FREE VETERINARY CARE IN CERNAVODA
Ever since its opening, the Cernavoda clinic has been a reference point aimed at everyone in the local population: both for those who have a chance to get a good level of veterinary care without facing a round trip of 120 km to the nearest clinic, in Costanza, and who are in a position to give a small contribution for that care, and, most of all, for those citizens who are so poor as to be unable to afford a healthy life both for themselves and their animals.
Thousands of people have availed themselves of the neutering service in Cernavoda, as well as of vaccinations and free treatments. The economic situation in Romania, especially in the provinces and in the countryside, remains terrible, and a large share of the population lives on benefits or meagre unemployment compensations. Alcoholism and social and family degrade are enormously widespread problems.
Through this charitable veterinary care we pursue two aims: one is to grant all animals a dignified life in spite of the fact that their owners are poor. The other is to educate those people, who often act with good intentions but lack the necessary cultural preparation, so that they shall be able to take care of their pets in the best way, for example giving up the habit of applying a hot iron to their snout (this is usually done as a vaccination…) or the use of used oil to treat skin problems such as scab. This section of our website shall in time show you a small part of our charity clients, whom we are able to help thanks to your donations. Many of them are poor children who, thanks to their bond to their dogs and cats, have an exceptional opportunity to rediscover a sincere friendship relationship, something that is often extremely difficult in such a context as that of the poor areas of Cernavoda.