Bring Science Dog Home from China

 
Raised: $4,545.00
Goal: $4,500.00
 
 
 

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Pinkerton is a gibbon scat-detecting dog I'm working with in China. Please help me bring Pinkerton home to live with me for a well-deserved retirement. After 2 years in China, my little... more

 
 
 
 
 
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Updated posted by Joseph Orkin 6 months ago

WE DID IT!!! PINKERTON IS COMING HOME! My stunned thanks to you all. We've raised the $4,500 and Pinkerton is coming home. I'm touched; I'm flabbergasted; I'm grateful. Thanks to all 110 donors: those who are old friends, colleagues, acquaintances, and amazingly, people I've never met. I can't ever thank you all enough for this. I'm finalizing arrangements with the pet transit company now, so Pink should be home in a week or two. Ever the optimist, here he is is in the lab sticking out his tongue at the naysayers.

 

 
 

Updated posted by Joseph Orkin 7 months ago

Over 90% funded. We're really going to make it!!!

 

Pinkerton smelling victory

 
 

Updated posted by Joseph Orkin 7 months ago

We've officially surpassed the 75% mark! Someone looks pretty happy about that!

 

Someone's getting excited!!!

 
 
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Created by Joseph Orkin on June 25, 2013




Pinkerton is a gibbon scat-detecting dog I'm working with in China. Please help me bring Pinkerton home to live with me for a well-deserved retirement. After 2 years in China, my little research assistant became my best friend, and I owe it to him to find a way to bring him home. Horribly, pet dogs are now being rounded up in Beijing and sold for meat!


I had Pinkerton trained locally to help me find scat from gibbons in the mountains of China for my PhD research on primate genetics and conservation. He did a great job and even was featured in a few science news articles!


Unfortunately, bringing a dog home from southwestern China is expensive. To navigate the regulations and fly him across Asia and the Pacific with me, I need to use a professional dog transport company. That's going to cost $4,500 that I don't have. 
Can you help with Pink's retirement fund?

Here is a video of Pinkerton at work finding scat. After I hide the gibbon scat under the third tile, I give him the search command. When Pink finds the correct scent, he lays down with his paws surrounding the scat. Check it out!



Pink's News Links:


Science News

Washington University News

Washington University Anthropology Newsletter
 
 
 
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Oh... Please dear God -let this magnificent creature come home to where he belongs-where he will be loved! Those dogs in that part of the world ...live in total hell! I pray you can bring him home! Will you please keep us posted & are you with him now? Please take care and keep him safe!

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