Spay and Neuter for 2,000 dogs in Romania

 
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HOPE at the Homeless Animals Hospital in Craiova
HOPE at the Homeless Animals Hospital in Craiova

Dear Friends of the Animals,

I would like to introduce you to HOPE, our newly acquired mobile clinic!   HOPE will allow us to travel to peasant villages where there are no  veterinarians, so that we may address locally the spaying and neutering ( as well as veterinary care)  for  animals cared for by extremely impoverished citizens.

Here is the report from our Veterinary Director, Dr. Aurelian Stefan, on HOPE's first mission:

"Animals in the villages in Romania have no access to vet care and this is why we thought of a Spaymobil to reach the dogs in need. Today we took Hope to the country 120 km away from Craiova in a village called Bacalesti. Team was to meet two volunteers that will show us the way there. Our target was to spay all the dogs at an elderly lady's property.  It was 38 degrees Celcius in the blazing sun and the spay Mobil acted as the best shade ever ( big big car ) so we prepped the dogs outside and operated inside . One by one the village people gathered to see what was happening in their little village . We convinced two of them to let us neuter their dogs and one of them got a new collar when we insisted dog badly needed a new collar. We managed to operate 18 dogs and one cat today and it was such a great day. All dogs are fine and now more relaxed . Biggest news they will never reproduce so that there will be a fixed number of mouths to feed this summer in the yard. God bless all people that donate towards such a great project."

HOPE joins the Dream Team that already holds spayathons throughout Romania.  To date RAR has spayed and neutered now 36,000 animals in Romania. Our work is based on the solid principles of :  Spay and Neuter, Veterinary Care, Veterinary Training, Education, and Food.  These are the roots of our work with the goal being "Neuter or Spay, No More Strays".  No more animals that will be born to suffer, to be abandoned due to lack of resources, to be captured and put into prison shelters.   This is the Dream and Goal of our charity.   And now we have HOPE.

Your donation of $25 will allow us to spay or neuter a dog with HOPE.   There is a saying in Romania, "Hope dies last".   Now we have more hope than ever to be able to reach more and more people who want to do right by their animals.

Thank you for your help and support!

HOPE in the village
HOPE in the village
prepping dogs for spay
prepping dogs for spay
helping an elderly man with dog and collar
helping an elderly man with dog and collar
HOPE in action with Dr Aurelian Stefan
HOPE in action with Dr Aurelian Stefan

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This loving man brought in his dog for spaying
This loving man brought in his dog for spaying

Hello Everyone!

Romania Animal Rescue is continuing our hard work of spaying and neutering the dogs to stop the abandonment of puppies, in heat females, and pregnant females.  Our work is vital to stop the suffering, injuries, diseases and deaths of literally millions of unwanted dogs.  Your donations of help make this possible, and we thank you with all our hearts!

Recently we have had campaigns in Bacau, Iasi, Miroslava Village, Bucharest Villages, Vatra Dornei, Plopeni, Craiova, Adjud, Bistrita, Moreni, Tecuci, and we are planning to return to Cluj, Barlad, Bacau, Tecuci, Ramnicu Sarat, Buzau, Craiova, Moreni, Bucharest Villages, Vatra Dornei, Miroslava Village in the next 2 months.   Our massive Craiova Spayathon in May will greet many international volunteers who are traveling to help us with the over 600 animals that we will be spaying and neutering.

