Photos used in this material are spread on the internet and belong to some Romanian charities/organizations which I will not name as I don’t want to create a negative image to them, I just want to express myself freely and protest against the abuses seen in these photos.
This is not a fundraising message but an alert for all responsible citizens demanding them to protest against these cases of animals’ cruelty, to help these organizations to change the atrocious current conditions or to fight hard to be punished those who will not cease to hurt these imprisoned souls!
photo: a Romanian pound.
The poverty, corruption and lack of education are the principal reasons for
Most of the expensive cars (lots of Ferrari’s) or luxury villas appeared overnight from fishy business. Often, the street dogs problem is used by the authorities for direct benefits (financials or as a target for election campaigns).
This can be an explanation why the local pounds administrated by most of the City Halls are depressing, filthy concentration camps: funds meant to reach the dogs’ needs are spent elsewhere. The other explanation is the complete lack of care or basic knowledge to build and run a dog shelter.
If you decide to visit a local pound, you should be a strong and very brave person. Strong emotions like sadness, despair and images that will haunt you in your dreams…plus the shame feeling for being part of the same specie with those who built such holes. At least, this is my experience.
You step inside a concentration camp knowing that you will see hopeless eyes, dogs crying to get a hug or a little attention, dogs yelling because of the pain, fighting each other, dogs too weak to stand up, starving…lots of pair of eyes, hundreds of them following every move you make, crying to be noticed and helped!
You might expect to enjoy a different reaction when seeing a dog shelter administrated by a charity, by animal lovers.
These shocking photos reflect the reality from the shelters run by some animal lovers. Seeing these photos, I can’t make the difference between the pure torture of the dogs kept in the local pounds starving and in pain….or the dogs starving and suffering in charities’ shelters.
photo: Private shelter, Romania
photo: Rescue dog inside a barrel....chained.
photo: Heavy chain, underweight dog.
photo: Simply too cruel!
photo: Sterilized dog chained ...for life?
My first thought is WHY?
Why someone with no resources would crowd hundreds of dogs in filthy spaces, indoor or outdoor ....and....start hoping? Dogs don’t survive with HOPES. Plus, in captivity they can’t search even for the rests from trash, as …you can see, some of them are chained!
ROLDA started the campaign against animals being chained, years ago. It is against my moral standards, to allow to "animal lovers" to chain dogs….As absurd as you would think it sounds, they gave an explanation for chaining the dogs – they are too aggressive because they are crowded! What to expect from others, then - if this is what animal lovers do?
Fact is everyone can fail. Rising above the personal ego in order to stop animals’ sufferance is not a shame. Keeping dogs like that is absurd, wrong and evil! And in my opinion, shameful!
Resources to undertake an animal project are limited and hard to be found. Trying to help an animal is a brave and remarkable action, with a condition that animal not suffer more as a consequence of your “rescue”.
Photos like these describe something worst then animals hoarding.
Keeping an animal chained and starving is an abuse. All over the World, the abuses are condemned.
Shelters need constant funding in order to function as TEMPORARE TRANSIT places for a dog until being re-homed. Of course, bad moments happens when for a day or two the lack of funds generate emergency appeals.
When yesterday, two days ago, two weeks ago there was no food for a shelter that increase irrationally its dogs number, HOPING for a better tomorrow, while the past and present was and continue to be a dark experience from this point of view – the shelter management is a disaster that affects the life of animals “saved”.
A normal society would condemn the existence of these places just as they condemn any other abuse. Unless it is something wrong with it, unless the scale of values is influenced by other factors then encouraging the quality of life.
I don’t dream enough to ask you to encourage the performance or the innovation when you see it, as this is rare. But I would see as a right approach to encourage the common sense, the balanced people’ activity, normal shelters with normal conditions, where dogs are treated normally. Sadly, by encourage the “normality” as seen in these photos…(or hundred of others similar examples)….you give credits to wrong values and help
Remember, you are a voice for these Romanian animals, so why are you silent now?