Approximately a month ago we restarted the activities of our mobile clinic, the camper that every week reaches many rural villages in Medgidia and Cernavoda areas to neuter dozens of owned animals with no charge. During last week we went to Pestera and Rasova, very poor towns by the river Danube.

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Save the Dogs is dismayed to learn that the town of Mangalia (Romania) has commissioned a non identified company to capture thousands of stray dogs that populate its streets. The animals caught have all disappeared into a “black hole” and can’t be found by local animal lovers and citizens looking for them.

At the beginning of his mandate Mayor Cristian Radu had expressed his engagement to stop the killings occurred during the previous administration and to undertake a proper dog population management program. Save the Dogs helped the Municipality to start a virtuous circle by visiting the town 8 times in 2012 with its mobile clinic, neutering nearly 400 animals. Mangalia City Manager Romulus Dumitrana  also visited our  Footprints of Joy centre in Cernavoda and – in spite of the financial difficulties – had expressed at the time the will to start a similar project in his own town. (more…)

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Mar/13

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ANIA, A TOUCHING STORY

As our supporters well know, our main activity at the veterinary centers of Save the Dogs in Romania is neutering stray dogs and cats. Because of the great number of local abandonment, the healthy animals, capable of surviving on the streets, are released after spending a short time at our shelters.

But this is not the way things always go on. (more…)

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It is official: Cernavoda and Medgidia will be the first towns in Romania where a local dog registration program will be launched thanks to the partnership with “Save the Dogs”. At our proposal last month both city counsels approved the launching of a registration program of the dogs with owners, by the use of a microchip, which will be free of charge for these animals.

This registration will be made by a team, formed by a veterinary of STD, a clerk and a policeman. This team will pay a visit to all the owners. In the first year of the program there is expected the identification and registration of 2000 dogs in each of these towns. (more…)

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