A couple of weeks ago we received a phone call at the Save the Dogs headquarter from Tulcea County. It came from an owner who could not take care of his donkey any longer, requesting our help in offering shelter to the animal. Winter is a very difficult time of year for the people living in Romanian villages, because they don’t have the means to stock the necessary quantity of hay and they cannot secure even the most necessary supplies for their animals.
We do not know how this man had heard about us, but when we met him we saw that he was a good-hearted and generous person, who decided to donate the donkey to STD instead of selling him to a slaughterhouse (more…)
The speed with which the two stables realized in 2008 have reached the maximum capacity convinced the Foundation Donkey Sanctuary to enlarge further the donkey shelter in Cernavoda. At the end of October, a DS team has built, in approximately 5 days, a third big stable and a smaller one for donkeys in quarantine. The well-made buildings have been located on the STD ground that already gives hospitality to 46 donkeys, 30.000 sq. m in all. The shelter managed in partnership by the two organizations, is the only one of its kind in Eastern Europe and in the future it could become a reference centre for onotherapy and for educational activities for young people. In the meantime, several requests of help for donkeys in trouble that could be welcomed in the new building have already arrived.