Azzra, My Rescue Dog

Before I start with this blog, I should warn you that you may find features of what you’re about to read disturbing or upsetting. Search for Rescue Dogs As many of you know I recently adopted a Romanian rescue dog. I never imagined I would learn so much through my research for a new family member. The main issue in some countries is the overpopulation of dogs. This is a problem that has proven difficult to eradicate by sterilising the animals alone. The dogs are considered pests, some are deliberately poisoned in the streets and others are taken to a kill shelter to be euthanised. I later learned my own rescue dog was saved from one of these kill shelters by a kind hero, Crina who has set up her own rescue shelter. Dogs are taken off the streets and given 14 days in these kill shelters before they are sentenced to death. Some centres are ‘nicer’ than others and euthanise humanely, others decide to cut costs and wait for the dogs to eat each other. Unfortunately, life on the street for these dogs is brutal – they are vulnerable abuse as there no laws, penalties or imprisonment. Consequently, the[…]

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