Unusual but Adorable Animal Shelters Around the World – 11 Pictures
There are many kind people around the world, who care about the animals. These people are ready to dedicate their time and effort to make the lives of our little friends better. Sometimes they share the last piece of their bread to feed the ones in need. We prepared a compilation of the weirdest, yet, the most touching pet shelters all around the world.
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Old Lady Takes Care of 400 Stray Dogs in New Delhi, India
An Indian woman Pratima Devi states that doing good deeds is a part of her religion. Therefore the 66-year-old lady feeds and looks after over 400 dogs. She is able to give a shelter only to 120 of them, hosting the dogs in her small shanty in New Delhi. However, she hopes one day she will be able to build a house for all her minors. Some years ago, Pratima left her husband and found more happiness in the company of dogs. Her family calls her back to the village, but she cannot give up her duty.
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The elderly lady Pratima Devi earns money as a rag taker, picking up and sorting out paper and plastic. Despite that she can barely feed herself, for years the woman has been honored to carry her special life mission – saving the dog’s lives. Recently, Pratima has started getting donations and help from the neighbors. They share some milk with her dogs and offer help.
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A British Couple Obsessed with Snakes and Spiders Provides Home for Reptiles
The mission of herpetologist Siouxsie Gillett and her partner Simon Paul Keys is to educate people about snakes. They show visitors that snakes are beautiful creatures, which can be dangerous at the same time. So, to enjoy the company of a snake, as well as a spider or goanna, you must respect the nature and take care of your friends in a proper way.
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Siouxsie and Simon Paul gave home to over 80 slithery creatures unwanted by their ex-owners’, including spiders, venomous snakes and a 5 feet long Nile Monitor lizard. They called their place The Secret Sanctuary, opening it to the public, so people can better understand these kinds of animals. Thus, when you are buying a cute yellow snake, think if you can handle taking care of it first.
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Cody – a Tiny House Alpaca from a Colorado Farm
Cody could live a life of a regular alpaca at the alpaca farm unless she was born so miniature that her mother did not accept her. Therefore, a farmer, Amber Isaac, had to become her second mother. She raised Cody inside her house. Unlike the rest of the herd, every night Cody goes upstairs to share the bed with her owner. She understands when Amber is talking to her, and follows the lady all around the farm, just like a dog.
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Cody is the smallest alpaca recorded. She was fortunate to get such a caring new mom. Amber posts Cody’s photos on the Internet and makes the users' hearts melt. While the rest of alpacas live a regular life on the farm, eating fresh grass and providing people with natural fiber, Cody enjoys the life of an Internet star and the most favorite pet. Eventually, Amber even wrote and illustrated a children’s book devoted to her Cody!
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Elderly American Lady with Two Bears and a Lion
Once Bonnie Hart from Texas was resting in her garden when she saw her dogs coming back home followed by two baby bears. She didn’t have much choice, so she hosted them on her farm. From that time on two bears – Pebbles and Bam-Bam – have been living with her as pets and her best friends. They are not circus animals, so they do not know the tricks, but you can pet them, play with them and love them as they do love you.
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Anushka, the white tiger, lives at Bonnie’s backyard. Bonny herself feels completely safe interacting with her tiger, as she feels like the tiger’s mom. Seven years ago, Anushka was brought to Bonny's house by the neighbors and since then she has become a member of the family. Yet, Bonny never forgets that her ‘pets’ are still wild animals.
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“Monkey Mom” and Her Animal Shelter in Illinois
Airocolina “Pinky” Janota is a mother of two children and six monkeys. Her daily activities include playing and wrestling with her monkeys, changing their diapers, feeding and clothing them. When monkeys get sick they want to be held just like any human children. Her monkeys are rescued and adopted. They have funny names, like Maybelline, L’Oreal, Avon, and Max. They communicate with a sign language, using the worlds “more”, “food”, “love”, “bath” and learning more.
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Many people think that having a monkey as a pet is a fascinating idea. But when they realize that to “possess” a monkey is not enough, as the wild creature needs space and care, they leave monkeys homeless. That’s when they end up in the shelters. And the luckiest ones come to the “Monkey Mom’s” house.
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