Set up by a group of serving and former policemen from Greater Poland, the shelter looks after dogs and horses which have been retired from duty in various police and military units and are unable to be homed with their service handlers after leaving active service.
Initially using their own home to take in those facing persecution in Belarus, Katarzyna Skopiec and her husband Piotr have now moved the shelter to a new property in the capital after being flooded with requests for help.
The new hostel in the Polish capital will be run by the Lambda Warsaw Association, an organisation which for over 20 years has been supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.
Organised by the Łódź Animal Care Society in cooperation with the Aleksandrów Łódzki town hall, the initiative offers a safe spot for people to leave puppies and kittens between 6 months and 6 weeks old.
Titled ‘Stołówka dla fifnych owadów’ (Canteen For Insects), the project will see 35 ‘insect hotels’ debut across the city with confirmed locations including the gardens of 12 primary schools and 18 kindergartens.
Ninety residents of a homeless shelter in Poland's northern city of Gdańsk, out of a total of 100, have been infected with the Covid-19 virus together with seven staff members.
The idea of photographer Pamela Porwen, the calendar features some of Poland’s most celebrated faces alongside pooches in desperate need of a permanent home and looks set to be one of one of the more enviable accessories of 2021.
Finds show a past love of oysters, beer and flour from Toruń.
Located in Ożarów and created by Warsaw-based firm Xystudio, the 19 twin-bedded rooms – each with ensuite bathroom facilities and views of the countryside – have been purposefully designed to cater for marginalized people, many of whom are elderly and disabled, that have been deemed “too healthy for nursing homes, yet too unhealthy for standard shelters”.
Many people think that homeless animals, which have lived in shelters since birth, cannot adapt to normal life outside the shelter. A Warsaw-based animal shelter proves that assumption wrong.