The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Five Amazing Elderly Chinese Women Run The Largest Dog Shelter The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Five Amazing Elderly Chinese Women Run The Largest Dog Shelter

Friday, February 27, 2015

Five Amazing Elderly Chinese Women Run The Largest Dog Shelter


Five amazing women decided not to spend the Chinese New Year with family and friends. Instead they spent it with their family of 1,300 dogs. They have been spending their days taking care of the animals for the past five years.

The shelter was established in 2009, by Wang Yanfang for unwanted animals. After seeing so many dogs being taken to pounds in Weinan, Shaanxi Province, China, she decided she wanted to do something about it.

Around the time Wang opened the shelter, China introduced a “one dog rule.” This rule only permits families to keep one small dog and they must have the proper documentation to do so. As a result of this rule, they started getting more animals.

Wang enlisted the help of four other volunteers, all women in their 60s and 70s, as numbers continued to increase at her donation-run shelter These amazing women have been voluntarily taking care of the dogs every day, getting up at 4:00 a.m. to prepare the 400 kilograms of dog food needed to feed such a large pack of animals. They also spend time with the dogs and grooming them.

Wang and her volunteers have all been bitten by some of the less-friendly dogs, but feel that their work is worth it. They are all animal lovers, and are happy to save these dogs from a much worse fate. In a city nearby authorities euthanized about 37,000 dogs after a rabies outbreak..

“They’re like your children, you can’t bear to be apart from them, or to lose them,” said Wang.

These women are truly heroes for the dogs in their care.









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