On 6th and 7th April 2019, eleven SSIO volunteers from three regions of Austria offered loving services at two animal shelters run by the Animal Spirit Organisation in Esternberg. These shelters provide compassionate care to old, sick and abandoned animals. Larger animals receive a personal name and all the animals can roam around freely to their heart’s content in an open space next to their quarters! The volunteers constructed a new roof from wood collected from a nearby forest and also provide firewood for the facility. They excavated a canal for carrying water and built a small structure to divert rainwater into a meadow. Every participant left with a sense of happiness and joy at serving the helpless animals.