This amazing Taiwanese family is breaking away from social norms and have dedicated their lives to saving and taking care of hundreds and thousands of stray dogs and pups.
This family in Taiwan has taken their compassion and love for dogs to the next level and has dedicated their lives to saving and taking care of thousands of dogs. The family is currently caring for 3000 stray pups and the pups are housed at the Hsu family’s shelter, Mrs.Hsu’s Sanctuary, where they are looked after by the Hsu family, the shelter staff, and a large number of volunteers.
Like many other countries, Taiwan has a huge problem of stray animals and it is estimated that around millions of cats and dogs are living on the streets under harsh conditions of life.
Worried after looking at the animals in such poor condition, the Hsu family decided to help these stray dogs. They first started off by taking a few pups at a time.
Soon, the number of strays under their care began to grow and the family realized that they needed more space and resources.
Luckily, another dog-lover stepped up and helped them take things to the next level.
Looking at their love and dedication for animals, a compassionate benefactor decided to donate them a huge living sanctuary for the animals. This became the wonderful shelter that 3000 pups now call home.
This shelter has its own veterinary doctor and a room dedicated to the grooming of dogs only and a huge room where dogs sleep. The shelter also has associates who can provide any dog who needs one with a custom-made wheelchair at a low cost.
Dogs with minor health issues are taken care of by the vet while cases, where dogs are in serious condition, are transferred to the local animal hospital.
Mrs.Hsu’s Sanctuary is fully funded by donations and is dependant on volunteers.
The shelter does employ permanent staff, but with 3000 pups under one roof, they need all the help they can get.
In 2017, Taiwan banned “mercy killings” of strays, which made them the first country to ban the use of euthanasia as stray pet population control.
As a result of this wonderful news, more focus has been put on spaying and neutering pets, as well as on educating people about the negative impact of breeding and the more sustainable option of adoption.
Most of the animals at the Hsu's shelter home are in healthy condition and are eligible for adoption waiting to go to their forever homes.
Sometimes the animals are adopted by their own volunteers, as in the case of Angel Wang, one of the shelter’s volunteers, who fell head over heels for one of the strays and ended up adopting the sweet little girl in 2017.
The Hsu family and the staff are doing a commendable job and are worth all the praise for dedicating their lives for such a noble cause.