Footprints of Joy
Since 2001 this country has planned the elimination of the strays, which takes place in the notorious public kennels 14 days after their entry.
Since 2002 Save the Dogs has been operating in a very poor area in the south-east of the country, Cernavoda, where our president personally started the first neutering program.
Over time the project has grown and expanded its range of action until reaching an operational staff of 50 people.
In the following sections the various activities are presented: some take place only when the targeted funding exists, (such as the ones for the mobile clinic and pet-therapy with donkeys), but we try to give maximum continuity to all of them, because only an “integrated” approach which addresses the problem of stray animals on several sides can lead to lasting results over time.
A shelter for dogs
Save the Dogs welcomes those cats who cannot be released in colonies or who are being abandoned by the citizens.
The cattery Footprints of Joy is a small paradise for felines waiting for adoption.
In order to accommodate abused or abandoned equines Save the Dogs opened two sanctuaries, in addition to having started a project of free home care.
Save the Dogs’ mobile unit is active six months per year in the rural areas around Cernavoda and Medgidia. Through the activity of the mobile clinic we neuter and microchip owned dogs and cats and we try to improve the quality of their lives.
It's Donkey Time
This is Save the Dogs’ donkey assisted therapy project, introduced for the first time in 2012 in Bucharest.
It is destined to disabled children, orphans or not.