One in a million succeeds, and Biconeta is one of them. Read the moving story of this dog saved by the association Prietini Nostri’ in Slatina, in cooperation with STD. We have been helping these courageous girls and their mother for several months to improve the situation of their 600 dogs, in an area where stray dogs are massacred. Please visit Prieteni Nostri website and help them improving their shelter!
They had shot him in a hoof and for three days the poor animal lay in agony on the ground, without anyone in the village able to intervene. The cameras of Rumanian TV (TVR1) took up the cause of this umpteenth case of violence against horses. In the end we had to send the STD vet who travelled 25km to reach the horse and help it to die painlessly; unfortunately there was nothing that could be done. Cases like this reveal the complete lack of means of intervention by the local health authorities and the police, both of whom at a provincial level always ask us to intervene to solve situations of this kind. The police have opened an inquiry.
This morning in Calarasi, after days of exhausting negociations, Victor Toporanu (Sufletel) has relinquished his shelter to STD. Since today, STD will take care of another 300 dogs, kept in poor conditions inside Sufletel shelter, to be added to the 450 already hosted between Cernavoda and Medgidia. Today’s signature is a success for STD, who struggled since August 2006 to improve the conditions of the dogs. At the same time, it’s a frightening challange for us to manage a third project, especially due to the delay of funds to be received by Italian Governament (5×1000 tax). We ask everyone to support us, even with little donations, because we want to guarantee a good life to these 300 dogs and to start as soon as possible a neuter and release program in Calarasi. Click here to see how we found Sufletel shelter in August 2006.
It’s official: Cernavoda will have a new, modern and multifunctional shelter—a comfortable space where approximately 300 dogs from the current shelter and around 40 donkeys and 40 horses will be housed. This important investment (which cost the Association 55,000 euros) was necessary for two reasons: on one hand, because of the danger presented by its current location, only a few meters from the Danub River and therefore constantly threatened by its flooding; on the other hand, because of the local government’s new city plan, whereby the area has been destined for other uses. The new land purchased is on a hill, approximately 2.5 kilometers from the city, in a safe area that is also accessible for the city’s residents. For all the details of the projects and to contribute to the construction of the new structure, read here.