Weʼre raising £1,000 to Help fund treatment and care for abused animals in Bulgaria
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In Summer of this year I will be travelling around Europe visiting a variety of places, with the aim to help as many animals as possible, one of which being Santerpaws Bulgarian rescue. I will spend 2 weeks in Bulgaria rescuing stray dogs, helping with veterinary treatment, and providing care to dogs in need.
There are over 70,000 stray dogs in Bulgaria, and levels animal cruelty across the country are on of the worst in Europe. Litters of puppies can be found regularly abandoned on the streets, and sadly many people believe that the best way to control these dogs are to poison, strangle, beat to death or even sometimes bury or burn them alive. That is why charities like Santerpaws are so important in Bulgaria.
Santerpaws regularly take Dogs out of kill shelter with only days to live, providing veterinary treatment to the dogs that have been abused and/or are diseased, and then send the dogs over to the UK once treated to find foster homes and hopefully be adopted. They try their very best to help every dog they can, however there is a limit to what they can do. They cannot take in every dog they find as they simply don't have room to safely keep more than a certain number of dogs, however they don't have the money to continue building more kennels. They use their own money to provide food and care to the animals however it can be very hard to keep up with this without help from others.
I am trying to raise some money in order to help Santerpaws build an extension to their kennels which will also involve a special hospital room where they can neuter the dogs onsite, making them easier to put up for adoption. The ward will be called Zaras' place, in memory of Zara (picture below), a puppy that was rescued just as somebody kicked her across a road in a paper bag to be run over. Zara sadly contracted parvovirus sadly didn't survive. This extension will be built in her memory and will hopefully provide a sterile environment to ensure the best care for diseased animals.
Below is Wendy who was found begging outside a cafe, she was going to be poisoned as they didn't want her there.
Santerpaws is not a big charity, it is run by a couple and only has a small number of volunteers that help them, giving money to this cause you will Able to see the difference you can make. I will be going to Bulgaria to help Santerpaws and will be able to personally give them all the money I raise, I hope to return again at some point in the future to see all the improvements they can make thanks to the help of others. Any small donation that is made will be appreciated so much by me and the people at Santerpaws. Thank you in advance for all your help.
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Jun 17, 2019
May 30, 2019
You go girl
May 26, 2019
Keep up the good work. Such a wonderful thing to do.
May 25, 2019
May 24, 2019
Sorry it’s not a lot love u tho ur a good person
May 24, 2019
May 24, 2019
Fantastic effort Rachel, if only you could be cloned! Xx
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