Woman Can’t Decide Which Dog To Adopt – So She Bought The Entire Shelter

- in Animals, News, Uplifting

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.

How beautiful!

Israel Shelter Project

We would like to take a moment to fill everyone in on an enormous project that we have taken on here at Dog Tales. The creation of our entire shelter was inspired by four incredible dogs that were rescued from the streets of Israel. In honour of this, our founders regularly travel to Israel to find dogs in need and bring them back to Canada for a second chance at a happy life. On our trips to Israel we visit local shelters and work with the staff and volunteers to make lists of 10-20 dogs at a time to bring to our rescue. On these trips we look for the difficult cases- dogs that are senior, dogs that have disabilities, and dogs that have been waiting for a home the longest. Making these lists is gut wrenching , however it is usually quite clear which dogs need our help the most.Earlier in the year we were taken to a shelter in Israel that we had never been to before. The conditions were shocking. To say that the shelter was overcrowded is an understatement, with more than 250 dogs crammed into a space with the capacity for 70. There were as many as 6 dogs in each cage, all fighting over the loaves of bread that they were being fed. Rats were everywhere, and the dogs, most of whom had been there for years, were terrified. For once, it was not obvious to us which dogs needed us the most. They all needed us. We realized that it would be impossible to make a list deciding which dogs would be rescued from this horrific life, and which would be left behind. We then made the decision to acquire the entire shelter, and take responsibility for all 250+ dogs. In the past two months, 90 have been relocated within Israel to more adequate shelters. 25 have already made the trip to Canada. 150 remain. We have assembled a team in Israel to clean up the shelter and make the dogs more comfortable until we have the space to bring them here. While in Israel veterinarians will be caring for the dogs to address any immediate health concerns. Staff will be working with the dogs every day to socialize them and teach them to trust again. The dogs will no longer be eating bread. To help these dogs, we need your help. Every dog that is adopted from our rescue creates space for another of these dogs to be brought to Canada. If you are not in a position to adopt, please consider sharing our page with your friends and family. The most important thing that we can do for these, and for all of our dogs, is to share their story and be their voice.In our most recent photos of our new dogs, a popular comment was that the dogs appear sad. We would like to share a short video with you that illustrates the conditions that these dogs have lived in for years, and their journey to Canada. In time, with patience and with love, we know that their expressions will change.

Posted by Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary on Friday, February 26, 2016

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.

Would you like to help or give one of them a forever home? You can visit Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary website here or via Facebook .

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