Once she surveyed this sordid scene, Eden couldn't choose which dogs would have a chance at new lives in Canada. They were all living in abject misery.
So she decided to buy the entire shelter.
Since then, Dog Tales has taken responsibility for all 250 dogs. Over the last two months, it managed to relocate 90 within Israel. Another 25 have made the journey to the Ontario sanctuary.
And 150 remain. But that shelter is undergoing a transformation thanks to a team in Israel assigned the task of making it habitable, while veterinarians administer to the animals' immediate health concerns.
The goal is to bring all of the remaining dogs to Canada.
And that mission is already off to a promising start. Among the early 25 arrivals, more than half have already been adopted.
Their diet no longers consists of bread. They are learning to trust again.