The work carried out at Cernavoda during the last few weeks has revolutionized the look of the shelter. The yard fronting the clinic, built between 2002 and 2003 and never renovated, has been completely re-designed to allow our four-legged guests a better quality of life. Timber has been replaced by metal fences of good quality, fastened using a system of screws for easy removal in case a move to the new grounds materializes. Some crumbling shacks have been dismantled and a few water-resistant advertising billboards have been “recycled” to provide our animals with some shade. Shortly we will publish a “special on the Cernavoda works”, with all the pictures documenting the redevelopment activities. We thank ATRA and our Montecarlo supporters for having made possible, through their donations, the completion of these works.
They had got to the Medgidia shelter with a one-hour gap from each other and their tale had moved our facebook readers. Pupa (above) was picked up on a pavement, in the outskirts of the town, frightened and with a badly bitten ear. Pusa, instead, had been abandoned at the shelter by some Rom lasses (photo below), and was infested by hundreds of ticks. The little dogs’ conditions had immediately appeared precarious, especially Pusa’s who has been treated with antibiotics to reduce her fever. Ten days after their arrival their conditions have stabilized: the two lucky quadrupeds have begun a vaccination protocol which, within about a month and a half, should allow them to leave Romania and be adopted.
Bridget Maasland, the very popular Dutch TV showgirl and also founder of the Association Dutchypuppy has spent 3 days in
Romania with a camera crew.’ Under the “pretext” of’ subjecting a student’ to a’ batch of tests on field together with’ the’ staff in’ Romania, Bridget and the crew have documented the dramatic situation’ of rumenian stray dogs’ and the positive development’ of STD projects, supported by Bridget’s Foundation too.
The crew has unfortunately witnessed of a terrible episode: an outsize dog hanging on a bridge in’ Bucarest, lifeless, in the proximity of the motorway.
In the photo: Bridget (on the left) with Bianca Smit, who is in charge of adoptions’ of Dogs’ Adoptions NL together with a puppy from’ Calarasi, at the’ Schipol airport (8th May, 2009)
They had just arrived in Romania, when Sara Turetta, President of STD and her co-worker’ Ylenia Bitetti’ immediately run into a stray dog which was run’ over (from Bucarest’ to Calarasi on’ a high speed county road) Sara’ and Ylenia saw a’ quadruped lying in the middle of the road, apparently dead.
As the animal raised up her head, with a blood rivulet’ running along the snout, they didn’t hesitate to stop the car and’ the traffic, while incredulous drivers looked at them mocking. After some troubles,’ the dog was’ picked up in the car boot’ (see photo above)’ and taken to the’ Calarasi shelter at a run, where she was given the first medical treatments’ (see photo under). Chance, that’s how the little dog was called, was stabilized and they will size up her general conditions tomorrow. There is certainly a fracture at the’ hind leg.