Overcrowded, diseased and dirty public pounds in Romania are full to bursting with dogs that have experienced severe injury, abuse and trauma. Thousands of dogs contained in this environment have no bright future to look forward to.
The alternative is a life on the streets. Survival is a daily challenge due to gruelling weather, a stark lack of food and immense human cruelty. The situation in Romania is dire, and one that we’ve been passionate about combatting from the earliest moments of Wild at Heart Foundation.
We were first made aware of the issues Romanian dogs face when our founder Nikki adopted a puppy in 2014 from a litter found by Anca in a forest, next to their mother who had been killed. A devoted dog-lover, an incredible independent rescuer and not least, a vet, Anca, along with this litter of pups, were the catalyst for the inception of Wild at Heart Foundation in 2015.
Anca runs a small shelter from her family home, caring for the neglected and unloved stray dogs of her area; providing a safe haven, regular food, and making sure their medical needs are met. She feeds many more who are living on the streets, too scarred by human interaction to be tempted into a house or garden. We are proud to regularly financially support Anca with ensuring the welfare of these abandoned dogs.
Anca facilitates and also personally carries out the sterilisation of strays in her community, a project for which we have provided funding over the years and which has allowed almost 200 street dogs to be sterilised.
Your donations allow us to support our work in Romania, and ensure that even more dogs are given a chance to live a healthy, happy life, free from the threat of pain, suffering, cruelty or neglect.
If a regular donation towards a specific project is set up and we subsequently cease to provide support in the future, any recurring donations will be allocated to the areas of our other work requiring the most support.