Category: Sanctuary of Hope

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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The daily food of our cats and dogs

We have in our daily care at Sanctuary of Hope more than 500 dogs and cats , abandoned souls that depend on us for their rescue .

We spend more than 1.000 Euro weekly for their daily dry food and we need permanent support to keep the warehouse full since hunger is our first enemy in our fight for their survival.

We are buying currently

~ economical dry food for about 400 adult dogs in our shelter ( 4 Euro / 10 kg )

~ puppy food for about 100 puppies in our daily care ( 1,5 Euro / kg )

~ cat food ( 4 Euro / kg )

Thanks to our beautiful sponsors and donors we are able to make it possible for our dogs and cats to get their daily food in our good and bad days also,  we are trying our very best for them not to feel when we are down and we continue to beg for help with any possible ocasion .

That is why we are here now to ask for your help too, you can help us fill their bowls further to make their time in shelter easier until the big rescue day will come .

You can donate using any of our official accounts or you can decide to buy and send food to our shelter directly , if you think that you can make it easy and the expenses for delivery in our country are not too high . Please feel free to write us at hopeforstrays@yahoo.com if you consider that you can help us in any way .

Hope for Romanian Strays Official Accounts , for donations to help us feed ou beauties :
Paypal: hopeforstrays.paypal@gmail.com
Euro Acc: RO24RZBR0000060014905466
Swift Code: RZBR ROBU
Ron Acc: RO30RZBR0000060014905455

Thank you!

 

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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!