▼ Please read this article about Nune, her shelter, and the situation for dogs in Armenia.
Saving the Street Dogs of Armenia
Ovsanna, an Armenian animal activist, sent these stories of animal rescues to AKI; click here to read them:
Rally around the Armenian Gampr. The Armenian Gampr is the national dog of Armenia. It is a sheepherding dog, strong and proud. Save the Animals hopes to encourage Armenians to be proud of this national symbol of their country.
▼ I came across this nice scene when I was working in Armenia....a vision of kindness. -Karen
Operating an animal shelter any place in the world is costly and time consuming. Even so, in 2003, Nune decided to start the Save the Animals’ shelter in Yerevan, Armenia. She rented a small, run-down factory, put her friends and supporters to work building the kennels, and repaired the existing building, making a space for the kitchen, with a small hub to cook food for the dogs. At that time, Nune probably never imagined she would have over 200 dogs at the shelter, and a staff that includes a manager, cook, cleaners, and a day guard.