In order to improve the community environment of raising pets and change
people’sminds of treating animals, a publicizing activity entitled as Care for
Your Animals and Be a Responsible Master was held on October 4th, 2006, the
World Animas’ Day.
The photos taken of the show
Another dog raised over 10 years arrives.
Little volunteer wears scarf for the dog.
3. The show time
The dogs live with masters over 10 years.
The dogs participate for the competition of most alike dogs with the masters.
The master with most alike dog was interviewed by media.
The show of dog from homeless shelter
The disabled but strong dog is still living happily.
Sign on the slogan of Treating Animals Well
The activity wins a complete success.
Introduction on Nanjing Ping’an A’Fu Homeless Animals Shelter
It is expected to unite all people who care about the animals from all lines of this society, so that we could provide a happy land for the homeless animals with our dedicated efforts.
Ms. Ha Wen Jin started to adopt the abandoned animals more than ten years ago. To rescue these homeless animals, she gave up her prosperous business resolutely three years ago, and founded this shelter with all properties she had. Not caring about the unfair criticism about herself, she devoted herself to the saving and protection of the homeless animals. Some citizens who love the animals also join her to become the volunteers.
The Shelter has to overcome many difficulties to maintain the normal running of the base, and to continue the protection of homeless animals. The Shelter was firstly founded at Wu Tiao Lane, then moved to Tie Xin Bridge, and then changed again to Xin Dian at Jiang Pu. Recently due to the misunderstanding and opposition from the local citizens of Xin Dian, the base has to move once again to Tang Quan, another village at Jiang Pu. The number of animals is also increased from around ten to currently more than 4 hundred dogs and dozens of cats. These pity animals were abandoned by irresponsible ex-master, and wandered in the city, then rescued by the Shelter and kind volunteers. There are so many animals lived in the Shelter, to make them live happily, to maintain the Shelter, all of us are always trying our best.
Because of different national conditions, the idea of protecting the animals is not recognized by most people in China. There is not any support from our government; the Shelter is running under personal spontaneous contribution. But these contributions could not meet all requirements of daily running. The most difficult problem we have now is the money to maintain daily cost and the construction of the base. Every month it takes at least 17,000 to 18,000 yuan to keep the normal living of hundreds of animals. These costs include food like meat, rice, oil, vegetables, fruits; the salary paid for raisers; water; electricity; firewood; medical fees for animals; car for transmitting food and dogs between Nanjing and Jiang Pu town; bed, quilts, cushions; sterilization and cleaning of dogs; and the buying and repair of facilities, and so on. Buying and building new base cost more than 200,000 yuan, Ms. Ha and other volunteers contributed all their savings, but still has the debt more than 100,000 yuan. But we have no complaints on this because we hope it could be a forever happy land for homeless animals.
However, the rescue and the raising of so many homeless animals for such a long time could not be fulfilled by limited salary of one or several persons. The burden becomes heavier and heavier, and each day of the Shelter is kept under too much pressure. Even under this painful situation, we never thought of giving it up, because when you see the frightened and helpless eye-lights of the homeless animals, the small body crouched in the cold weather, and the hiding from beat and maltreating of some people, you will firm your determination to provide a warm shelter for them. So even there are still many difficulties, we will still hold on.
It is appealed for all animal-lovers from all lines to join us and provide a better place for homeless animals. Let’s get united together to provide more helps for the Shelter. With more support and love we receive, more stable the Shelter will be, more prosperous the animal protection activity will be. So let’s come and hand in hand!
We would like to extend our sincerely appreciation to everyone who cares and
helps the Shelter. Thank you very much!
Nanjing Ping’an A’Fu Homeless Animals Shelter
Photos and texts: Yan Feng, Duan Yi Chao, Chen Di
The introduction to Nanjing Ping’an A’Fu Homeless Animals Shelter is provided by Shelter
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