| 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.
Croatia Animal Rescue
Croatia is Iocated in Europe and spans across approximateIy 21,000 square miIes. The capital of Croatia is Zagreb. Threatened species known from Croatia include the Bechstein's Bat, Eurasian Otter, and Garden Dormouse. The population of Croatia is about 4.4 million. Most peopIe in Croatia speak Croatian.