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Wang Yan used his fortune to buy out a dog slaughterhouse so he could set up a shelter for strays dogs instead, saving 2,000 canines in the process.Wang Yan used his fortune to buy out a dog slaughterhouse so he could set up a shelter for strays dogs instead, saving 2,000 canines in the process.

Chinese Man Spends $400K to Buy Dog Slaughterhouse, Sets Up Shelter

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Wang Yan used his fortune to buy out a dog slaughterhouse so he could set up a shelter for strays dogs instead, saving 2,000 canines in the process.

This extraordinary story begins tragically. Yan, who is from the Jilin province of China, lost his dog in 2012.

“I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail,” he told the Shanghaiist. “Finally someone let me go into (a local slaughterhouse) to try my luck there.”

Unfortunately, Yan didn’t find his dog at the slaughterhouse, but what he did find was just as heartbreaking: horrific scenes of dogs suffering needlessly and being brutally killed.  Yan knew he needed to do something to help the poor pooches. The solution? Yan, who made a significant amount of money from a steel manufacturing business, bought the slaughterhouse.

Not only did he buy the slaughterhouse, but he also established a shelter for stray dogs. Since its inception a few years ago, Yan has saved the lives of over 2,000 canines.

Currently the shelter houses over 200 dogs, which, according to its owner, is an improvement. It once housed over 1,000! But, luckily, Yan’s pups have been able to find forever homes.

However, Yan’s immense generosity and compassion has come with a price. Once a wealthy man, he has now gone into debt for his dogs but refuses donations.

“I do not accept monetary donations,” he said. “I only hope that kind-hearted people will be able to donate a few supplies to help build a home for these 200 dogs.”

We hope so, too! In a country that is inundated with thousands of stray dogs amidst controversy, it’s heartening to see such a kind individual doing more than his part to help the cause.

Via White Wolf Pack

Photo: Shanghaiist.com

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  • Siraganda

    Wang Yan is my true hero! I shall never forget this beautiful soul – and all the good he does for these poor innocent creatures! Thank you, Wang Yan – you are a great personality, indeed!

  • Melanie Appleby

    You are my Hero well done love you to bits and a big paws are up from the dogs xxxx

  • Maho Cwejman

    aw you are an angel person ! RESPECT !

  • Adam Young

    Great story and great man! I’m sorry to hear he did not find his pup though.

  • carole powell

    love this man – hope he comes into a huge fortune again because I know where he’ll make use of it – wish ALL people with wealth would do the same or finance mass spay/neuter and microchip programs to address the problem at its root cause

  • mymissionofmercy

    This man has such a sweet heart and shows what a real human is…. a person of compassion and strength of character.

    • Alan Davis

      How do you know? Have you ever met him? Do you know anyone who knows him? How do you know he is not scammer? The answer is that you don’t know. Never send money to someone advertising in the media esp on the internet even if it is a bona fide site, as this article has been published on at least eighty sites.

  • Phoebe Tan

    Why he do not have a website allow donation?

    • Probably because he is using reverse psychology which is a common tactic – that works very well!

      • Bonita Ryan

        You’re an idiot mAlice of NoToDogMeat fame or infamy.

        • Desperate for publicity for your vile ‘artwork’? You are nothing but an obsessive psychopathic stalker. Is there anywhere where you haven’t stalked me? LOSER!

  • Dina

    God bless him!! Just don’t stop to rescue the dogs!

  • SecretFarmer

    What a fucking idiot! Now a poor man with nothing to show for it!! I would have set that up as a shelter for homeless children!

    Asians like eating dogs and that’ll always be the case because there are too many of them in one isolated area.

    • Rachael

      your the fucking idiot animals give unconditional love

      • SecretFarmer

        Rachael get your ass back in the kitchen and shut the fuck up!

        Like I said – this is a lost cause. He brought the animals time is all he did. He may have saved a few but that is all! He should have saved the children!

        • Katie

          Ah-ha…not only are you an asshole, you’re a misogynist. Pity any woman who gets involved with you. Jerk.

          • SecretFarmer

            Katie Thanksgiving is over – you should be cleaning up the mess everyone left! Now get to it! Make me a sandwich while you’re at it too!

        • Rachael

          omfg not only an asshole but a sexist too jerk

        • MissDaisey

          why don’t u save the children??

          • Nancy love

            Exactly, secretfarmer, go clean up your fuckin farm. AND stay secret

        • Delts Alana

          I am not sure what you farming and for what cause- i hope you don’t have and never will have children. Your hate will eat you alive pretty soon. You don’t need therapy – you need a coffin.

    • b4goodnowplez

      SecretFarmer —- you need therapy. Your language clearly shows you have a very strong powerless complex, anger issues and probably have no true friends. Therapy could make you happier and so you won’t die the dick you are now.

