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Tall and imposing, Salman commands the respect of some 380 dogs at the Beirut for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Mansourieh shelter, which he manages.Dogs of all shapes and sizes occupy the property, chasing one another around the verdant environs, napping on a number of crude benches or simply following Salman. Every morning as Salman rides his scooter from Hamra to the shelter, he leaves food at scattered locations for an additional 300 stray cats and dogs.At the shelter, Salman is the unquestioned authority. But Salman has some help. In addition to the five workers who feed the dogs and clean the property, there's Taylor, the scruffy pack leader. On the sixth day, he was the leader," Salman says, tenderly rubbing Taylor's white and sandy colored coat.According to their character, Salman separates the dogs into groups. Still, Salman says that the shelter faces a number of formidable challenges.
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