Surgical thread, syringes, IV fluids and lots of useful material for our shelter in Medgidia.
The shipment arrived a few days ago from Sweden and was sponsored by DogRescue, one of Save the Dogs’ two Swedish partners.
In addition to equipment for sterilization and first aid activities, the Swedish volunteers have collected tennis shoes and boots for the local staff, who must combat against polar temperatures during winter. Save the Dogs thanks Lotta, Leif, Johanna and all the volunteers of DogRescue who organized the shipment to Romania.
When STD operators took little Alexa in, she had a horrible wound to one of her front legs. We don’t know what had happened to her on the street, but that stump – the paw cut off by someone or something – did move all the local staff of STD. It took months for the wound to heal, but meanwhile STD asked for help to Friends of Homeless Dogs, its Finnish partner, asking to put Alexa up for adoption.
If you want to know how the story of little Alexa turned out, please visit the Before and After section of this website.
The stray dog you see in the first picture was poisoned on Wednesday morning downtown in Medgidia, and died when it got to our centre.
Half an hour earlier, the puppy you see in the second picture , was run over by a van and just left to die along the road. STD operators picked up the poor puppy took it to the STD shelter but the only possible assistance was euthanasia.
Our veterinary clinics in Rumania face cases like this on a daily basis, but thanks to your kind and compassionate help STD can offer veterinary assistance to hundreds of stray animals wandering in Cernavoda and Medgidia streets. Sometimes we can save their lives, sometimes we can can make sure they pass away in the most dignified way possible, as in the case of the puppy that was run over.
Our Sabina will make it! She is the stray dog we found in dramatic conditions in Medgidia streets that you red about in March. She is now getting better thanks to STD veterinary assistance and will soon be introduced in one of the two Swedish adoption programs