As co-founder of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, an animal rescue center in Ontario, Danielle Eden is no stranger to animal adoption. She has visited countless animal shelters throughout the world and has saved many dogs from these shelters, especially the ones who need help most.
However, when she visited a dog shelter in Israel, she was shocked because this was the worst shelter she’d ever seen. More than 250 dogs were living in a rat-infested space designed for just 70 and the poor animals had to fight over scraps of food given to them.
“This is the worst shelter she had ever seen,” Clare Forndran, media director for Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, tells The Dodo.
“Dogs were literally fighting over a loaf of bread,” Forndran says. “There were more rats than dogs.”
All of the animals in there were in such dire need of help that she didn’t know which one to save. So she picked them all. She bought the entire shelter, and she was determined to find forever homes for them.
Since then, Dog Tales has taken responsibility for all 250 dogs. For two months, they managed to move 90 dogs into shelters in Israel where they will be properly cared for and have a much better chance of being adopted. Another 25 were brought to the Sanctuary in Ontario. And so far, more than half of the dogs who are already in Ontario have been adopted.
The other 150 are still in the shelter, but thankfully, the shelter is undergoing some transformations. A team in Israel assigned the task of making the shelter more habitable and comfortable for the dogs. Once they are fit to travel, they will be moved to Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary in Ontario, where they can find loving homes.
Thank you so much for everything you guys are doing for those poor dogs! The world has still good people and each of us could be one. Please share this story with your friends and family members!
h/t: The Dodo