We always hear of the phrase ‘a dog is man’s best friend.’ However, a woman with a golden heart has proven that some people are ‘a dog’s best friend.’
Let’s face it-making
the choice to adopt an animal from a shelter is a noble act. There can
be no doubts about this. The animal in question gets a chance to become part of a happy and loving family where it can live its life to the fullest.
But also, deciding which of the needy animals to take home with you after paying an animal shelter a visit can be a little hard.
However, on the whole, nobody would fault you for making the selfless decision to take care of an animal that nobody else seems to want in their homes.
in the best-maintained shelters, these animals often lack the
personalized care and attention they need to have a happy life.
But who knew that a woman would take this laudable charitable act to a whole new level?
You see, when
Danielle Eden was going to the shelter in Israel, she wanted a dog she
could give a loving home. But that changed when she finally got there.
The woman was deeply
touched by how needy the animals in the Israeli-based facility were.
Each of the dogs could benefit immensely from adoption.
like many people, she had a tough time making a call on which dog to
take home and which animals to leave behind.
That is how she arrived at a drastic and touching decision–she would care for all the 250 dogs in the shelter!
But this was hardly the
first time Eden has tried adoption. She helped to found an animal
rescue center in Ontario called Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary.
Erin and her partner had been in the Canadian and international animal rescue scene for years. Therefore, setting up the facility was not such a huge leap for them.
The sanctuary is also quite spacious,
and it sits on 50 acres of prime land covered with rolling hills and
wooded areas in King City in Ontario. It is also only a short distance
However, at the Israeli
shelter, she found dogs in the worst conditions she had ever seen. For
starters, the 250 dogs were staying in a rat-infested space.
Not only that, the shelter was meant for 70 dogs only, not 200 plus animals. On top of that, the dogs were being starved, and they had to fight it out for food in their filthy dwelling.
That is why it was exceedingly hard for her to leave behind some of these dogs when she got to the shelter.
She made the best option she could for the animals by buying the shelter altogether.
There have been a lot
of improvements in the status of the dogs since she took over the
shelter. She moved 90 of the dogs within Israel and took 25 others to
the sanctuary she helped start in Ontario, Canada.
Her intention is to
have all the dogs in Canada at the Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary. Here,
they will be safe and well cared for.