Wang Yan is the name of the man who spent all his fortune to save dogs on death row from dog meat farms in China.
It all started when his dog was stolen, probably for sale to farms. Since then, her struggle to help these animals has continued.
Since the disappearance of his dog about 3 years ago, this Chinese millionaire has not rested and has devoted his whole life to saving thousands of dogs, as much as he could.
“I went to get my dog everywhere, but it was in vain. Finally, someone let me go to the slaughterhouse to try my luck there.”
This is how his story began, when he tried to find his lost dog and went to a dog slaughterhouse. He spent weeks looking for it, with no results. But the only thing he could find there in the slaughterhouses was great sadness and things that scared him a lot. It was then that he knew perfectly what he had to do.
Yan amassed a fortune in the steel industry and, with only 29, was already a millionaire.
Ironically, with only 29 years old, Wang Yan also greatly reduced his fortune. He bought an abandoned steel factory in the city of Helong in Changchun, in northwest China, and turned it into a dog shelter. In this factory, Wang houses, cares for and feeds the dogs he rescues. To date, it has saved some 2,000 dogs in about 3 years and millions of yuan have been spent on dog food and medical treatment.
Yan even has a dog statue where he prays for dogs.
This is how we see him in the picture, with his statue in the shelter, praying for the well-being of the dogs and surely asking them to have a warm home.
Currently, the shelter has about 200 dogs of many breeds and crosses, but sometimes it has received about 1,000, until it is adopted.
Wang did not even accept donations of food or money to keep the dogs, even on the adoption charges, he put everything out of his pocket.
But not already having the fortune he had and seeing himself in difficult situations, he already accepts donations of food and medicine for volunteer dogs, and he never charges anything for the legal costs of adoptions.
We wish there were more people like Wang Yan. Thank you for your good deeds and for being such a good person.
Good luck and we hope you can continue to save even more dogs.