Public pounds are full to bursting with dogs that have experienced severe injury, abuse and trauma. The conditions in the majority of these institutions are hellish – diseased, overcrowded and sickeningly dirty – and thousands of dogs have no brighter future to look forward to than one behind bars, trapped in a stinking cage, constantly fearful for their safety and never able to relax.
The alternative is a life on the streets. Hundreds of thousands of dogs roam the streets and countryside of Romania, facing gruelling weather and a stark lack of food. Survival is a daily challenge, one that only the lucky few manage to achieve. Hundred upon hundreds of puppies are born into this lifestyle on a daily basis, condemned to a life of struggle before they’ve even opened their eyes.
The situation is dire, and one that we’ve been passionate about combatting from the earliest conception on Wild at Heart Foundation. There is much that we have achieved, but still so much more we need to do. Any contributions you’re able to give towards our efforts in Romania would be so gratefully received, and will go a long way to help further our project work.