不忍250狗陷煉獄 女子買下收容所

記者 何宜/綜合報導

有選擇障礙的人往往在無法做出抉擇的情況下,會把同款商品不同色通通買回家。加拿大一個動保團體「狗故事救援收容所Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary(簡稱狗故事協會)」專門到世界各地的收容所挑狗,把情況最糟的狗帶回加拿大安置並送養。不過日前創辦人之一的依頓(Danielle Eden)到了以色列一處收容所後,見到狗狗宛如活在地獄一般,讓她無法選定該帶走的對象,於是最後只好把整個收容所給買下來

專門到世界各地收容所救援狗狗的加拿大協會,幾個月前買下了以色列一處狗場,一共有250隻狗。 取自Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary

根據The Dodo報導,依頓走遍世界各地的收容所,再糟糕的狗場她都見過,而且也會把其中一些狗救出來,帶回協會在安大略省國王市佔地50英畝的收容所。沒想到在1月份她再度造訪狗場時,卻沒有料到呈現在她眼前的竟是想像不到的景象。

依頓到了以色列一處狗場,每隻狗都活在一個絕望的處境中。「這是我看過最糟的收容所!」協會的媒體總監克萊兒(Clare)說道。在只能容納70隻狗的場地裡頭,竟整整硬是擠進了250隻狗!收容所內到處都是老鼠、甚至數量還比狗多。許多狗兒已經在這樣的環境裡度過好一陣子,而只要試圖餵一點點的麵包,就會引發所有的狗打起群架。

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.

Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary 貼上了 2016年2月26日

狗場裡面除了活老鼠外,還有一些死老鼠,牠們已經跟裡頭的狗維持這樣的生存關係好幾年了。依頓看到了這些情景,完全無法決定究竟應該帶哪些狗回到加拿到展開新生活。因為牠們全都活在地獄中、每隻狗都應該被拯救出那樣的地方

於是,依頓決定要買下一整座狗場。

準備啟程前往加拿大的狗兒們。 取自Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary

這並不是一個簡單的決定,因為就在那一瞬間,狗故事協會就要對這250隻狗負起責任,他們花了兩個月的時間,先將裡頭的90隻狗安置在以色列其他的地方,其中25隻啟程飛往加拿大。而剩下的135隻就暫時先留在原本的狗場裡頭,而且以色列當地的志工也協助將狗場的環境整理到適合狗兒居住,並且讓獸醫替每隻狗狗進行健康檢查。

率先到加拿大的25隻狗狗,已經有超過一半找到了新家! 取自Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary

最終的目標,則是要將所有待在狗場裡的狗狗都帶回加拿大。而且這樣的目標早就有了一個好的開始,25隻率先抵達加拿大的狗狗,超過一半以上都已經被人領養,再也不需要靠麵包果腹、而且開始重新學習信任人類。

狗故事協會收容所面積共有50英畝,裡頭收容的馬跟狗都有專門的訓練師,協助牠們準備好被人領養。 取自Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary

狗故事協會事實上並不只有救援狗,還會收容馬匹。由一對長年在加拿大及世界各地救援動物的夫妻在2014年創立,特色就是擁有面積相當大的收容所,他們幫助擁有悲慘過去的狗兒重新學會如何當一隻狗,如果找不到人領養,就永遠留在宛如狗兒天堂的協會。從創立至今,協會已經替世界各地超過400隻狗找到完美的家

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