Millionaire Goes Broke Saving Dogs Destined for Slaughterhouse

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A Chinese millionaire has spent his entire fortune – and then some – saving thousands of dogs from being butchered for food.  He even bought a slaughterhouse and turned an abandoned building into a massive shelter.

Wang Yan had been running a successful steel manufacturing business in Changchun city three years ago when his cherished dog went missing.

 

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“I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail,” he told Sina News. “Finally someone let me go into the slaughterhouse to try my luck there.”

He didn’t end up finding his pet, but the gruesome sights he witnessed were so deeply traumatic that he felt compelled to establish an animal shelter at an old steel mill.

 

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He provides whatever food and medical care he can to the dogs.  There were over 1,000 of them at the shelter at one point, but now there are only about 200, because most of them have been adopted.

 

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However, even adoption won’t ensure a dog’s long and happy life.  A law was recently passed by a municipality in Shandong province outlawing dogs.

“All dogs must be removed from the district,” said a statement by the committee.  “Otherwise authorities will enter your house and kill your dog on the spot.”

 

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But that won’t stop Yan from carrying on and saving as many dogs as he can from becoming food.  His endeavor has put him spiraling into debt, but he doesn’t regret it.

“I don’t accept monetary donations.  I only hope that kind-hearted people will be able to donate a few supplies to help.”
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686 thoughts on “Millionaire Goes Broke Saving Dogs Destined for Slaughterhouse”

  1. He is a true hero. I love him! The author does all a great disservice by not including a way to help him and a way to message the evil government there in china that murders dogs. God bless and keep him and his dogs and all the truly great heroes in China

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  2. I hope this guy is also vegan. If he can’t bear to see dogs’ suffering, I hope he realizes that ALL animals raised and slaughtered for food suffer the same. There is no difference between the ones people love and the ones people eat. All suffer equally.

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    • Seriously? You can’t just thank the man and move on? You have to post about YOUR agenda, even though this man is an angel on this earth? You have serious issues.

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    • Seriously? You can’t just thank this beautiful man and move on? Nooooo…. you have to post about YOUR agenda, putting YOUR feelings above everyone elses. You need help. Psychological help.

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  3. What an amazing person this gentleman is. I hope I have a chance in this lifetime to do an eighth of the good that he is doing right now. My prayers, good wishes and heartfelt thanks go out to Mr. Yan.

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  4. This man should be the UNITED NATIONS AMBASSADOR.
    God helps those who cannot help themselves. God is in this man indeed.
    Dog Advocate?

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