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New Russian Shelter Shines Love on Homeless Animals

New Russian Shelter Shines Love on Homeless Animals

Written by Maria Varentsova and Nelly Mihill This winter turned out to be extra cold in Astrakhan, Russia; some days it was—30 degrees C. We remember how we started to feel cold before we even left the building, even though we were wrapped up in so many layers. We were a regular witness to so…Read More

Rescue Blitz Underway for Abandoned Dogs

Rescue Blitz Underway for Abandoned Dogs

These abandoned hunting dogs are now safe. The latest in a string of rescues for “useless” former hunting dogs who are left to starve when their owners replace them with younger ones, these dogs are experiencing human kindness for the first time ever. Even though they showed their previous “owners” unwavering affection and devotion, that…Read More

Here are some of the lucky ones beginning their journey to new homes.

We Did It! New Shelter Land Purchased in the Ukraine

We are very proud to announce that the Harmony Fund has purchased a new animal shelter for the DRYG (“Friend”) animal shelter in Ukraine. Thanks to our incredible supporters a $12,000 parcel of land is being secured and the dogs and cats will now have a permanent safe haven. This relocation was urgent after the…Read More

Mom Could Go to Prison for Being too Poor to Save Animals

Mom Could Go to Prison for Being too Poor to Save Animals

Diane Rowles is much like any other wife and mother. She makes sure the boys put on their coats before heading outside, that her husband eats his greens and that the laundry gets done before bedtime. She worries about all four children—their twisted ankles, math homework and feverish foreheads. But in addition to that classic…Read More

"Speaking Dog" Can't Stop Talking to His Rescuers

“Speaking Dog” Can’t Stop Talking to His Rescuers

Written by Laura Simpson Native Bulgarian Antoni Banev was driving through traffic in the city of Sofia recently when he heard the sound, the familiar yelp of another street dog being mowed over by someone in too much of a hurry to slow down and too short on compassion to turn back. One car after…Read More

"Unreachable" Doorbell Dog Rescued in Bulgaria

“Unreachable” Doorbell Dog Rescued in Bulgaria

Here at the Harmony Fund, our rescue squads fly under the banner of “Saving the animals others deem unreachable” and today I want to illustrate exactly what that means. Under ordinary circumstances a neglected dog languishing in a backyard in a rural mountain community in Bulgaria would not stand a chance of ever getting help,…Read More

Big Barn Rescue Brings Village of Cat Lovers Together

Big Barn Rescue Brings Village of Cat Lovers Together

Written by Laura Simpson Winter was coming and the cats all knew it. Their coats were growing thicker, daylight left the sky a little sooner and flies stopped invading the food bowl. But what these feral cats didn’t know was that they were all about to lose the home base for their colonies and a…Read More

Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats

Remarkable Rescue of Elderly Woman Living at Dump With Dogs & Cats

Written by Laura Simpson Lydia Petrova was dealt a rotten hand when her husband died and her sister-in-law sold the house leaving Lydia on the street with her dogs. And though the social service agency offered to place Lydia in a nursing home and a couple of acquaintances offered to let her stay with them,…Read More

 Blue Dog Rescues His Furry Companions from the Cold

Blue Dog Rescues His Furry Companions from the Cold

Written by Laura Simpson Sometimes being different is a gift and for one little street puppy in Serbia, a single coat of blue paint became the difference between freezing to death in the snow and flying to the UK to begin a warm and wonderful new life. A few weeks ago, the Harmony Fund international…Read More

Hero Ambushes Kitten Villain and Forces Him to Rescue His Own Victims

Hero Ambushes Kitten Villain and Forces Him to Rescue His Own Victims

January 2013 Written by Laura Simpson | January 20, 2013 Manuela Wroblewski ends each day with throbbing feet and a weary soul after hours of hauling huge sacks of food through the streets of Avsallar, Turkey where she feeds hundreds of homeless cats and dogs. Looking every bit the part of Cinderella, this former German…Read More