03 Apr

Building hopes

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Have you wonder where you can find hope?

Each person hoped at least once. Some people hope to win the lottery. Some get fake hopes. Real hopes get our dreams closer.Or you can discover the hope that gives you strength to carry on. In my work, this kind of hope is very motivational.

On2nd of April, 40 children from Smardan village and 20 from the nearby village walked with their teachers, Elena and Adriana to see our shelter and hear ROLDA staff talk about the importance of the sterilization.

The visit was a huge surprise for me because the children enthusiasm is genuine and it should be “contagious” to adults from Romania. All children come from rural families with small income, however they managed to collect some money and bought food for the dogs. Guided by their teachers, they also created posters about the importance of sterilization.

Some children ask our help to sterilize their pets. Of course, we were thrilled and agreed immediately. It costs 20 EUR to sterilize a female dog.

Please make a contribution to ROLDA Sterilization Pets in Smardan:

20€ Sterilize a female dog
40€ Two dogs sterilized
100€ Sterilize 5 female dogs
2000€ Sterilize 100 dogs

We also have big dreams:

The teachers from Smardan village are very enthusiast and would like to convince other schools to join this education project – regular visits from schools and also kids volunteering activities (like cleaning the shelter, grooming the dogs) under teachers supervision are some of the things that we start planning ahead.

We would like to complete the cottage renovation by the end of summer to continue the education program in cold season. The amount to be raised is considerable but nothing can stop us dreaming.

Please learn about the Cottage repair project and make the most generous  gift you presently can to help us complete this project as soon as possible.

So where is hope? Inside each of us. On the genuine children’ face. Hope it’s the reason you see a dog wagging tail. In my work, there is much disillusion and cruelty. Often, lots of logistics and financial worries. When I see a bunch of kids hugging the dogs that many consider trash – this is enough energy for me for a long lasting battle.

I would give it a name and I would say it “hope” but it happens so rarely, as I am afraid it’s only a dream.