Dear Romania Animal Rescue Supporters,
I am Anda Popescu from the charity Happy Paws in Moreni, Romania. I would like to thank you for your support for our charity to receive donations from RAR for food. Romania Animal Rescue helps to sponsor many of our dogs monthly, thanks to your donations, so that the animals in our shelter who are waiting to be adopted have good quality food. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!
I would like to tell you a bit more about myself and my relationship with RAR. I first met RAR and Nancy Janes online, as my charity was in desperate need for spay/neuter. Nancy agreed to help us with all our spay neuter needs since 2011 and our relationship with RAR grew from there.
I am now a veterinary technician for Romania Animal Rescue as well, and travel throughout Romania to provide veterinary care with the vet team. We call ourselves the Dream Team. In my opinion, RAR is nothing short of a miracle for Romanian animals and those who care for them. Recently we held our massive spayathon in Craiova, where 625 more animals were provided free spay/neuter surgeries - thus bringing our total in Craiova to over 10,000 (allowing RAR to now be approaching 37,000 free spays/neuters in Romania). While there, I met charities and people that RAR helps. Charities such as Speranta Pentru Animale and Friends for Life, and people such as Otilia, Iulia, Oliviu, Alina, Dana, Bia and so many others! I am so grateful to be a part of this team!
I would like to thank you for your support for food for my animals, and thank you for allowing me to introduce myself and let you know a bit more about my work with the Dream Team.
Wishing you all the best!
Homeless Animals Hospital is bussier than ever! We are so grateful to have been chosen as Project of the Month for March by Global Giving! Following a visit by Global Giving representative Kelly in February, we were bestowed with the honor to be chosen. Thank you Kelly and Global Giving!
Let me catch you up with just a bit of the latest news. Romania Animal Rescue just completed our spayathon in Craiova at the Homeless Animals Hospital for 625 free spays/neuters that ran from May 17-25. HAH welcomed animals from all over the region, and our van traveled hours to pick up dogs and cats from villages who were in need of spay/neuter and veterinary care, including deparasiting. This brings our total in Romania close to 37,000 free spays/neuters, and thousands of animals helped with injuries, vaccines, skin problems, etc.
During our campaign. a number of dogs and puppies were brought in.....2 found dumped on the road by the Dream Team of Oliviu and Frank, one found in the town center with a broken leg, and a puppy abandoned at a bus stop in Craiova. Also, a dog suffering from horrible vomiting and diarrhea was brought in, and abandoned, at the clinic by his owners. All these dogs, and more, were able to recover from injuries as well as have foster care and plans for adoptions set up with our wonderful colleagues from Craiova, the UK, Germany and Austria. Volunteers came from the USA, UK, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Norway. All pitching in for one great cause....helping the animals to lead better lives.
Please read our the new blog about the campaign, view photos, and see Dr. Aurelian's video,the Kindest Cut.
Thank you for your support......without it we could do nothing.
It is with great thanks that I write this to you. RAR is reaching out to more communities than ever before with our free spay/neuter programs, called "spayathons". The demand is ever increasing as well for our highly skilled vet team, the Dream Team, to travel to more communities to provide help.
Currently there is a mobile clinic fundraiser for RAR that will help us to reach some of the most remote villages near Bucharest and Craiova. With this clinic we will be able to spay/neuter approximately 25 animals per day and provide veterinary treatments in areas that would otherwise have no help for their pets.
New campaigns have been done, as well as returning campaigns, in Adjud, Miroslava Village, Barlad, Bacau, Sighetu, Buzau, Cluj, Moreni, Tecuci, Vatra Dornei, Bucharest Villages, and Craiova are insight for us. We are planning a cat spayathon at the Homeless Animals Hospital in late June or early July, funding permitting. Miroslava and Iasi are in need of cat spays (the city of Iasi provides free spay/neuter for stray dogs, but not for cats).
As the enlightenment and word of our great vets and wonderful work expands, so does the demand. I hope you can help us to spay/neuter more cats in Romania. They deserve the help.....no more unwanted kittens to be abandoned and suffer, this is our goal.
Thank you kind friends!