News Local Man to share cage with shelter dogs to raise awareness

Man to share cage with shelter dogs to raise awareness

Dog trainer David Reid from Achna will spend four nights in a cage with dogs at the Aradippou Dog Shelter as part of the project ‘One Man’s Rescue’ to raise awareness on rescue dogs’ physical and emotional ordeal when placed in a shelter environment.

During his stay at the shelter, that will start on February 24, Reid will use a sleeping bag, eat field exercise food donated by the British Military, be let out while the cage is cleaned and use his phone once a day to report his experiences to ELAFI Animal Welfare Awards, co-organisers of the project, who will post daily updates on the project’s blog.

The entire process will be filmed and then turned into a short film to promote the initiative and share the outcome at the end of the campaign.

“Yeah, I know. I am crazy,” Reid said but added that he is determined to show “there is more to dogs than just four legs and a head.”

“I want to show people what it’s like to live in a cage for extended periods of time through the point of view of the dogs, spread awareness and rehome some of the older dogs who have been in the shelter for years.

“I am going to experience exactly what the dogs are thinking and feeling during their day in a cage, and what it does to your mental health,” he concluded.

Reid will share a cage with senior and disabled dogs who have been in the shelter for years and will take the opportunity to work with them as a trainer to help them overcome their fears and prepare them for life outside the shelter when they find homes.

Pictured: David Reid visits the dogs at Aradippou Dog Shelter ahead of the project.

Read more:

https://in-cyprus.com/dog-walk-on-february-23/

Top Stories

Cyprus embassy in Madrid in contact with 30 Cypriots living in Spain

The Embassy of Cyprus in Madrid is in contact with around 30 Cypriots in Spain, mainly students as well as their families in Cyprus,...

Attempted murder in Lythrodontas area

A man has been taken to hospital after an attempt was made on his life at his house in the Mathiatis-Lythrodontas area on Tuesday...

Woman with Covid-19 gives birth to healthy baby (updated)

A woman who has tested positive for coronavirus gave birth at Nicosia's Makarios Hospital on Tuesday to a healthy baby boy. The baby was delivered...

One dies, 32 test positive for coronavirus

One more person has died, a man aged 83 years, and another 32 people have tested positive for coronavirus, the Health Ministry said on...

April’s featured endemic plant: Tulipa cypria

The Ministry of Agriculture introduces the rare Tulipa cypria (Cypriot tulip) that blooms in spring as part of its regular feature that aims to present...

Taste

Village olive pie

Mix the yeast with the lukewarm water and put it aside for about 12-15 minutes to settle.  Sift the flour with the salt into...

Skordalia (Garlic paste)

Rinse the potatoes and place, unpeeled, in a saucepan. Cover with water, add salt and allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes until soft. Drain,...

Village salad

A must-have with every meal is a village salad. You will find it in every tavern or greek restaurant you visit in Cyprus. Make...

Courgettes with eggs

Heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the courgettes at a medium heat until they soften. Add salt and add the eggs....