This is the second investigation that the British Dogs Trust carries out within a few months. The first one, published in November 2014, heralded a new EU Regulation on pet travel (which came into force on 29th December 2014). Yet the regulation proved ineffective to engrave on the phenomenon of illegal puppy trade.
About two weeks ago a video shot in Bucharest with a mobile phone showed a limping donkey that was pulling a cart overloaded with goods. Given the clear state of suffering of the donkey, Save the Dogs decided to immediately take action.
The fourth edition of “Footprints of Joy” has just come to an end. It’s about the journey that every year in June offers Save the Dogs’ members the opportunity to visit our projects in Romania. This event has become a customary tradition and at the same time an important moment of sharing for us all.
January 2014: Filippo Agostino, the Director of Save the Dogs Romania, enters our clinic in Medgidia with a puppy in his arms that he had just picked up from the roadside. Hit by a car, the puppy would not have survived if our director would not have rescued him. Assisted by our veterinarians little Paul, who would have become the mascot of the center, started a long and difficult rehabilitation. (more…)