Two Children Locked Up By Their Grandfather In A Cage With 50 Dogs, Eating Dog Food

Children are angels. They are beautiful blessings from up above. Taking care of them is one of our elders’ job. However, recently, an incident in Nanjing, Eastern China had happened that two young children were rescued  from being locked up on a cage with dogs. 

Two Children Locked Up By Their Grandfather In A Cage With 50 Dogs, Eating Dog FoodTwo young children who were locked up in a doghouse together with dogs during the day by their grandfather and made to eat dog food have been rescued in China’s Eastern Anhui province.

As China Radio International (CRI) reported, a six-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl were sometimes eating leftover food from a local market and drinking water from a nearby river. They slept in a broken van at night. 

Two Children Locked Up By Their Grandfather In A Cage With 50 Dogs, Eating Dog FoodThe children were born out of wedlock and abandoned by their mother two years ago. Their grandfather became their main guardian because their father goes away to work.

Their grandfather, Yu Congqiu, said that he locked his grandchildren with the dogs due to safety concerns. He said he earned a measly wage by running his unauthorized dog kennel. It was not enough to raise the two grandchildren. Sadly, the two kids and their grandfather  are struggling to make ends meet and live on a shed near a dog cage.

Two Children Locked Up By Their Grandfather In A Cage With 50 Dogs, Eating Dog FoodDue to some protest, the local authorities have placed the siblings into a temporary home until the family can find better accommodation for the children.

The siblings were also taken to a hospital for a check-up, which confirmed that both children were healthy. According to reports, the local authorities are working to find a longer term solution for the children’s care. 

Two Children Locked Up By Their Grandfather In A Cage With 50 Dogs, Eating Dog FoodMore so, volunteers are helping the illiterate father and grandfather to fill in the necessary forms to return to their hometown in Anhui Province, where they would receive government support.

Other than that, an organisation also contacted local dog lovers to purchase the dogs from the kennel, raising 50,000 yuan (USD 8,052) for the grandfather.

 

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