Like many European countries, Bulgaria struggles with a growing street dog population caused by a long-term lack of education and funding, which inevitably leads to thousands of puppies born on the streets each year. Wild at Heart Foundation have facilitated the adoption of 261 dogs from Street Hearts Bulgaria since 2019.
In Bulgaria, many families buy dogs to guard their crops, or for hunting purposes, but once their ‘role’ is finished and they become too old, too slow or just too uninterested, they are no longer deemed necessary. These dogs are then abandoned, left to follow the same path as so many other strays before them.
But Street Hearts Bulgaria are committed to implementing lasting change and transforming the lives of these lost souls. One amazing example of this is their commitment to giving the dogs in their care the best possible life while they wait to find their forever home – every single dog is taken on a free walk through the mountains, not once, but twice daily. Take a look at the incredible facilities our Bulgarian rescue dogs enjoy:
Street Hearts Bulgaria are more than just a shelter; this doggy paradise is committed to systemic change. They are making strides to combat the rising issue of abandoned dogs and uncontrolled breeding in the country, as well as improving the lives of those already born into a life of cruelty and neglect.
To date, they have neutered and rescued countless dogs from a life of misery. With the aim of keeping those numbers continually rising, Wild at Heart Foundation have supported the sterilisation of 266 dogs during this partnership.
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