Odobesti is a small town in Eastern Romania with a population of about 9000 people, lots of stray dogs, one rescuer and no proper veterinarian clinic that can help with the numerous car accidents or other health issue a stray animal might have. Most of the people see the dogs as vermin or dangerous animals, a real threat for their children and they just want them off the street. The authorities don’t seem to have any coherent and humane plan to sort out this problem, so the dogs are left to the mercy of the public.
The rescuer that is asking for our help finds herself forced to stand alone in the face of all this suffering with no alternative than to post appeals on the internet and hope for some deliverance; her tone is beyond desperate, as she feels helpless and overwhelmed with all the stray dogs needing her help. Hundreds of adults and puppies roaming the streets, looking for food and a warm, safe place and never finding it, end up sick, or badly injured or poisoned and all this at the end of a life full of suffering and frustration. Because she loves dogs and cats very much, this is very painful for her; for any compassionate human being all this drama would be heartbreaking to witness.
Over the years, after she struggled to help as much as she could, she realized the solution is mass spay/neuter events for the people and for the street animals. She hasn’t yet lost her faith in the goodness of people and hopes they will choose to act humanely and do the right thing for their pets, if given the chance. She knows she can never help all the stray animals that need her, but at least there won’t be hundreds of unwanted puppies/kittens sharing the same fate.
The first (and only) time we went to Odobesti, the people were waiting for us impatiently with big smiles on their faces. I was very impressed to see a few of the patients of a Mentally Challenged Sanatorium coming with their pets for a free spay and a very poor woman who paid for a taxi to bring her and her 5 dogs to the event. This shows that there is hope for Odobesti provided they are helped with the expenses and the help of a high skilled medical team to which they can trust their pets to.
Please support our Odobesti mission of helping 100 animals with free spay/neuter this Spring! With your loving support we can provide the best care for their animals and the guarantee they will never give birth to an unwanted puppies/kittens again.
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Like so many other places in Romania, Adjud is a small, poor town with lots of stray dogs on the streets; the people are overwhelmed with this issue and they wish someone would help solve it. The City Hall has a public shelter running with approximately 150 dogs inside so far. Many of them are not spayed or neutered and are kept together with no regard for the fact that soon they will have twice as many dogs. The public shelters are far from solving the stray dogs’ issue and the animals face living in a prison environment.
For now, the Mayor says they won’t kill any dog inside the public shelter, but no real plan of keeping the number under control is applied yet. Soon, the shelter will be overcrowded with new born dogs.
The local charity is asking for RAR’s help once more. Thanks to their wonderful donors, Romania Animal Rescue was able to provide 314 free spay/neuter procedures in the past (2012 and 2013) for both stray and owned dogs and cats. To really appreciate this amazing gesture, just think of how many puppies are not in the public shelter now, being hungry, cold, left at the mercy of their hormones and locked up with many other fertile dogs.
Romania Animal Rescue wishes to return to Adjud this spring and help the local community with as many free spay/neuter procedures as possible. All the fertile dogs from the public shelter will be spayed which will not only better their living conditions, but also prevent countless others from taking their parents’ turn inside that hellish prison. Owners will also be helped to become responsible pet owners, as they will no longer have to abandon unwanted pups and pregnant females onto the streets.
It is also high time we show our children the responsible, efficient and humane way to solve the stray dogs’ overpopulation issue in Romania:
If you wish to help the people and dogs from Adjud, please donate to Paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org with the message: “for Adjud spayathon”
Or visit this webpage that helps you donate to Adjud directly: http://www.romaniaanimalrescue.com/support-rar/campaigns/adjud-spay-neuter-campaign
Thank you for supporting Romania Animal Rescue’s work in Romania!
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