Jul 15, 2020

LIVING WITH COVID-19

When we started the COVID-19 project, none of us knew what the pandemic and its effects would be like.

First we started to build up a stock of urgently needed supplies of food, vaccines, syringes, gloves and disinfectants

As we did not know how long the borders would remain closed and therefore no volunteers could fly to Romania, especially in Bucov our animal welfare activists started to build roofs together with the city workers.

After 6 long weeks we could finally dare to transport dogs to Germany again. Also these transports in the times of the pandemic runs differently. The drivers now need freight papers and at the transfer points we pay very close attention to the compliance with the respective hygiene regulations.

Two weeks ago, the first volunteers flew to Romania, especially to register dogs for our gallery so that people can find them and see them. At the end of the month a larger group will fly to Campina and Bucov to build roofs and also te register the dogs fort he gallery. Since the number of cases in Romania is increasing again, we can use a big thumbs down – perhaps also as a donation? Not that COVID-19 will put a damper on our plans again.

We are preparing ourselves for a completely different work in the near future, as the pandemic will certainly accompany us for a long time to come.

With this in mind, everyone stays healthy and please be at our side to support all the dogs in our 4 shelters.

 

warmly Bettina

Jun 2, 2020

The work in Bucov is going on and on

food for 3-4 days in Bucov
food for 3-4 days in Bucov

Especially in the Shelter Bucov, where about 3,000 to 3,500 dogs live, the food bills are immense. Each month we have to buy food (approx. 30,000 kg) worth about $25,000. Twice a week the food company brings food to Bucov.

Additionally about 50 new kennels were built in the last half year. All new kennels and also some of the older ones were layed out with tiles. The reason therefor is that with the tiles the kennels can be cleaned more easily.

Since the volunteers could not travel to Bucov in spring because of the COVID19 pandemic, the roofs were also built by the local workers.

All this must continue every month and that is why we need you!

Please continue to support us in this important project

Warmly and stay healthy

Bettina and the whole team

roofs build by the local workers
roofs build by the local workers
new kennels build
new kennels build
wood for the roofs
wood for the roofs
and again food
and again food
Jun 2, 2020

Whats going on with public castration events?

VetClinic in Ploiesti waiting for the owner dogs
VetClinic in Ploiesti waiting for the owner dogs

Regular public castration days are an important part of our daily work on site.

Due to the winter and then the COVID19 pandemic, we were not able to castrate owner dogs as originally planned.

Now that the restrictions due to COVID19 are slowly being relaxed in Romania as well, we can get back into planning.

During this time, of course, the dogs continued to be neutered in the shelters and at the request of dog owners, their dogs were neutered in veterinary clinics - but even that comparatively little.

This time was unfortunately a bitter setback for us - but our animal welfare activists are working on quickly carrying out castration days here again.

Even if we cannot give not so positive news due to the situation, please stay at our side, so that we can pick up speed again

Warmly and stay healthy

Bettina

dogs waiting for castration
dogs waiting for castration
 
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