Vet builds ulti-MUTT village for rescued dogs so they have somewhere comfy to stay before adoption
A dogs’ village has been built in Poland, complete with a row of cheerfully-coloured houses, providing them with a warm place to live as they are prepared for adoption.
The village is located in the city of Przemyśl in south-eastern Poland, by an animal adoption attached to a clinic and rehabilitation centre for animals.
The man behind the idea is vet Radosław Fedaczyński, who works there.
Fedaczyński said: “Why the Dog Village? We dream of a place where the dog will not sit in boxes with a concrete floor or pens with wooden decaying boards.
“So that they feel that they are at home and that each volunteer will be able to spend an afternoon with him.”
The houses provide a safe and homey environment where the dogs can be prepared for adoption.
So far, seven houses have been built. With their painted rooves and wooden touches, they look like cheerful cabins – very different from what the typical dog shelter looks like.
The houses have heating, providing a warm and comfortable environment. Each one has from two to four dogs living in it.
The dogs are looked after by carers who spend 8-10 hours a with them, including feeding them and taking them on walks.
Some of the carers spend some of the time doing office work: photos show people at their computers with the dogs around them, sitting on a sofa or lying on the floor.
The colourful furniture, carpets art on the walls give the interiors a cosy, homelike feel.
There are plans to build more houses in the village, so that there are eventually forty in total. Money is being raised on the pomagam.pl fundraising platform.
So far, over 600,000 złoty (over 130,000 euros) has been donated.
The organisers also want to the site to include a water playground for the dogs, a swimming pool and a rehabilitation room.