OUR MUDANJIANG YOUTH COMPASSION CENTER
Shelter and Rescue Support
One step closer to ending the dog meat trade! We're changing the hearts and minds of locals in MudanJiang, China with a two-story Youth Compassion Center for young locals to spend time with rescue dogs, learning to see them as friends and not food.
We sponsor shelters in China strategically. Our shelters are mostly located in dog eating cities. We also work with local activists to provide care for dogs rescued from the dog meat trade.
Thanks to our amazing donors, Duo Duo Project has sponsored many successful youth education programs in China in the last few years, and we now have our eyes set on pushing for improved animal welfare laws in China.
Young people play an extremely important role in pushing legislation that will outlaw the dog meat trade in China forever. That's why we have decided to build a youth center in MudanJiang (MDJ), one of China's most prevalent dog-eating cities, second only to Yulin. MDJ is the only city in China that has two legalized dog slaughterhouses.
In the last two years, your donations have helped us transform a run-down building in MDJ into a shelter that now takes in dogs that would have been slaughtered if not for you.
WE'RE BUILDING A YOUTH COMPASSION CENTER IN THE HEART OF THE DOG MEAT TRADE
The building in MDJ before...
...And after! Your donation helped us transform a run-down building into a functional shelter housing 78 rescue dogs.
A HUGE STEP FOR CHANGE IN MUDANJIANG (MDJ)
Mudanjiang, in northeastern China, is home to many North Korean immigrants who are likely to have grown up eating dogs. “With 2 legal slaughterhouses in the city, it’s important to change hearts and minds right here”, says Gung. Now, local people will be able to share their love and knowledge about humankind's best friend. Duo Duo Project was instrumental in helping a caring group of Yulin citizens open a dog cafe that’s now a popular place to gather.
Our Compassion Center, aimed at youth, will give young people of this city a place to hang out, have fun, exercise, and socialize with dogs and understand the value of dogs as friends not food. We are able to embark on this project in 2020 because this year we got certified as a legal NGO (nonprofit organization) in the city of Mudanjiang, and we are now a trusted organisation within the community - something that is very hard for any foreign NGO to achieve in China.
With your support and trust, we believe this Compassion Center will act as another important step toward our goal of ending the dog meat trade forever. Stay tuned. We will share more details with you in the coming weeks.
A draft sketch of the Youth Compassion Center and what we're aiming to build in MudanJiang.
WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN TRANSFORM 10,950 YOUTHS EVERY YEAR INTO DOG ADVOCATES
The Compassion Center can hold up to 30 people at a time, so we forecast that we can see 10,950 young people come through this facility in the first year alone!
That's a lot of hearts and minds that we can change about the value of dogs in society.
Duo Duo is a not-for-profit, legally registered charitable organisation and recognised by Guidestar with a gold rating for 'seal of transparency.' Our EIN number is 46-2519733. Visit Duo Duo's Guidestar profile.