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.
The old, the sick, the very traumatised and the nursing mothers are housed in sheds where conditions are dire; dark, dirty, damp and airless, fly ridden in Summer and icy cold in Winter. A lack of beds mean the dogs sleep on the dirty, damp floor in small rusty pens. A cosy sleep box provides a comforting bed where dogs can snuggle to keep warm in the winter, nurse their pups, hide if they are scared and just feel safe. We are providing every dog with a sleep box.
WORMING, FLEA & TICK TREATMENT
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
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.
With 370 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.