Man’s Only Best Friend
Dogs are a man’s best friend. But what happens when a dog is all you have? Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald and his husband, David Miranda unveils his new animal shelter in Brazil. What makes this animal shelter unique is that it staffs homeless people, most of which have animal companions themselves.
Additionally, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil has impoverished areas whose government provides little to no means of welfare for people living on the streets. This makes homelessness especially debilitating. Furthermore, unyielding circumstances make homelessness a humiliating experience for many. Homeless people face dehumanizing treatment from others because they do not have access to showers or other means of personal care.
Thus, the animal shelter provides a means for homeless people and their animal companions to have a second chance! It is a platform to learn valuable skills that lead to future job opportunities. Now, the homeless community in Rio have the means to care for themselves and their animal companions.