2018 is turning out to be one of our busiest years so far. Our team of vets and vet techs are working hard to spay and neuter as many dogs and cats as possible with campaigns in our clinic in Craiova, the Center of Hope Veterinary Hospital near Bucharest and mobile campaigns in towns and villages across Romania and one campaign so far this year in Bulgaria.
Most people in these small towns and villages don't have much money to live on. They often live hand to mouth—particularly older people who live in rural areas. Many people want to do the right thing but lack of funds, transport and good quality veterinary care in these areas means they really need us to go them. Shelters are full of unwanted dogs and only a lucky few will get adopted. We need to continue to break this cycle!
Our spay and neuter program really is the way to humanely reduce the stray population, save unwanted puppies and kittens from a life of suffering and improve the lives of dogs and cats. Since 2004, with your support, we have spayed and neutered over 67,000 dogs and cats and in this newsletter we have an update on progress so far this year.
This work has only been possible because of your continued support. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We have been able to treat many sick and injured animals at the Center of Hope so far this year and we have an update on some of our wonderful patients. Patients like Tutti and Maiu, two homeless strays, both in an horrendous condition when they arrived at the Center of Hope. Tutti and Maiu received life-saving medical treatment because of our kind supporters. Read their stories and more in this issue.
You can also read about our latest project to work with young people in the community and encourage responsible pet ownership. This involved a special show about a stray puppy and his mum. We hope you enjoy reading about the work that you are making possible. You are making a huge difference to the lives of so many dogs and cats. Thank you for your compassion and care for animals that have no one else to care for them.
Nancy Janes, Founder and President Dr. Aurelian Stefan, Veterinary Director
Maiu arrived at the Center of Hope on May 1st in a terrible state with a broken jaw which meant he couldn’t eat and a damaged eye. He had obviously been struggling for a while as he was very weak and skinny. We weren’t sure he was going to make it but he had a strong will to live and wasn’t giving up. The resilience of our patients never ceases to amaze us. Read more about Maiu's Treatment.
Tutti Recovers from Dog Attack
Tutti is another stray that was found in a horrendous condition by the side of the road at end of December 2017. Lucky for Tutti a kind Samaritan stopped his car and picked Tutti up. If he hadn't done this, Tutti would probably have died there. Read more about Tutti's Treatment.
Spotty's Fractured Leg
Spotty was brought in on the spay shuttle to the Center of Hope. Lucky for her she had been picked up off the streets by a rescuer and the spay shuttle was in the area picking up patients for spay and neuter surgery. When our vets examined Spotty they realised that she was only about three months old and had a bad fracture to her back leg that had gotten infected. Read more about Spotty's Treatment.
Casper Foster Request
Casper is another patient who was offered a foster place with Holbrook Animal Rescue. Casper had been in foster in Romania once he finished his medical treatment but unfortunately got no permanent home offers. Find out what happened to Casper.
Baghera Fire Rescue
Baghera is a feral cat who was living near a fire station. One day the firefighters noticed that Baghera had a nasty wound on his leg. Find out how they helped Baghera.
Painful Tumor Removed
Bobby is a gentle giant who was brought to us by kind Samaritans who know his owner. Bobby's owner is a widow and has very little money. She didn't know where to go for help when the lump on Bobby's leg started to grow. See where she brought him.
Negruta was found with a massive tumor that needed surgery urgently. Following a plea for help, Negruta was brought to the Center of Hope and the tumor was removed by the vets and vet techs who have the skills and equipment to do this type of surgery. See what happened to her.
Second Chance for Julyano
Julyano is a stray that our team found while they were out working at a mobile spay and neuter campaign. Julyano is only about three years old but due to his malnourishment and skin disorder he looks like an old man. Find out how he is doing.
Teaching Spay/Neuter Through Theater
Romania Animal Rescue put on a play for children in a local village where there are very few local amenities, people are relatively poor and don't have the means to travel to the city or to pay to go to events like a play. This was the first time a professional theater team had come to the village to put on a performance for the community. Find out more about the play.
These animals were helped because of the generosity of people like you who support us. We can continue to improve the lives of animals like the ones mentioned here, but only with your help.
Nancy Janes, founder and president of Romania Animal Rescue, was invited to speak at the Humane Society of the United States's Animal Care Expo in May. Find out more about the presentation.
Dr. Aurelian's 21KM Run for Homeless Animals
On June 14th, Dr. Aurelian Stefan completed a sponsored run of 21 kilometres to raise funds to help more dogs and cats get the medical treatment they need. It was a very hot day and pouring with rain. Find out more about the run.
We would like to thank you for your ongoing support. We need your help now more than ever as we are being asked to help in so many locations. We hope you will be there to help us help as many animals as possible. Only with your support can we continue our mission of mercy for the animals. Thank you very much!
With Love, Nancy Janes President, CEO and Founder Romania Animal Rescue, Inc. (United States, Tax ID (RAR): 72-1546354) (UK Registered Charity Number (ASNI): 1172316)
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