For decades, thousands of cats and dogs have been abandoned to roam the streets of Romania, starve, get maimed, or killed. Their only sin is that their former owners could no longer afford to feed and keep these once loyal pets. Once upon a time, these loving pets trusted and loved their owners. These pets would have died protecting their families. Now, they are dying. After being tossed out like so much unwanted trash, these cats and dogs are being starved, tortured, injured and killed every day.
Most children enjoy having pets and pester their parents until the parents break down and gets them a puppy or a kitten. Animals and children are a good match, with both of them wanting nothing more out of life than to love. When a child asks for a puppy, who is going to tell it that its favorite little friend may end up starved and having its throat slashed? That’s what happens when a pet is abandoned or lost.
In the city of Bucharest, 100,000 stray dogs scrounge for what little food there is while trying to avoid the local dog catchers. These dog catchers are famous for their brutality and killing stray dogs by means of electrocution or slashing their throats.
During the past decade, the animal control forces in Romania have killed and tortured hundreds of thousands of dogs. The government pays for all of this legalized killing with tens of millions of Euros. Yet the stray animal population keeps growing due to lack of neutering and spaying facilities. Whether these once-beautiful animals are viciously tortured or accidentally injured by passing cars and left by the side of the road, these animals die a gruesome and agonizing death.
With all those millions of government Euros at stake, killing and torturing animals is a very profitable business. And the supply of victims is endless. The brutality against stray animals continues every day. Without proper neutering and spaying, even the vicious animal patrols cannot keep up with the growing stray population and demanding more money to continue killing and torturing.
While the rest of the world is undergoing a harsh economy, the business of rounding up dogs and killing them is a booming, profitable business. Corrupt mayors of several cities have set up quotas for the killing of animals. The more dead animals, the more money. Dog catchers from Brasov go dog hunting in surrounding counties, thereby adding generously to the city budget. Local counties pay these Brasov hunters to take these dogs to Brasov for euthanasia. With the money already in their pockets, there is nothing to stop these hunters from releasing a large number of dogs along the way. This way, they will be called again in a few days for another roundup, just giving the dogs enough time to continue breeding and producing more strays. These dog catchers will never be out of work. And the dogs will never be safe.
Why is the government spending so much money to have dogs and cats tortured when it could use the funds for shelters, clinics, free neutering and spaying?
If the governments is continuing its roundup efforts and mass killings of stray animals, then who can stop this insanity? At times like this, one person can make all the difference.
One woman in Romania arranged for a crippled stray street dog named Vex to get a wheelchair, which enabled him to walk again. That’s one heroic dog and one wonderful person. If more people stop turning away at the sight of these helpless animals and try to help, so much could be done to repay the love and kindness of what once were loyal pets. Or, for stray dogs and cats that were born in the streets and have never known so much as a gentle pat, this can be the first time anyone has ever cared about them.
Obviously, stray dogs are a huge, profitable enterprise. In the city of Brasov, local authorities refused to let an organization spay and neuter all of its strays. Why? Because it would be bad for their business, that’s why. When the city of Oradea started spaying and neutering its stray animals, the animal population decreased 8 times in six years. Less animals means less cruelty. For a city like Brasov, it also means less money.
Money is definitely important. So much of it is needed to build shelters that will protect these animals, find homes for them, and neuter and spray them. It takes money, although less money than is currently being spent by the government on killing them.
2. What We Need
First, there is the land that must be purchased, and the building that must be erected. Such an animal hospital would require proper equipment and trained personnel. With enough donations, such a place can become a reality. By starting small, we can all make a big difference. Every small donation goes toward feeding an animal or neutering and spaying instead of electrocuting it and tossing it to the curb.
This is what my partners and I plan to do. Instead of allowing the continued torture of stray animals by the government, we intend to feed and help these loyal animals. We have veterinarians to help treat these animals and bring them back to health. This requires lots of expensive equipment. We will try to find them a home. For those that remain, our shelter will be their home. That is our goal, and we intend to accomplish it.
3. The Impact
We believe it is important to make a difference, and we don’t hesitate to ask for help. Our first step is to buy land. Every penny you can donate will go toward that. As soon as we have purchased the land, we will build a shelter with surgical facilities and plenty of room for the animals to live safely and comfortably.
In Romania, it seems to cost more money to torture animals than to save them. If we work together, we can change that.
4. Other Ways You Can Help
We understand if you can’t fiancially contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help us:
- Please help me spread the word about my project!
- For now I need the land, after that any contribution:
- And please pray God for all the injured animals that need help
Even $1 is a start so please consider donating. My email is: email@example.com