Wanted: A new home for 400 cats and dogs in China
Published on Sep 1, 2012 11:23 AM
(CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Animal welfare campaigners in Chongqing, China, said they are still looking for homes for about 400 cats and dogs that were cared for by a woman who recently died.
Luo Yingmei, who passed away in May at the age of 82, had adopted stray dogs and cats over a period of 25 years.
The animals were housed in three rented suburban apartments in western Shapingba district, costing her almost 10,000 yuan (US$1,971) a month for rent, pet food, veterinary fees and the salaries of her two helpers.
She survived on donations, mostly from six core benefactors.
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