La donna protagonista di questa storia, Danielle Eden, è una dei soci fondatori di Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, associazione che si occupa di salvare e ridare una vita dignitosa a tutti quei cani, in ogni parte del globo, che vivono in condizioni precarie nei canili “lager”. Danielle è sempre in viaggio e in cerca di queste povere creature, questa volta le sue ricerche l’hanno portata in Israele dove ha trovato una situazione mai vista prima e alla quale non era preparata.
I cani in pessime condizioni non erano due o tre ma in centinaia. “Era il rifugio peggiore che avesse mai visto” ha detto a La Stampa Chiara Forndran, direttrice della comunicazione del Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary. Nella struttura vivevano più di 250 cani in uno spazio progettato per ospitarne appena 70, e non solo, c’era una quantità enorme di ratti, forse più numerosi, con i quali i cani erano in lotta per un pezzo di pane, ha proseguito la Forndran.
Innanzi a tutto ciò Danielle non riusciva a decidersi a quale povera creatura dare la salvezza e portare con se in Canada. Erano tutti tremendamente bisognosi d’aiuto, e per questo la donna ha preso l’unica decisione possibile in quel frangente: ha acquistato l’intero canile. Da allora. Dog Tales si è assunta la responsabilità di tutti i 250 cani.
Nel corso degli ultimi 2 mesi l’associazione è riuscita a sistemare in strutture migliori, sempre in Israele, ben 90 animali, mentre 25 sono arrivati in Canada.
Nella struttura ne sono rimasti circa 150, anche se i cani continuano ad arrivare, ma la squadra del Dog Tales insieme ai volontari del luogo sta piano piano rendendo il canile più abitabile, almeno fino a quando le condizioni di salute degli animali rimasti non miglioreranno così da poter essere trasferiti ad Ontario dove sicuramente troveranno qualcuno disposto ad adottarli.
Non riesce a decidere quale cane salvare. Così la donna compra l’intero canile
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.
Pubblicato da Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary su venerdì 26 febbraio 2016