| The Pekingese was once believed to be able to ward off evil spirits. Historically, the theft of a Pekingese in China was punished by death. Chinese were once required to bow down to Pekingese. All modern Pekingese are descended from five dogs rescued for Queen Victoria during the Second Opium War. When British troops reached the residence of the Chinese Emperor, the guards killed all but these five dogs to prevent them falling into the hands of the enemy. Pekingese were believed to protect the soul of their master in the afterlife.
Rhode Island Animal Rescue
(Sorted by Zip Code.)
Bristol County - Bristol, Rhode Island 02809
Spay/Neuter Assistance Program 401-254-1052
Newport County - Middletown 02842
Potter League for Animals 401-846-8276
Providence County - Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Defenders of Animals 401-738-3710
Providence County - Providence, RI 02904
Volunteer Services for Animals 401-273- 0358
Providence County - Providence 02906
Rhode Island Veterinary Association 401-751-0944
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