Dear Romania Animal Rescue Supporters,
I have the great news that RAR has now spayed/neutered over 26,000 animals in Romania! Our spayathons are reaching more cities, towns and villages than ever before! We are now able to go into remote areas to help animals that otherwise had no help whatsoever as there are no local vets.
Our programs are so well received that we have a list of animal lovers and charities that are awaiting our return, and we just finished more programs in Iasi, Adjud, Vatra Dornei, Suplac, Bistrita, Tecuci, Maoland, Moreni, Craiova and Bucharest. Thanks to your help and support, we are able to prevent thousands and thousands of kittens from ever being born to be abandoned.
One of our vets, Dr. Irina Corbu, contacted me last week to tell me that on her way back from the Bistrita Spayathon she was noticing cats on the roads. Cats dumped and abandoned as is usually the case with dogs in Romania. She was distraught and very upset. We need to reach out as much as possible to help more if we can possibly do this.
July 7 is our Veterinary Director, Dr. Aurelian Stefan's birthday. He has asked for the spay of 200 cats in the Homeless Animals Hospital in Craiova as his present. Can you help us reach this goal of 200 cat spays? Thusfar we have raised funds for 8 cat spays ($200). I hope you can join me in donating to the spay/neuter of 200 cats in Craiova! The cost per spay/neuter is $25.
Thank you very much wonderful supporters and friends!
Dear Romania Animal Rescue Friends,
Well it has been yet another very busy time for Romania Animal Rescue! Traveling around the country helping as many charities as possible, and at our home bases of Craiova and Bucharest, helping individuals who contact us in great need of spay/neuter for their community animals. From spay/neuter, to Homeless Animals Hospital program that helps the homeless animals and those who cannot afford treatments for their pets injuries, to education with the now 14,200 education books that have been distributed, to the Veterinary Training Camp that RAR sponsors for Romanian vets, we are making life better each day for the animals, as best we can, with your support.
When I first started RAR in 2003, we helped a shelter. I was informed numerous times that no one cared about the animals, no one would spay/neuter animals. At that time we started doing some education about the importance of spay/neuter. In 2006, we began a small project in Romania to help the people who did not want to have puppies or kittens to be abandoned or killed. I was told people would not bring in their pets, but they did. Then in 2008, upon meeting Dr. Aurelian Stefan, the beginning of the Dream Team started. In 2009 we launched our first massive spayathon in Sibiu, and the rest as they say is history. Now, five short years after our first massive spayathon project, I have the tremendous announcement that we have surpassed 25,000 spays/neuters in Romania! 25,510 to be exact! And this is all thanks to supporters who believed in our Dream. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for knowing that we could do this and helping.
Now, onto 30,000!!!
With love and respect,Nancy Janes
It has been five years since the founder and president of RAR, Nancy Janes, and I started a movement for the Romanian animals in need. We have grown step by step and now the Dream Team has reached over 25,000 surgeries. Add to this close to 15,000 educational booklets and probably over 100,000 miles that our team travelled to various destinations where our help was asked for. We celebrate our 25,000th surgery with the launch of our latest project: Homeless Animal Hospital. This hospital aims to fight abandonment and increase the adoption rate of pets that need medical care but their human companions can not afford it. We are devoted 100% to our cause and try to find the most efficient ways to achieve our goal. Animals depend on us and we depend on you to stand by our tireless work for the animals in need and be with us when we celebrate our 30,000th surgery. Thank you for allowing RAR to provide this great service for the animals.
With sincere gratitude,
Dr. Aurelian Stefan, DVM, Veterinary Director, Romania Animal Rescue, Animal Spay Neuter Intl
Dear friends and supporters,I`m Mihaela Raducanu and I`m running an animal welfare charity in Tecuci, since 2009. Every day we deal with all kind of cases – injured dogs and cats from the streets or the public shelter in our town, very young puppyes and kittens abandoned on the streets, parks, railway station, that would have no chance to survive. We do our best to provide funds to pay the medical care, food and housing at the vet clinic, but hardly get them. Then we need to take the animals out from the clinic and keep them safe until they are adopted. The adoptions are going slowly, too. There are so many that need homes…Unfortunately we don`t have any shelter and try to keep them in foster, but we need to provide the food. The food resources are even smaller – this is the most difficult to provide. Sometimes we end up taking food by credit, and the debts are getting bigger and bigger. We only hope that someday we will be able to pay the food bills. It`s such a frustrating feeling when we see how they need us to feed them and give them a safe shelter, the minimum to survive. But we can`t stop hoping that there are kind and compassionate and generous people who can share a little with these poor animals. Now we have 25 dogs and 6 cats in foster and need help. Hope you can support us provide their food, until they will be adopted. So help us God!Thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity.Mihaela Raducanu, Asociatia pentru Protectia Animalelor Tomita - Tecuci