Month: June 2012

ADOPTED by his romanian foster mom – Fluffy boy hit by car needs adopters

Fluffy, also named Labus, has a happy story…He end up being adopted by the great lady who accepted to foster him in her yard…He is now fat and happy to be spoiled!


6th June 2012: Fluffy boy hit by car

This is one of the latest rescues.  This is poor chap has been hit by a car but fortunately we found him and he is now receiving medical attention.  He is very sweet and gentle and quite fluffy and will need a loving warm home.  His medical expenses will also need to be covered so any donations for this will be gratefully received.  You can chip in to help contribute towards his vets bills:


Fluffy After Surgery – 6 June 2012

21 June 2012 – Our Fluffy boy here is still in recovery after the surgery…we have no adoption offer for him …he will start vaccines next week but we need help to cover his veterinary bills….Adoption is his only chance otherwise he will end up back in the street …Please help us sharing his story


Fluffy 21 June 2012

This face says why we do what we do . . .

Many people do not want to see bad or upsetting things, they turn away, ignore issues and the pleas for help.  But fortunately there are also people out there who do not walk by and it is people like that Hope For Strays relies on . . . or more to the point that the stray animals in living in horrific conditions in Romania rely on.

Hello! I’m Annie and I need your help : )

One such great person is Mihaela, who discovered little Annie, out on the streets, injured.  It looked like she had been hit, possibly by a car, and had injured her back legs and could not walk very well.  Many people would have walked on by – not taken time out of their busy schedule to go help the puppy.  Stopping to help in itself brings possible obligations, can take a lot of time and can be emotionally stressful.  However this single act of stopping to help Annie meant that Annie is now on the road to recovery.  She has been taken into a shelter, received vetinary treatment, been dewormed and she is walking better.
She is a very sweet and loving little girl, probably around 4 months old, and Aniela was able to carry her around in her arms while she was there.  She will now receive her first vaccines and all being well will be ready for adoption in a couple of weeks or so.
We understand that not everyone can stop to help – but you can help by contributing to Annie’s vet bills, food and shelter and share her story so that someone out there see this lovely little lady and decides to give her a loving forever home.  So go . . please help Annie!

I am a very waggy tail type of dog . . . please help me wag my tail some more!

 You can contact us if you would like more information or can help: Email :
Or donate to help Annie:  Paypal Account – Bank details: Aniela Ghita Euro IBAN :RO74 RNCB 0623 0692 3079 0002 SWIFTCode: RNCBROBU Aniela Ghita RON IBAN :RO04 RNCB 0623 0692 3079 0001
Just to add we are in the process of setting up a formal Hope for strays account but we can assure you that all money donated goes straight to the animals.  We are all volunteers – we do not make a profit nor do we spend any donations on fundraising, advertsing etc.

ADOPTED by me! Betty – Under veterinary care after 3 years since she was hit by car

bettybetty1 Betty is adopted by me, she will remain forever in my care, thanks to my lovely aunt at the country, who accepted to keep Betty there , free and spoiled .

Betty – 3,5 years old girl , a survivor, a dog that fights for her life since ever….She was hit by car when she was only 5 months old and since then she is fighting for her life in the local shelter…She never had a radiography, not to speak about other veterinary treatments so her wounds healed bad…She can run now even if her legs were affected in the accident and she is happy to be spoiled by people even if people did nothing to help her be better in the last 3 years….A good person took care to feed her , to spoil her somehow all those years, but never tried to take her out from the shelter, to go with her in a clinic, most probably because of the money issue..

She has broken mandibula healed bad most surely, full of infection permanently and she can barely eat….i proposed to the  shelter administration to allow us to take her out for further investigations and treatments and they said yes…

Betty was hospitalized in Bucharest, under medical care, on 19 June…her situation is pretty bad 😦 …she was hit by car 3 years ago and her mouth is “locked” since then….they will make radiographies….they will start vaccines, clean the wounds… We wil find out if a surgery woulx improve her situation …the infection wound can be solved…We all pray for her to be well.

Hello – my name is Lily!

Hello – I’m Lily and I was born on the streets in Romania and had a pretty rough start to life.  I was a tinee winee puppy when I broke my pelvis and then these really nasty big dogs attacked me and bit me!  That really really hurt and I cried a lot.  I was so miserable and didn’t know why this was all happening to me – I was only a little puppy abandoned on the streets and all I wanted was to play and be happy.

