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1 700kg of food donated by HitarPetar.bg at the end of the FEED A DOG initiative

Posted on 28 February 2011

2 dogs – Karaman and Stefany were adopted, 70 new volunteers were recruited, 1700 kilograms of  dry food were donated thanks to your efforts and the support of the wonderful team of HitarPetar.bg! We are thrilled this campaign had such a positive outcome, it’s great to have met so many new people!

Warm thanks to everyone who joined the campaign and fed the dogs by clicking on their profile. Above you can see the “real” food you’ve gathered for all our lovely dogs.

Support from VIRTU furniture

Posted on 18 February 2011

Our friends at VIRTU furniture store have changed their location. They are now easier to be found – 113 Goce Delchev blvd – here is a MAP.

VIRTU offers a special deal in the “love months” – February and March. If you purchase a bed or mattrace from them, they will donate 5% of the price to the dogs and cats of Animal Rescue Sofia!

VIRTU also gives a 10% discount at the store for anyone who donates for Animal Rescue Sofia in their donation box.

You can also add VIRTU in your Facebook if you have any further questions.

Our fabulous Wine party!

Posted on 15 February 2011

The fabulous Wine party has passed. 189 wonderful game players collected a total of 1780E for the dogs of Bogrov!!!

It was really amazing – we think it was by far the best party we’ve ever had. Thank you all so much for comming!!!

Special thanks to:

  • The volunteers who helped us with the organization;
  • Tzvety Evtimova who made lovely Valentine cards;
  • Vanya Andreeva from Plovdiv (see her wonderful work on Etsy HERE) who made us the most wonderful pins and keychains;
  • Mihaela Vlaseva, winner of out T-shirt contest – not only for her lovely design, but also for the great dog bandanas she made with our logo;
  • and most of all to ROSE VALLEY WINERY who donated 100 litres brilliant wine once again for the comfort and joy of our party!

See all photos in the GALLERY

See more photos from Nadezhda Stamenova HERE

Thank you!!! Can’t wait to see you again!!!

ARSofia in Novinar daily

Posted on 12 February 2011

Kind regards to Mrs Adelina Deliiska for the interview with Nadia Stancheva, ARSofia CEO in Novinar daily.

A new chance for incriminating animal cruelty in Bulgaria

Posted on 11 February 2011

For 3 years now animal wellfare organizations and activists have struggled hard for a change in the Penalty Code – currently animal cruelty is only punishable as an administrative offence. That means you only have to pay as little as 250Е if you brutaly mutalated and killed an animal. We rescue dogs that have suffered cruelty every single day. In most cases we know who the offender is, but they suffer no consiquence.

Read more about the situation in Bulgaria HERE.

As you are already informed – as many as 60 000 signatures have been deposited in the Bulgarian Parliament for a change in the Penalty code.  The first time it was the Legal comission in the Parliament to discard the proposed changes based on nothing, but desinterest in the matter. Thanks to the big public support the proposed changes have been reviewed again and this time have PASSED THROUGH Legal commision! The Parliament has made a promice to discuss the changes the following week.

Thanks to journalist Diliana Gaytanjieva  NOVA TV aired a shocking report in two parts about illegal dog fighting in Bulgaria. Of all the animal cruelty acts dog fighting is the only one banned in Bulgaria. There is a police officer involved in dog-fighting, the shocking report uncovers his face and name, showing him as a judge and organizer of dog fights. This man is still in the Police force. Please, join the FACEBOOK GROUP called officer Stefan Naydenov must be jailed for his crime by law.

Part 1 of the Nova TV story (WARNING – grafic images):

Part 2 of the Nova TV story (WARNING – grafic images):

As you are already informed – as many as 60 000 signatures have been deposited in the Bulgarian Parliament for a change in the Penalty code. The first time it was the Legal comission in the Parliament to discard the proposed changes based on nothing, but desinterest in the matter. Thanks to the big public support the proposed changes have been reviewed again and this time have PASSED THROUGH Legal commision! The Parliament has made a promice to discuss the changes the following week.

Hitarpetar.bg support to ARSofia

Posted on 02 February 2011

Hitarpetar.bg have strated an initiative in support of the dogs in Bogrov. 50 dogs are available for virtual “feeding” online. The dogs that get 1000 clicks by the end of February will get their monthly food as a gift from Hitarpetar.bg.

CLICK HERE to feed some dogs yourself!

SEE the new ARSofia VIDEO!

Posted on 25 January 2011

Here are some Bogrov pals asking themselves a simple question: Why don’t they like me?

CLICK HERE for a version in ENGLISH

…WHOEVER YOU ARE, I WILL LOVE YOU…


And also enjoy THE (hillarious) MAKING OF film:

Donations from Tierhilfe Sofia

Posted on 24 January 2011

Our sincere thanks to Tierhilfe Sofia for sending precious neutering materials and medication for the Bogrov clinic! Your help is deeply appreciated.

Neutered dog №500!

Posted on 24 January 2011

Grace is the one to draw the lucky number – 500!

There are now 500 dogs neutered by Animal Rescue Sofia in the Bogrov clinic alone!

A V-mark on the year and a tattoo are required for the marking of the stray dogs neutered on the territory of Sofia.

The dogs of Kremikovtzi are gaining weight

Posted on 22 January 2011

We are very grateful to Mrs Sonia Mritreva and our friends at Animalhope – Tierhilfe Nitra for helping us feed the dogs in Kremikovtzi. We’ve almost came to a point where the dogs are returning to a normal physical condition (at least the more social ones) and it is vital to have them healthy to a point where we can organize their neutering on the spot. Many of the disabled animals on the site have now learned that the appearance of Vessy and Marietta means food and they run out to greet them with wagging tales. Some of the pups have also began to be more social, we are vaccinating them on the spot. Here are a few photos from one of the routine feedings in the factory:

ARSofia newsletter: November-December 2010

Posted on 18 January 2011

ISSUE 02 – November – December 2010

DOWNLOAD ISSUE 2 or view it online on GOOGLE DOCS

Welcome to Issue #2. It has 6 pages and covers some of the most important activites happening at Animal Rescue Sofia in November and December. We are making our Newsletters in Bulgarian only, but you’re still welcome to have a look if you like.

Go to our NEWSLETTER PAGE in order to see ISSUE#1

Bogrov shelter on National TV

Posted on 12 January 2011

Our warm regards to Mrs Ivetta Shiligarova for making a report on adopting a stray animal in need!

Watch the video: