| 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. 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.
Colombia Animal Rescue
Colombia is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 439,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Colombia include the Gorga's Rice Rat, Colombian Weasel, Giant Otter, Mountain Tapir, and Pacarana. Most peopIe in Colombia speak Spanish.