Every morning, the five women rise at 4 am to feed 1,300 stray dogs at their shelter in China’s central Shaanxi province. The shelter was established in 2009 by 60 year old local woman Wang Yanfang.
Six years ago, Wang Yanfang decided to open an asylum just for dogs. She had no idea this decision would become such an enormous responsibility. Nowadays, Yanfang and her friends wake up every morning to make over 400 kilos of dog food! And that’s just breakfast…
The shelter was established back in 2009 by 60-year-old local Wang Yanfang. This animal-lover has been relying solely on donations from generous well-wishers. Foregoing China‘s notoriously extravagant firework displays, Wang and her trusted colleagues even spent New Year‘s Eve with the abandoned strays.
However, not all of them are friendly, especially after going through such a rough time on the streets. One of the ladies admitted that the dogs aren’t always the friendliest of pups, as they occasionally receive (ʙɪᴛᴇs and ɴɪᴘs). However, that’s never put Wang off her beloved dogs.
Far from it, according to, she remarked: “They’re like your children, you can’t bear to be apart from them, or to lose them.” They don’t call them man’s best friend for nothing!
The rescuers save countless dogs’ lives every year. The handlers stay energized, optimistic, and ready for action every single morning. They don’t allow a few (sᴄʀᴀᴛᴄʜᴇs) to discourage them from their incredible mission and remain devoted to their sweet pups.