Currently operating out of their own homes, the people of SARA are just trying to save the animals they can with what resources they have. While they're trying to get a license from the government to operate SARA more formally, Safaya said this is difficult because the government's resources are currently focused elsewhere.
Still, Safaya doesn't plan on giving up. "Our future ambition is to build a shelter for animals in Damascus," Safaya said. "There are no animal societies like this in all Syria. "
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