Despite the fact that cases like this are the order of the day, STD’s staff is always shaken by interventions like the one that took place on November 19th in Medgidia. A woman contacted us and reported an undernourished dog roaming the streets; the dog was frightened and had a rope taught around its neck. We immediately intervened and brought the poor animal to our center. The rope around its neck was removed immediately and it was hospitalized at Medgidia’s sterilization center. We hope that the little dog (renamed Libero) will recover and that, once vaccinated, will be able to be adopted abroad.
Those who would like to contribute to Libero’s medical expenses can visit the Help us section of our website or make a donation by credit card.
This little dog was rescued by our staff in Medgidia a few days ago thanks to a woman who notified us of its suffering. The poor animal, extremely thin, was found roaming about in a periphery neighborhood desperately in search of food. When members of our staff approached Ivana she didn’t resist capture. Ivana wagged her tail all the way to our shelter, where she was given food and water. Ivana (as she was renamed) is a very sweet and well-tempered dog. If there are no medical complications, Ivana will be able to be adopted in just a couple of months.
Running into cases such as the one in the photo above is no longer a daily occurrence for STD, after years of work in the streets of Cernavoda end Medgidia. In the remainder of Romania instead, strays affected by advanced forms of mange, inexorably condemned to a dismal future, are the order of the day. The poor dog in the picture was taken in by our staff a couple of weeks ago, in the outskirts of Medgidia. Probably, he comes from the shanty town sprawling at the city edge. The fact remains that Berger (as he has been re-named) opposed no resistance to his capture and now lives in a cage at the STD facilities, where he is receiving the appropriate therapy and care. Anyone willing to help us in meeting Berger’s expenses (a two year-old male that will be placed in the international adoptions programme and will never be put back in the streets), may do so by entering “Cure Berger” as the purpose, in the donation form.
STD own personnel in Romania perform dozens and dozens of interventions every week; we have 37 people working full-time to rescue, sterilize and assist many animals in serious trouble. Here are two of the latest cases handled by the Medgidia staff: little Hope, in the first image, is a puppy brought in by her owner “to be vaccinated”. Seriously malnourished, Hope has been kept so that she could be given plentiful, regular food and regain her strength. Obviously, we will do our best to avoid returning her to the owner.
Below, poor Samson, a stray found in an outlying district of the town, affected by an advanced form of mange. Now at the STD centre, Samson is receiving care and daily attentions. Mange is a disease that leads to a slow and painful death and STD does not leave any dogs, affected by such a disease, in the streets.
In order to help us sustain the costs of these, and many other cases, it is possible to make a donation to STD, specifying the wish that the donation be destined to one of these needy four-paws.