Four horses in poor medical condition were confiscated by the police of Calarasi. Their destination was an abattoir, but they had no proper medical records and their transportation was also illegal (Video).

Ever since the regrettable scandal, when many of the products from the shelves of half the Europe had horse meat in their composition, the Romanian authorities made the controls stricter.The horse meat which has been sold in the European Union did come from Romania in a great measure; here the horses are not bred for their meat, yet they still might end up at the slaughterhouse after a life of hard work and abuses.
Even though STD already has in its custody 10 horses, each with the disturbing back stories of their own, we couldn’t abandon these horses from Calarasi to their fate. After receiving a sum of 5000 Euro from Pet Plan Charitable Fund we have launched, in partnership with Friends of Homeless Dogs and Hundhjalpen, a fund raising campaign to support the building of a new stable.

The purpose of this new building is to shelter 3 of these 4 horses (one of them has been given to a local family) and 4 other animals (some of the horses already in the custody of Footprints of Joy, in a facility that is already obsolete). The total cost of this project is 12.000 Euro, of which 8.000 had already been raised.

You may also contribute to this project by making a donation!

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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…)

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Her story moved so many of our supporters even if unfortunately this is one of the many dramatic events that involve working horses in Romania. Eugenia was forced to work despite the serious state of malnutrition and leg problems, tumbled down because of fatigue and hunger. After a call from the police, the local staff of Save the Dogs became involved by asking the owner to remove the animal painlessly, in awful conditions. Given the refusal of the owner, who was fined and charged by the police for abuse, the only option left was to save the animal, buying it. With around 50 euro we liberated Eugenia from the cart to which she was tied, taking her to the shelter.
After a few days with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic treatment it was clear that the poor animal could recover and it was decided to review the case before transferring her to the Cernavoda shelter. A few days ago the transfer was done as these photos show and Eugenia stays at the last box that was free in the beautiful stable created last autumn – with the help of the Scandinavian partners and some private supporters. Unfortunately, Save the Dogs doesn’t have the funds necessary to create a second stable and to treat other horses in need, even if there is a lot of space on the land bought on the hills.
To further learn about the situation of working horses in Romania, we recommend you visit this section of the Save the Dogs website or visit the YouTube channel of Save the Dogs and the playlist dedicated to equines in Romania. To finance first aid activities in favor of Save the Dogs horses, you can donate indicating: “First Aid Horses”.

Click here to see all the photos of Eugenia in Cernavoda new shelter.

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The Rom Gipsy Community in Medgidia utilizes hundreds of horses to work in the transport of waste material.
Unfortunately none of these animals gets enough food or enough health assistance and as a consequence they die young and in pain.

The last occurrence was last April 13 when the local police contacted Save the Dogs to help one horse struggling to get up after collapsing on the ground and being beaten by the owner.
Once Save the Dogs got to the spot, they tried to convince the owner to put the horse down instantly. The owner denied the help and support so he was offered a €50 cash to remove the animal and take it to the nearest centre.
At the centre, Alina, our vet is evaluating the extent of the injury to the horse’ legs to make a more accurate diagnosis. Click here to see all photos about the horse at Medgidia’s shelter.
The only problem is that there’s only 1
place left at the stable centre at Cernavoda and unfortunately it is impossible to help and support all the overworked horses of the area.

Anyone interested in contributing with the costs for this horse and in general the first aider for the equine centre can donate money via our web site with the subject “assistance to horses”.

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