Another year has passed and the time has come for us to look back on our work and activities in Romania.
The year 2013 has brought us great joy but great challange as well.
The “dog-killing” law has been approved by the Senate in 2013 which shocked us, but didn’t put us down. Now, more than ever we need to find sustainable solutions for the control of the canine population. (more…)
Just before Christmas the implementing rules and regulations of Law 258, (the guidelines for the proper application of the new law on stray dog population control) were published.
There is no major difference between the reality and the speculations from a few months back: too much darkness, with too little light.
It has been confirmed that the dogs are subjected to euthanasia after 14 working days, unless the funds which would permit the keeping of the animals for a longer period would become available (either through long distance adoptions or being included in the municipal budget). (more…)
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Message from Carmen Arsene, President of FNPA and long time animal welfare activist in Romania.
In 2000 the images of dogs killed in the forest of Pitesti city, loaded in carts and thrown into a ravine, terrified the international community. Back then, due to the lack of proper animal protection legislation (which was much later adopted) mistreatment and killings were not prohibited, therefore any animal abuse could have been judged morally at the most, but was not considered illegal. (more…)
We wish to transform the 4th of October, the feast of Saint Francisc and the World Animal Day, into something memorable this year, by celebrating with You our 11 years of activity and commitment in Romania.
In these sad days – which evoke the terrible events in 2001 (the year when the mass eradication of the stray dogs has begun) and which provoke the same indignation – we send out a message of hope to all the the world by sharing this 5 minutes long video which presents our everyday work for them: dogs, cats, horses and donkeys saved by the intervention of Save the Dogs.
Thanks to you, Save the Dogs has achieved real miracles in these past 11 years, and as long as you stand by us, we will continue our work, hoping to do even more.
Please, help us inform the people of our existence: share this little film on the Facebook and Twitter, send it to all of your friends and acquaintances, broadcast it in every possible way.
Now more than ever, the stray dogs of Romania need your help. Don’t abandon them to their fate!
(We would like to express our gratitude to Aldo Palvan and Marisei Bortolotti for the making of this film)