Dry food offered
Dry food necessary
In Romania, Gabriela's shelter has no more kibble for her disabled dogs, they will starve!
Following an SOS received, we went on May 28 at the shelter, it is a disaster the stock of kibbles is soon exhausted.
Gabriela collects many disabled, amputee, injured dogs ... Gabriela is their only hope.
Town hall, international foundations, nobody wants to intervene ... A small German association tries but its fundraisers do not succeed.
We are the last hope to save these dogs by sending a truck of 3,000 kg of kibbles!
If the collection fails, no kibble could be delivered.
Gabriela's shelter currently hosts 110 dogs, with an important specificity: the majority of them suffer from disabilities, due to accidents or disabling diseases.
Already weakened, these dogs are more sensitive to deprivation, and their health deteriorates much more easily: Gabriela cannot ration them, and even less go on without food!
On May 28, our agent David went to meet Gabriela, who had warned us that her kibble stock was running out.
He accompanied her in her daily life, met the 110 dogs in her care, and had a long talk with Gabriela, who was very worried about her dogs...
Gabriela's shelter has been existing for 3 years, but she only had the buildings and indoor enclosures built in 2017, following a particularly harsh winter:
"This winter was very difficult, many dogs died because of the snow. I sheltered as many as I could at home, but it wasn't enough."
Gabriela hoped that the work could be financed by donations, but her appeals covered only 25% of the costs. So she used all her savings to finish the construction: she now has nothing left to feed the dogs!
Gabriela is alone to provide care and rehabilitation for disabled dogs. As soon as their health allows it, each of them is equipped with a trolley to allow them to move again: training is essential to learn how to use it
For 20 years, Gabriela held a managerial position in a large company. But caring for disabled dogs at the shelter takes a lot of time and self-sacrifice, Gabriela can't find anyone to help her:
"I'm with my puppies all day. From 7am to 6pm. I personally deal with those with disabilities. Unfortunately, I can not find someone to help me. People do not take too much shit. Not from the puppies. But I can handle it. Because I love them"
Only one person has agreed to work at the shelter three times a week: but Gabriela has to pay her a salary for this, and make the trips between her home and the shelter, which is 1 hour's drive every day! Gabriela has been forced to resign, and knows that she will not be able to find a job compatible with her commitment.
For 3 years, the Sammelstelle Für Tiere in Not e.v association has been supporting Gabriela's shelter as much as it can, mainly for adoptions, and sometimes for a little food when it can, which is still very insufficient:
"We are a little registered organisation. It is not possible to help Gabriela with more food. But if times are hard like yet,we try to collect money for her food. But it doesn’t work good! And it is not enough "
In May, Gabriela received a one-time donation from another German association: a precious help that has allowed her to keep up so far, but the stock will soon be finished!
We can come into action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before June 02.
If the collection fails, we will not be able to pay, the departure of the truck will be cancelled and none of the collected kibbles will be delivered...
If the collection fails, we will refund all donors.
Sporty for years, Gabriela started the shelter with great physical fitness, and a lot of energy to spare.
But the pace of caring for disabled dogs is very high, both physically and morally. Gabriela suffers from chronic pain in her hands and back, related to the many manipulations she performs every day.
She also has a thyroid disorder that makes her very tired, but it is impossible for her to spare herself: the dogs in the shelter only have her!
Gabriela is so involved in the shelter because she firmly believes that it is possible to give these dogs a second chance, to allow them to have a better life.
In 2017, 96 dogs found a family through his efforts to heal them and find them a family; in 2018, 130 dogs got adopted, and adoptions still go on this year.
Gabriela has always tried to help others, whether they are humans or animals. She has been rescuing stray animals since childhood, and has also been involved with orphans for nearly 15 years.
With the creation of her shelter, her commitment took on a new dimension:
"I never know what day it is. I haven't had a day off in three years, I never go anywhere. This is the life I have chosen. It's a different life, but I'm surrounded by love. It's not a sacrifice, it's a way of life. My only fear is to get sick. Who would take care of them? Who would feed them, who would maintain them?"
This collection is organised by the Sammelstelle für Tiere in Not e.V. association. The 3000 kg of dry dog food collected will be delivered to Gabriela to feed the 110 dogs hosted at the shelter.
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