Then a nice man found me and picked me up and took me to my first foster mum and rescuer Aniela.  She was so lovely to me and took me straight to a vet.  That was a bit scary I have to say – all a bit different but I was soon on the mend thanks to the meds they gave me.  I was not the biggest fan of the injections I have to say but Aniela told me it would make me get better so I was very brave!

Me when I was first rescued

As my broken bones started to mend I was able to wobble around a bit – and Auntie Aniela then started looking for a forever home for me.  She shared my photos and stories on Facebook and through friends.  I was so worried – what if no one would want to give me a home?  I was only a little puppy and wouldn’t need much space but I know there are so many other doggies looking for a home – and who would want a damaged little puppy like me?  Oh I did worry so but Auntie Aniela didn’t give up hope and told me that she would find a home for me.

And then . . . she did!!  OMD!!!  I was sooo excited!  I was also a bit nervous – Auntie Aniela told me that I was going to have to go on a long journey to get to my new forever home.  What would my new family be like?  And would the journey be scary?  I had grown really fond of Auntie Aniela and she loved me very much – I would be sad to leave her.  I did ask if she could come with too but she couldn’t – and she told me I would have to be a really brave little girl.  I told her that I would – I am only very little and young and still very wobbly on my feet but I would be brave – I promised!

Then she told me that I would not be travelling alone! Buddy, another doggie rescued from the streets, had also finally been found a forever home too.  We would both be leaving for our new forever homes together.  Auntie Aniela told me that even when Buddy went his separate way (his new mum was in Austria and I had to go somewhere called Switzerland) I would still not be alone and that there was a whole group of people who would travel with me and look after me on the journey.

Here’s me and Buddy getting ready for the journey – it was very early this morning!

And then the big day came.  OMD was I nervous!  It was a really early start and me and Buddy were both a little tired I have to say – but we were also so excited!  Finally we were going to go to forever homes.  We got a little walk and then we had to get into our travel boxes and then we set off.   It was a bit scary but as promised I was very brave.  Buddy left me to go on to his new home but I still had a bit further to go.  My first stop was going to be Stuttgart where I would be staying the night with another Auntie and her doggies.  I arrived so late – it was such a long long day and was so tired so I got a little scared when the big doggies wanted to play.  So Auntie put them in another room and I got a bit of piece and quiet . . . and I  got to sleep with Auntie’s daughter in her bedroom!  That was such a treat I must say : )

I got on well with one of the dogs who wasn’t quite so bouncy and scary, and she came with me the next day to keep me company on the way to the train station.  I felt a bit braver with the big Lola protecting me I have to admit.  We got to the station and there I met the next Auntie who was going to take me on the next step of my journey – on the train.  Auntie Alexandra had come by train from Switzerland to pick me up and she bought me some really yummy sausages!  Oh I loved those – they were yummy!  Lola got a bit too – and then Auntie Alexandra gave Lola a chewy bone but when Lola wasn’t looking I had a little nibble too.

Then it was time to get on the train.  I have to say I was so scared and already missed my new friend Lola.  Auntie Alexandra put a really compfy blanket down for me and let me cuddle up with her on the seat.  But I am sorry to say I was so scared and sad that I did have a little cry.  Auntie Alexandra then gave me some more sausage and I cheered up a bit.

Me snoozing on Auntie Alexandra’s lap on the train

The journey was actually then not too scary.  We had to change trains half way but I got a few extra cuddles and there were some interesting sniffs too.  We finally got into Basel and Auntie Alexandra carried me all the way outside (I was really a bit tired by now!).  We waited and then all of sudden I saw the biggest doggy I have ever seen!  I was a bit worried and when he came to have a sniff at me I gave him a little growl just to show him that even if I was small I was a tough little girl!

And this big chap it turns out is  my new brother!!  And the lovely people with him were my new family!  OMD  I was really a little overwhelmed – I finally had my very own forever home and family!!!  Auntie Alexandra was very sad to see me go but said she was so happy that I had a new home – so I gave her a little good buy kiss and then left with my new mum.

And now my new adventures will begin . . .

Me and my new family – aren’t they big next to little me!

Me in my new forever home