In too many sad instances, dogs in the shelter require emergency medical treatment for infection and illness which could have been easily prevented with nutrition and vaccinations. Annie's Trust funds veterinary treatment, operations, ongoing medication, clinical aftercare and foster for long term recovery.
Extreme Romanian temperatures (-20 degrees in Winter and +40 degrees in Summer) mean adequate shelter is essential. The few Kennels that were provided by the Municipality are made from inferior materials unable to withstand the rain and snow of Romanian winters. Consequently they are falling apart or in some distressing instances are eaten by hungry dogs. Annie's Trust provides insulated kennels made of quality material to give each dog a cosy home for winter.
Parvo and distemper are highly-contagious, often fatal, viral disease in dogs for which treatment following infection is expensive and rarely successful. Prevalent at dog shelters, many young pups contract these diseases and die. We aim to vaccinate as many as we can to prevent infection.
During the summer months fleas and ticks plague the shelter dogs, and with no medical treatment these bites can cause serious diseases and bacterial infections making the dogs very sick. We aim to provide flea and tick
With over 400 mouths to feed at the shelter, the food bill is huge and the food received often lacks nutrition. Some dogs, especially the very young, elderly and sick are unable to tolerate this poor quality diet. We provide nutritious food to these dogs in need to help maintain muscle tone, teeth, and bone, and help perform normal daily activities and fight-off infection. Our Trust also funds a Feed the Strays programme, in which our local volunteers provide nutritious meals to the local strays.
Spay & Neuter
The only sustainable solution to managing the stray breeding population is with regular spay projects. In addition, spaying and neutering cuts down the risk of different cancers. Eliminating heat cycles prevents male and female dogfights in the shelter, which can result in life threatening injuries. Annie's Trust funds monthly spaying and neutering within public shelters, and runs large spay campaigns for stray dogs and the local community throughout the year.
Our dedicated team of volunteers in Romania work tirelessly to improve the conditions of the Public Shelter. Building kennels, cleaning the compound, providing food and water, organising vaccinations, providing worming treatment, transporting dogs for medical care and most of all showing these forgotten dogs love and affection. Thanks to our volunteers and generous donations conditions are now improving for these forgotten dogs.
Feed the Forgotten
Our team in Romania regularly look out for the strays and feed them. We often find strays in really poor condition and will seek to catch them so they can receive medical help. Once in our care, we will try to work with other organisations to find sanctuary for these poor souls.