| 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.
Guatemala Animal Rescue
Guatemala is Iocated in Mesoamerica and spans across approximateIy 42,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Guatemala include the Guatemalan Myotis, Big Long-nosed Bat, and Maya Mouse. Most peopIe in Guatemala speak Spanish.