Animal Rescue Sofia (ARS) is a young Bulgarian organization, founded by volunteers with the goal of solving the stray dogs and cats problem. The Farm is the first non-governmental shelter in the city, founded by citizens who care about animals. After an incredible support campaign ARS fundraised enough to buy a new shelter for the animals.
Every weekend from 11 am volunteers are needed to take the dogs for a walk and help them socialize. This way “the kids” from the shelter learn that people are friendly and also learn to go out on a leash, to communicate with Homo Sapiens and become “human” dogs instead of “street” ones.
Animal Rescue Sofia
With your help dogs socialize, increasing their chances to be adopted.
Sofia, "The Farm" Shelter (map and directions)
To love animals and not be squeamish.
Take scruffy clothes and shoes; you can take some more clothes if changing is needed; take wet wipes
There is no transportation organized. It is better to travel by car. There is a bus to the shelter - line number 90.
There is no food. The nearest point is a Lukoil gas station, so be prepared. Take some water with you.
There are some because these are living creatures. That is why kids without parents are not allowed. All first time volunteers must fill application forms. (There haven't been any accidents for 3 years).
If there is an earthquake, a tsunami, a hurricane or if the Apocalypse comes - the dogs will not be taken for a walk. If it is wet or it is a holiday, you are welcome, the Shelter is surely working. It is open 365 days in the year.
How to participate?
Press the green "I will do it" button and follow the instructions.
// photo by ARS
Once a mission you participate in ends, you can tell us how it went in a couple of sentences ("it was great" won't do).
It's simple: after the end we send you instructions - follow them. This way you earn points and rise in rank , others get inspired and we're all happy.