Sunday, December 8, 2013

Sometimes it's really hard... but we have faith

This weekend we drove to visit my grandparents in the countryside, a good 40-kilometer drive from Ploiesti. Best way I can describe the drive there and back would be depressing... Truly depressing because of the numerous homeless dogs and pups abandoned on the side of the road.

In effect, almost no one sterilizes their own dogs in the Romanian countryside. All too often, the unwanted pups end up on the side of the road, abandoned in nearby towns, gas stations, train stops, cemeteries, school and church courtyards, you name it; sometimes even drowned or left to die in the woods. So I say, what's the point? What's the point of allowing these pups to be born only to suffer and die a slow painful death?

We wish to put an end to all this. Very soon we start in Ploiesti our own social veterinary clinic that will focus on providing free sterilizations to owned and homeless females. Precisely because we wish to prevent future souls to be born to suffer. But we truly want to go further, to reach out more. We really want to tackle the nearby countryside of the larger Prahova County- after all, that's where most abandoned puppies come from!

Coming soon, in Ploiesti, a social veterinary clinic focusing on providing free sterilizations as means to contain the homeless animal overpopulation humanely and effectively!

We have a plan mapped out for the countryside. But for this, we would really need a mobile vet clinic- a spay station that could travel around villages in the larger Prahova County and provide free sterilizations. Because the nearby countryside is too depressing. Because we want to prevent more souls from being born to endure cold winters on the side of the road like this:

A mobile vet clinic would complement our social veterinary clinic in Ploiesti, giving us wings in the countryside. This is our dream for the rural areas surrounding Ploiesti:

A spay station, our dream for the countryside. Image taken from this web article

Can you make RSDP's vision complete? Can you please, please, please, help us with a mobile vet clinic?

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Social veterinary clinic in Romania! Will you help?

Today, December 1st, is Romania's national day. Time for the young, educated, visionary spirits to spring into action and make that difference in a country that needs real change so badly. It is up to us, young members of the community still believing in our dreams and feverishly wishing for a better world, to make it happen.

RSDP has grown steadily and surely over time. We've become stronger than we ever thought we could be after the June Ploiesti Siege on homeless animals and the mass dog cull law voted in September. Tougher, more determined than ever before. Dead set on preventing as many pups as possible from being born to be abandoned in the streets, and be ultimately killed after a short painful life not worth living. Prevention through free sterilizations and education is our goal. Literally, preventing a world of unnecessary suffering.

We have a plan mapped out:
  • short term, we wish to rent a house where to open asap a social veterinary clinic; a clinic addressing primarily the need of free sterilizations for owned and homeless female animals as means to prevent future abandonment
    • The "parents" of our impending social veterinary clinic are: Dog's Wish and HondenBrokkenMakers from Holland, Stumme Schreie e.V. and Petops e.V. from Germany, and Barbara Valentini from Austria. Our "parents" keep on collecting much needed aid for the social veterinary clinic. So far, some of the donated aid includes metal kennels, two tables for surgeries, an xray machine, a fridge, an operation lamp. Truly incredible, generous help that will help us launch the veterinary clinic asap!
 Four nations, one thought! Austria, Germany and Holland coming together to start up a social veterinary clinic here in Ploiesti, Romania. Do you wish to become part of this dream?

  • long term, we envision starting up our very own rescue center featuring our very own social veterinary clinic
    • We are happy to announce that RSDP has recently been awarded a Dag Stiansens award of approximately 6,000 euro towards this private rescue center. Apart from being a huge honor, this significant grant will be used towards purchasing the land for the rescue center we envision to build
    • If we're lucky (and we are!), we estimate that our very own rescue center featuring a fully functional social veterinary clinic will be ready in no more than 1.5 years. We believe our work speaks for itself, and so the right support will come to make our rescue center a reality

Our "parents", Dog's Wish NL and HondenBrokkenMakers NL, Stumme Schreie e.V. GE and Petops e.V. GE, and Barbara Valentini AU, work hard for both our goals:
  • they gather much needed veterinary supplies and equipment for our social veterinary clinic to open asap in a rented house in Ploiesti
  • they raise funds so our long term goal, the private rescue center, can come to life

We are patches of hope. Austrian, Dutch, German and Romanian. Patches of hope stitched together to create the impossible for Romanian homeless strays. A world with no more suffering strays.

More than ever, it's time to spring into action. Let's make it happen!