Because of his love for animals, zoologist Karl Scarr of Morocco turned his home into a home for 150 abandoned dogs.
According to Mirror, Karl Scarr, 52, from the UK, built a large cage specifically for dogs and treated them like “guests in a 5-star hotel” in Morocco.
He does not refuse any stray dogs and even lets them sleep in the same bed. Since founding the Tangier Wildlife Sanctuary (SFT) four years ago, Scarr has become one of the world’s leading experts on canine behavior. In addition to dogs, SFT is also home to about 300 other animals.
Scarr first witnessed animals being abused and abandoned during a charity trip to Morroco in 2007.
ᴋᴀʀʟ sᴄᴀʀʀ, 52, ᴡʜᴏ ɪs ᴏʀɪɢɪɴᴀʟʟʏ ғʀᴏᴍ ᴄᴀᴍʙʀɪᴅɢᴇ, ʟɪᴠᴇs ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴅᴏɢs ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ʜᴀᴠᴇ ʙᴇᴇɴ ᴀʙᴀᴅᴏɴᴇᴅ ᴀɴᴅ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ʙᴀᴅʟʏ ᴛᴏʀᴛᴜʀᴇᴅ ᴅᴏɢs ɪɴ ᴛᴀɴɢɪᴇʀ, ᴍᴏʀᴏᴄᴄᴏ
There is a lack of animal sanctuaries as well as propaganda measures to raise public awareness about animal protection. This prompted him to leave his hometown of Cambridge, England, to live in Morocco and set up one of the first private animal conservation centers in Tangier in 2012.
Since its founding, Scarr has cared for more than 1,000 animals. Some have been adopted by families. Every day, he starts work at 4 a.m., bottle-feeds his cubs, and cleans 12 cages including a kennel, a dog house and a donkey barn.
Every day, he takes animals that need urgent treatment to the vet before driving around town to visit adopted animals and find lost dogs.
Scarr said: “Nothing compares to the love dogs give me every day. They seem to want to show gratitude for a second chance at life.”
Scarr has written three books on dog care and spends all of the proceeds from book sales on maintaining SFT. He plans to get in touch with Guinness World Records in the next few weeks and hopes to set the record as the person who lives with the most dogs in the world.