My name is Florina’s Stefanovici and I have been rescuing Romanian stray dogs for over 10 years. I live in the Brasov area of Romania where I own my Romanian dog rescue sanctuary. We have rescued many dogs over the years and continue to do so. It horrifies me what happens to these poor babies and with the current law the way it is, I knew they needed desperate help. I rescue many dogs from the Codlea public shelter and we have found these souls forever homes around Europe. What these dogs really need is the love of adoption and to be resting on their forever home sofas. Please adopt a Romanian dog. It’s my mission to save these babies and find them better lives.
WHY ROMANIAN DOGS?
There is a huge issue with the amount of stray and abandoned dogs on the streets of Romania. This problem started back in the 1980’s with the government implementing large industrialization plans. With these happening people were forced into cities and built-up areas from rural areas to work. Houses were knocked down to make way for apartment blocks. There became lack of space for people to keep their dogs, so started the abandonment of dogs to the streets. These dogs were left to breed without control which led to a rapid increase in the Romanian dog population. In the capital Bucharest there is estimated to be over 65,000 dogs on the streets. This obviously needs addressing but the problem in Romania today is something that is causing an outcry around the world.
While many people still treat these dogs well and feed them, many are also treated with intense cruelty, including being shot, run over or beaten. Dog catchers then take the rest to public shelters where they are subjected to disease, cruelty and attacks by other dogs, as well as a lack of food at some shelters. Euthanasia is not carried out in a civilized way.
THE TRUE STATISTICS
ONCE IN THE PUBLIC SHELTERS, ROMANIAN STRAY DOGS HAVE
DAYS TO LIVE
Public shelters are horrific environments for captured dogs. Dog catchers are paid to capture them and once in they are often treated badly and ultimately killed after 14 days due to the killing law of 2013. These souls are not euthanised in a way you would expect in perhaps the UK, but instead killed using methods too cruel to imagine.
To encourage the capturing of dogs, the dog catchers are paid around 50 euros per dog regardless of the situation.
14 days is not long before dogs are killed. The conditions at these shelters can be harsh and cruel.
The killing law was introduced in 2013. This has led to the terrible treatment of these dogs. New european laws will hopefully get implemented in the near future.
PLEASE DONATE AND HELP SAVE A LIFE
Any donation, never mind how small can help save the lives of our Romanian rescue dogs. This will help provide food and warmth as well as paying vet fees. This will also help with upkeeping and maintenance of the rescue house. Thank you so much for thinking about and helping the saving these wonderful souls.