Looking back, I realize several great things happened on May 29th. First off, 35 animals were sterilized in a town where sterilizations are in dire need; and surgeries were of top quality, being performed by the highly experienced and conscientious RAR vet team. But what is all the more amazing is that Nancy and Maria honored us with their presence during the sterilization day in Ploiesti. It was humbling to see them working all day in the animal recovery area, constantly monitoring recovering animals and making sure all animals were doing well. It was a long day that involved a lot of cleaning up, carrying, lifting and getting dirty for all the ones involved, but we were all united by a joint feeling of doing something good for the animals. At the end of the day, the feeling was absolutely amazing.
Animals recovering post surgery
Rocco, a local stray dog, held by Nancy Janes during the recovery post surgery. One super lucky doggie held by an exceptional guardian of Romanian strays
Maria from SterilizeDogs, holding one female dog spayed by the RAR veterinary team on May 29th
Sterilizations were of top quality, the animals recovering easily post surgery, able to leave the clinic on their own feet (well, paws)
On May 29th, the RAR team sterilized 35 Ploiesti animals. There were people and organizations from USA and Holland that came together at Ploiesti and made this happen. Their presence here gave me hope and helped me see the light at the end of the tunnel. One day, with their support, the suffering of the Ploiesti strays will subside. With massive ongoing sterilization campaigns, one day, there will be no more puppies born to be abandoned again in Ploiesti. The May 29th sterilization event gave me hope that day will come.