This is the second investigation that the British Dogs Trust carries out within a few months. The first one, published in November 2014, heralded a new EU Regulation on pet travel (which came into force on 29th December 2014). Yet the regulation proved ineffective to engrave on the phenomenon of illegal puppy trade.
About two weeks ago a video shot in Bucharest with a mobile phone showed a limping donkey that was pulling a cart overloaded with goods. Given the clear state of suffering of the donkey, Save the Dogs decided to immediately take action.
The fourth edition of “Footprints of Joy” has just come to an end. It’s about the journey that every year in June offers Save the Dogs’ members the opportunity to visit our projects in Romania. This event has become a customary tradition and at the same time an important moment of sharing for us all.
A donkey assisted therapy session at Footprints of Joy
Save the Dogs was the first, in 2012, to introduce the donkey assisted therapy in Romania. Since then a big number of children have benefited from our donkeys at the Don Orione center in Bucharest. In 2014 we were forced to stop this collaboration due to various problems of project management.
Despite the difficulties we still decided to carry on the work of donkey assisted therapy in which we believe very much.