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We can't let these 380 dogs starve!

SOS! In Romania, Alina will soon be out of kibble to feed her 380 dogs, they will starve!
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We can't let these 380 dogs starve!
SOS! In Romania, Alina will soon be out of kibble to feed her 380 dogs, they will starve!

2,400 kg
Dry food offered

2,400 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 13 November 2022 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Romania, Alina's shelter hosts 380 dogs, whom she will soon not be able to feed either due to lack of kibble. They will starve if no one helps!

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"There are many more dogs on the streets these days, despite our efforts to sterilise them! Old habits die hard; people refuse to sterilise their pets and at the first sign of trouble, they abandon them on the street or in remote forests. The infernal cycle of reproduction continues and all our efforts are swept aside...

Life as a stray is very difficult and dangerous for any dog, but it is even more so for dogs that until now have only known the comfort of a home! They are chased away by the villagers and many die of hunger because they are unable to fend for themselves. That is, if they are not hit by cars first...

All these abandonments have a huge impact on our shelter! New arrivals are constant and we're completely overcrowded. But the thing is, we have fewer and fewer adoptions and our donations are clearly insufficient to feed them all! A kibble shortage is imminent and this is simply the worst time possible to face one. I feel stressed and helpless...Our dogs need to be strong to survive the coming winter and without your help to provide it, we will not be able to avoid a catastrophe!"

2. Without kibble to face the harsh Romanian winter, the many vulnerable dogs populating the shelter will not survive!

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"I know all too well the consequences that lack of kibble has on dogs... They develop nutritional deficiencies, lose weight and their whole immunity is weakened. Digestive problems, diarrhoea... these are only the first symptoms of a much longer list of health problems, and usually much more serious!

Our shelter takes in many vulnerable dogs, young and old, sick or disabled. With the harsh winter ahead, the imminent depletion of our kibble stock really makes me fear the worst!  Our dogs will not be able to survive on drastically rationed portions...

I couldn't bear to see my dogs starve... not even a single one of them! Some have been with me for years and will probably never be adopted due to health issues and past traumas they can't overcome. Regardless, they all deserve to be healthy, loved, cared for and have full bellies! When we took them under our wing, we promised ourselves to give them a better and more peaceful life. To see them suffer, get sick or starve is simply unbearable..."

3. Sima was lying on the side of the road, his legs tied with wire before Alina intervened... Now at the shelter, he needs kibble to fully recover!

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"Sima was abandoned on the side of the road with his hind legs tied around a wire. I wish I could say that such acts of cruelty are rare, but unfortunately, they are the norm here... He has been in our care for about a month now and although his wounds have healed relatively well to the naked eye, he sustains more serious problems from this episode. He has problems with his balance and has a lot of difficulty walking. His health is still fragile, he needs a suitable diet with minerals, vitamins and calcium to strengthen his bones and recover completely. Only this delivery will get him back on his feet!"

4. Faced with soaring prices, falling donations and heavy veterinary debts, Alina can no longer buy kibble for her dogs!

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"We make appeals on our Facebook page for donations and we depend entirely on them to fund our shelter. Most of the donations come from abroad, sometimes they come, sometimes they don't. They are very irregular at best and have largely declined overall due to the pandemic, war, inflation and rising prices. We generally consider ourselves lucky if a third of what we really need is collected!

We have sent out many requests to try and get more funding but the responses we receive are either non-existent or negative. People often tell us that they prefer to give to other causes such as children or the elderly. It is becoming increasingly difficult to get kibble for our dogs and to meet our huge veterinary costs. We have a lot of debts and although we have adoptions, they are clearly insufficient compared to the number of animals we have in the shelter and the number of animals being abandoned every day...

We try to do good around us by saving animals in need, but in our line of work, no one can do anything alone! We depend on the goodwill of people and their donations. Without these donations and without organisations like Animal Webaction, nothing is possible... Today, we are pinning all our hopes on this campaign to be able to feed our dogs!"

5. Alina is not asking for money, only kibble to keep the dogs from starving.

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"Rescuing animals has been a part of my life since I was a child, I rescued my first dog at the age of 7! Over the years with my mother, we have rescued and helped hundreds, if not thousands of animals to find a family. All my spare time is devoted to animals and I don't say this with regret, but with pride! My devotion is such that I even take courses at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine.

My favourite part of rescuing dogs is getting them adopted from abroad and seeing how they behave in their new home. How an extremely scared dog can turn into a very happy and playful dog once he is in a loving family. When I see this, all our efforts are worth it!

Of course, we don't always have happy endings, some of our dogs have been with us for 10 years and are still waiting for that special moment... This makes me very sad. But at the end of the day, I am a realist and I know that all we can do is try to help one animal at a time... We are doing our best, including by sterilising locally and hoping that people will realise that it is not conceivable to give up their pets for no reason... Having a pet is a responsibility in its own right!"

6. If this campaign succeeds, Alina will not receive any money but 2400 kg of kibble, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistics platform in Romania.

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

7. Requests for care are never-ending but donations are insufficient... Alina can only rely on this campaign to feed her dogs!

"When we created our association, we wanted to help as many dogs as possible and contribute to stopping the infernal cycle of stray reproduction. Unfortunately, in more than 10 years of commitment, we cannot say that there has been a noticeable change. Many people still refuse to sterilise their animals and prefer to leave the puppies on our doorstep. This is the easy way out for them, but it is not acceptable in any way!

We have enough trouble as it is, we have nearly 400 dogs to feed and donations don't flood our doors the same way dogs do! I didn't expect so many abandonments when I first got involved years ago. Nor did I expect to find so many animals run over on the road and abandoned in the forests. It's too much for a small organisation like ours, our shelter is overcrowded and we can't cope anymore! Feeding 380 dogs a day is an impossible task without help... Please help us make this campaign a success!"

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9. In Romania, it is difficult to find funds for kibble, there are no grants, no foundations... Many abandoned dogs die alone in the streets, in complete indifference...​

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

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

If you want to visit Alina's shelter to help her, or if you want to send her some kibble or a check directly, contact Alina via Facebook (note: direct help is done on your own responsibility).

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Association Suflete Dragi
MUNICIPIUL BUCURESTI SECTOR 1, Str. Amiral Constantin Balescu
Nr. 4, Et.2, Ap.3
011954 Bucarest
RO Romania

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