In February, Global Giving's representative Kelly Zug visited the clinic in Craiova and volunteered in a spay day. RAR was honored that our Homeless Animals Hospital project was then chosen as Global Givings "Project of the Month" for March!

https://globalgivingeasterneurope.wordpress.com/2015/02/22/site-visit-with-family-vet-clinic-and-romanian-animal-rescue/

I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you who donate to our spay and neuter program.  RAR is renowned in Romania as The Charity that provides excellent spays and neuters, free of charge, to the public to prevent abandonment and unwanted suffering.  Thanks to you, it is working.  I hope you will continue your support.

in Tecuci with Dr. Aurelian,Dr. Petrisor,and Lumi
in Tecuci with Dr. Aurelian,Dr. Petrisor,and Lumi
In Adjud
In Adjud
Grand Dad and his grandson bring in the family dog
Grand Dad and his grandson bring in the family dog
dogs in recovery Bistrita
dogs in recovery Bistrita
The RAR map of Romania, places we have helped
The RAR map of Romania, places we have helped

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Tecuci Spayathon
Tecuci Spayathon

Dear Friends and Supporters,

2014 was a very successful year.  Romania Animal Rescue was able to provide free spay/neuter for over 9000 animals!  We have now reached the milestone of over 32,000 spays/neuters with the help of good people like yourselves who understand that the only way to humanely solve the situation of unwanted animals that will otherwise be born to suffer is with spay/neuter.

We have a video from our Craiova spayathon where 1000 animals were spayed and neutered in October that I would like to share with you.  I hope you enjoy the photos from our campaigns as well, these are photos from your campaigns too!  Campaigns that your donations allow us to do!

2015 is a new year of new goals for our charity.  In 2015 we are tasked with finding the funds to continue our spay/neuter campaigns in Bucharest, Bucharest villages, Craiova, Moreni, Tecuci, Bistrita, Cluj, Vatra Dornei, Sighet, Focsani,as well as start new programs in Bacau, Barlad, Craiova villages, Plopeni, Timisoara and more.   We are receiving requests for campaigns throughout Romania on a weekly and often daily basis.  With your help, we can reach more communities.

I hope you will once again donate to help us help the animals and those who care for them by providing free spay/neuter campaigns.

We wish you all the very best

Dr. Aurelian Stefan in Bistrita
Dr. Aurelian Stefan in Bistrita
Moreni spayathon
Moreni spayathon
Craiova ongoing spay program helping community
Craiova ongoing spay program helping community

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Rory Janes, volunteer
Rory Janes, volunteer

Romania Animal Rescue works constantly in Romania to provide spay/neuter for the animals as much as our funding allows.   The month of October we held our massive 1000 spay/neuter campaign in Craiova, Romania, with a total for the month of over 1500 animals spayed and neutered.   

We had volunteers from Romania, the USA, Germany, Norway and Denmark attend and help.  Miriam from Germany sent us a report  about her experience at our Spayathon, and here is an excerpt:

"Once again the (Romania Animal Rescue (RAR))  Team got prepared for the a new "spay and neuter mission"...the biggest Spayathon in October.
This mission was based at the" Clinica Veterinara Familyvet"
of Dr. Aurelian Stefan and Dr. Stefan Petrisor in Craiova ... also known as the "Homeless Animal Hospital".
The cats(200) were neutered in the Clinic and the dogs (800) on the adjoining property, because the spatial separation caused a quieter operation.
The aim of this event was to s/n 800 animals in cooperation with volunteers/organisations from the USA, Norway, Denmark and Germany.
Miss Supranational Romania, Elena Zama was also present ... without any fear of contact, she got equal friendships with the "animal patients".
The event was advertised in the local media and newspaper from 5 counties..... 

For this reason, the crowd was at least as great as the joy of the people who could benefit from the free spaying and neutering for their beloved pets. Many people in Romania can (justified by their minimal income), not afford castrations and veterinary treatments ... because of the upcoming new law at the end of this year, which demand castrations among others, these projects aren't only an active way to reduce the overpopulation of strays (with all its possible consequences), but also preventive measures against impending mass abandonment of pets and the ensuing sufferings of animals and humans.

To cut a long story short ...
 At the end 1,000 castrations were performed due to public demand.
 It was quite wonderful to see how many Romanians treat their pets responsibly. Upon my return (to Germany) I was asked if I had seen a change in Romania ... the answer is simple... yes... everyone who... in whatever manner... contributes these projects to take place, is a part this change.
No one was dismissed and each animal was examined and medically supplied.
A true masterpiece that could only be realized if people work hand in hand.

