Save the Dogs and other Animals Onlus

Our numbers
2019: lots of sterilizations while adoptions are lowering

We would like to share with our donors and partners some data about Save the Dogs work in 2019.

Let’s start with Romania and the Footprints of Joy dog ​​and cat program.

Our medical team in Cernavoda has performed 1,380 free sterilizations, including 649 dogs and 731 cats, confirming once again the greater availability of Romanians to neuter their cats.

Of these 1,380, 935 refer to animals with an owner while the remaining 445 concern stray animals.

There were 254 dogs and cats welcomed in our shelters throughout the year (after a transit in the clinic), while 18 first aid interventions were done every month (210 in total).

Adoptions declined further due to the loss of some partners and the strong competition between associations that send dogs from Eastern and Southern Europe.

251 animals have found a loving family, of which only 6 in Romania and the remaining 245 abroad. All updated data are visible at this page of our site, with the breakdown country by country, year by year.

Let’s move on to the Italian program #TooManyPuppies, we love them, we neuter them.

Kicked off in March 2019, the project – in collaboration with the volunteers from the Oreste Zevola association, Naples –  foresees 200 sterilizations to be completed by February 2020.

At the end of December, 187 dogs were neutered  (about half of them with owners) while 93 stray dogs were registered by the census app in the area involved by the project.

An excellent result due to the great work of our local partner but also to the good reaction of the population, which has so far responded well to the offer of free of charge sterilizations.

It is important to point out the high number of molossians (about thirty) reached and registered in the Regional registry.

All detailed data and statistics will be shared in March, at the end of the first year.

Finally, we financed another 44 sterilizations divided between Torre Del Greco, Trapani and Lamezia Termine, helping some targeted situations in Southern Italy for which we have been asked.

The first year of the Italy program therefore closes with 231 sterilizations carried out thanks to the generosity of our supporters.