Romania Animal Rescue has been spaying cats in many cities, towns and villages, including the Craiova spayathon in May, as well as a remote campaign for an elderly woman who had many cats and dogs and needed to stop the birth of more mouths to feed.
We have been asked to please hold an ongoing spay campaign for cats in the city of Iasi, Romania. There is no spay/neuter program in place in that city currently. We received this plea for help from our representative, Lelia. She lives in Iasi:
"Dear Nancy, I have to ask you for help with all my heart. The situation is......more than horrid, everyday people find kittens near dumpsters, it is more than we can handle...nobody here s/n cats. We are drowning ourselves looking through posts with tens of kittens every week. Sorry to push it like this, but really needed to ask you. If you can help us to set up a free program to stop the abandonment of unwanted kittens and pregnant and male cats, we would be forever grateful. With love and respect, Lelia"
Romania Animal Rescue hopes to fulfill this hope of Lelia's. We hope that you can please donate $25 for a cat spay for the city of Iasi. Also donations for parasite treatment for fleas would be a blessing. That costs approximately $5 per cat.
I want to thank each and every one of you for your continued support. Thank you for being there for the Romanian kitties. So very few are there for them, and we are proud to be able to do so, with your help.
Thank you kind and wonderful friends!
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!
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!