Franzisca Veterinary Clinic is a project of Animal Rescue Sofia. It is the only chance for treatment and survival of injured or ill stray dogs and cats from the region of Sofia in Bulgaria. The clinic is a rescue center where qualified and experienced vets save the lives of tens of sick or suffering stray animals every day. Yearly more than 1000 dogs and cats receive treatment for various injuries, chronic or infectious diseases, as well as common or highly-specialized surgery conditions.
There are about 30000 stray dogs on the streets of Bulgaria, with around 3500 of them in the capital city of the country - Sofia. Official statistics about the number of stray cats in the country does not even exist. Every day hundreds of stray dogs and cats become victims of traffic incidents, poisoning, shooting, drowning and diseases. Little is done on the national level for either the treatment of the injured and the sick, or the humane approach in the decrease of the stray dog population.
Franzisca Vet Clinic is one of the very few initiatives that give a real chance for the injured, ill or suffering stray dogs and cats in the region of Sofia. The clinic works as a rescue center where our vets save the lives of tens of damaged or sick stray animals every day. We treat all sorts of traumas, inflicted by people or vehicles, chronic and infectious diseases, and do a variety of surgeries, thus helping more than 1000 animals a year to fully recover from their traumas and illnesses.
Through qualified veterinary treatment, stray animals that find help in Franzisca Vet Clinic will be relieved from their pain and suffering. This also prepares the ground for receiving any other developmental, behavioral or socialization support that they might need, which eventually improves their chances for adoption and life-long life off the streets. This, combined with obligatory castration of all incoming patients, contributes to the humane control and decrease of stray population.