If you would like to share with your family and friends the work we are doing, please check out our website for a flyer you can download. There are instructions and files for printing the flyers professionally or at home, or for sharing on your social media pages.
Romania Animal Rescue / Animal Spay/Neuter International will be attending some animal conferences next year. We have our banner ready for 2015. Here is a sneak preview of it.
Please support these fundraisers:
Vatra Dornei Spayathon
The Dream Team returned to Vatra Dornei to spay/neuter 54 dogs and cats. Thank you, Mayor Ilie Bonches, who supports this campaign and provides the necessary space for carrying out these procedures. Your support allowed the Dream Team to spay/neuter a much larger number of animals than usual, for which we are deeply grateful.
Mandy Easter has created a new blog that lists the recent spayathons that the Dream Team undergoes. Thank you, Mandy, for keeping us all updated on these activities.
Homeless Animal Hospital
The Homeless Animal Hospital (HAH) provides daily care for animals in need--those brought in from the streets by Good Samaritans, those brought in by impoverished citizens, and those brought in by local shelters of Craiova. We need your support so that we can continue this vital mission to help people do the right thing by the animals they care about. Thank you! We plan to begin a Bucharest branch of HAH, with your support.
HAH treats animals so they can be adopted. Check out our Adoptions section for a puppy and kitten who were each found and brought to the clinic so they could be treated.
This girl found a puppy on the street and brought her in for free vaccines, a check-up, and deparasiting. She will be spayed for free when she is old enough.
"It's not only what you do it is how you do it." Romanian Animal Rescue is rapidly reaching 35,000 surgeries and each one received the best standards we could offer. We do not allow inexperienced vets or vet students to take part in campaigns. However education is the key to improved animal welfare in the future, which lead to the birth of The Veterinary Training Camp. Our vets are specialists in spay and neuter and offer courses on surgical technique with minimal recovery. Dogs that will receive little care afterwards must undergo surgery with this important fact in mind.
The first picture today is of a surgery completed by Dr. Octavian Pop from Bistrita, Romania when he spent a week with us at The Veterinary Training Camp. He returned home and is putting what he learned to good use working hard to solve the stray dog population. His training was made possible by sponsorship from RAR. Your donations made this possible, Your donations are the key to better animal welfare in the future. How much will you invest? The second photo is of incision by Dr. Petrisor Stefan of RAR Dream Team.
Our friend Carmen brought some students to the clinic in Craiova for an education day, "Choose your Profession". Dr. Aurelian Stefan taught the students what a day of being a veterinarian is like. The students were very receptive, and we think we have some future RAR vets in the making!
Hundreds more animals are helped and vaccinated with Homeless Animal Hospital, every day we treat animals that are in need of care. We can only do this with your donations.
Spay/Neuter and Education work!
This article was printed in Bucovina News. Here is a translation:
The number of the strays roaming on the streets of Vatra Dornei has considerably decreased as a result of massive free spay/neuter campaigns carried out with the help of foreign partners. The positive result of the spay/neuter campaigns is not only the small number of strays, but also consists in changing people's mentalities regarding their pets.
The most recent free spay/neuter campaign in Vatra Dornei was successfully run on November 21st and 22nd, with 23 dogs and 29 cats being spayed/neutered.
With the help and support of Romania Animal Rescue's project, in 2014, there were 515 animals spayed/neutered, 372 dogs and 143 cats. Also, the outcome of RAR project in Vatra Dornei is a great one regarding the total number of the animals that were fixed starting with June 2013. 669 (526 dogs and 143 cats) animals were fixed after Romania Animal Rescue's nine campaigns.
According to Roxana Pasat, one of the coordinators of Vatra Dornei's campaigns, the spay/neuter procedures were performed with the exclusive support of foreign donors, amazing people who have understood the importance and the need for such projects in Romania, people who donated on a monthly basis for Vatra Dornei local projects. Roxana Pasat also states that local people must join these efforts, respond and get involved in order to solve the situation of the street animals.
"All this hard work is reflected in our daily reality and it is by all means reflected by the fact that there are fewer and fewer dogs roaming the streets of our town. This is the reason why these [intermittent] campaigns need not stop. We wish to have them on a permanent schedule for the benefit of our entire community. We hope that the foreign donors will not to forget about us, and we would be extremely happy that Romanian citizens become more responsible and to understand that, without the immense support of donations, nothing is done or solved by itself."
The success of all these spay/neuter campaigns from Vatra Dornei was ensured by a professional team of vets and volunteers. The Dream Team members are: Dr. Aurelian Ștefan, Dr. Petrișor Ștefan, Dr. Irina Corbu, Dr. Livioara Rotariu, vet tech Ruth Osborne, vet tech Anda Popescu and Lelia Leandra. Numerous young volunteers and the Team of the Mountain Rescuers, Echipa Salvamont Vatra Dornei, came to help the Dream Team and joined forces with them.
Mr. Ilie Bonches, Mayor of Vatra Dornei, got involved and was always happy to offer the adequate premises for carrying out the activities and to pay for the food and lodging of the Team's members.
"Together we succeeded in changing people's mentalities a bit. We managed to convince part of the town's population that the only source of the strays is the private household, the yards of those who do not spay/neuter their own dogs, the same ones who abandon pups on the streets," Roxana Pasat also stated.
We are thrilled to announce more adoptions! Do you recall Gabi, the dog rescued by the RAR Dream Team while they were enroute to the Craiova Spayathon in October? Well Miss Gabi will be traveling to California this month for adoption! And joining Gabi is Elijah, the sweet little puppy that was so ill at the Tecuci public shelter, rescued by Mihaela.
Both pups will be flying into San Francisco to be met by Rory and Nancy Janes, then taken down to San Pedro for adoption with the outstanding organization, Doggies 911. Thank you Marilyn, Masumi, Mihaela, Suzy, Caroline, Rory, Diane for making dreams come true!
Maia, a kitten from Tecuci, was found under a car and brought into the Tecuci spayathon. She was taken to Homeless Animal Hospital in Bucharest for treatment, and is now up for adoption.
We would like to thank all of the wonderful people who make this charity possible. Thank you to you, our donors! You have made all our work possible! Thank you to the vets and techs and program coordinators who work hard every single day to save more animals!
Thank you to Dogs on Death Row, Cats on Death Row, Kuono Ry, 4 Stray Dogs, People4Pets, SterilizeDogsNL, Mayhew International for your help with our spay campaigns and education. Thank you to international charities and groups who have offered help to the Romanian animals through our campaigns for spay/neuter, Homeless Animal Hospital project, veterinary training, and education!
Thank you Sue Roberts, Maz Foulger, Mishy Dunn, Diane White, Steph Blythe and Sue Blythe, May-Britt Seem, and Binky Adams for all your great and amazing fundraising campaigns on Facebook that have enabled RAR to do more spays/neuters than ever before! And a tremendous thanks to all of you who have donated via these campaigns! Thank you Mandy Easter for your blog that updates viewers on our missions so that the public stays informed. Thank you Suzy Morris for your gracious help with our accounting as well as your support for our work. Thank you Sandy Myatt for the great earrings you made for us to sell for spay/neuter! Lots of work by a Team effort!
We hope that 2015, and the new President elect in Romania, will bring a shining star to animal welfare in Romania. Thank you everyone!