Delia's Diary

28 August 2018

Orphan kitten rescued by Care For Dogs Romania

Something dies in me when I’m looking at this picture. My hope that empathy will prevail is dying. My hope that the Romanian mentality will change in a short few years is dying. My love for people and the feeling that we work toward a common goal to help nobody’s cats and dogs in dying.

For those who don’t know, I gave birth to a beautiful baby boy last month. My boy is happy, strong, loved by his mommy and daddy, and by the shelter’s dogs and cats.

Labor started while I was working in the shelter. I wouldn’t expect it any different. It was a Friday evening at 7pm and that night 8 dogs were about to leave to their forever homes. We went to the hospital only after we finished loading the dogs, and after we fed the dogs and cats at the house. My boy arrived after 12 hours of painful labor. He was slightly swollen and covered in blood and amniotic fluid, but to he was the most beautiful baby in the world.

It took a bit of work to figure out how to breastfeed, but eventually I got the hand of it. Every time I breastfeed my baby I am in awe how wonderful my baby is and I whisper in his ear all the great things I wish upon him when he grows up. I tell him that I want him to grow up strong, a man of character, I want him to fight for the right and just things and I want him to change the world into a better place.

We have an unmistakable relationship; he knows that he can always count on me and that I will always be by his side. He knows that mommy’s arms is the best and safest place in the world. Every mother knows and understands this. That unmistakable feeling you have when you want to protect such a small being and you know that without you he wouldn’t make it.

This feeling is not so strange to me. I’ve felt it in the past. I felt the same when I fed the first dogs abandoned without mercy, I felt the same when I saved the first dogs hit by the car. I felt the same when I realized that the dog I just saved, would have died if I wasn’t there to save him. This feeling grew in me when I saw my saved dogs safe and running happily through my yard.

When I gaze on my son’s face, I ask myself do the mothers of other species go through the same feelings I am going through since I became a mother? Does a canine or feline mother feel the same when she carries her puppies in her muzzle from harm’s way? Is labor as painful for animals as it is for humans? Do they feel the same overwhelming love for their pups and kittens when they clean them and play with them, as I feel when I kiss my baby boy Cesar on the forehead and smell his clean baby fragrance? Do animals feel the same joy when they teach their babies to socialize and play as I feel when I see Cesar discovering the world around him and when he recognizes my face?

Why don’t people understand that we are all mammals and that we are all beings who feel pain, happiness, sadness all the same? I’ve met a lot of people who had a very protective and reverent attitude toward me and my unborn baby when I was pregnant. Many of these people had no remorse landing blows on a pregnant dog that came randomly in their way. Don’t these people know that life is just as hard for pregnant dogs as it is for pregnant humans? Being pregnant is difficult no matter the species.

Before I became a mother I was protecting the dog and cat mommies; now I understand what they go through. Our shelter took in so many puppies and we’re making colossal efforts to keep the shelter hygienic and free of disease, we vaccinate, deworm, etc. We have over 25 puppies in the shelter rescued from all kinds of situations. We have 6 more in.

When I look at this picture something in me dies a little. This kitten is only one week old and desperately looks for his mother’s body warmth. Poor baby thinks that bottle filled with hot water is his mommy. He clings on that bottle so desperately. He thinks he is suckling from his mother when I bottle feed him. And he thinks he’s safe in that pet carrier in our bathroom.

He never knew any better than this.

With a knot in my throat and mother tears in my eyes, I realized that unfortunately this kitten will never meet his mommy. The mother cat was poisoned by some people who don’t understand that the human species is not superior to animal species, definitely not when they are killing animals.

My baby is safe, the kitten is also safe, the 25 puppies in our shelter are safe too. Sadly there are so many pups, kittens and baby humans that are not safe out there… Too many are are agonizing and suffering unknown and unwanted. I’m sorry I can not help them and I hate my inability to help all of them. I’d like to be there for them and offer them even a second of warmth and kindness. I want them to know that they are not alone and that some people still care. Hope is the last to die.

My biggest wish is to give our animals a better life and that’s why I am asking you to donate to us. Your donation will make it possible for us to offer warmth and hope to these pets.

Thank you very much for your help. Let’s all do something nice today and make the world a better place.

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

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10 October 2017

Even if it’s my birthday I am not out celebrating.

I am not enjoying my day, or drinking or partying.

No. I am out on the fields and I am rescuing.

These are the day’s rescue : 3 small pups full of lice, fleas and Demodex, dehydrated and malnourished. Their fur has already fallen from their faces and their limbs. They are 1-1.5 months old and all girls . Of course they were scared. How could they be any other way when, they are so small in a world so huge and so evil?

They are now admitted at the vet’s where they are being rehydrated, pumped up with vitamins, dewormed and washed every day, fed good food. Everything costs a load of money and we need your help. They need names so please if you send a donation send along a name suggestion as well. They are all girls.

Thank you very much for your help. Let’s all do something nice today and make the world a better place.

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

I want to donateSee post on Facebook

5 May 2017

If you want to adopt a dog, please go to Codlea Public shelter. I beg you!

The shelter employees capture dogs from 10 villages in Brasov city area. There are constantly moms with young pups. There are big dogs and small dogs. There are dogs of all colors and all ages. All you need to do is adopt one of them.

I went there today to pull a dog out. How can I pull one only?? How can I choose only one to live and live the rest behind?

How can I choose one and feel that I leave my soul behind?

