| 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.
Oman Animal Rescue
Oman is Iocated in West and Central Asia and spans across approximateIy 82,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Oman include the Dhofarian Shrew, Arabian Jird, Arabian Onyx, and Arabian Tahr. The population of Oman is about 3.1 million. Most peopIe in Oman speak Arabic. The capital of Oman is Muscat.