Romania Animal Rescue is reaching out with education to more and more places! Education books have been sent to Arad, Sighetu, Barlad, Bucau, and Craiova. Often accompanying our spayathon actions in towns and villages, these books complete a circle of education and animal welfare.
Carmen in Buzau has asked for books for her community as well and we hope to start an education campaign for the school children she teaches in Buzau.
Our Homeless Animals Hospital in Craiova invites high school students and their teachers Carmen and Otilia to come to the clinic, allowing students the opportunity to listen to animal heart beats through a stethescope, view ultrasounds, xrays, and get hands-on experience with animals in need. Our goal is to set a new standard for animal welfare and well-being, with the hopes that these students will choose to become a vet or nurse as their career.
Along with our education book program, RAR promotes and sponsors veterinary training education. We currently are sponsoring a vet from Slatina, Dr. Nae Cornel, for an internship at the Homeless Animals Hospital for a month. Following this, we hope to send Dr. Cornel for the intense Veterinary Training Camp program, sponsored by Romania Animal Rescue, so that he will learn keyhole incision surgeries for spaying, minimally invasive surgical techniques, anesthesia protocol, and pain management.
Thank you for helping Romania Animal Rescue with our many goals and projects. We are currently in the process of fundraising for a mobile clinic to reach out to even more extremely poor villages, where spay/neuter and education is vital. I hope you can support us with your donation so that we can print even more education books to start programs in poor villages.
Thank you freinds!
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!
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.
Dear Homeless Animals Hospital Supporters,
2014 was a monumental year for Homeless Animals Hospital! Over 1000 animals received the care and treatments they needed with support from you, our wonderful donors! In 2014 alone, over 9000 animals were spayed/neutered free of charge, fractures xrayed and treated, puppies and kittens treated for injuries and diseases. This year proves to be yet another one of intense demand for our Craiova clinic, as well as a new request for a mobile clinic to reach remote communities to help animals.
I would like to share a few stories and photos with you so you can become engaged in our work. Stories are from Dr. Aurelian Stefan, Veterinary Director for Romania Animal Rescue and Homeless Animals Hospital program.
Here is Rita's story, a heartwarming story of the man who accidently hit her with his car, and then adopted her!
"I started my shift knowing there is a severely wounded dog awaiting for me at the clinic. Here she was : 6 kg emaciated female dog that looked at me with warm eyes. I could barely see through the thick hair covering her face. She was run over by someone that could not afford the treatments but was kind enough to seek help and there we were for him, thanks to our supporters. Rita had a bad pelvis injury and a bone fracture in her forelimb. Basically she could not move at all because of the pain and we needed to perform a major surgery so that she will be pain free and able to walk again. As she was emaciated her body temperature dropped at the end of the first surgery so we had to postpone the second one which we did the next day. After a couple if days she could walk again. The person that ran her over adopted her and she has now a second safe life. Before she went home she underwent a third major operation : we trimmed her hair so we could see clearly her beautiful eyes !"
The boy and his puppy, helped at HAH:
"A family came to the clinic, with a very sick puppy in tow, and a very sad and scared young boy who was the puppy's guardian. I diagnosed the puppy as having parvo...but with good care I believed we could treat this young one. Thankfully, HAH intensive care saved this young soul, along with saving his best friend from grief. These are the kind of cases that make me so happy to have chosen to become a vet!"
Here is Jackie's story:
"It was a rainy day . Very cold and windy and the vet team was ready to call it a day when two people brought in a black female dog that is bleeding heavily. The dog is taken immediately to the exam room and we find a vaginal hemoragic prolaps which was caused by mating with a way bigger male. The female dog was operated immediately and the bleeding was stopped. A much needed spay surgery was performed. Upon calling her guardian, we learned to our surprise that her guardians no longer wanted Jackie... so they asked us to take the her. We began calling friends and family and in 20 minutes we found a solution for Jackie! The brother of one of our nurses came to see her and fell in live with her on the spot . We named her Jackie and it is a wonderful feeling to know that we were part in her new beginning in life a safe one. We dedicate her story to all our lovely supporters."
A public shelter dog gets a chance for a good life: Meet Puffy:
"Beautiful old towns like Craiova, Romania have most of the times awful shelters. Animals are not respected and not even treated with minimum love. Managers insist that all animals that are adopted out of the shelter must be sterilized. Puffy the doggie in the picture was sterilized at the public shelter and today she was brought to us as she kept attracting males. The wound was not healed since the first surgery 6 months ago. We decided to open her find the problem and fix it. We found sutures that looked like pirate ropes , uterus almost intact and a part of the right ovary in a big adhesion with the kidney, pancreas urinary bladder and peritoneum. Had we not been there for Puffy with our surgery she would have surely died slowly and painful. We helped this dog thanks to you, and she gladly received antibiotics and painkillers and her caretaker is was thrilled and extremely grateful!!! We made a dog healthy again – and it made our day!"
And finally, the story of Ion, an elderly dog with a loving family who could not afford his treatments:
"Ion is 15. His guardian is now retired with a very little pension and he said to me (Dr. Aurelian Stefan) ” I wish I could give days from my life so that this dog lives more “. Ion got a free examination and treatment for some teeth that were in decay . Thanks to your support, HAH made this gentleman and his family very happy . The dog is back on the couch and we are happy to have helped! It is our mission at “HAH” to reunite dogs with their family to make dogs wag their tails and people smile ! "
Your support and donations help us to help thousands of animals, prevent suffering, and help people who care about animals to lead better lives. We hope you will continue to support our work. Thank you!