What is the point of wealth and success if you can’t use it to do some good in this world?
Wang Yan of China must agree with that sentiment, because he has used his personal fortune to save more than 2,000 dogs from being slaughtered in the last three years, China.org reports.
— People'sDailyOnline (@PDOAUS) November 20, 2015
It all started in 2012 when Yan’s dog went missing. He looked everywhere, with no luck.
Even though Yan, who lives in Helong town in Jilin province, did not locate his missing dog in the slaughterhouse, he did find a new mission along the way. The 29-year-old used a large chunk of his money to buy the slaughterhouse and create an animal shelter instead.
— China.org.cn (@chinaorgcn) November 20, 2015
In the last three years, Yan has saved the lives of 2,000 dogs and spent more than 1 million yuan (US $156,755) doing so, China.org reports.
Even though he has gone into debt, according to The Shangaiist, he does not accept monetary donations — only donated supplies.
“I only hope that kind-hearted people will be able to donate a few supplies to help build a home [for these dogs],” he said.
This, right here, is probably one of the most selfless and heroic acts ever.