RAR / ASNI Newsletter January 2015

Romania Animal Rescue, Inc
Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.
DBA Animal Spay/Neuter International

8000 Morgan Territory Rd.
Livermore, CA 94550

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US Tax ID: 72-1546354
UK Registered Charity Number: 1157935

Animal Spay/Neuter International


2015 To-Do List »

2015 To-Do List

Return monthly (weather permitting) to Moreni. Vaccines provided as funding allows Ongoing help in Craiova for spay/neuter and Homeless Animals Hospital. Vaccines provided as funding allows:

  • □ Bucharest spay/neuter
  • □ Return to Bucharest Peasant Villages for spay/neuter and vet care
  • □ Return to Barlad for spay/neuter
  • □ Plans are in the works to go back to Cluj and Timisoara, funding permitting
  • □ New Project in Constanta if all can be arranged
  • □ Return to Focsani if all can be arranged
  • □ Return to Bistrita if funding is available
Member of:
Combined Federal Campaign
Best in America

Combined Federal Campaign


The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) promotes and supports philanthropy through a program that is employee focused, cost-efficient, and effective in providing all federal employees the opportunity to improve the quality of life for all.
The CFC today is known to be the most inclusive workplace giving campaign in the world with the number of participating charities estimated at over 20,000 nonprofit charitable organizations worldwide. Romania Animal Rescue, Inc. DBA Animal Spay/Neuter International is proud to be one of those charities that the CFC sponsors.



Best in America--Independent Charities of America

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Dear Romania Animal Supporters »

Dear Romania Animal Rescue and Animal Spay Neuter Intl. Supporters and Friends,

Well another year begins and more work is in store for the RAR/ASNI team! Last year we reached an all-time record of over 9000 spays/neuters! 2014 also introduced us to many new wonderful people for which we are eternally grateful! ASNI became a registered charity in the UK thanks to the amazing efforts of Mandy Easter, Chrissy Phillips, Sue Roberts, and Maz Foulger.

Animal Spay Neuter International Dream Team headed out to the Dominican Republic in early 2014, as well as to Portugal to provide spays/neuters.

Homeless Animals Hospital was given its official name (although we already had been treated animals for years with this program). Our October Spayathon introduced us to many new people, and re-united old friends who have helped RAR for years. Romania elected a new President who calls the mass murder of the dogs "barbaric", and we all hope and pray this new President will prove to be a wonderful leader.

I want to wish everyone a wonderful New Year with all the best! Thanks for your support and for your care for the programs of spay/neuter, Homeless Animals Hospital treatments, vet training, and education. We will keep up the great work in Romania, and this month our Dream Team is off to the Dominican Republic once again to provide up to 500 spays/neuters with our friends Amigos de Lucky there. Thank you to our donors for your support. Your support is the only way we can do so much.

Bless each and every one of you,
Nancy Janes

Dear Friends,

It is a heavy winter in Romania and the RAR team gears up for the Dominican Republic spay and neuter project. We are looking forward to bring hope and peace for so many animals that will not give birth to offsprings, saving them from an unhappy and dangerous life on the hot, humid streets. Back in Romania our Homeless Animal Hospital can plan its activity for 2015 and we are aiming to provide free vet care for at least 1000 animals in need of treatments, spay and neuter or major surgeries. We are greatful for your continous help, which enables us to be a peaceful shore in the storm for so many animals in need. This year we aim to change as many people's minds as possible in order to minimise the number of unwanted births or dumped animals. We would like to involve more kids in our projects because they are the future and our hope for long-lasting quality animal welfare throughout the world. Looking back on our achievements in towns where we performed constant spay and neuter such as Moreni and Craiova, we can only work hard for more care-free animals in Romania and abroad. Thank you again for your help and for generating such a powerful ray of hope for the animals! I wish you a wonderful peaceful 2015 for you and your family!

Dr. Aurelian Stefan, DVM
ASNI/RAR General Manager,
Familyvet Veterinary Clinic

Stay informed about our animal welfare campaigns in Romania by subscribing to Dr. Aurelian's blog: Homeless Animal Hospital, and Facebook page.

The RAR Map of Romania

Thank You!

Spay/neuter procedures funded

ASNI/RAR funded 125 spayathons in December,

32,091 in Romania alone, 33,791 worldwide.

Online Fundraisers »

Last February, Sue Roberts and Maz Foulger Horace started a Facebook fundraising page. In less than a year, these two remarkable women have fundraised for 2540 spays/neuters! Thank you to all who have donated. Thank you, Steph Blythe, Sue Blythe, Mishy Dunn and Diane White. Thank you to everyone who cares for the animals. Love you very very much!

