Vaccines Needed for Our Dogs
Vaccine is the most advanced technique that modern medicine applies on people and on animals to prevent diseases. As a responsible dog owner, you take your dog to the vet every year for vaccine boost. This protects your furry friend against various contagious diseases which would be very expensive to treat or unfortunately, lethal.
Vaccination is a responsible attitude not only for your own dog, but also for the other dogs from your community, especially puppies or dogs with low immune system. Vaccination is the only method that modern science could provide to keep contagious diseases under control.
There are countries around the Globe which completely eradicated rabies, after years of sustained vaccination (nationwide) programs. We all know that rabies is a devastating disease, lethal for both people and animals infected.
In Romania, rabies cases are extremely rare and the disease is kept under control, according to the authorities. Few years ago, things were different but thanks to well coordinated nationwide programs and EU support, Romania has less worries regarding rabies.
70% of unvaccinated puppies die before becoming adults
Stray dogs are exposed to rabies being in contact with wild animals like foxes. Strays are also exposed to diseases like distemper, or parvovirosis, hepatitis – viruses infections which has high mortality rate especially amongst puppies and could be prevented with a simple vaccine.
The best vaccine found on Romania market is created by Merial company and costs approx 5 EUR. Repeated annually on adult dogs, it prevents the contagious diseases to appear, spread out and make innocent victims.
JOHNY was wrapped in a plastic bag and throw over the big shelter’ fence. Luckily, he survived and was found by our team in the morning. Like any other new dog entering the shelter, JOHNY needs a vaccine and to be placed in quarantine for 21 days. Because he is a puppy, the vaccine must be repeated for complete immunization. This means that for each puppy welcomed in our shelter, the cost of vaccine is 10 EUR.
End of 2016, our big shelter had 590 dogs. Plus Johny and a mother with her 7 puppies saved just in time: puppies were big enough to leave their mom to explore the surroundings but being located immediately near the busy road, these puppies would be killed for sure by speeding cars.
We also have dogs at small shelter. According to official papers, the next vaccinations campaign for all the dogs already living in our shelters is planned for beginning of February. Last year, it happened on 4th February.
A total of 3100 EUR is needed to vaccinate all our dogs.
Why vaccination of dogs is a priority?
Our shelters are registered in TRACES and supervised by the National Veterinary Authority. All dogs must have vaccine repeated at the exact date. In case there are problems with dogs papers (certificate, passport) they might be stopped from travelling/from being adopted.
Last year, many dogs from ROLDA shelters travelled in EU countries like Germany, Sweden etc We must make this effort so all dogs can be ready to travel anytime.
As stated above, the vaccine is the only method to prevent mass spreading contagious diseases.
It is also the only medical measure to control violent diseases like rabies or distemper, which can affect not only animals but also people.
Vaccinated dogs are not a danger for adopters, shelter visitors and ROLDA staff. They are not a potential danger for new coming dogs, sometimes weak and with low immune system.
ROLDA used the local and international supporters to provide high quality services for the rescue dogs. We must make an effort to continue deliver best dogs to adopters in Romania and abroad.
JOHNY is now 5 months old. He is sociable with humans, including strangers and with all dogs, big or small. He is funny, playful and enjoys human’s company. He is ready to shake the paw with any visitor. A dog like JOHNY can’t be let down…can’t be exposed to deadly diseases. Johny was lucky to stay alive, after being thrown like trash, in a plastic bag, over shelter fence. Johny is a survivor and thanks to our combined effort, Johny can become someone’s best buddy.
2017 started with new puppies rescue. Saved together with their mom, these 7 black angels need first of all a chance to quality life, no diseases, no parasites. These 7 little furry balls have the potential to become in few months adorable pet companions. We, at ROLDA, learn that it is not enough to save, but thanks to our supporters we do more than saving: we give back a good life and a promising future for dogs like mom and her 7 puppies. Or for dogs like Johny.
Please consider to donate 5 EUR for a dog vaccine which will protect the dog against 7 diseases which would be expensive, or sometimes impossible to cure.
Give the chance for a decent life to 660 adult dogs and puppies from 2 ROLDA shelters. We promise not to ask any donation for vaccines until the next year . We also promise to give you back the donation in case you would be unsatisfied for any reason about our vaccination campaign.