Yesterday we were just outside Giurgiu in a neighborhood where poverty is very high. I got so many impressions, partly I was so shocked and close to tears – how the animals, but also the people there have to live. Actually, yesterday I wanted to write a report about it, but I had to let everything settle first and get along with a few things.
In the pictures you will see how people live there and how they keep their dogs. It’s not really nice. But when you get to know these people, you also realize that many don’t know that they do not even see what they are doing there. Because of poverty they also have a very little opportunity to change anything. In this neighborhood Magda castrated with Carmen last Saturday, which is also a step in the right direction.
Magda has been trying to explain what they do to their dogs – especially the chain dogs – because these people say they love their animals. For us it sounds like a mockery when you see this, but they really don’t do it because they are bad or evil.
In the first family, we were allowed to take three chain dogs with us, one of them consisting only of skin and bones, but we were allowed to take them with us. The other three remaining dogs we were allowed to free from the chain and set up wooden huts with straw in them. So now they have a warm place. If they have to shackle them, we have brought them light leashes, so that they don’t have to use the heavy chains anymore. But they have promised us that the dogs are allowed to move more freely on the property. We will continue to look after these families and at least provide them with food for the dogs and cats and also help them when the animals get sick.
This family has a disabled daughter who was terribly anxious to collect the newly castrated cats. She can bring them into the house and even there is not every room heated 😦 Magda says that this adorable kid is the one who really cares about these animals. We hope that her kind of people’s attitude also passes on to the others.
Then we visited also an old woman. We brought something to their dog as he has no warm place and the old woman was not quite healthy looking either.
To the pictures I will write what it is about and it would be nice if many of you go with this to a little trip to understand why helping animals is not always so easy. The misery of the animals is not always on wickedness of the people.