Category: Romanian Shelter

6 Years of Hope for Romanian Strays!

Hope for Romanian Strays – 6 Years of daily fight for cats and dogs in our care, 6 difficult years full of tears and loses, 6 amazing years full of joy for the rescued souls that found their way out of the shelter trough you all, friends of our dogs and cats, active supporters of our work!

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ESHA – For 1 year in public shelter, help us make her wish come true please!

It is our 6th anniversary and we dream to make it big , to make it count, we want to MAKE A WISH COME TRUE for our dogs and cats, with your help!
If you want to be part of
our very special anniversary please follow the link and attend the event created for this occasion , our anniversary plan for all the beauties in our care can become reality with your help!
https://www.facebook.com/events/873981742800583/

This year every single person that will make a generous anniversary donation gift to our dogs and cats will received as a gift from our dogs a very special booklet of postcards , anniversary edition , with 16 dogs and cats in our care, each one with his own personal wish! For them all and for every single cat and dog in our care we count on your help to MAKE A WISH COME TRUE !

Follow us and read their stories , together we can help them be well, out of the shelter!

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WANJO – For over 2 years locked in public shelter, he is losing hope day after day ūüė¶¬†

For further infos and any other type of answers to your questions please do not hesitate to contact us , we are at your disposal and we wait for you to attend our anniversary event, THANK YOU!

 

 

 

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07/08 July – “Take me Home” Adoption Event

After 6 years as active volunteers in public shelter we are still trying to figure out what we should do better for being able to stop the terrible¬†bad phenomenon of abandon , how we can become more visible to the locals here to make them understand somehow that life in shelter it shouldn’t be an option for a soul to whom they¬† promised a good life in their family

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After the positive outcome of our adoption outdoor events in summer of 2017, our very first Adoption Event for 2018 was scheduled in the same time with the International Canine Expo hosted by the city hall, 07-08 July 2018.

We started with big hopes and with a bunch of abandoned babies, lovely young souls dumped in public shelter between 04-06 July , the selection being made with the thought that last arrived puppies represent the first priority for going out before they risk to be contaminated with parvovirosis or other bad virus , so common in all big groups of puppies.

The numbers are relative since we continue to receive daily new abandoned babies at the shelter but we must say that our adoption event was a total surprise , a very good surprise for us¬† and our puppies since we were able to make 23 happy adoptions in two days , 20 beautiful families came to the adoption event with a special purpose : to take home with them one puppy from shelter , for being able to save them from a life in kennels!¬†And yes, only 20 families for 23 puppies simply because 3 amazing young¬† came to adopt one puppy and left home with two , isn’t this great?

After two days out of the shelter with our puppies we are glad to say that we met beautiful people that came at the park especially for our dogs, they came to adopt and those that couldn’t adopt came with food donations and even with money donations for our dogs in shelter ! It is a change, a great change that we could see and feel no that we can compare this adoption event with the very first adoption event organized in July 2017. We are glad to say that we didn’t expected such great results, we didn’t realized so far that so many good people follow our work and want to help !

With the big hope that this is only the beginning of a good summer for our beauties that will be present at the future adoption events , we want to say big thank you to all those people that  came to adopt, to donate, to meet us and we promis that we will be back in few weeks !

 

 

Special thank you to the beautiful sponsor Royal Canin for offering us special adoption kits and toys that we could offer as adoption gift to adopted babies in first day , we are glad to say that the number of adoption was much biger than the number of kits simply because we didn’t expected so many good people at our event , that is why many babies left home with toys offered as a gift by our beautiful donors from Germany !

Forever grateful and always proud to be able to work with the great team from Prodog Romania e.V, Germany, the team that makes possible rescue of so many dogs from public shelter , the team that does everything possible for the shelter dogs here on the ground, the team who offered to every single puppy adopted this week the great gift of survival: FREE VETERINARY CARE IN THE FIRST YEAR OF LIFE ( free vaccination kit, free medical care if anything goes wrong after their first period in shelter and free castration at proper age )

As we always said it : TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG !

Thank you for all your support, thank you for believing in their chance and thank you for making everything possible to help us go further ! Please remember that you can help us too and your donation is always welcome in any of our official accounts!

