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We can't let this shelter's 85 dogs starve!

SOS! Carmina will soon run out of kibble to feed the 85 dogs at her shelter, they will starve!
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We can't let this shelter's 85 dogs starve!
SOS! Carmina will soon run out of kibble to feed the 85 dogs at her shelter, they will starve!

3,000 kg
Dry food offered

3,000 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 03 August 2022 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Romania, Carmina will soon run out of kibble to feed her shelter’s 85 dogs. They will starve if no one helps!


"I take care of 85 dogs at the shelter and, unfortunately, the number has increased quite a lot… This augmentation severely affects the shelter in terms of place: it’s overcrowded, the dogs are crammed together in the paddocks. Over the last few months, there have been more and more abandoned dogs and especially puppies, since many dogs aren’t neutered, while adoptions decrease… 

This phenomenon is coupled with the global situation: the pandemic, the war in Ukraine and now, the inflation have impoverished many people. They’re struggling with the inflated prices, so they can’t afford extra expenses like donations anymore… Kibble is now too expensive for us to cope with, knowing there’s an increasing number of dogs at the shelter and many other shelter-related expenses to cover... 

Now, I only have enough kibble for a week… I’ve already been cutting back on it: it’s been two weeks since I’ve been giving the dogs more bread. This very limited amount of food prevents me from rescuing new dogs and feeding the dogs in the streets as well… I feel overwhelmed and depressed… Kibble is the most important factor to keep the shelter running and not being able to get it would be a tragedy! I’m scared I won’t be able to feed the dogs anymore…”

2. Carmina relies on this kibble campaign to prevent further weight loss and aggressivity among the shelter’s dogs and help others from terrible situations on the streets!


"The number of dogs we take in is increasing and it impacts the shelter and the help we can provide them with at different levels: there’s a growing abandonment rate, so the shelter is overcrowded and we lack space, meaning we can’t take more dogs in. More dogs imply a bigger food supply, which we will soon run out of.

Having reduced the kibble portions at the shelter two weeks ago, to try and save some by counterbalancing with bigger bread portions, I noticed the effects on the dogs; they’ve lost weight and they become more aggressive and angry when they get less kibble than normal…    

I’m also very concerned about dogs on the streets… I feed around 15 of them and can’t even do it like I used to as I had to cut back on their portions a month ago. Their living conditions are terrible, they’re often sick, have nowhere to sleep and never really get fed by anyone. Most of these dogs are vulnerable and with such a limited kibble stock, I cannot save any more of them… "

3. Ahiga was found unconscious in a ditch: suffering from different health conditions, his recovery depends on this kibble campaign!


"Ahiga is ten years old and has been with us for three months. He’s an adorable dog who was rescued from a ditch by a neighbour: he was in a coma, nearly dying. He was taken to an emergency vet to be treated. He’s blind and has many different health issues, from which he has not recovered yet: severe anemia, heart, liver and kidney failures… 

He’s still on medication for these conditions and he relies a lot on this kibble delivery to handle his treatment and get better... The lack of kibble is one of the biggest difficulties we’re facing for vulnerable dogs like him…”

4. The  shelter’s expenses keep increasing, while inflation severely impacts Carmina and her donors’ finances: she can no longer buy kibble for her dogs!


"It’s mostly my family and I who financially support the shelter with our own personal resources. But, lately, they haven’t been sufficient to buy kibble… Before the pandemic, we were able to manage our finances better, especially since there were less dogs… Now, not only the number has increased but there are more and more urgent medical cases among the rescue dogs!

We have so many different, higher, shelter-related expenses: paying the employees’ salaries, electricity and water bills, vet care, treatments and still more dog food… I don’t even know which cost I could cut down in order to buy kibble... I’ve already cut back on it and it is clear we now won’t be able to feed them all without help!  

Sadly, the amount of donations we receive remains at a really low level: with the current inflation, people don’t seem as open to help as before and I think they’re reluctant to spend money on other causes than their personal issues… I’m terrified when I think about the lack of money and inability to save more dogs: if the economy goes further down, we’ll struggle even more getting kibble, leading to animal starvation…"

5. Carmina isn't asking for money, only kibble to prevent the dogs from starving!


"I’ve inherited my love for animals from my family. I grew up surrounded by animals that were loved and protected… This is what I intend to do with this shelter and I wish to pass this same love and empathy for animals down to my child. Not so many associations are helping abandoned dogs here, so my help is critical for them. I don’t have volunteers, but I have two employees who help me clean and feed the dogs… We have a few partnerships with foreign organisations helping us with sponsors and adoptions but unfortunately, the latter are getting lower… 

I wish more people would support the shelter, because I’m just one human being trying to change the World. I cannot do this on my own! And there are more animals in need, so it weighs heavily on me… I know the shelter has made a big difference locally, as I managed to rescue dogs in distress and get some of them adopted too! The sterilisation campaigns I organise really helped change some people’s mentality and attitudes towards animals, through communication… But it’s never enough, there are still too many dogs to help! I can try to keep on saving dogs, sterilise as many as possible, but without kibble, I honestly cannot continue…."

6. If this campaign succeeds, Carmina will not receive any money but 3000 kg of kibbles, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistic platform in Romania.

Animal Webaction has a logistics platform in Romania which enables us to intervene quickly and deliver kibbles.

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8. In Romania, it is difficult to find funds for kibbles, there are no aid, no grants, no foundation... Many abandoned dogs die alone in the streets, in complete indifference...​


If you know of a foundation or NGO that could help Carmina, please invite them to contact us so that we can put them in touch.

If you represent an animal protection foundation or NGO, please help Carmina's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

If you want to come to Carmina's shelter or if you want to send her some kibbles directly or a check, contact her on Facebook (note: direct help is under your own responsibility).

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Association Elena Carmina Emilia Butuc
judetul Calarasi Str Visului nr 53
915100 Budesti
RO Romania

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