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The Neuter/Spay Fundraising Group held a Pawsome Auction on Facebook in August. There were loads of lovely items up for grabs and some great Buy It Now items. Visitors of the online auction found a fab way of donating for a much needed neuter or spay while getting themselves something nice in the process. The event raised enough money to fund 225 spay/neuter procedures!
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Mission Accomplished! The Vatra Dornei spayathon was held August 7 and 8. 51 animals were spayed/neutered, 34 Dogs (19 Female and 15 Male) and 17 Cats, most pregnant. Thanks Romania Animal Rescue, Inc, Nancy Janes, Maz, Sue, Maz n Horace, all the donors, Dr. Livioara Rotariu, Lelia Leandra, the Dream Team and volunteers. Without these wonderful people these campaigns could not take place. Thank you Lord Mayor Elias Bonches Media Orion, Mountain Rescue Team and Team Management Service Dogs for the support and all the volunteers who were with us. With the help and the involvement of all these projects we continue to benefit the animals! Many thanks to all our generous donors who made this possible and bless the wonderful fundraisers and people who run for the raffles and to help us do these campaigns! These projects must continue! Only with your help will be possible. Thank you so much lovely people!
The Spay/Neuter Dream team worked their magic in Biliesti. They spayed/neutered 102 animals.
Once upon a time, in the village of Vrancenesti Biliesti, a lady whose loving heart poured out to the many abandoned pets and asked for the mayor tohelp. The mayor, a good man and wise, he understood the seriousness of the facts and gave the command to set up space for the spayathon, hosted by Romania Animal Rescue, Inc. They came to fight against a multitude of uncontrolled dogs and cats. For two days, they worked with the villagers and eventually 102 animals were sterilized. With praise and thanks to the sky, the Dream Team left the borders borders of Bilesti. Spay/neuter now in the ears and lips of many people, Bilesti hopes for a sequel to this story.
The mobile clinic HOPE is as busy as can be! This month, she and the Dream Team traveled to Rosiori, Tantava, Ceacu and Oltenita. Upcoming projects include more Bucharest villages. Romania, now there is HOPE! While in Rosiori, Dr Aurelian Stefan took the opportunity to use a megaphone to invite locals to come to the free spay campaign, sponsored by Hobo Dogs, in their village. Extra Extra! The Dream Team is here to spay!
Photos by Paola Suhonen
The Bulgarian authorities have given Animal Spay/Neuter International (ASNI) permission to train their vets to perform safe high-volume spay/neuters. The ASNI Dream Team will go to Bulgaria in October to train up to four new vets on excellent surgical skills, as well as spay and neuter more animals.
Please support our spay/neuter program that we continually do in Romania and thank you!
Homeless Animal Hospital project treats animals that would otherwise not receive help. Your donations allow this to happen. This month, HAH treated numerous animals. We would like to share a few of their stories with you.
Tasha Seeks a Home
This kitten was brought in to our spayathon for a "second opinion". She was seen by another vet in the area and the rescuer was told she was fine and to put her "back in nature". Thank goodness the rescuer sought the help of Homeless Animal Hospital vets at the spayathon! We were shocked and took her to Bucharest for urgent surgery to amputate her leg. We have named her Tasha.
Good news: Someone in the UK has chosen to adopt Tasha. We will be transporting her to the UK shortly.
Lupita was once a police dog. She was found abandoned by a Good Samaritan and brought to Homeless Animal Hospital. Here is what was found: A tumor the size of a bowling ball. She is now recovering and will only know love and care from now on!
Catching up with Costa
Costa was found with a friend abandoned at a cemetery. He was taken by a good Samaritan who already cares for many foster dogs all needing forever homes. Unfortunately, large dogs attacked the munchkin, which required lots of surgery to stop the bleeding, repair a hernia and muscle tears, and wire six broken ribs so they could heal more properly. Costa is recovering nicely, and will be adopted out to a loving family in the UK.
Sky was brought to be spayed in at the recent spayathon by Romania Animal Rescue in Moreni and we found out she had a broken hind leg. We brought her to HAH in Craiova where she was examined and x rays were taken. We decided to give the leg a chance despite the demineralization observed in the bone. Unfortunately the surgery did not succeed to help the leg and we performed an amputation. She is the same playful sweet dog and while recovering in the shelter she found a loving family that adopted her. This story warms our hearts and we dedicate this happy ending story to all of you that support our work.
Your help helps so many. Please support our Homeless Animal Hospital project.
Oana Baban was a classmate of Dr. Aurelian in vet university. She has asked to attend the Veterinary Training Camp (VTC) in Craiova. Thanks to a scholarship from RAR, donated in memory of Sasha, Oana will be attending VTC in November.
We at RAR work every day to bring about change in communities. Each time an animal is spayed or neutered, enters the Homeless Animal Hospital, or a vet attends the Veterinary Training Camp, we have achieved a landmark goal of educating the public. And they respond with telling their friends about our work, tell them about the free help we provide, the free literature for schools and community events.
We would like to thank all the wonderful DONORS who made all this work possible! Thank you TCL Germany for all the wonderful work you did in making HOPE, the mobile clinic, a reality! Thank you Run for Animals e.V. (Germany), Kuono ry (Finland), 4 Stray Dogs (Norway), Fair Play for Strays (Germany), People4Pets (Germany), Baggys Legacy (UK), Dutch RAR Family (Holland), Pro K (Germany), HOBO Dogs (Finland). Sterilize EU, Bill Williams and Mary Young, Bonnie Siddons, Elizabeth Elstob, Margaret Gebhard, Richard Abbott, Pat Myers, Sir Tony Wilson, fabulous fundraisers Sue Roberts, Maz Foulger, Cassie Carney, Sue Blythe, Steph Blythe, Mishy Dunn, Diane White. Special thank you to Ylva for your two-for-one match for the spay/neuter event that generated more help for the animals!
Thank you Miriam, Frank, Tabitha and Helga. You're the greatest!
Thank you Suzy, Mandy, Maz, Ingrid and your amazing friends, Claudia, May, Ariane, Chrissy and other friends who work so very hard to make this an outstanding charity. Thank you Baggys Legacy Vicki and Jan for finding homes for so many. Thank you Sally, Sue and Christine for adopting! And, thank you Dream Team. Bless this team of Romanian vets and techs and program coordinators who give it their all every day:
Thank you to everyone who is part of this wonderful team!