      • SecretFarmer

        Looks like we have an online therapist here. Can I pay for your services in bitcoins? Or should I smack you in the mouth as payment received!

    • Katie

      People who don’t like dogs always concerns me. You’re obviously one of them. You go ahead and save the children. I, myself, would save dogs.

    • Nancy love

      Why don’t you fucking go and help homeless people instate of bitching here?

    • JDavidS

      The only fuckin’ idiot is you. You couldn’t recognize a humane act if it kicked you in the nuts. Which I hope actually does happen.

  • Toni

    dear Brianne, if you are in touch with him, please please send him my deepest gratitude and thanks for what he has done. He is a brave and compassionate man who lives by his beliefs. All blessings to him

  • SHOULD PPL BELIEVE EVERYTHING THEY SEE IN THE NEWSPAPER AND ONLINE? DOES ANYONE ACTUALLY KNOW ANYTHING FOR SURE ABOUT THIS PERSON AT ALL? YET PPL TRUST HIM MORE THAN THEY DO THEIR NEIGHBOURS IN THE SAME STREET? REALLY??? HE MAY BE GENUINE, BUT HE MAY NOT BE GENUINE!! MRS YANG WASN’T AND THE TRUTH IS ONLY COMING OUT NOW AFTER SHE CLEANED UP WITH MILLIONS OF PPL ALL OVER THE WORLD THROWING MONEY AT HER!!!

  • MissDaisey

    LOOK AT the dog that is HUGGING
    the man in picture!!!! joy on the dogs face.

  • Nancy love

    Great man. More power to you and God Bless you

  • CECILIA

    GREAT HUMAN BEING AND WISH/PRAY THERE WERE MORE OUT THERE WHO SHARES HIS HEART/LOVE FOR HIS ANIMALS..MAY THE LORD BLESS THREE FOLDS……..

  • Laura Matson

    Thank you Wang Yan, may our Creator bless you all your life in a good way <3

  • I think ppl need to get real. It’s impossible to tell whether someone is genuine or not from a pic. You are just reading so much into this. You just can’t know. Suggest ppl check before donating as there are real rescuers who may not have the connections to get on media, but they are desperate for help.

  • Andrew Key

    please ask him to take donations ,I bet there will be end of dog lovers who will back him.

    • Ingrid M. Hansen

      I totally agree. He needs a website set up to receive donations or we all need an address to send him much needed supplies.

    • Andrea Horn

      I agree I would definitely donate!

  • JDavidS

    Good on ya, sir! This world needs many more like you!

  • Please do not believe everything you see in the media and please check carefully before donating anywhere!

  • Mary E. Cavaliere

    This is the kind of man I’d want to meet. What a lovely person.

  • Woo11

    Good Man!! I hope that others join to help you with your sanctuary, and opening others. I could hug you with joy!

    .

  • Some ppl need to get real.

  • Dog

    he will go to doggy heaven with all the puppies like me! ruff ruff! constanza memes tell us to dogspair

  • Bev Penny

    He needs to change his mind and accept donations because as much as he loves the dogs so do many more people who look for situations like this so they can help where there is a true need. He can help more dogs if he accepts donations. The slaughter of dogs for food needs to stop.

    • Of course he accepts donations – it is reverse psychology which works very well!

  • Phoebe Tan

    Where to post the dogs foods and toys?

  • marisol melgarejo

    Thank you again Wang Yan , this is not his first time he rescued dogs ! You are AMAZING!!

  • linda carel

    You hope so too? You have an online source that thousands upon thousands of good hearted people see. No time for hope – only DO. Where is the information so people can help this man?

  • linda carel

    My comment was taken down, interesting. Please provide contact info so others can help this man.

  • Lynne Thomas

    Definite kudos to such a compassionate human being … But he needs to put his Pride aside and allow those that can help donate to such a GREAT cause …
    That’s part of opening your heart , as well. Let others help in any way possible.

  • This is incredible. Thank you!

  • Tammy Barr

    We should start a go fund me account and collect money for his shelter.

  • Lani Unabea

    Hi! The man won’t take donations, but if we had an address we could send them anonymously! Lets do this!!!

    • Beware of scams! The donations may not go to the intended recipient – who may not even be legitimate himself!

  • Alan Davis

    You ought to always research before sending any money as rescue scammers are very common in China. Saying he doesn’t take donations is using reverse psychology which is a tactic used by confidence tricksters and proven to work.

  • Tee Joy

    I LOVE YOU!!!! <3

  • Maureen Osullivan

    I want to help him, I live in New York and can’t send supplies to China. Does anyone know how we can help him? Is he on facebook?

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