Animal Shelter «Otrā māja» was founded in 2014 on the initiative of the non-profit organization called “Otrā māja dzīvniekiem” (operating since 2010). Animals come to the «Otrā māja» shelter for various reasons: they are thrown out on the street; they become stray due to the death of its owner; they are lost and can’t find the way home.
Once an animal is brought to the shelter, it lives there as long as necessary to provide medical assistance and to find a new home – “Do not euthanize animals” – this is one of the most important rules of the «Otrā māja» shelter. The shelter operates only one year, however, in this short period of time it managed to save about 120 lives and find a new home of more than 90 pets. Shelter workers try their best so that animals would feel as comfortable as possible within the walls of the shelter. All animals entering the shelter receive the necessary medical care: obligatorily get vaccinated; treated against parasites; get sterilized. Moreover, every dog at the “Otrā māja” shelter gets chipped and when given to a new owner (or returned to the former) it is registered in the Latvian database.