Hello our dear friends! I want to thank each of you who helped me feed all my poor animals!18cats and 23 dogs whould have starved without your kindness and generosity. I cant even express in words what that means to me! Its such a wonderful feeling to know I m not alone in this fight and that people do care about these poor souls very much! Recently, I have received a very important and life saving donation of 1000$ that I, as a simple country woman, never thought I could get for my dogs and cats and I cant stop crying over this act of love towards animals!
Thank you so much to all of you who donated to my cause and made it possible to feed so many animals! As some of you already know, my husband and I took all these poor souls in when we could afford their food but since he lost his job due to big health problems,we just cannot pay for their food anymore and cannot put them in the street again either. Most of our animals are old and cant eat dry food so I cook their meals myself. Its very hard to get food here because its a tiny village with just one store where they got sick of me begging them for food on credit. I would not ask for your continous help if I or my husband could keep working but sadly,that is impossible so we have no other option but to hope you wont forget about these 43 souls who count on us to survive!
All I can say is thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support!It showed me there still are kind hearted people around and I appreciate each amount you share with these poor animals!
Mrs. Silvia, Visina, Romania
I am Lelia Creanga from Iasi, Romania. I contacted Romania Animal Rescue in the Spring of 2013 asking for their help with spay/neuter for cats, as I know they already have spayed and neutered thousands of cats in our country with their program.
Iasi (pronounced Yash), Romania's second largest city, has a serious situation concerning stray cat population. There are numerous reasons that led to this unfortunate problem that causes so much suffering for the poor animals, but the main issue remains, as always, the financial constraints: people are poor, they try to do the best they can...and sometimes they don't know any better. They feed the cats around their houses or their blocks, but without spaying and neutering, more and more cats are being born, and many of these are abandoned in forests and other locations without resources. The stray cats population has rapidly increased. Due to the city location and geography, the most serious problem is the feral cats population around Copou Park, nearby Ciric forest and the International Airport and on Bucium plateau forests on the far outskirts of Iasi.
With the immense help of Romania Animal Rescue amazing donors we were able to spay / neuter now over 100 cats in Iasi alone - some stray cats but also some of the "protected" cats around the blocks, who are the producers of the often abandoned kitties. We need to stop the increasing of the kittens, we are determined to stop their suffering, we musn't allow any more unwanted litters to be born on the streets, in the forests or around busy streets of our city: their lives are miserable and short, suffering agonizing deaths.
We are grateful to have this project and we want to thank all of you who have donated to Romania Animal Rescue so we can continue our work. Now, people are constantly calling me to help them. They have heard that Romania Animal Rescue's great donors are helping the cats of our city! Many of them understood by now the benefits of having their cats spayed / neutered, they are considering now also the health advantages of the procedures, so they are more and more demanding our help! And this is also a victory! My deepest consideration to all RAR donors, lots of love to you all!
Thanks to the wonderful support from donors like you, we have now distributed 11,500 animal welfare books throughout Romania, and have just ordered 1500 more to be printed. The message of humane treatment of animals will reach both children and adults via schools, plays, community events such as fairs and festivals. The more people that we can educate, the less suffering of animals.....a win win for everyone!
The latest cities and towns that received our help are Cernavoda, Tecuci, Buhusi, and soon to be Craiova and Radauti.
It is our belief that education and spay/neuter are the most important ways to stop animal abuse and neglect. Please join us in our campaigns of help for animals in Romania. Thank you my dear friends!