A samoyed with half a tail who was rescued from a Chinese meat market has been rubbing shoulders with the world’s fanciest dogs at Crufts.
Adorable Felicity (pictured), who was just seconds from being skinned when she was rescued by the NoToDogMeat charity even appeared in the opening credits of Channel Four’s Crufts coverage, alongside pedigree show dogs.
The brave pup was at the show to meet supporters of the charity, but also caught the eye of photographers and media at the event, and her owner, the charity’s founder Julia de Cadenet couldn’t be prouder.
“Who would have thought that our Fliss with only half a tail, who had such a terrible start, would be picked to be on the opening credits of Crufts. I feel like a stage mum. I am so proud.
“Felicity really is a true ambassador for her breed, and even though she may never be crowned Best In Show, she certainly played her part this year at Crufts.” Said Julia, from London, who started the charity in 2009.
And Felicity is no stranger to representing the charity’s good work. In 2022 she appeared on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival, and even had her own pass to the glitzy film soiree.
Julia added: “All of our rescue dogs have been through so much, so it is amazing that they are all so calm, and still love people. Felicity in particular is a total diva, and loves the limelight. This is her dream moment.”
The NoToDogMeat NGO began after entertainment lawyer Julia witnessed first hand the horrors of the dog meat trade in China.
Empowering local people to make a change in countries with a dog or cat meat trade, the charity now holds United Nations Special Consultative status, advising at the highest level on what needs to be done to end the cruelty.
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