As you may have heard, the new law was voted in Romania stating that all strays will be taken into custody and if not adopted, killed. This is not quite as it sounds.....the dogs are taken into public prison shelters where they are crammed together and often starved. Many of these so-called "shelters" are not allowing visitors to adopt the animals.
This cycle will continue with no end in sight unless spay/neuter is done to prevent the birth of animals that are abandoned onto the streets and forests. We urge you to please help us to spay/neuter as many animals as possible.
Without spay/neuter, the impoverished citizens of Romania have 2 choices:
1. Kill the unwanted pups or 2. Abandon them to the streets and forests
The Romania Animal Rescue urges citizens to bring their animals in for free spay/neuter by our excellent vet team, but we cannot do this without your help and donation.
Please help us stop this cycle of suffering.
Nancy Janes, Romania Animal Rescue and Animal Spay Neuter International
As you may have heard, Romania has passed a new law that states that dogs will no longer be allowed to roam freely on the streets. If they are not provided places in homes, yards, or private shelters, they will be rounded up and put into public facilities where they will be held for 14 working days, and if not adopted, exterminated.
Many private charities with shelters in Romania are now taking in numerous dogs to protect them. These charities are strapped for funds as the demand upon them has increased. Romania Animal Rescue does our very best to help these private shelters by providing free spays/neuters and vet care as our funding allows. But the need for food is enormous.
One shelter we currently help is in Moreni, Happy Paws. They recently expanded their shelter to take in city dogs and are at maximum capacity at 180 dogs....that is 180 mouths to feed, and 2000 kilos of food per month to raise the funds for. Another shelter we help is Speranta shelter in Craiova, and they have over 300 mouths to feed. Both these charities are active in adoptions as well. As you can imagine the costs for these impoverished charities are huge. This is why we are trying to alleviate some of their burden. I hope you can help us to help them.
I have posted a few photos from Happy Paws in Moreni. Thank you so much for your help for the Romanian dogs, who by no choice of their own were born into a country that is overwhelmed with too many dogs and not enough good homes.
I wish you the best,
The snow and freezing temperatures have set in for the country of Romania, and for the cats and kittens. Romania Animal Rescue is alleviating the birth of more cats and kittens that would eventually, possibly next year, have to endure these weather conditions on the streets.
In Iasi, Romania's second largest city, our ongoing free spay/neuter program for cats is the only one if its kind. The cats are brought in by their owners and / or protectors to be fixed and then they are taken home to recuperate. These animals will no longer give birth to potentially thousands of others, thanks to you!
In the city of Craiova, the Christmas is for Cats campaign provided the free spay/neuter for 100 cats in December. In Tecuci, Moreni, Suceava, cats were sterilized during our spayathon campaigns.
Romania Animal Rescue is now approaching 24,000 free spays/neuters for both cats and dogs in Romania. We hope to reach 25,000 in the not too distant future!
Neuter or Spay! No More Strays! No More Abandonment, Suffering, Disease or Starvation of Unwanted Animals.
Please help us to end the cycle of suffering with a donation, and thank you!