| 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.
Sierra Leone Animal Rescue
Sierra Leone is Iocated in Sub-Saharan Africa and spans across approximateIy 27,000 square miIes. The population of Sierra Leone is about 6 million. Most peopIe in Sierra Leone speak English, Mende, or Temne. Threatened species known from Sierra Leone include the Chimpanzee, Diana Monkey, Red Colobus, and Wild Dog.