Reduce the suffering of Romanian strays: sustainable - socially - guiding!
In Romania about 2 million stray dogs live on the streets. These animals do not have a home, do not have food and live a hard life. So far, the Government officials do not know another way to handle this situation other than catching the dogs in often cruel way. They throw them into so-called shelters, which are in a devastating condition and do not really protect them. The animals are crowded in the shelters. There are large packs and are fed rarely or not at all. The dogs are often poisoned in huge numbers, struck dead or are brought to death painfully. Many animal activists and rescuers take as many dogs as possible from the streets to save them from this fate. Many of them often have 300 or more animals to feed, although they sometimes do not have enough for their own life. But Romania's shelters are still growing. This is due to lack sterilization and strays multiplying. Without regulation, the stray population has exploded over the years.
There is only one effective way of reducing the population permanently: Spay and neuter of dogs living on the streets, wether they have an owner or not. In the last few years, we have realized nearly 55,000 surgeries and thus reduced further suffering in Romania. These are 55,000 animals who are no longer able to give birth to an average of six puppies per litter, which can either have a short, but hard life on the streets of Romania or find a painful death by being hit by a car or freezing and starving to death.
At our Spayathons we perform our surgeries with several veterinarians on staff. Often, more than 30 animals per doctor per day are operated on with minimally invasive methods which means that the risk of infection is low. In addition it is less painful and there is no need for supplementary care afterwards. The animals can be returned to their own territories after a short recovery period. For more than 8 years, we have been conducting these projects highly organized: the animals are carried to our various spay-neuter places by our van or brought by the owners themselves. After the registration, they are prepared for the surgery and finally operated on by one of our veterinarians. The patient is constantly monitored in the recovery area. Strays are additionally tattooed and marked with an ear tag. In the end, the pets are returned to their owners and the strays are brought back to their territories. The poor rural population often can not afford the surgery, the average person does not earn more than 300 EUR per month. We therefore want to help the Romanian people with this important, life-saving measure. In Romania, a spay / neuter costs only 25 EUR - 25 EUR, which helps one soul, but keeps so many souls from pain and deprivation! Help WAVE e.V. to help!