Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ploiesti Neutering Challenge Day 10

On September 18th we held Day 10 of our very own Ploiesti Neutering Challenge. Sterilizations were paid from donations of Wouter and Help4Strays, Dog's Wish, Maureen and Ulrike.

This time we helped a big animal lover and rescuer from the countryside sterilize his own rescue dogs and cats, as well as strays living in his village. Let's see how it all started for Mr. Popa, the animal rescuer we helped this time. Last year he rescued from the streets and adopted 2 stray female dogs. Unbeknown to him, these 2 sweet female dogs were already pregnant... Over winter, both newly adopted female dogs had puppies, and Mr. Popa managed to find homes for some of the boys, but no one wanted the female pups, so he kept them all.

Fortunately, he heard about our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge and got in touch with me. So on Day 10, we sterilized a total of 11 animals for Mr. Popa, as follows: 8 dogs and 3 cats.

 4 of the female dogs waiting to be spayed. The one of the left is one of the two mothers that started it all. Now she was pregnant again! And her teenage daughters were getting into their first season...

 A total of 8 dogs, that is, the 2 original stray moms and their teenage offspring, were sterilized on Day 10

 A teenage daughter that was getting into her first season. Very soon, she would have become a mom herself if she had not been spayed on Day 10

 The 3 cats of Mr Popa that also got sterilized, of which some were already pregnant

Vet Gabi Bratu operating away on Day 10 of our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge

So let's see where we stand now with the count of all the animals we have helped so far with free sterilizations. In the previous 9 days we managed to sterilize 265 animals. On Day 10 we sterilized 11 animals, and we also provided 2 emergency sterilizations for urgent cases these past few days. Added up, that means 278 animals sterilized for free since we launched our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge on March 30th.

It is so much in such little time, yet it is only the beginning. We have to continue, as we still see so many abandoned puppies in the streets of Ploiesti everywhere we turn:

On the same Day 10 we ran into these sweet street puppies; puppies that did not ask to be born, and yet they were born anyway to a life of suffering in the streets.

Please continue to support our Ploiesti Neutering Challenge until no pup will ever be born to be abandoned again. Thank you!

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