Hero alert! Austrailian native, Sarahanne Cody, a personal trainer and fitness model, has one humble mission: to save homeless dogs in Bali. Sarahanne moved to Indonesia earlier this year after always wanting to live there, Yahoo News reports, but she wasn’t prepared to see the rampant animal abuse.

“It’s become acceptable to torture animals… Dog meat restaurants are still opening up in popular tourist locations and the dogs are stolen pets,” Sarahanne told Yahoo News.

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After meeting an Indonesian woman who rescues abused puppies and was trying to find shelter for them, Sarahanne offered to help. Her decision had a snowball effect and now her home has turned into a shelter for neglected dogs. Alongside a fellow rescuer, Sarahanne wants to open up an animal shelter, called The Sydney Project, a place to house rescued dogs until they find their forever homes.

“I asked all my friends to put in money to secure a big property in Bali to run a shelter to house our rescues,” Sarahanne told Yahoo News

While Sarahanne will help any needy dog, her focus is on Pit Bulls. After her own Pit Bull, Syndey helped her through post-traumatic stress, she is dedicated to saving as many of the misunderstood breed as she can. 

Sarahanne has set up a fundraising page where supporters can donate towards her worthy cause. If you’d like to make a donation, click here. It will help give these poor dogs a second chance at life!

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Sarahanne also hopes to offer mass vaccinations, as well as spay and neutering services. 

“I have sacrificed a lot and spent every cent of own in helping the dogs in Bali. It’s my calling and I will never walk away. I’ve made a lifelong commitment to making a difference here,” Sarahanne said about the project. A true hero for animals! 

 

Feeling motivated to help animals in your area? You too can make a difference in the lives of homeless animals just like Sarahanne simply by volunteering at your local animal shelter. Organizations rely heavily on volunteers to assist with animal care and day-to-day operations. There’s never a shortage of things to do and opportunities are available for people of every skill set. You can help take dogs for walks, give them food and water, and make sure their area is clean. If your preference is helping out behind the scenes, you can volunteer your services by assisting with fundraisers, outreach events or general office tasks. And please, always adopt and never shop!

To stay up to date on Sarahanne and The Sydney Project, you can follow along on Facebook. And be sure to share this amazing story with all of the dog lovers you know!

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Image Source: The Sydney Project/GoGetFunding

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