The day in imagines, for images speak for themselves:
This female dog and her pups are owned... But they live in a semi free-range state as the fence of their courtyard has gaps in it. We managed to persuade the owners to allow us to sterilize their female when the pups are a little older. Because of numerous such cases, education and free sterilizations are so important in Ploiesti! In effect, the stray dog problem is primarily created by such irresponsible owners who do not sterilize their female dogs nor care what happens to the resulting unwanted pups
The same mom and her pups in a video...
One of our catchers with a stray mom and her pups...
We almost left with a female dog, when suddenly we heard noises coming from under some stairs... Only to discover there these tiny newborn pups. Turns out that female dog had just given birth to them... We left the mom there with her pups, and also left some food for her. We will return to sterilize her when the pups are old enough
The same innocent souls in a video...
Bogdan trying to earn the trust and to gently catch by hand one stray female dog
For some fearful females we had to set up the humane trap
In the van, on their way to the clinic
Two days later, on February 7th, we returned the 15 sterilized and fully recovered animals back into their territories and to their carers who look after them in the streets. The return in pictures:
Sterilized, recovered, with numbered ear tag, ready to be released back into their territories
This tiny and super friendly female dog was in heat, and the owner did not want anything to do with unwanted pups; as a result, he simply abandoned her in the streets of his neighborhood... A very cruel, unethical but common practice here. We sincerely hope that now that she is sterilized, her chances to be adopted soon have increased exponentially. But the MOST important thing is that she won't get to reproduce anymore
Very friendly female dogs that, upon being returned, came back to us for a bit of petting and affection
Videos with some of the animals we sterilized and returned on Day 18
We cannot stress enough the importance of this ongoing free sterilization campaign that we provide in Ploiesti and surroundings. Thank you again, K-9 Angels, for making yet another day of sterilizations possible. The stray animals of Ploiesti and the entire community need free sterilizations for stray and owned animals like air!