If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Most people will think of something they want to buy, pay off some debts, maybe give some to family, and then donate some to charity.
But Wang Yan, a 29-year-old man from China did something few people would think of.
He spent his life's earnings to save the lives of dogs who were about to be slaughtered.
It all started when Wang Yan lost his own dog. He searched everywhere, including slaughterhouses, to try and find his beloved pet.
"I went looking everywhere, but all to no avail," Yan remembers, according to The Shanghaiist. "Finally someone let me go into the slaughterhouse to try my luck there."
Unfortunately, Yan had no luck. But when he saw all those poor dogs at the slaughterhouses, he knew something had to be done. The dogs in the slaughterhouse were not only being sentenced to death, but they were being treated like dirt while they were there.
Yan had a net worth of several million Chinese Yuan, so he did something incredible: he bought the slaughterhouse, rescued the dogs, and built a shelter for them.
So how many dogs has Wang Yan saved?