Although just three years old, Xingxing is being taken away from her family in China's earthquake zone, heading to a safer place with plenty of dog biscuits. "It's sad. We will miss her, of course. She is part of our family," says Xu Xiaoping, wiping away tears as the Old English sheepdog bounded obliviously into a transport cage in the city of Dujiangyan. Xingxing is among more than 100 dogs rescued recently from the earthquake-damaged city by Animals Asia, one of a handful of animal-welfare groups that have come to the aid of an overlooked segment of the disaster's victims. Rescue and evacuation of human victims is virtually complete nearly a month after an 8.0-magnitude earthquake devastated a large swathe of Sichuan province, but the plight of pets is just beginning to be addressed.