A 65-year-old retiree is going to extraordinary lengths to help homeless and abused dogs in China.
Yang Xiaoyun has not lived the typical life of a retiree. The former school teacher’s home in Tianjin has become an animal shelter for the dogs and cats she saves. She calls her shelter “Common Home for Stray Animals” and looks after more than 200 cats and around 1500 dogs.
Now, she’s set her sights on saving the dogs in Yulin that are destined to die as part of the city’s annual Dog Meat Festival. Despite the financial hardships she faces feeding and caring for all the pets in Common Home, she regularly works with animal activists to stop meat dog trucks and pays the traders to save the animals from being slaughtered for food.
Last year, she saved 360 dogs from the festival. This year, she says she has saved up 50,000 Yuan (approx. $8,000 dollars) for her mission. She must travel 1,652 miles from her home to Yulin, where she hopes to purchase as many dogs as she can and bring them home to her safe house.
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Please sign the petitions to save the Yulin dogs and cats:
Last but not least: Please eat less meat.