Save the Dogs continues its efforts to improve the quality of the area dedicated to medical care actions and welcome activities for animals in Romania. Despite, the huge economic commitment of the new Save the Dogs shelter, this year we have decided to create a new and more suitable surgical room in Medgidia, restructuring and expanding a crumbling little house in the yard and using it as a kitchen or storage area. Photos of the construction can be viewed by clicking here.
The area that holds the sterilization center of Save the Dogs in Medgidia is owned by a woman who is paid a regular rent from the local town administration. Another contract establishes the relationship between Save the Dogs and the owner of the land.
The new surgical room with adjoining small clinic costs Save the Dogs 8,000 euro.
The old cages made of scrap materials, built by the town administration and (partly) by STD following abandoned-animal-crises and “critical” times such as, election campaigns when the risk of strays being killed is higher.
Below, the shelter as it appears today (June 2009), after STD worked on it: notwithstanding the existence of a project aimed at building a kennel with associated veterinary clinic, the bureaucratic red tape has persuaded us not to delay any longer but to build some enclosures equipped with drainage, sanitizable surfaces, spacious and welcoming for our dogs in transit. Presently, the shelter hosts about 60 dogs, all of them picked up from the streets (either ill or injured) or abandoned by unscrupulous owners. With a few exceptions, all animals are entered into an international adoption program. The Hemlosa Hundarn Vanner (Finland) association especially looks after the Medgidia shelter.