A Chinese Businessman Devotes His Whole Fortune To Rescuing Stray Dogs

Wang Yan, a Chinese businessman who owns a steel firm in Changchun, China, lost his dog in 2012 and sought for it for a long time without success. It was then, as a last option, he went to a slaughterhouse; the atrocities he witnessed there inspired him to spend his whole wealth protecting dogs from these places.

China has a significant number of stray dogs, who unfortunately wind themselves in areas like that, where they are sold for meat. Wang wants to help as a memorial to his long-lost pet.

«I looked everywhere, but it was all for naught. ‘At long last, someone allowed me into the slaughterhouse to test my luck.’

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Instead, he encountered horrifying images that he could not forget. He bought the slaughterhouse and set up a rescue facility because he felt sorry for the dogs that were ready to be murdered for their flesh.

The man purchased an abandoned steel mill and converted it into a stray dog sanctuary over time.

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According to The People’s Daily Online, Wang, who used to manage a steel empire, created an animal rescue center in Changchun, in northeast China’s Jinlin Province, where he has spent millions to save more than 2,000 stray dogs from the slaughterhouse.

In an interview with Metro, the guy stated that he put $400,000 into the slaughterhouse and paid for the refuge with his own money.

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“I don’t take monetary donations; instead, I’m hoping that kind-hearted individuals would contribute materials to assist.”

Since the shelter started operating, Wang assumed all expenses out of his own money. He has gone into great debt by providing food and medical treatment to care for the dogs, but he does so with great will and love for the animals.

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Most of the dogs at the rescue center have been adopted by loving families.

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Each year in China’s Guangxi Zhuang area, up to 10,000 dogs, including stolen canines, are murdered to commemorate the summer solstice at the Yulin Dog Meat Festival.

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Wang’s work is truly inspiring. Fortunately, there are people like him who always seek to help the most defenseless against all odds.

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