Yang is one of many Chinese activists who crossed long distances in order to save as many dogs as possible from certain death in Yulin. The 65-year-old has a long history of rescuing animals, stemming from a pivotal day in 1995 when she jumped into a river to save a drowning kitten who had been tossed into the water by its owners. Since then, Yang has taken in countless animals to her animal shelter called “Common Home.” The shelter, located in the Dongli District of Tianjin, houses more than 200 cats and 1,500 dogs, many of whom need medical attention. With the help of a few volunteers, Yang works from 5AM to 10PM each day in order to care for the animals. Although she has limited resources, the selfless animal lover has never failed to feed her furry friends steamed corn bread—all she can afford—twice a day, plus special treats on the weekend.
Despite the difficult work involved in rescuing and caring for so many lives, Yang has never given up. On the contrary, the activist even has plans to expand her outreach by establishing an animal shelter and a vegetarian restaurant in Yulin in the future.
According to FACLC, you can donate to Yang here:
Direct Bank Wire Transfer to Ms. Yang’s Bank
Name: Commercial Bank of China (中国工商银行）
Bank Account City: Tianjin (开户城市－天津）
Bank Account No.: 0302845001009282956
Account Name: Ai Yun YANG （杨爱云）
Xiaoyun Yang’s Cell Phone: 13164073263
(Via: My Modern Met)