Posts tagged ‘shelter’

November 2, 2019

Sasha’s Shelter

by duncanr

Ever since rescuing a few abandoned puppies more than a decade ago, Sasha Pesic has dedicated his life to taking in abandoned dogs and looking after them. He has taken around 1,200 canines off the streets of Nis, Serbia, over 400 of which have been adopted by people all over the world, but he still has over 750 of them in his care, and he needs all the help he can get.

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November 23, 2018

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

by duncanr

customers to this Ikea store in Catania, Italy are greeted by an unusual sight . . .

the store allows stray dogs into the store to keep warm and cosy during cold autumn and winter months and they are fed and fussed by employees and customers

full story and more pics here

March 1, 2018

Homeless doesn’t mean Worthless

by duncanr

my late wife used to hate going into town with me – I’d spend ¬£10-20 before we reached any shops!

she was convinced all beggars had smart phones secreted about their person, were connected to one another via a whatsapp group, and as soon as i’d . . .

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November 28, 2017


by duncanr
November 19, 2015

Helping the Homeless

by duncanr

the news has been pretty grim the last few days so here’s a reminder or two that folk are capable of good as well as evil

and I quite like the ‘cheekiness’ of this endeavour to . . .

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December 6, 2014

Another Shaggy Dog Story

by duncanr

I’m a sucker for any story about dogs !

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March 25, 2013

CERN Animal Shelter for Computer Mice

by duncanr

computer mouseAfter securing new funds, the CERN Animal Shelter for Computer Mice on the lawn in front of the CERN Computer Centre has re-opened.

The shelter is open all week-days from 8:30 to 17:30.

While staying at the shelter, the mice are able to explore their environment and engage with one another in group activities

Click here – – for more on the Cern Shelter and pics of the computer mice enjoying themselves

July 9, 2012

New Delhi Children’s Bank

by duncanr
February 11, 2012

Homeless get Free B&B in Brothel

by duncanr

The current cold weather in Europe is particularly bad for the homeless. With shelters full and many forced to sleep outside in sub-zero temperatures, hypothermia is a very real prospect.

Fortunately, for a lucky few at least, help is at hand.

Peter Laskaris owns a brothel in Austria. With the cold weather making men less likely to venture out, and men spending time with their families right now during the school holidays, his business has slumped. Consequently, he has empty rooms in his brothel and is making 10 of these available to the homeless. Each room has a bed (obviously) and ensuite facilities, including hot shower. He is also providing a free hot meal at breakfast.

Mr Laskaris is reportedly in talks with other brothel owners to persuade them too to offer free bed and breakfast to the homeless while this cold spell lasts rather than leave rooms lying empty

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P.S. other ‘services’ on offer in the brothel are NOT free !!!

February 4, 2012

All She wanted was a Hug

by duncanr

via B&P

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