By the way, while I was writing this report, the Dream Team (Romania Animal Rescue) diligently s/n in: Focsani, Moreni, Mangalia, Tecuci, Glina and Bistrita.
A total of 1536 animals were castrated in the month of October ... but thousands of animals be spared of suffering, abandoning and/or being killed.
Recently the milestone of 30,000 successfully performed castrations was exceeded, while in addition the education and training projects of RAR / ASNI (our sister charity Animal Spay Neuter International)  for young vets and school kids were pursued.
The latest idea is already in the starting blocks ... a "No Puppy Project" will be established in Craiova soon.
For me it is quite clear, these people are pioneers for animals...visionaries on a rescue mission ... all around the world. You have my deepest respect..till the end of time!

In conclusion I would love to share the words of Dr. Aurelian Stefan one of the founder and spokesman for the german company Wolfsfreund with you... because even me couldn't say it better:
"There are many words that can describe the Spayathon: Determination, hard work, discipline are among them, yet one phrase is definitely explaining better why we do what we do--RESPECT FOR LIFE. Spay and neuter is the humane way to fight the misery, the pain, the disease and the hopelessness that is seen every day in Romania."

Tremendous thanks to the whole Dream Team, all Nurses, Volunteers, Organisations, Companies and Donors which are part of this wonderful "spay and neuter family". We all have the common dream to see no more suffering strays on the streets... all over the world. No more abandoned, neglected, unwanted and humiliated animals.. for this we vouch together!!

Thx for your attention!
BE the Change you want to see in the World.
sincerely yours,
Miriam"

We would like to thank Miriam for her words and sharing of her experience.   I hope you, our donors through Global Giving, will continue to support our wonderful spay/neuter programs in Romania.   Thanks to you, its working! 

Siri Ydstie, volunteer from Norway
Siri Ydstie, volunteer from Norway
dogs brought in from countryside
dogs brought in from countryside
dogs from villages arrive
dogs from villages arrive
dogs at surgery
dogs at surgery

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spay neuter and education !
spay neuter and education !

Romania Animal Rescue and our sister charity Animal Spay Neuter International are continually providing spay neuter throughout Romania.  New peasant villages such as Tantava and Tunari are being added to our already amazing number of cities and towns that we help.

One such successful campaign that was begun over a year ago is in Vatra Dornei.   Vatra Dornei is located in Northern Romania.   There are no vets who can provide spay/neuter services in this town, and upon our first arrival in this town the  stray dog population was immense.   We began by having spayathons for 50 dogs as our funding could allow, and then returned as often as possible.  Then in May RAR sent the entire Dream Team to Vatra Dornei to do a massive spayathon for over 200 animals.

The turn out from the community was great, the Mayor attended and brought in his animals.   We reached out to donors to ask for more funds so that we could return to Vatra Dornei for MONTHLY campaigns and the response was positive!

We now have monthly spay campaigns in Vatra Dornei with our Northern Romania Dream Team, based out of Iasi.

I would like to share what a citizen of Vatra Dornei sent to me on Facebook:

Dear Nancy Janes,

Thank you, Romania Animal Rescue for improving month by month the strays' situation in Vatra Dornei! To be frank, the difference is obvious, than other cities: the strays are fewer and fewer on the streets, you actually need to search for them closely, the streets are safer and more people have now their dogs neutered, less abandonment. Long term spay campaigns are the real solution for this 'stray problem'. Congratulation and thank you for the involvement!

Thanks to you and your support, we are able to help in remote towns such as Vatra Dornei!

loving local brings in his best friend
loving local brings in his best friend
good men
good men
Roxana organizes the events
Roxana organizes the events
Lelia is part of the RAR Dream Team
Lelia is part of the RAR Dream Team
our events bring the community together
our events bring the community together

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