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Picture taken by Animal Webaction on the wednesday 23 october 2019

A truckload of kibble to save these Macedonian dogs !

In Macedonia, this shelter has almost no kibbles left for its 192 dogs, they will starve to death!
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Picture taken by Animal Webaction on the wednesday 23 october 2019
A truckload of kibble to save these Macedonian dogs !
In Macedonia, this shelter has almost no kibbles left for its 192 dogs, they will starve to death!

3,000 kg
Dry food offered

3,000 kg
Dry food necessary

Donate with trust: Animal Webaction has been on site and checked the truthfulness of everything presented in the campaign.

Note from Animal Webaction's team: This collection's target was set by the association, we think it is too high and we fear a failure.

In Macedonia, this shelter has almost no kibbles left for its 192 dogs, they will starve to death! 

Following the SOS of Maggie, President of the association, we were on site on October 23rd.

As of November 8th, there will be no kibble left at the shelter.

The kibble supplier refuses to deliver as long as the debts remain unpaid.

In the past, this has already happened, the dogs stayed several weeks without kibbles...

Faced with multiple difficulties, volunteers are helpless and no longer know how to get by.

We want to avoid an impending famine by sending 3000 kg of kibble as a matter of urgency.

100% transparency guaranteed.

 

 

1. Going through a crisis, the shelter will soon be out of kibbles for its 192 dogs, we can't let them starve ! 

Maggie, President of the shelter, has been calling for help for weeks now.... Due to a lack of sufficient resources, food and care were obtained on credit for months, but debts now amount to several thousand euros

 

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Overcrowded, the shelter is at full capacity, and many dogs are kept in collective pens due to a lack of enclosures.... Without kibbles, the situation will quickly escalate, fights are already breaking out

 

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During our visit on October 24th, there were only 160 kg of kibbles left at the shelter, to feed 170 dogs... Some bags have been obtained since then, but they will only last until November 8th

 

The association's shelter now has 192 dogs, 80 kg of kibbles are needed every day for them to eat their fill.

But for several weeks now, the association has been going through a real crisis, and can no longer find the funds to buy food. For months, they have been forced to order on credit, but the debts are now too high, they will no longer be able to feed the dogs if they do not pay them back! 

"At this moment, the debts are counted in thousands of euros and are growing every day. We owe money to vet ambulant, pet shops, people etc..." they explained during our visit.

 

 

2. The supplier is not willing to deliver kibble until the debts are paid off, it is a vicious circle

With more than 7000€ of debts just for food, the situation is critical, and has been stuck for more than a month "I have managed to pay 2 bill's out of many last week so we could order a little bit" explained Maggie on October 29th, but the debt increases again with each bag taken !

 

During several months, an accommodating kibble supplier agreed to deliver kibbles on credit to the shelter, until the situation was better. But the difficulties are dragging on, and debts are accumulating.

Today, the debt is so high that the supplier refuses to deliver again without invoices being paid... An inextricable situation: the association does not have the means to repay its debt, but this supplier is nevertheless the only solution for it to continue to buy kibbles, the others are far too expensive! 

 

3. In three months, the shelter has rescued more than 50 dogs, it is their only hope. We must help them to continue!

Reported to the association mid-September, Apple was on the street and had just given birth on a dump... very weakened, suffering from a skin disease and covered with wounds, Apple was immediately taken care of with her puppies, but unfortunately six of them died after their rescue

 

Discovered listless at a bus stop at the end of September, Luke had barely any strength left. He was suffering from several parasitic diseases, and had a temperature of only 35° C

 

Kept unchained and beaten by his owner, Aron was suffering from a head injury when he was rescued. The volunteers managed to help him and arrange for his care in an emergency

 

Mutilated and abandoned while tied by a chain, Mecho was gradually withering away until the volunteers intervened. Suffering from a parasitic disease, and from his infected wounds, he would not have survived without their action

 

Very active to help abandoned dogs, the association is faced with almost daily rescues of street dogs: beyond the care provided on site, more than 50 new dogs have been taken in to the shelter over the past three months.

Although volunteers are struggling to maximize adoptions (27 dogs have been adopted in the last two months), it is almost impossible for them to drastically reduce the amount of dogs at the shelter, because it would mean ignoring the ones suffering in the streets...

 

 

4. If we don't reach the target, dogs won't receive anything

A failed collection on Animal Webaction

 

We can take action, we have already booked a truck and pallets, but we have to pay it before November 4th.

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.

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5. Food shortage, outbreaks, fights... the shelter relies on a handful of volunteers, they are exhausted by all the difficulties

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An outbreak of parvovirus struck the shelter only a few weeks ago, several puppies passed away because of the virus. A very difficult ordeal for volunteers as always

 

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Due to lack of space and enclosures, fights regularly break out between the dogs at the shelter, and require all the vigilance of the volunteers to avoid being tragic... A situation that will only get worse without kibble

 

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During our visit, we were guided by Nikolche, one of the five volunteers involved in the shelter. "Sometimes I feel sad, and sometimes frustrated, because I have so much going on every day," he told us

 

During our visit, we were guided through the shelter by Nikolche, one of the 5 volunteers on whom the shelter leans on.

