With the poor and even primitive conditions of the current shelter and the need to provide a better life for over 1,000 animals, building a new shelter became a necessity, and a pressing issue due to the fact that we are being evicted from the shelter we are currently occupying (check videos https://bit.ly/2MaJa04 & https://bit.ly/2BeqABR )
Thanks to your support, phase one has been accomplished; The construction site was set up, the excess shrubs cleaned, the land excavated, stone load-bearing walls built, and terrain leveling finished.
However, phase two has been even more challenging than expected; due to the catastrophic economic crisis, gathering enough funds has been unattainable, especially that a big fragment of society is on the brink of starvation due to hyperinflation. Moreover, the new coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensuing general mobilization, curfew, and hurdles in the country since March have led the temporary conclusion of the construction work.
Nevertheless, as we have always fiercely fought for the animal welfare cause, we worked round the clock to finally receive a work permit allowing us to continue the construction work despite the lockdown, in accordance with the precautionary and preventive measures taken by the competent authorities.
As of now, fences for the dog areas and kennels are being set up, the horses’ stables have been built, and we are glad to announce that our horses and donkey will be moving to their new home in the next few weeks.
In the upcoming weeks/months, the focus will be on the kennels for dogs and the special designated area for seniors who desperately need a comfortable shelter that fulfills their needs. However, finishing up the construction has become more pressing, as it is only a matter of time before the unthinkable happens and the eviction notice is enforced and our hundreds of animals are thrown out of the current land, without having a refuge.
Your support has helped us achieve what seemed like a dream, and it is only your support that will provide hundreds of dogs, cats, horses, monkeys and a donkey with a decent shelter and a good life.
“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.” ― John Lennon