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Concrete for Baia Mare

Would you want your dog to live like this? For only EU30, you could change this boy’s life.

Helping rescued dogs in such desperate need.

by Paws2Rescue in 2018

We are in our 4th year of partnership with NGO Adapostul de Caini din Baia Mare, saving the dogs in Baia Mare and surrounding towns. Their work includes running their own private shelter with around 165 dogs, taking dogs in desperate need into foster homes, and working to run the public shelter in Baia Mare which is hugely overcrowded and has over 450 dogs.

Many of the dogs at this shelter are medium size, but they share one thing in common – the temperament of most of these dogs is amazing, and a credit to the small, but very hard-working team in socialising them with humans.

In 2016, we ran a neuter campaign in partnership with them for the whole year. This meant that anyone in the town or villages around could bring their own dogs or strays in for free neuter, and we worked with two vets on this programme.

At the start of 2017, we brought running water to the shelter, thanks to your kind donations. This meant that the team of two volunteers no longer needed to carry buckets of water from half a km away to feed and clean the 165 dogs.

During the winter of 2017, we bought a few new kennels, and wood to repair broken kennels, and our amazing supporters donated to ensure that every dog had a roof over the kennel part of their enclosure.

The next step in their improvements is so desperately needed – concrete. Every time the rain falls, the stones in the enclosures sink into the mud, and it is impossible for workers to clean, and for the dogs to stay dry. It is such a huge cost, that cement has only ever been a dream.

The cost of the concrete is EU5,000. With 25 large enclosures and 5 small enclosures, it is £166 per enclosure. This may sound a lot, but with 165 dogs, the cost is EU30 per dog. Compared to the health, well-being and happiness of these dogs lives, it is a small price to pay, at only EU30, approximately £27 per dog.

With EU1,500 already raised by our NGO, our aim is still to raise the full EU5,000 because the cost of additional labour and other materials will be around EU1,500. Any surplus money will simply help replace more of the old kennels.

It is vital that the enclosures are concreted, and we cannot bear to see these dogs soaked in rain and mud, with everyone who cares being able to do nothing about it – until now. Please help us to raise EU5,000.

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Would you want your dog to live like this? For only EU30, you could change this boy’s life.

Please donate and support our work in Baia Mare, 2018.