Can you imagine going to a shelter to adopt a dog? It is no easy task. All the dogs will touch your heartstrings in some way or another.
Danielle Eden is no stranger to animal shelters around the world, as she has rescued many dogs from shelters. Her preference is to choose a dog that is in extreme need of saving, which she will then bring back to the Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary in Ontario where she is the co-founder.
It wasn’t an easy task for Danielle Eden when she visited a dog shelter in Israel. Having to make this tough decision on which dog to choose, her heart went out to all the dogs, as all 250 of them were in urgent need of rescuing.
The shelter in Israel was the worst shelter that she had ever encountered. Many of the dogs have been there for years. They were filthy and living in a rat-infested space designed for about 70 dogs. They were even fighting over scraps of bread. That’s when she decided to purchase the entire shelter.
Danielle Eden is indeed a dog’s best friend as she managed to relocate 90 dogs within Israel, and 25 of them back to her sanctuary in Ontario. Danielle Eden hopes to bring all the dogs back to Canada at some point.
The shelter is going through a transformation, thanks to a team assigned to make it habitable. There are now veterinarians that administer to the dogs’ health needs.
Good news, more than half of the dogs that were brought to Canada have already been adopted — thus giving the dogs a new lease on life. The dogs that were left behind in the shelter are learning to trust again and their diet no longer consists of bread.