Before the dogs got to Yulin, help came in a remarkable way. Local activists managed to stop the truck and prevent it from driving any farther. Then they asked the driver for documentation showing ownership of the dogs — but of course, he wasn’t able to provide it.
After this, the activists started unloading the cages and moving the dogs to a temporary holding facility in Hunan, China. But sadly, they ran into trouble. Many dogs were sick, and due to the overwhelming number of animals at the facility, illness spread.