The feeling of being powerless is killing me. I simply cannot leave that place without turn around and look at all the dogs I leave behind. Because I can’t save them all, I am begging you to do it.

Go there and adopt.

Pick the shyest one, the one that’s the most scared, the ones who need to learn that humans can and are good. Pick the ones who suffer inside quietly, the ones that are in shock, the ones plagued by demodex, the ones who will never be picked by other people, the ones that don’t stand a chance. These are the dogs that will bring you the biggest happiness.

Don’t buy.

Go to Codlea shelter and save a dog and I promise you will get something that even you can’t offer yourself. Unconditional and endless love!

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

I want to volunteerSee post on Facebook

2 January 2017

My new year resolution for 2017 is to do more for dogs and better. I vouched to help more dogs, but help them in a smart manner. I want to act as an association, not as a private individual. Like any other association, the secret is in numbers. In order for Care For Dogs Association to be successful, I will need volunteers. So I am looking for people willing to dedicate some of their time in an active and constant manner to work in our shelter.

Volunteers can do any of the following:

  • provide transportation to and from the veterinary clinic for dogs that undergo spay/neuter
  • procedures
  • help with cleaning of the shelter
  • help with feeding of the dogs
  • walk the dogs during the weekend
  • take pictures of the dogs for adoption purposes

I need dedicated and responsible people who understand what it takes to care for so many dogs. I am offering to pay for your transportation to and from the shelter and you will be rewarded with a lot of love and kisses from the dogs.

I am also looking for paid fosters that are willing to keep the dogs indoors and socialize them until we find a loving and responsible family to adopt them. That means the volunteer foster has to keep the dogs in the home and treat them kindly. Usually dogs in foster are adopted much faster than the ones staying in the shelter. Next to adoption, fostering is the best way to help the dogs.

I respond to all the messages, even the ones from people that I’m not friends with on Facebook.

I don’t know your plans for 2017, but I’m hoping this year we will be kinder, more united, and more empathic. I’m hoping that my new year resolution comes true and together we will help more dogs. Amen!

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

I want to volunteerSee post on Facebook

30 August 2016

Bills

I’m tired.

I have too many things on my mind and not enough time to do everything I put my mind to.

For those who don’t know, I have a full time job, I have a shelter where I host 50 dogs, I have many paid fosters, I opened a non-profit association, and I applied for a line of credit to buy my own land where I can move the shelter. Basically I am a one woman show who does everything from start to finish. I drive the dogs to vet, I give them baths, I promote them on social media, I provide veterinary treatment and transportation to their new homes.

Let me tell you: it is not easy. At home I have a boyfriend who naturally wants my attention and eventually he will have enough when he’ll see that I am constantly on my phone to promote dogs and arrange for their care, instead of spending quality time with him. That’s the thing… I have to many things to do, that I often forget about responding to those who are asking for my help or to those who I promised to help.

With that said, please don’t give up on me. Remind me again and again to fulfill my promise to help you. If I failed to fulfill my promise to help you, first of all, please forgive me, I am not untrustworthy, I am simply tired and swamped with rescue work. Second of all please remind exactly how I should help and the name of the dog we were talking about.

On a related note, I am going to be honest with you and tell you that I constantly run out of money for the shelter. I am waiting for my salary like it’s air because I need it to pay the debt incurred through my rescue work. The receipt in the image was paid with the last money left from my salary. I took in a rottweiler female in a terrible state and her treatment put a serious dent in my finances. Without your help I cannot continue the rescue work. I never backed out from rescuing a dog in need, no matter how difficult the situation was, so please help me continue the rescue efforts by donating to my association.

Thank you!

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

I want to donate

29 June 2016

Romania, I hate you. I hate you for your ignorance. I have you for your callousness. I hate you for your lack of compassion. I hate you because you are full of horrible and degenerated humans. I hate you because you don’t know how to love. Because you cause suffering to innocent souls.

I hate you so much, that I will try everything I can to change you. I will take this opportunity to announce that today I am starting the procedures to open a non profit association. The mission of my new non profit association is to fight for animal rights and welfare. I will fight so that each and every animal abuser including those who abandon will be punished. I am sick and tired of a Romania full of animal killers and abusers.

The dog in the image was found just now. She is over 15 years old, blind, most likely in renal failure, and she barely breathes. Her core temperature is 36 Celsius, dangerously dehydrated and she is but one step away from death. After trying four times, I managed to find a good vein and hooked her up with a fluid drip. We are waiting for the blood test results (by the way, her blood is almost black). I don’t have high hopes for her, but I’m not giving up either. I don’t usually name dogs right away, but in her case I made an exception. I named her Victoria, because we need her to be victorios in the fight for her life. Please survive dear Victoria, so you be a witness when I will avenge you. I will find out who treated you like trash.

Update: There is no one in this world who wants Victoria to live as much as I do. No one. Unfortunately she was treated horribly for too long and her health deteriorated to the point of now return. She left us...

Knowing that she was loved in her last moments will not soothe me this time. The thought that she died knowing she was loved will not soften the pain. The only thing that will appease me is to find out who treated this old and feeble dog so badly. I will be content only when the perpetrator will pay for what they did. Victoria deserves justice.

That’s all.

Asociatia Care for Dogs Romania

RON Account: RO64INGB0000999906112602
EURO Account: RO45INGB0000999906534312
BIC (SWIFT): INGBROBU

PayPal: carefordogsro@gmail.com

I want to volunteerSee post on Facebook

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