Choosing which dog to adopt from a shelter is hard for anybody. But it was particularly hard for Danielle Eden when she visited a dog shelter in Israel. All of the animals were in such desperate need of rescuing that she didn’t know which one to pick. So she picked them all. All 250 of them.
Eden is no stranger to animal adoption. She’s co-founder of Dog Tales Rescue and Sanctuary, an animal rescue center in Ontario, and she’s saved dogs from appalling conditions from all corners of the globe.
But this was the worst shelter she’d ever seen. 250 dogs were living in a rat-infested space designed for 70 and the animals were filthy and fighting over scraps of food. Faced with such a dilemma, there was only one solution: she bought the entire shelter. Since then she’s managed to relocate 90 dogs within Israel and another 25 have been taken to her sanctuary in Ontario. Eventually she hopes to bring all of the dogs to Canada. If dog’s are a man’s best friend then Danielle Eden is certainly a dog’s best friend.