Food for Romanian Animals

 
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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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Anda Popescu with rescued dog Yuki
Anda Popescu with rescued dog Yuki

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!

Anda Popescu

puppies at Happy Paws that you support
puppies at Happy Paws that you support
Anda at Happy Paws
Anda at Happy Paws
Anda at Craiova spayathon
Anda at Craiova spayathon

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nursing mom with pups in Moreni
nursing mom with pups in Moreni
Romania Animal Rescue supports food as well as  many other campaigns for charities,  groups and shelters throughout Romania.  One of these is Happy Paws.  RAR is able to sponsor the food and fostering  for 10 dogs per month at Happy Paws, and we also provide spayathons in their city of Moreni as well as Homeless Animals Hospital care and vaccines as funding allows. .  Happy Paws has 180 dogs at their shelter.  The following story is written by the Founder and NGO Leader, Anda Popescu of Happy Paws.  I hope you can help Romania Animal Rescue with a donation to provide even  more  food for the dogs at  Happy Paws, as well as other dogs and cats in Romania that we help.  Thank you for reading!
Happy Paws presents: The story of the noisy tummy
"One day my life changed: I couldn’t see a thing, but I could hear and smell plenty. I somehow knew I had a mom and brothers, I could feel them; but every time my mom came to feed us, I sure knew I had a tummy. I am not quite sure what that is, but she talks a lot, my tummy.   My mom keeps my tummy quiet, that’s good; my brothers must have tummies of their own, they fight me when lunch time comes. Lucky for all of us we have a mother.

One morning my mom has no more food…I suckle hard, but nothing comes to my tummy. She is mad and screams at me all the time. I am afraid to go look for something to eat, what if I can’t find my way back? My brothers are upset too, their tummies shout a lot at them as well.

I got separated from my family, I don’t know how. I cried a lot, but my mom doesn’t hear me. It’s scary to be alone…My tummy is angry all the time, she fusses and turns and it hurts. I can smell yummy things all around, I chase the smells, but I can’t find anything. My tummy is punching me and it hurts a lot; she is not my friend. I did find some places where people keep food, it smells wonderful. My nose is up in the air, trying to catch all the smells, but my tummy is still upset. If only yummy smells would keep my tummy happy…

I don’t know how long it was since I last ate something that made my tummy stop growling, she has been shouting for so long…I have a headache. I tried to give her something, but all I found was a thing that keeps the food for people, they call it “bag”. It’s not tasty, but it smells like food; then I went to a place where people throw away what they don’t want. I found something, but there were a lot of big dogs looking for food and one of them growled at me and bit my ear…it hurt a lot.

People eat all the time. I looked at them and I think this is all they do all day. I once stared at a lady who was eating the yummiest thing ever, they call it “meat”. I looked at her, I told her I was so hungry and that my tummy is hurting badly, but she didn’t hear me. I put a paw on her shoe to get her to look at me and she did…she kicked me and scream “get away, you ugly mutt!” That hurt…I didn’t know I was ugly…

I finally gave my tummy a piece of my mind today. I told her we should forget about food, I can’t find any. “But there is so much food all around, grrrr!!!!” she screamed. “Not for us” I said “ There is never any food for ugly mutts like us”. I am weak and tired, I want to go to sleep forever…that would keep my tummy quiet, for a change.

 

I am now in a place called Happy Paws, there a lot of dogs like me here. The people are nice, they never kick us when we ask for food; they can hear us talking. I get a big bowl of food every day and my tummy is content; I don’t hear her talking as much and it is nice.

I hope I never go back on the streets! I hear that people give purple meat to dogs like me; it’s yummy, but their tummies are so upset, they die. I am happy I didn’t get any, that would have hurt a lot, I think. Here, I am safe and every day I spend thinking about my next food bowl…I wish all dogs had happy tummies, like I do!"

We at Romania Animal Rescue hope you will support our program to help feed more animals...and stop the starvation.

Thank you very much, and thank you Anda for this wonderful view from the eyes of a street puppy!    

 

 

 

getting food at Happy Paws shelter
getting food at Happy Paws shelter
food at Happy Paws!
food at Happy Paws!

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kitties and pup at foster care
kitties and pup at foster care

I would like to begin this report by wishing each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season and a fabulous 2015!

I would also like to introduce you to Mihaela Raducanu and her small charity in Tecuci, Tomita.   Mihaela founded her charity back in 2009.  We first met back then and have developed a close working relationship and friendship.  Mihaela coordinates our spayathons in Tecuci that generally occur each month.

Mihaela has a number of animals in her care and in foster care, 35 dogs and 15 kitties.  The number of dogs has increased since the new Kill Law in Romania was voted in September 2013.   Mihaela has pulled dogs from the Tecuci shelter that were starving and ill, and she has found starving kitties on the streets having been abandoned.

I would like to ask for your help to feed these animals if you would be so kind.   We are currently working to get as many adopted out as possible as homes are available, and one kitten was just adopted on December 18, and 1 of her rescue dogs, Elijah, just came to California for adoption via Romania Animal Rescue.

Any donation is welcome, nothing is too small.  

Thank you for reading this report, and thank you for helping the Romanian animals!

I wish you all the best!

Nancy Janes

kitties in foster getting food
kitties in foster getting food
Elijah having been pulled from public shelter
Elijah having been pulled from public shelter
Elijah now
Elijah now
the kitties in Mihaela
the kitties in Mihaela's foster

I`m Mihaela Raducanu, the representative of Association for Animal Protection ‘’Tomita’’ in Tecuci, Romania. We are a small NGO in a small town, but lucky enough that Romania Animal Rescue and amazing Nancy Janes from USA have been helping us with 100 free of charge spays and neuters for the dogs and cats with and without owner in our little town, every month, since 2010. Thanks to their very kind and generous donors there were castrated over 3500 dogs and cats. They also donated over 2500 booklets for our children in the school, about the importance of s/n and taking good care of their pets, and also very important RAR helped us find good homes for some of our fostered doggies.
We still have many dogs and cats in our foster care, and the most urgent needing right now is the food. Untill we will find good home for them, we need to feed 50 hungry tummies – 36 doggies and 14 kitties (4 are pups and 11 are kittens, all of them needing wet food, which is also more expensive than dry food).
We hope and would be very grateful if you can help us provide their food. Please know that every and each donation is so very important for them. Giving a little you help a lot, you help an innocent creature not to starve. It`s so very hard to provide their food, specialy when our financial resources are so very poor and we also need to provide other needed things, as medicine, deworming, vaccines, warm shelter for winter etc.
Please consider to donate for them, too, to get some food. Thank you so very much for your support.
Mihaela Raducanu,
Association for Animal Protection ’’Tomita’’

some of the many dogs Mihaela needs food
some of the many dogs Mihaela needs food

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