About Glina Dogs
400 dogs urgently need to find shelters. They are evacuated from their current shelter in the vicinity of Bucharest, capital of Romania, because the land needs to be part of an urban development project. It is urgent for them to have a new shelter because they are evacuated as we speak. So it's either to a new home, or on the streets.
A group of volunteers, together with Zdreanta Foundation, which managed the old shelter, started building shelters for the 400 dogs. They are located on a nearby property placed at their disposal, free of charge, by its owner.
The number one priority is to finish fencing enough land to receive all dogs by middle of September. So far about 200 dogs have been brought to their new homes. Dogs still need more fences and workpower to install them - what they have is simply not enough. The conditions these dogs live in are far from good, but at least they are sheltered.
The final objective is to build a proper, concrete-made, roofed, heated shelter, with electricity, running water, cleaning and security personnel.
On this site, we plan to keep a record of this entire project, so please visit each page. We're just at the beginning, but it's a very good cause
The good news is:
- About 150 dogs are already at the new shelter.
- They are provided with fresh water and food.
- They are headquartered into fenced areas with their dog friends. This way, dog fighting is avoided.
- Volunteers do come bringing construction materials and workforce - their own.
- The dogs have some (improvised) dog houses inside their fenced areas. The volunteers stay in the rain :)
- Three vet students offered to neuter the remaining 20 girls for free.
- Three old concrete garage-type constructions were located in Bucharest, in order to be brought here to serve as storage rooms and living area for...
- A couple of homeless people will probably come live next to the shelter, to take care of the dogs permanently. They would receive some money and food and one of the garage constructions above. Not ideal, but...
The bad news is:
- The fenced areas are without any roofs or solid walls. Therefore, the rain and the heavy wind make the living conditions not exactly five stars.
- Winter is rapidly approaching. I personally was there for an hour, wearing a winter jacket and I was freezing. Imagine how the dogs feel.
- There is no electricity.
- Also, no running water. Thus, fresh water for the boys & girls is not so easily brought over.
- No concrete flooring for the shelters, so all residues go into the ground.
- Not enough dry food. Most food consists of bones with a bit of meat remained.
- There is no security. Consequently, construction materials not yet used got stolen yesterday night. And with the big funding the dogs are getting now, that is really a big deal.
- Construction workers work for money, and there is only so much the few volunteers can do.
- At least 20 girls have still to be neutered.
- And finally... materials are urgently needed to build more shelters. Two hundred dogs are still at the old place, where people are threatening to evacuate them any day now. And they are freed, for the fences there are brought over here to build the new shelter. Even simple wired fences will do for now, it is a must bringing all dogs here as soon as possible. Plus money for workers and transportation, please.
For further details, please visit: http://www.freewebs.com/glinadogs/index.htm
Please consider donating to one of the accounts listed in the homepage, or to our friend, Gabriela Lazar, a sweet Care2 member that realy needs our help ASAP!
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Please, dear friends! This is URGENT! Our weather climate in Romania is temperate, meaning that in just one or two months, temperature will drop bellow 0 degrees celsius,snow will fall, causing the unsheltered dogs severe frostbites, Hypothermia and eventualy death!
This is the time to stand unite and help the pour souls in need!!!