Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.

RAR is a USA 501 (c) 3 established in 2003 to promote animal welfare in the country of Romania.
Aug 25, 2015

Our partner, meet Anda Popescu and her rescue!

Anda
Anda's shelter
Dear Romania Animal Rescue Friends,
I started my NGO called "Câinele meu" (My dog) in 2007 in Moreni, Romania, in the hope of saving as many animals as possible by both adopting them to loving homes and preventing their birth into a world of suffering. Moreni is a small, poor town where people have little patience and compassion for unwanted animals. Over the years, the City Hall tried to exterminate stray dogs by killing them inside the public shelter or directly on the streets, with poison.
For over 10 years we struggled to stop their illegal massacres. Moreover, our work to save them is a very hard one, as people are not at all willing to help physically or with donations of any sort. Between 2007 and 2012 we helped spay/ neuter for free owned and stray dogs; in 2012 we opened our very own shelter . The number of sheltered dogs changed as the conditions for them on the street worsened (the killing law from autumn 2013 made us extend our shelter, as stray dogs were getting killed day and night in Moreni). Our shelter now has 140 dogs, and we also have cats in foster care.
We are able to re home about 100 dogs per year to verified homes mostly abroad; we always make sure the homes are fit for our dogs, testing them with cats, children, all types of dogs, as requested by the potential adopter. Currently, all our dogs are spayed/ neutered (thanks to Romania Animal Rescue who also helps us with monthly free spay/neuter events for the community), vaccinated, microchiped and registered, they are not crowded and we also managed to build a playground for them. However, food is always an issue, because we depend entirely on private donors; most Romanian people would never bother to donate leftovers if nothing else, so we can’t depend on our community to give anything back. The City Hall made it clear for us they will never help us with food. Our policy is very strict and it only aims to benefit the dogs in our care; we promote healthy, happy and adoptable dogs and work tirelessly to find perfect homes for them. Any help regarding food is deeply appreciated, as we do try to compensate the lack of proper family attention with a good meal every day.
Thank you to Romania Animal Rescue for helping us to meet you all, and thank you for supporting my work and charity for the animals!
Sincerely, Anda Popescu president of Asociatia "Cainele meu" Moreni, Romania
Feeding Moreni dogs
Feeding Moreni dogs
puppy rescued from street, already adopted
puppy rescued from street, already adopted
Playground at the shelter
Playground at the shelter
Supper time!
Supper time!
nice cool dip on a hot summers day
nice cool dip on a hot summers day

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Aug 24, 2015

Meet Costa, a patient at Homeless Animals Hospital

Costa
Costa

Romania Animal Rescue's Homeless Animals Hospital receives over a thousand animals a year, animals brought in by people who have found them injured, local rescuers, or pets of the impoverished.   Our goal is to never turn anyone away due to lack of funds.

We would like to share a recent recipient of our care, Costa.

Costa was found with a friend abandoned at a cemetery. He was taken by a Good Samaritan who already cares for many foster dogs all needing forever homes. Costa's adjustment into living as part of a large group of dogs did not go well and he was rushed to the Homeless Animals Hospital clinic as an emergency after receiving a severe bite over the chest.

First appearances can be deceiving as there were just a few puncture wounds to the skin. The bite had caused a hernia, a tear in the muscle wall, if left his intestines might pass through and become occluded. X rays showed six broken ribs. Costa was in a serious condition and was rushed to surgery as soon as he was stable for anesthesia. There was no guarantee the little dog would survive. The hernia was repaired without complication but the chest injuries were much more complicated than was anticipated. Under the small bite holes the muscle was severely traumatized with more holes leading straight into the chest cavity. Once these were uncovered Costa could no longer breathe for himself and he had to be manually ventilated under controlled anesthesia whilst his ribs were wired and all of the tears in his chest muscle were sutured. It was a long surgery but the plucky pup pulled through. Even with two types of IV antibiotic and daily cleaning of the wounds Costa still battled infection from his bites. It took almost 2 weeks of hospitalization before he could be discharged and his ribs and muscles are still healing.

We are pleased to say he is now out of danger but he still needs guardian angels to sponsor his surgery and treatment.  Can you help us to pay for the treatment of Costa and so many others who are brought to Homeless Animals Hospital please?   We depend entirely upon donations for our work.

Thank you everyone.   We wish you a lovely autumn!

Costa
Costa's x-ray
Our boy Costa
Our boy Costa

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Jul 29, 2015

Education is the Cornerstone of our Work!

at the Homeless Animals Hospital
at the Homeless Animals Hospital

Dear Friends of Romanian Animals,

Yes, it is all about education!    We at RAR work every day to bring about change in communities.  Each time an animal is spayed or neutered, enters the Homeless Animals Hospital, or a vet attends the Veterinary Training Camp, we have achieved a landmark goal of educating the public.   And they respond with telling their friends about our work, tell them about the free help we provide, the free literature for schools and community events.

In June, RAR attended Ham Ham (Bark Bark) Festival in Bucharest to hand out education booklets to attendees.  Our veterinarian, Dr. Aurelian Stefan (Dr. A) was invited as a guest to the United States Embassy Fourth of July Event.  At this event, he met Romanian  President Ioannis as well as other dignitaries, and was able to speak briefly with them about the need for animal welfare changes  in Romania.

Our new mobile clinic, HOPE, has done 2 missions in remote locations now, and is a valuable leader in education as well.   An animal ambulance and spay clinic for Romania!   HOPE and Dr. A also held an event outside the American Corner (of the USA Embassy, Craiova) to educate local children on the need for animal welfare and spay/neuter.

Thanks to your donations and support, we are able to teach the children and others on humane treatment of animals, and perhaps there will be some future vets in the making as well !

Thank you for donating to help our education program and our booklets.

Sincerely,

Nancy Janes

RAR at Ham Ham Festival, Bucharest
RAR at Ham Ham Festival, Bucharest
Dr. A meets Romania President
Dr. A meets Romania President
HOPE our mobile clinic
HOPE our mobile clinic
Education day in Craiova with HOPE
Education day in Craiova with HOPE
Dr. A at education day in Craiova
Dr. A at education day in Craiova

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