In August 2007, the Rowles family - Diane and Tony Rowles and their 4 children, 4 dogs and 2 cats decided to make the move to Bulgaria to have a more peaceful life from the busy lifestyle in the UK. The Rowles bought a family property in the outskirts of Rudozem.
After living in Bulgaria for a few months, the family saw the plight of the street dogs and started feeding them and patting them. They were shocked by the locals' reactions and abuse towards the street dogs, and saw dogs spat on, kicked or had stones thrown at them.
Their journey to protect street dogs and cats not only changed themselves, but their children and the community.
Change is always possible