his last few days on earth in the comfort of love. There are millions of other dogs just like Ricky who won’t be able to escape before June 22 dog meat festival. According to the Humane Society, as many as 10 million dogs are butchered for meat in China every single year. It is estimated that 10,000 dogs will be killed for Yulin Festival alone.