Fabulous news – Lily’s nearly there!

Today we have some exciting news about one of our rescues – little Lily.  Lily was a little puppy when she rescued a while back with badly broken back leg and pelvic bones and she would not have survived on the streets or without rapid vetinary intervievention.  With lots of TLC she was nursed back to health and we were all relieved to see her walking again (a bit wobbly at times but walking!).  We then got some more great news – Aniela had found her a forever home in Germany!  It is always such a huge relief and joy when one of the rescues is adopted and we can never thank the adopters enough for giving the strays a new chance of a happy life in a loving home.  The final hurdle then is to get the stray to their new forever home – and often the transport distances and costs can be quite high.

This was the case with Lily.  Aniela had found someone to take Lily from Romania to Stuttgart in Germany but they could not take her any further.  This left us 266km or about 3 hours worth of distance left to cover.  The last few days have been very tense as we have looked around to try to find a  way to get Lily to her new home.  Now we are very happy to say that a lovely lady in Stuttgart will be providing a foster home for Lily Saturday night and I will be taking the train from Basel to Stuttgart on Sunday to pick her up and bring her back to Basel, where her new mum will then pick her up.  I am very excited to be able to help and be with Lily for the last part of her journey to her new  life.

We will keep you posted on how Lily’s journey goes and post photos of her and her new mum.  If you would like to contribute to cover the costs for a dog like Lily to get them to a new adoption home then please contact us or chip in to one of the funds we have ongoing, for example our recent batch of cats and kittens  http://aniela.chipin.com/emergency-cases-cats-and-kittens-for-adoption.

Here is a video of Lily recently going for a walk in the park.


The importance of getting cats neutered

Whilst our remit is to help strays we cannot turn our back on pleas for help either.  This is a case in point as Aniela, our founder writes:

“Sometimes too much love and care is transformed into pain and worries. This evening I had the ocasion to meet a special family, husband and wife, a family where the love for pets became a survival issue.  10 months ago the wife, a lovely lady with only good intentions, saved a few baby cats and kept them in the house. Now, after less than one year, they are overwelmed…by cats  and by problems.  Last week my vet asked me to help her and I said, yes, sure, I will call and establish a meeting to see the cats.  I called and set up the meeting , but no one prepared me for what I found there. The vet said that they have over ten cats, the lady said that she has around 20 kitties, but when I was there I lost the count.  There were so many I couldn’t count them  and I was afraid to know their total number! The people are great, but their love and their incapacity to keep up with the expenses for sterilisations has made it impossible for them to control the events. There are right now there : – 6 moms, all 4 less than one year old , (I only have managed to get pictures 4 of them, all 4 less than one year old , the grey ones, the other 2 moms and their babies where in another room);  1 male, now sterilised, pretty shy, arround 10 months old; 5 lady cats sterilised , 2 of them less than one year old and up to 3 generations of baby cats , still breast feeded by their mom, without their eyes opened yet –  I was unable to count them – and 2 generations of biger babies, still breast feeded by all mothers but ready to go home and up for adoption – also without a number for them – 1 generation of 3 months old babies, also ready for adoption – I counted 3, they may be more.

Just some of the cats with their kittens


WHAT I OBSERVED : – The cats and kitties are healthy and friendly – They all use the litter box with sand, excepting tiny little babies of course 🙂 – They are on dry food diet

WHAT I NEED TO DO: – Deworming and vaccinations are esentials for all – Sterilisations for moms as soon as their babies are old enough – ADOPTERS  for those babies and for the adult sterilised cats – Better food for the moms and babies I NEED YOUR HELP! RIGHT NOW I FEEL HOPELESS!” http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418559151518158.96954.100000922299331&type=3%22%3Ehttp://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.418559151518158.96954.100000922299331&type=3


This is an unfortunate case highlighting the importance of getting animals neutered.  This family has been looking after the cats but as you can see without neutering the cats what was a handfull of cats has turned into a colony – too much for this family to handle.  We are now working to fund all the sterilisations and get medical attention for all the cats.  What we need as mentioned is homes for the kittens as well as donations to help fund the vet’s bills.  Fortunately the mother cats can stay where they are which is a blessing.

If you can help in anyway please contact us at helpforstrays@yahoo.com or donate to the fund for the kittens here: http://aniela.chipin.com/emergency-cases-cats-and-kittens-for-adoption

Thank you!


Here are some of the cute kittens needing a new forever home

New Charity

Hello and thank you for vising Hope For Stays.  We are a brand new charity and are just in the process of setting up – including this blog – so ask that you bear with us.

In the meantime you can find information about current strays and rescues in need of support and rehoming on our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/?sk=lf#!/pages/Hope-for-Romanian-Strays or you can follow us on Twitter @hopeforstrays.

Hope – the charities namesake and one of the first dogs we rescued and rehomed from the streets