But Erdogan needed help — it took a lot of time and resources and determination to care for these dogs — and Carson, Hellig and their friend Rachael Stout offered to help. In January 2017, they founded Rescuers Without Borders (RWB), an organization that provides aid not only to the dogs living at the landfill in Turkey, but to dogs in the U.S. and other parts of the world.
Carson, Hellig, Stout and a few others raise money for the dogs, and organize overseas adoptions for them by flying them to the U.S. In Turkey, Erdogan and a network of volunteers constantly visit the landfill to give food and water to the dogs, get them vet care and pull them out from the dump.
There are currently about 850 dogs at the garbage dump, according to Carson.