In Medgidia there is a warehouse for waste metal, under the administration of one of the town’s “boss”. In this small space, amongst  dust and rubbish, a gentle, harmless pack of 13 dogs have found a shelter. Followed by a notification, we have visited this place for the first time a few months ago, to examine the dreadful conditions these animals had to suffer. The dogs lived in filth, they were dehydrated, starving and they were also obviously ill. That time we did not manage the owner to place the dogs under our custody, and we could not count on the intervention of the police either. As it is not in our habit to give up, we have made a second visit, and this time we have succeeded in convincing the owner to place the faith of the dogs’ in our hands, apart from two of them, as they had better living conditions, than the others. We will continue to keep them under our close observation.

Amongst the dogs saved there were Bozo, Hera and Max, three lovely, cute and fluffy dogs of 2 years of age, who were very thin and also suffered greatly because of the infections that attacked their skin and eyes. fter a few months spent in our shelter from Medgidia, thanks to the medical treatment, the proper food and the attention they have received from us, these three dogs have became sociable, playful and beautifully healthy. Bozo and Max are in Sweden now, being adopted by two families, and now they have all the love they deserve, and we are confident that the future holds the same kind of happiness for Hera as well. Hereby we would like to send our best wishes to these two dogs in their new lives, and also we would like to express our gratitude towards DogRescue, one of our Scandinavian partners, and with their help we also hope to find a home for the larger animals as well.

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Our little Pedro has waited for a long time, before he found someone who cared for him. Maybe it was because of his dark hair, that doesn’t favour the adoption of dogs like him. Obviously, Medgidia refuge has been a better home than the awful court from which we took him away about two years ago, but a family is always a family… Thanks to the collaboration of the swedish association DogRescue that has organized his departure last March,  Pedro has finally found a home.

Six months ago, after long pain, Pedro started to live as a dog should live. In Sweden his owners love and cuddle him and, looking at his photos in Sweden, we think we can say that he is able to smile again.

“Pedro just arrived and after a few months at STD refuge”
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Sabina used to live in the courtyard of a company in Medgidia; the workers used to feed and take care of her and other stray dogs. After attending to her sterilization, we came to the decision of entrusting her to those who had looked after her till then. Things changed drastically when, out of the blue, the owner of the company forbade his personnel to feed her and the other dogs living in the area. When our staff arrived there for carrying out an inspection, Sabina was so weak and underfed that she was about starving. Though our refuge was overloaded, we decided to hold her and give her a strong restorative treatment; to this end, we also asked for our supporters’ cooperation. Sabina’s conditions were dreadful.

Currently, thanks to our therapy and to the supporters’ help, Sabina has completely recovered and has been adopted in Sweden, where she lives with a brand new family! At the following link you will see her playing and running with her new friend Ben. Another happy end thanks to Save the Dogs and its followers!

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Tim was found in 2011 by the president of Save the Dogs Sara Turetta in a parking bay on the Bucharest-Cernavoda motorway. There were various other strays with him; however, Tim was the only one that was crouched in a corner, apathetic and seemingly sick. It was only later, that we realized during the visit from our veterinary doctors, that Tim was bitten in different areas by the other strays: old and meek he was destined to succumb according to the cruel rules of the road. But things should turn out quite differently for Tim. After a period at the Cernavoda shelter and then at the home of one of our Romanian collaborators, Tim has flown to Sweden. The look on the dog’s face in the latest photos, speak a thousand words: the sad and resigned eyes of the first photos are now unrecognizable. We would like to thank our partner Hundhjalpen who permitted us to write “happy ending” next to the photo of our Tim.

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