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.
Thousands of stray dogs live in the industrial areas near the busy Ring Road around Bucharest. We have started a new project to spay/neuter as many dogs as we can to improve the quality of life of these Ring Road dogs.
Many of these dogs are fed by people working in these areas. But too many puppies are born in these factory yards and they are vulnerable to diseases and injuries. The best we can do to help is to see that fewer pups are born into a world that cannot provide for them.
A spayathon is a word invented by our founder, Nancy Janes, defined as "a campaign for high volume spay and neuter surgeries, whereby 30 surgeries or more are performed". Like a marathon, a spayathon is an endurance exercise. The vet team is working around the clock to spay and neuter as many animals as possible, in the shortest possible period of time, without compromising the quality of the service provided. When traveling to remote areas of Romania it is important for us to surgically sterilize as many animals as needed, so that we can make a real impact on their lives and that of their community, before we move on to another campaign in a different part of the country.
They are returned to their caregivers who brought them in. Any emergency veterinary care they require is done at the time of the spay/neuter surgery. When we have volunteers available, we also perform grooming and help remove parasites.
We now have the capacity to perform approximately 10,000 surgeries in a year. The need is far greater as almost each household in rural Romania has at least one cat or dog. These areas are usually underdeveloped, lacking the most basic infrastructure. Romania Animal Rescue is continuously raising funds to be able to organize spay and neuter campaigns in some of the most remote corners of the country where there are virtually no veterinary services available for hundreds of miles around. Please consider making a donation so that we can continue our work in Romania.