| 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.
Croatia Animal Rescue
Croatia is Iocated in Europe. Most peopIe in Croatia speak Croatian. 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.