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Russian Photographer Quits Job To Live In The Forest With Special Needs Rescue Pets

A Russian woman has quit her day job so that she can live in the woods and take care of more than 100 animals.

No matter how much we might love our jobs and our lives in general, we have all likely experienced a time or two when we just wish we could run away and live off the grid, even if it's just for a few days. Away from the stress, the bills, the work. Yes, you might not have your smartphone and WiFi during that downtime, but isn't that sort of the point?

For most of us, running away to the woods to escape our problems will always be a pipedream. Not for Daria Pushkareva, though. The Russian had a successful career as a photographer, presumably a career that she enjoyed, but she gave all that up so she could live in the woods and help animals in need.

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via: Daria Pushkareva

More than 100 animals in need and counting by the sounds of it, reports the Good News Network. It all started when Pushkareva rescued a one-eyed dog from local animal control in her hometown of Moscow. From there, her love of animals and rescuing them started to snowball. The former photographer focused her efforts on otherwise unwanted animals and those with issues or special needs.

Eventually, living in a city with all these animals was no longer an option. That's when Pushkareva and her husband decided to leave Moscow behind and move to the woods so that their furry family could continue to grow. The pair bought a house in the woods 100 miles outside of Moscow and now care for more than 100 animals. Animals that would have likely been euthanized had the two of them not taken them in.

It sounds like quite the life for the dogs, raccoons, and foxes too. While they have special areas where they sleep at night, during the day they are allowed to roam free. It's a dream Pushkareva has had since she was a child and now she is living it. Their house has running water and solar-powered electricity. That coupled with more than 100 animals to look after, what more could you possibly want?

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