Gin waits for his owner Wang Jinyu to go on a walk in their neighborhood in Shanghai, Oct. 23, 2019. Fan Yiying/Sixth Tone

Meet China’s ‘Pet Wheelchair King’

SHANGHAI — Wei Lijun was distraught after her 19-year-old dog Fufu had a stroke earlier this year. The mongrel was fully paralyzed and often cried out in pain during the night. “We’d have to carry her outside to someplace quiet to avoid disturbing the neighbors,” Wei tells Sixth Tone.

The 56-year-old worried that Fufu would never walk again, but she refused to contemplate having her beloved pet put…

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