Wednesday, December 30, 2015

I SEE YOU...13

Guest Writer
The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation
The PetStaurant
FB - The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation 
Sherman Oaks, CA.
Founder, Marc Ching:
I need thirteen fosters for thirteen dogs that landed December 23rd at LAX from the most cruel and violent slaughterhouses in Busan South Korea.   #Marc Ching

                                                 South Korea Survivors #13               

If I could...

I would speak to you of wars fought on the inside of my heart. If I could, I would use my hands to paint the clouds above, so on the inside you could understand what they took.

I hate the space that divides me. I hate the darkness that envelops my surrounding. I hate that I still see the dying breath of those I could not take with me.

I try to be strong. But no one is strong all the time. I try to speak truth, but truth can never fully describe... the absence of light found on the inside of my heart.

I have been chasing that part of me they took. That part of me they strung and hung there by a noose. And now more then ever, I am beginning to understand that I cannot reclaim what I lost. I cannot take back what is dying and what is gone.

In January, my rescue mission in Asia will come to an end. I will make one last effort to save those I feel I need to save. I am going to take control of a slaughterhouse, liberate those that need to be liberated, and then burn it to the ground.

I cannot win there. At least not in the way I am doing it. And each time I return, they hang my flesh and cut me from the wall. I am dying. And have to focus on rescuing myself.

Tomorrow, thirteen dogs that I liberated will land at Los Angeles International. These dogs, they are from the most cruel and violent slaughterhouses in Busan South Korea.

Tomorrow, the piece of me they crucified and buried underneath. Tomorrow, my soul that left me - hopefully it will teach me how to breathe.

Hold my hand and guide me...

Marc Ching needs thirteen fosters close to the Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles area.
Thirteen homes for thirteen dogs whose lives have only known darkness.   ###Marc Ching


Tuesday, December 22, 2015

I SEE YOU...Boots

Guest Writer
The PetStaurant
The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation 
Sherman Oaks, CA.
Founder, Marc Ching:  


                                                               Boots #12

My name is Boots,

I am one of 16 German Shephards rescued from the meat trade in Tianjin China.

At the time of my liberation all my paws were bound, and literally I was saved minutes before my feet were set to be cut off. When Marc Ching rescued me, he pulled me from darkness with over twenty other dogs. Some whose legs were dismembered, some whose paws had been severed so the foot itself could be dried and sold, like how people would buy a rabbit's foot for luck.

I am an American now, one of eleven dogs that touched down today at Los Angeles International Airport.

When Marc saw me, he told me his heart felt confused. While he was so incredibly happy and proud that I survived and made the journey - inside of him there is still that part they hung by a noose. Still that part that bleeds from his heart into his shoes.

He told me that he lies awake at night. That he holds his son as close to his flesh as one possibly could, but that tears still escape leaving marks like how a blade does when cutting into a wound.

I licked his nose with that same softness in which he used to unbind my foot. I want him to remember the lives saved, not the breaths he could not liberate.

The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation believes that pressure from the masses, and a million hearts uniting into a common front will be enough to change laws and bring about compassion.

Because even though Marc is dead and dying, even though his heart is shards evaporated into dried pools underneath his feet - he still believes that within us all there is love and good.

My name is Boots, and while I was born into the meat trade, I was also born to be a beacon of truth and living proof that light can be found in the darkest of places.

I am up for adoption. Mom and Dad, be the dream that salvation whispered to me. Be the hope I believed and held in my hands when who I was had to be so enduring.  ### Marc Ching

Yet another nearly crucified, broken spirit was rescued by the compassionate, Japanese Viking warrior, Lord of the Dogs, Marc Ching. Using only love as his sword and empathy as his shield, he demolishes every obstacle that would prevent him from recovering the quivering, voiceless souls crying out from foreign lands. In the deep of the night, Marc hears the torment and anguish of these innocent furry creatures.... born unto this earth as our loyal, undying friends.  ---R. B. Stuart 


Sunday, December 6, 2015

I SEE YOU...Lion

Guest Writer
Founder, Marc Ching: 
The PetStaurant
The Animal Hope & Wellness Foundation
Sherman Oaks, CA. 

                                                                Lion #11

My name is Lion,

I am a torture and abuse survivor from a slaughterhouse on the outer ring of Beijing China. While I am stable and healthy enough to make the journey to Los Angeles, it may take me up to a year to fully recover from a life of being tortured and electrocuted.

Marc rescued me from a Chinese gang run slaughter operation where dogs like me are kidnapped from their families. When Marc first pressed his feet onto concrete - the imagery he saw were of dogs being hung, and live bodies that were being crucified into walls.

I remember watching as he fell to his knees. I remember him cutting the binds off of severed feet. I had never seen a person so gently place their fingers on the dying. I had never seen someone gift to the persecuted his own breath, or wrap his tears into pendants that he wore to protect.

My skin is literally patched with burn and electrocution marks. Internally there are nine pellets that were shot into me. One close to my lung. The next, neighboring my heart.

On December 3rd 2015 I became an American. I became a citizen in a country where Marc promised that I will regain some of what I lost. Even though so much has been stolen from me, my eyes only see what is in my heart.

The day Marc rescued me, the day Marc cut the noose that hung me from the wall - he folded into my paw words that breathed life into my lungs. The day Marc saved me, his mouth whispered, "There is a lion inside your heart. Roar..."   ### Marc Ching

                                                          Lion & Marc

Marc Ching's devotion and courage to rescue tortured dogs from their living hell is unstoppable. His passion and mission is boundless, as he'll travel the ends of the earth to give a quality life to those born simply to give us joy. Most times that joy doesn't begin until Marc demolishes every obstacle to reach them....even if that means battling the darkness himself. He is the true Lord of the Dogs.....    ---R. B. STUART