20 April, 2017 seen 697Hiking from Norio village to Martkopi monastery is about 10km long distance (forth and back), best done in Spring, Summer, or early Autumn. The route is pretty steep, though covered with asphalt, there are parts of the damaged surface and…
The other day during our cycling near Lisi lake in Tbilisi we discovered a few and interesting places, I have already wrapped a blog post about Tbilisi Hippodrome we discovered by accident.
By accident we discovered a Tbilisi Dog Shelter as well.
When cycling from Tbilisi Hippodrome back to Lisi lake, my eyes cached an interesting scene - in the middle of nowhere people were doing some exercises. So we decided to approach and the closer we get, the louder started a dog barking. And here it was - A Tbilisi Dog Shelter.
I first heard of this organization at last Christmas Charity Fair held at Sheraton Hotel. I even subscirbed on some volunteer list by giving my e-mail, but never get a response. Ok, things are as things are.
Quickly we were handled two dogs to take a walk with them in nearby meadows, so we did.
It was lame, funny and social responsible at once. First we must admit problems of stray pets in Tbilisi and Georgia - so we must be social responsible, as Antoine de Saint-Exupéry would say -
we are responsible for those we have tamed
It was lame because of we were not prepared to walk a dog at all (remember we were just cycling). It was funny - because it's fun to do lame and social responsible things together, right?
Some Fitness activities with dogs at Tbilisi Shelter
Tbilisi dog shelter near Lisi lake
At Tbilisi dog shelter
Tbilisi Dog Shelter
Walking a dog at Tbilisi Shelter - Lovely Penny
Tbilisi dog shelter neighbours
At Tbilisi dog shelter
In short volunteers here can walk dogs, play with them and even do a fitness together.
The longer version - It's Dutch financed project, according to information found on a website with Dutch ending (.nl):
Welcome to DOG Dog Organization Georgia
DOG is a foundation that collects dogs in Georgia. There are about 25,000 stray dogs alone in the capital, causing nuisance through hunger and disease and are a danger to traffic.
Because of this they are treated badly, hit or scavenged by the government.
DOG has set itself the goal of improving the lives of these dogs by:
- - Shelter and medical care
- - Sterilization campaigns
- - Information campaigns
- - Consultation with authorities
- - Adoption program (in Georgia)
Visit www.dogshetler.nl or Dog organization Georgia on Facebook to learn more