Our shelter Bo Ai (meaning Universal Love) was born after the 2008 'Great Sichuan Earthquake' when millions of animals and birds were killed so it was only natural that we would offer our help to the people and their animals after the earthquake that hit Lushan County in 2013.
The earthquake killed over 150 people and injured thousands so along with our own team and that from Chengdu Home Of Love and with donations from Hebei Buddhist Charitable Foundation, used to buy pet food, vaccines, medications, collars and leashes, we began helping people's pets.
People queued up to have their pets vaccinated and for sacks of food because many had lost everything.
Du also took the chance to hand out leaflets on animal welfare and the cruelty in the dog and cat meat trade.
Stray animals were also vaccinated and the pet owners were given extra pet food to feed to them.