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Tymon's journey to a new life is in your hands

Give him a life full of love, affection and dignity

Ukraine

The emergency continues

Friends on the streets, Companions for life

Support the new Save the Dogs project in aid of homeless dogs in Milan!

Support our projects to help stray dogs

Help us to sterilize as many animals as possible in Italy and Romania

Tymon's journey to a new life is in your hands

Give him a life full of love, affection and dignity

Ukraine

The emergency continues

Friends on the streets, Companions for life

Support the new Save the Dogs project in aid of homeless dogs in Milan!

Support our projects to help stray dogs

Help us to sterilize as many animals as possible in Italy and Romania

International adoptions, an absolute necessity for our work in eastern countries

In an ideal world, all animals should be guaranteed shelter and protection in the places where they are born. But we all know that such a world does not exist, and in some countries abandoned cats and dogs can only look forward to a life of hardship or even premature...

The ambassador of Italy in Romania has paid our shelter a visit

In helping animals, we are also helping people. And conversely, by helping people we can also help animals. This is the principle on which all of the work we do at our clinic in Cernavoda, Romania, is based. This month we had the privilege of talking about this in...

Ukraine: an update from the fire-stricken shelter

A group of children are making toys for all the cats. A young boy and girl are helping to sweep the floor. A lady is taking one of the dogs for a walk. These are just some of the scenes that were described to us at Lyudmila Melnikova's animal shelter in Odessa,...

Special relief aid for Save the Dogs from ‘Veterinarians Without Borders’

When veterinarian Janet Davis’ husband mentioned finding ‘Veterinarians without Borders’ (VWB) online while looking to adopt a new pet, she was immediately intrigued. She reached out to the charity through their website to learn where and when she was needed. Janet...

Friends on the Street, Companions for Life – The story of Mia and Crystal

When we met Crystal and Mia we knew straight away that they were united by a special bond. Crystal is just three months old and a real character: she is a bundle of energy and has those sharp little teeth that are typical of puppies. Mia adores her and wants her to...

Romania – 80 animals sterilized in a single day

Have you ever heard of a spayathon? If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you have probably seen us use this term a number of times. The ‘spayathon’ is a sterilization marathon that we organize periodically at Footprints of Joy, at our shelter in Cernavoda,...

Ukraine – Helping over and beyond the conflict

“Everything went up in flames: the fencing, our winter supplies, the area where the children used to come to play." We literally felt our hearts stop on reading these words from Lyudmila Melnikova, the director of one of the animal shelters in Odessa in Ukraine that...

Chained dogs – The situation in the world

What do Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon and Turkey all have in common? This time last year, they were each hit by devastating wildfires. Burning blazes became widespread within just a few days, destroying hundreds of hectares of land and compromising...

Ukraine – Our ongoing commitment

“We chanced upon Sheva in Shevchenko, a village in Ukraine that is permanently under attack. We took him away with us, looked after him and found him a family to live with”. This message was sent to us by Tatiana, one of the hundreds of volunteers in Ukraine who, over...

Breeding, identification and the sale of cats and dogs: a new platform is born

27 EU member states, each with their own legislation on breeding, identification and the sale of cats and dogs. Fragmented legislation at the expense of the animals concerned.   The EU Dog & Cat Alliance, a consortium of 96 European associations, including Save...

International adoptions, an absolute necessity for our work in eastern countries

In an ideal world, all animals should be guaranteed shelter and protection in the places where they are born. But we all know that such a world does not exist, and in some countries abandoned cats and dogs can only look forward to a life of hardship or even premature...

The ambassador of Italy in Romania has paid our shelter a visit

In helping animals, we are also helping people. And conversely, by helping people we can also help animals. This is the principle on which all of the work we do at our clinic in Cernavoda, Romania, is based. This month we had the privilege of talking about this in...

Ukraine: an update from the fire-stricken shelter

A group of children are making toys for all the cats. A young boy and girl are helping to sweep the floor. A lady is taking one of the dogs for a walk. These are just some of the scenes that were described to us at Lyudmila Melnikova's animal shelter in Odessa,...

Special relief aid for Save the Dogs from ‘Veterinarians Without Borders’

When veterinarian Janet Davis’ husband mentioned finding ‘Veterinarians without Borders’ (VWB) online while looking to adopt a new pet, she was immediately intrigued. She reached out to the charity through their website to learn where and when she was needed. Janet...

Friends on the Street, Companions for Life – The story of Mia and Crystal

When we met Crystal and Mia we knew straight away that they were united by a special bond. Crystal is just three months old and a real character: she is a bundle of energy and has those sharp little teeth that are typical of puppies. Mia adores her and wants her to...

Romania – 80 animals sterilized in a single day

Have you ever heard of a spayathon? If you follow us on Instagram and Facebook you have probably seen us use this term a number of times. The ‘spayathon’ is a sterilization marathon that we organize periodically at Footprints of Joy, at our shelter in Cernavoda,...

Ukraine – Helping over and beyond the conflict

“Everything went up in flames: the fencing, our winter supplies, the area where the children used to come to play." We literally felt our hearts stop on reading these words from Lyudmila Melnikova, the director of one of the animal shelters in Odessa in Ukraine that...

Chained dogs – The situation in the world

What do Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon and Turkey all have in common? This time last year, they were each hit by devastating wildfires. Burning blazes became widespread within just a few days, destroying hundreds of hectares of land and compromising...

Ukraine – Our ongoing commitment

“We chanced upon Sheva in Shevchenko, a village in Ukraine that is permanently under attack. We took him away with us, looked after him and found him a family to live with”. This message was sent to us by Tatiana, one of the hundreds of volunteers in Ukraine who, over...

Breeding, identification and the sale of cats and dogs: a new platform is born

27 EU member states, each with their own legislation on breeding, identification and the sale of cats and dogs. Fragmented legislation at the expense of the animals concerned.   The EU Dog & Cat Alliance, a consortium of 96 European associations, including Save...

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