Truly an inspiring story
This is the beautiful story of a former model who chose to dedicate her life to the most needy, to the least of the earth. He has abandoned fame, popularity and runways in order to take himself care of rescued street dogs, of which he personally takes care of hosting them in his home. That’s who this very good woman with a heart of gold is.
Nora Portello she has always grown up among animals. And today he has decided to devote himself completely to them, becoming a source of inspiration for many. She is 61 years old and lives in San Isidro, a municipality located in Argentina.
In the mid-seventies she was really very famous: in her country she was popular for her art and her style, truly unique. She has appeared in many advertising campaigns and is a very well known face. Who today has decided to definitely change his life.
Nora Portello today is far from flashes and applause. To them he prefers the wagging of the tail or the happy barking of the dogs which helps by taking them off the road. In his home in Argentina it hosts more than 40 dogs.
For years it has welcomed creatures in difficulty that it finds on the street:
I bought the house ten years ago after my daughters moved abroad. And here I moved with all the dogs. I’m almost 40 now, but I must be fifty. My dream is to live on a farm, but the more land I have, the more animals I will have. I know myself.
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The woman also founded the NGO Aliento de Vida Animal which also the award-winning actress Graciela Borges supports. But they don’t know where to make the group headquarters, while all the animals live with Nora.
The former model has given up her space to help dogs.
I understand the moment we are living, but dogs eat every day, they get sick anyway, in addition to the pathologies they already bring … I have a responsibility towards them and I cannot tell them: ‘Today they are not there’. The reality is that every time I get rid of more things and so I can meet the expenses.