Please support these fundraisers:

Spay/Neuter Update »

Return to the Dominican Republic

Animal Spay/Neuter International is returning to the Dominican Republic to help the local charity, Amigos de Lucky, spay/neuter 500 animals. As with Romania, there is an overpopulation of homeless dogs. Our spayathon will limit the proliferation of litters to the streets of DR.

More from the Romanian Spayathons

Dr. Aurelian resting between surgeries Craiova Spayathon
See the video of the Craiova Spayathon.

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Animal Care »

Homeless Animal Hospital

Homeless Animal Hospital veterinarians performing surgery on a homeless dog
Our mission: Homeless animals to receive high tech care at HAH just the same as any pet. Here our vet team working late hours to save a dog's eyesight.

Cat with an injured leg
Homeless Animal Hospital's first case in 2015: This cat was brought to us with an open fracture that was terribly infected. We operated on the cat's leg and now adopted it out to the person who brought it to us.

Puppies treated by Homeless Animal Hospital
Puppies brought in for care as they were suffering from "failure to thrive" were treated by Homeless Animal Hospital.

Dog in an auto accident, treated by Homeless Animal Hospital
This black dog was hit by a car. The person who hit him had the compassion to bring this dog in for care to our free service, which he otherwise would have not been able to afford.

Homeless Animal Hospital operating on MuffyMuffy with her Homeless Animal Hospital veterinarian, Dr. Aurelian Stefan
Muffy weighs 6.5 pounds (3 kg). We operated her old fracture and expect she will make a full recovery.

Homeless dog taken from the coldHomeless dog taken from the cold
Warm your hearts: This homeless dog was taken from the ski slopes of the Carpathian Mountains, near Bucharest. It was adopted by the HAH founder, Dr. Aurelian Stefan! We vaccinated him and treated him against lice, and he is now playing worryless.

Dog getting a transfusion at Homeless Animal Hospital
Donor dogs help others when blood is needed. Transfusions are often necessary at Homeless Animal Hospital.

Ursu getting treated at Homeless Animal HospitalUrsu running, after a full recovery thanks to Homeless Animal Hospital
Ursu was brought in a terrible state to Homeless Animal Hospital. He was emaciated, dehydrated and ill. But look at him now!

Dog getting vaccinated by Homeless Animal Hospital
Former homeless dogs receive help with registration and rabies vaccine.

Dog getting vaccinated by Homeless Animal Hospital
Thanks to our friends from Besitzerhunde, Ilona's dogs are now officially registered.


Hundreds more animals are helped and vaccinated with Homeless Animals Hospital, every day we treat animals that are in need of care. We can only do this with your donations.

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Our Thanks »

Thank YOU, outstanding donors, who make all these amazing miracles happen. Without your support, we could do nothing for animals that have no help. We wish you the most fabulous and Happy New Year ever. More help for the animals means less suffering, and we will achieve this as a Team. The Dream Team includes us all, united in the goal of no more suffering. Thank you to all our vets, techs, program coordinators, and to the charities, groups and individuals who we are able to help thanks to determination and hard work.

A special thank you to May-Britt Seem for the vaccination program.

Thanks to Sue Roberts, Maz Foulger, Mishy Dunn, Diane White, Steph Blythe, Sue Blythe, Mandy Easter, Binky Adams for all your work from the UK to help with funding from Facebook! Thank you Ariane. Thank you to (in alphabetical order): 4 Stray Dogs, Cats on Death Row, Dogs on Death Row, Dog Welfare Alliance, Kuono ry, People4Pets, RAR Aid, Spenden Fier Rumaenien, Wolfsfreund for your support for our work! Thank you Lisa Tenzin-Dolma! Thank you Frank Goralski from Germany for your lovely calendars sale to help the Romanian animals and for all your work and dedication! Thank you Miriam Klein for all your help and introductions to great people that help us even further! Thank you Caroline, you're super! Thank you Suzy for your help with accounting, donations, and receipts. Thank you Bonnie for the great eartags and all the support you give to RAR! Thank you Sandy for the earrings that we are selling for RAR work. Thank you, Combined Federal Campaign donors and Animal Spay Neuter International donors, for our work in Romania and Dominican Republic, as well as for allowing us to continue to train more vets. Thank you, Mayhew International, for the printing of the educational books. Thank you to the Romania Animal Rescue/Animal Spay Neuter International Board of Directors, USA, and to the Animal Spay Neuter International Trustees, UK. Together, we are making dreams come true for the animals and those that love them!


With Love,
Nancy Janes
President, CEO and Founder
Romania Animal Rescue, Inc.
(United States, Tax ID (RAR): 72-1546354)
(UK Registered Charity Number (ASNI): 1157935)