In the never-ending conflict between boomers and zoomers, we can often overlook heartwarming examples of good deeds that happen around the world and defy the stereotypes of generations.
Eduardo Caioado from Anápolis, Brazil has always been passionate about helping animals in need. He has been rescuing abandoned animals around his city since he was 9, and about a month ago, with the support of his family, this young activist made his dream come true and opened his own shelter called EduPaçoca Institute.
“I try to make this world a better place. And I know that the miracle that people ask of God is in the action that is done on a daily basis, whether it is feeding a stray dog or helping an elderly person by writing some letters. This year, I implemented a great dream of building my institute. I rented a house and have sponsors who help with expenses. I go there every day. Sometimes I hitchhike, sometimes I ride a bike for 30 km, but I never complain because it was always what I dreamed of. I don’t want a dog depot, but a home. I want them to know that even if they are not adopted, they will be with me until they grow old and die,” Eduardo told Bored Panda.
Eduardo said that the idea of opening a shelter originated last March.
“The region where I live is cold, and many stray dogs were dying of hypothermia. There are no public actions, so I decided to help. I was collecting blankets, creating houses with basins, and feeding them. In a week, there were three, then more dogs would appear, and when I went to see them again, there were already ten. Everyone followed me.”
It’s more than a shelter. EduPaçoca Institute is the first shelter of the recreational type in Anápolis. The city has nothing like it
17-Year-Old Opens A Unique Animal Shelter And He Has Already Rescued 22 Dogs And 4 Cats
This temporary home for animals works like a recreational daycare center where pets are prepared to be put up for adoption with attention and various activities.
“I want to make the Institute become something much more than a dog depot. In the recreational daycare format, I want to make them happy and healthy so that they can be adopted later,” said Eduardo.