Tianjin retired teacher Yang Xiaoyun began rescuing stray cats and dogs over 10 years ago. Presently, she has adopted over 400 stray cats and dogs, having sold her own house, and relying on a rented space. With more and more stray cats and dogs, Yang Xiaoyun has already begun feeling inadequate, overwhelmed.
I also want to tell those caring people, your donations Teacher Yang has completely used on the little animals. In consulting with Teacher Yang, I have also seen that she does not have the time to give you a detailed breakdown of your donations. Caring people, we very much understand you care about the little animals, but please understand that a 60+ year old old lady is already extremely inadequate for taking care of this many kitty-cats and puppy-dogs every day. It is not that she is unwilling to annonce how your donations are used, it is that she truly does not have the time to organize [the information]. Just preparing meals for the little animals every day, she is already overwhelmed, so may you all please be a little more lenient and understanding!
Auntie Yang’s blog: http://liangzhixiaoyazi.blog.sohu.com/
Common House telephone: 13164073263 (Teacher Yang)
Common House address: Tianjin Dongli District Jinhan Bridge Lao Li Ming Zhuang Village (You can go from Tianjin North train station and ride the 660 to Jinhan Bridge and get in contact with Teacher Yang at the village entrance.)
Common House was established by 60-year-old retiree Auntie Yang. She started adopting stray cats in 1995, in 2003 started adopting stray dogs, and now has adopted over 200 stray cats and dogs, with the amount still increasing.
“Right now we can only live one day at a time. I do not know what will happen to them in the future? They are my children, they cannot leave me, and I also cannot leave them. To me, this is a road I cannot turn back from.” Auntie Yang says.
Comments from Mop:
Sigh, an individual’s power has it’s limits.
Kitty-cats, very cute~~~
The old woman, even more cute~~~
Adopting stray cats? Stray dogs?? I think it would be a little more meaningful to adopt homeless people.
Yet another like-minded friend. I hope good-hearted people in Tianjin can go and adopt these cute animals. Here I thank the LZ, Auntie Yang, as well as those friends who contribute to the rescue efforts of homeless pets.
I am too far [from her], so I can only help ding. No matter what, I will never abandon my dog. To us, a dog may be a pet, but to a dog, we are their everything.
Everyone one of these little animals is a life. I hope all our pet-owner friends will never easily abandon your pets!
Stray little cats and little dogs are truly very sad~ I already am taking care of 3 stray little cats~
They are very obedient~ very considerate ~ just like a very cute child~
Although I am not very prosperous/well-off, although I am single~
having them to keep me company, I feel very blessed.
To help those people who should be helped is our responsibility! Who is that has made us all become so apathetic! It is those people who did not need help but have cheated us, leading to those who should receive help not getting the help they deserve!
People are starving, prices are so high, and yet there is someone who still wants to raise pets even though she is that poor. So sad, so ridiculous, so regrettable.~~~
I personally do not especially like dogs and cats.
The animal I like are pigs. I plan to raise a pig, but I currently do not have the money, so maybe everyone can help me a bit financially. Pigs truly are human’s good friends, they are so cute~~~
We probably would find it difficult to be like Auntie Yang persevering in doing this kind of thing!
But what we can do is to not raise little animals when we are not completely able to take full responsibility for them!
I believe this is something we can all do!
She is doing the thing I want to do but am unable to do!
I admire her!
I have been to Teacher Yang’s. Every time I go I will sigh for a long time. Teacher Yang truly is very great, a single person quietly taking care of the lives abandoned by this apathetic society! I hope even more people can see this essay, that even more people can participate in activities of protecting little animals, and not so wantonly abandon them.
First, I am not referring to this post-topic.
What I want to say is that here in my hometown there is also this kind of person, also a retired female teacher, who rents a farm house and has adopted a lot of stray dogs. In the beginning, there were also a lot of media who reported about it and many friends all went to donate money.
Later a post-topic appeared on our pet BBS discussion forum, where a person said they loaned a lot of money to that female teacher who now shamelessly will not return the money. It also said that they are all raising dogs as a business, everyone knows what I am talking about. Inside with so many dogs, they are all locked up together, and there is never a trace of puppies born…
I am not referring to this post-topic.
I just hope those friends who care will also be careful~
Guangdong people…please stop eating cats…
I beg of you guys…I will thank your eight generations of ancestors!
To some people, the way I spoil my pet surpasses the way I treat people.
Sometimes I even feel that I am worse than a dog…
Can the city government gather all the stray dogs, stray cats, and related things together and slaughter them so they do not piss and shit wherever they want and spread diseases. Thank you.
Actually, animals do not need to be pitied by people and can all survive on their own. As long as people do not encroach/occupy their territory or hurt them because of their own abnormal/deviant psychological problems, they can survive very well.
How many mountain village children have difficulty having enough food and clothes and are unable to go to school? How many poor families need help, yet we do not see anyone with such sympathy for them but instead have this much sympathy for some animals? How fake is this? In this boundless universe, some things are destined to for humans to use. With that much affection, why do they not go to a slaughterhouse and buy the pigs and raise them until they are old. I despise these hypocritical people, fake affection, such sensationalism, go to hell!
Seeing this kind of report, my immediate reaction is: TMD, another retired teacher, a knowledgeable and cultured builder of our motherland teacher. How come they do not know to go help impoverished areas by educating and caring for the next generation?
One netizen also replied by posting this video (which is not related to Auntie Yang):
Video on Youku (faster load in China).