"I have daily obligations with the dogs rescuing, if I am not at the shelter I am picking dogs from somewhere or driving them to the vet etc..." he explained. "Sometimes I feel sad, and sometimes frustrated, because I have so much going on every day"

Dedicated,  volunteers give their best to help as many animals as possible, and take the greatest care of them, but cannot feed nearly 200 dogs on their own...

 

 

6. From England, the association dedicated to supporting the shelter is doing its best, but is unable to get its head above water

Dedicated to supporting the shelter, Saving Macedonian Strays is doing its best to keep things afloat, but is unable to overcome the current crisis

 

Specifically dedicated to supporting the actions of volunteers in Macedonia, the English association Saving Macedonian Strays is mobilizing as much as possible to get through this difficult time.

Unfortunately, its efforts are still not enough, and have so far failed to repay the outstanding debt... "Please, please, help us and save us from letting down the animals we vowed to protect" they implored.

 

 

7. We want to help them

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Abandoned by his owner, Mecho had been chained and was slowly withering away when he was discovered. Suffering from a parasitic disease and mutilated, his wounds were invaded by worms. Mecho has only been at the shelter for a few weeks

 

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Kept on a chain, Aron was beaten by his owner with a shovel, without having any chance to defend himself or escape his blows. Suffering from a head injury when rescued, Aron was treated but one of his eyes could not be saved

 

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Rescued while injured and on the street, Tito had to undergo an amputation because his injuries were too serious

 

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Wounded and emaciated, Kiro would not have survived without the intervention of volunteers. One of his eyes was lost due to his injuries

 

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Sharko was found wounded and had to be amputated with one of his hind legs because his injuries were too serious. Very large dog, it is difficult for him to move normally on three legs

 

 

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Rescued a few days before our visit, Pako suffers from a skin disease for which he is undergoing treatment, and must be kept away from other dogs

 

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Bela was hit by a car and suffered from a broken jaw and hip, for which she had to undergo surgery. Her injuries are now healed, but Bela is yet unable to overcome her trauma

 

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Maza was found on the street in critical condition and would not have survived without the shelter

 

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Suffering from multiple injuries and pathologies when he was rescued, Feniks unfortunately did not fully recover. He still suffers from bone problems, as well as kidney dysfunction

 

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At the shelter for only a few weeks, Sofija has not been able to adapt yet, and is often the victim of attacks from other dogs 

 

 

8. Nikolche has been dedicated to the shelter since its very beginning 

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Involved in the shelter since its creation in 2013, Nikolche has always been sensitive to animal welfare, and has always rescued them as much as he could. 

Despite the workload, sadness and frustration that sometimes occur during the rescues, Nikolche remains optimistic "The reason for doing all this is my love for animals. I have high hopes that we will make a new shelter and everything will be better one day. I would be happy if more people donate food or money for them "

Faced with animal suffering on a daily basis, he also campaigns to have as many dogs as possible adopted and to raise public awareness: "It is not that hard to take care of a dog, you just need love, or at least to not hurt the ones that are on the street. "

 

 

9. In Macedonia, stray dogs are subjected to atrocities, both from the state itself and from local people

A petition launched a few months ago to fight poisonings in Tetovo, a city located 1 hour from the shelter

 

With an estimated population of 1 million street dogs, Macedonia regularly carries out mass extermination campaigns aimed at "cleaning the streets", at least temporarily. The last nationwide campaign in 2017 was particularly violent and led to numerous protests, including international ones. The most common method remains poisoning, which leads to slow agony (sometimes several days) for the affected dogs.

Beyond national measures, the treatment of dogs on a smaller scale also remains very harsh. Many municipalities practice poisoning on their own initiative, and the inhabitants themselves are often hostile to street dogs. Carried out with impunity, acts of cruelty perpetrated by individuals are numerous (acts of torture, strangulation, wild abandonment, etc.) and unpunished.

 

 

10. What will the 3000 kg of food collected be used for ?

This collection is organized by the association Animal's Voice Macedonia. The 3000 kg of kibbles collected will be delivered to Nikolche to feed the 192 dogs cared for at the shelter

 

 

11. 100% transparency guaranteed

- Animal Webaction has been helping more than 833 animal welfare associations over the past 5 years, with more than 1,967 deliveries in 8 countries (see photos).

- We make sure to contact each partner association, inquire to ensure its reliability and always ask for supporting documents.

​- Our partner associations only receive physical products, which means we never send money. When you offer 10kg of food, we deliver 10kg of food to the association.

- We also deal with transportation ourselves, and make sure all the products collected are properly brought where the association needs them to be, so a quick delivery is guaranteed.

- We will notify you by email as soon as the product bought thanks to your donation has been delivered.

- We will ask the association to take pictures of the food received, and will send you these pictures.

- The payment of donations is 100% secured by Paypal (no obligation to have a Paypal account), and by credit card.

- If you change your mind, we will refund your donation upon request, without charge or proof of any kind.

- If unfortunately the collection fails, we will not deliver anything, we will refund you the full amount of your donation.

Beneficiary
Association Здружение за заштита на животните “Гласот на животните“ Велес
8 Mart 19
1400 Veles
MK Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of

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