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Hope for Romanian Strays Accounts:
Paypal: hopeforstrays.paypal@gmail.com
Euro Acc: RO24RZBR0000060014905466
Swift Code: RZBR ROBU
Ron Acc: RO30RZBR0000060014905455

 

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Happy Mother’s Day

15052017-2On this Mother’s Day please spare a thought for stray dog mother’s and their babies, born into a world that doesn’t want them. ¬†Romania is full of pregnant strays or dogs with puppies as a legacy that dates back to¬†Ceau»ôescu’s days when people were moved into large city apartment blocks but were not allowed to take their pets with them and subsequently dumped them on the streets. ¬†This coupled with a tradition of not neutering dogs has led to a huge problem with thousands of strays roaming the streets. ¬†Each year sees more and more puppies born to strays, on the streets or in public shelters, further compounding the problem.

This is why the work we do, in running regular sterilation programmes is so critical. ¬†The only way to reduce the number of mums is to get the strays neutered. ¬†It costs around ‚ā¨20 to get one dog neutered – not much per se but when you factor in the hundreds of dogs we need to sterlise you begin to realise the financial burden we face. ¬†It is however the only real long term solution to the stray dog problem in Romania so whenever we can we fund to get dogs neutered. ¬† ¬†The other activity we do to try to change the local norm is to educate people, for example through our work with the local school and in partnership with our local vets.

For the mums that did not get neutered in time we try to help both them and their puppies.  The death rate for puppies in the public shelter is normally around 90% as they die of disease, starvation and through attacks from adult dogs.  Thanks to generous donations we have in the past been able to build special puppy enclosures and provide these young lives with better safety through food and vaccinations.  Sadly there are just too many for us to help them all but whenever we have funds we do what we can.

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A few lucky mums make it to our Sanctuary of Hope, where they can be safe with their babies and where their babies can run and play and grow up without all the fear, trauma and danger in the public shelter. ¬†Sadly our space is limited and we now have such huge debts (close to ‚ā¨10,000) that we can no longer help anymore mums with their puppies until we get more funds. ¬†In fact our plans to build more kennels at the sanctuary have had to be put on hold as we needed to take the materials purchased for this to the main public shelter to build urgently needed kennels there. ¬†We hope that as we get more funds in to start to pay off our debt we can revisit building our more kennels at the sanctuary and thereby help some more mums with their puppies.

And so on this day where in many countries we celebrate Mother’s Day we ask that you spare a thought and a penny for all the stray canine mums in our care, at the public shelter and on the streets of Romania. ¬†If you can please make a donation to help a mum and her puppies and give those new young lives a better chance of life, and help us to get more mums neutered and stop the tied of puppies. ¬†Every little helps and you can donate through¬†paypal at hopeforstrays.paypal@gmail.com. ¬†Or perhaps you could help one particular mum or her pup and offer them a home? ¬†Every dog that gets adopted out of our sanctuary frees up a space for another dog to be rescued so please if you can home a dog, or know someone who could, please contact us via email at hopeforstrays@yahoo.com. ¬†Thank you and happy Mother’s Day!

Little help can make big things possible!

       From the very first days of spring we started the big plans for making a little easier somehow the life of our dogs in sanctuary and public shelter. As you all know by now big plans cannot be realized only with big hopes and big results in rescue are only possible with big amounts of money spent for everything needed daily to help our dogs : daily food for all dogs and cats in our care, daily veterinary care for all souls that cannot survive without proper medical care ( vaccination, castration, medical care for sick or wounded dogs ), maintenance/construction of kennels/doghouses     

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            We are forever grateful to all the amazing friends and donors that make our daily work possible but the sad reality is that situation of romanian strays it is not getting better, more and more souls are abandoned daily , from small newborns who have no real chance to survive without their mom to sad oldies that are left behind without no mercy by those who should offer them protection and love .

            We need  help for making possible more sterilisations , more adoptions, more vaccinations, more kennels, more doghouses , more improvments for making their life easier while they are forced to live in locked kennels for being away from the street.

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            As an answer to your questions I have to say that at the moment our dogs are promoted for adoption trough german/austrian/swiss partners and volunteers who made possible their presence in german photo gallery. We only have few happy tails adopted in UK trough trustful friends that helped us save them out but without the support of a legal founded organization that can help us with homechecks/ contracts/post adoption controls, we cannot  promote our dogs in UK in a better and safe way, we apologise for that.

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          With over 300 dogs in care at the sanctuary and other hundreds of dogs cared in public shelter, our time online is limited to minimum and that is why we cannot keep up with our blog activity but we are more than happy to receive your help and messages, thank you so much for your trust and care.

          Big thank you to all beautiful people that donated for our dogs helped us start the new season with new castration campaigns , new vaccinations campaign in both shelters, new builded kennels, new doghouses, new materials , new castration campaigns and of course new rescued/adopted souls!