Animal shelter

A veterinarian turns his house into an animal shelter

To save stray animals from the clutches of death and human violence, Tunisian veterinarian Raoudha Mansour has turned her home into an animal shelter in Tunisia’s northeast Nabeul governorate.

Raising 150 cats and 25 dogs, Mansour, who has had a passion for animals since a young age, said strays are abused by citizens and the government which kills them in “mob sniping operations”.

“I have turned my house into a shelter, we are hosting 150 cats and they are increasing day by day,” Mansour said.

“We started with a few, then they increased, we also house 25 dogs. Thank goodness I try to help them as much as possible.

“I may have been lucky and lucky because I’m a veterinarian, the animals you see here, they’re all neutered, they’re all vaccinated, I mean I practice my profession on animals that are came from the streets and I want to bring another life for them.

“I am very happy with this life. There are many who ask me how I can bear to see difficult cases, but I say that I am very lucky to be able to cure them.”

The animal shelter, created in 2007, is supported by Mansour herself and animal protection associations which donate food and medicine.

Mansour’s friends also created an organization called Doctor Mansour Support Association to raise money for the shelter to enable them to continue their work and get animals off the streets.