Whoever said diamonds are a girl's best friend clearly never owned a dog.
This girl named Danielle Eden is one of a soul. She brings back all the homeless dogs that she finds. As co-founder of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, she has visited a number of animal shelters throughout the world. And often she would bring dogs in the most terrible circumstances back to the rescue's own rolling 50-acre property in Ontario. But she wasn't prepared for what awaited her at a shelter she visited in Israel last January.
Let's have a look.
More than 250 dogs were squeezed into a space designed for just 70. Rats abounded. Many of the dogs had spent years there.
Indeed, dead rats, mingled with live rats, who mingled with dogs who had been scraping out an existence there for years.
Eden couldn't choose which dogs would have a chance at new lives in Canada. They were all living in fawning misery.
Since then, Dog Tales has taken responsibility for all 250 dogs. Over the last two months, it managed to relocate 90 within Israel. Another 25 made their journey to the Ontario sanctuary.
And that mission is already off to a promising start. More than half have already been adopted.
It's good to see that the dogs are learning to trust again. Want to help? Consider signing up to give one of them a forever home. Visit Dog Tales' adoption page here and show them your care.