Posted by happycowgirl at 06/26/14 18:40:19Hi strayaware,
How wonderful of you! What a very noble cause.
I understand what ur talking about. I've been to Romania and saw the stray dog situation there. I was told about the packs of dogs running the streets before I arrived, but until I saw it with my own eyes I didn't believe it. Coming from America where we just don't have this problem, I could never have imagined anything like it. When my plane was trying to land at the airport in Bucharest we had to circle back around b/c there were stray dogs on the runway. The Romanian resident I was staying with was a small woman and she carried a huge stick with her when she went walking in the streets of Bucharest. She used it to fend off the stray dogs, saying she was bitten once. I encountered solitary dogs to huge packs of stray dogs roaming the major thoroughfares of Romania's biggest cities to the small towns in Transylvania. Every dog was skin and bones. They'd approach me begging for food. It was heartbreaking.
Posted by happycowgirl at 06/26/14 18:49:43strayaware,
I forgot to say, in terms of helping the strays, it may not seem kind at first but feeding them is not helping them. Feeding them will encourage their population to grow. I would spend any money your organization receives on spaying and neutering.
Have you heard of T-N-R? In the U.S., we have a Trap-Neuter-Return movement that is becoming very popular. It is used here for stray cats but could just as easily be used for stray dogs. (Perhaps for dogs it would be Catch-Neuter-Return.) Here is some info on it: