The donkey we saved a few days ago in Stefan cel Mare, a village nearby Cernavoda, has fallen from a truck or perhaps a cart that transported him.
After being notified, our veterinaries tried to help the animal that was lying on the street, enduring the pain caused by the numerous terrible wounds he had, besides the broken hoof. (more…)
Two years ago our association – in partnership with Foundation Paideia, Foundation EST and Friends of Homeless Dogs - launched the first riding therapy project for Romanian targetting children with special needs. (more…)
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At first it seemed to be a case known only in Great Britain, but the incident of horse meat sold as buffalo meat has reached other European countries, such as France or Ireland. It seems that this ground meat came from Romanian butchers, though the authorities deny these accusations, made by French and English companies. As a result of the incident, Findus has removed from the shelves of the French superstores all of their lasagne-type products based on casserole, which were proved to contain horse meat in a proportion of 99%-100% . (more…)
A year ago Save the Dogs started in Bucarest a new project, donkey assisted therapy for disabled orphan children of the Don Orione Centre.
Thanks to the financial help of Fondazione Paideia Torino, 18 children staying at the centre and autistic children from the Voluntari centre near Bucarest, have enjoyed the company of some special friends: Claudiu, Sile, Boss and Ioan the donkeys of Save the Dogs that for the past year have been walking with young people during sunny days and enjoyed strokes from children as well as older people.
In the picture you can see two young guests with Sile: after an initial nervous approach, the girls pat the donkey leaving their fears behind, they are helped by the therapist to ride him for 15/20 minutes inside the courtyard.
Almost all the children are happy about the donkey assisted therapy, even the ones that were initially scared. Some of them – after few attempts – have learnt to use a correct posture sitting on the saddle with huge benefit to their skeletal and muscular system.
This project will end next May 2013.