I loved all the dogs I met at Fundacion Zorba but one in particular stole my heart: Señor X, who waited for me whenever I stayed behind to take photos. He was a hunter of Ñandues who was abandoned in the Pampa by his owner after he’d hurt his paw. He spent his last happy years, old, three-legged and full of scars at Fundacion Zorba never losing his Alfa-male character. He died a few weeks ago. Hello, this is Marina Sersale @eauditalie taking over @fundacionzorba's feed this week, I'll be posting photos of some of the dogs rescued by Fundacion Zorba in Argentina. I'll tell you their stories and I hope they will touch your heart as they did mine. •
Fundacion Zorba is a non-profit organisation founded by Isabel de Estrada, writer and journalist (and a dear friend of mine) to combat animal cruelty in Argentina. It all started 13 years ago when one evening Isabel stopped her car in the middle of a road and in jumped a little bag of bones that turned out to be a wounded greyhound that had been hit by a car. Mandorla was her name. This encounter changed Isabel's life and marked the beginning of Fundacion Zorba. Over the years hundreds of dogs - greyhounds mostly - have been saved and rehoused by the organisation. A relentless campaign against dog races by Isabel and her supporters was pivotal in the passing of a law that has made greyhound racing illegal in Argentina. The horrifying condition in which the animals of Buenos Aires Zoo were kept were the focus of a recent campaign that has brought about the closing of the Zoo and rehousing of its inmates. A lot of Isabel's work is centered on informing the public and in fundraising, so if you're in Buenos Aires right now go visit the exhibition "Perros Sueltos En El Museo" at the Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, organised by Fundacion Zorba, on until March 15th. Recent campaigns are focusing on ill treatment of horses and the brutal reality of cockfights. The list goes on and the longer it gets more help is needed.
Please donate, adopt or help in whichever way you can, by contacting Fundacion Zorba at firstname.lastname@example.org