| 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.
Venezuela Animal Rescue
Venezuela is Iocated in South America and spans across approximateIy 352,000 square miIes. Threatened species known from Venezuela include the Dryland Mouse Opossum, Giant Armadillo, Giant Otter, and Pacarana. Most peopIe in Venezuela speak Spanish. The population of Venezuela is about 25 million. The capital of Venezuela is Caracas.