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Why Neutering Cats is Important

Posted on 20 October 2011

We often talk about how important it is to spay/neuter both stray dogs and your own. So now we will give you some good reasons to spay/neuter your cat.

Just as in the case whit dogs spay/neutering is the most effective way to control the population of homeless cats. Here are some facts provided by Cats Protection, a leading UK NGO that helps about 193 000 cats annually.

Also spaying and neutering has a number of benefits for your domestic cat’s health. Some more info from VetInfo.com:

Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying a female cat provides the following health benefits:

  • Decreased risk of mammary gland tumors
  • Decreased risk of ovarian cancer
  • Decreased risk of uterine cancer
  • Decreased risk of pyometria (uterine infection following birth of kittens)
  • Three to five years longer life span

Neutering a male cat provides the following health benefits:

  • Decreased risk of prostate disease
  • Decreased risk of prostate cancer
  • Risk of testicular cancer eliminated
  • Three to five years longer life spa

Why Neutering Cats is Important

Posted on 02 October 2011

We often talk about how important it is to spay/neuter both stray dogs and your own. So now we will give you some good reasons to spay/neuter your cat.

Just as in the case whit dogs spay/neutering is the most effective way to control the population of homeless cats. Here are some facts provided by Cats Protection, a leading UK NGO that helps about 193 000 cats annually.

Also spaying and neutering has a number of benefits for your domestic cat’s health. Some more info from VetInfo.com:

Health Benefits of Spaying and Neutering

Spaying a female cat provides the following health benefits:

  • Decreased risk of mammary gland tumors
  • Decreased risk of ovarian cancer
  • Decreased risk of uterine cancer
  • Decreased risk of pyometria (uterine infection following birth of kittens)
  • Three to five years longer life span

Neutering a male cat provides the following health benefits:

  • Decreased risk of prostate disease
  • Decreased risk of prostate cancer
  • Risk of testicular cancer eliminated
  • Three to five years longer life spa

Naida

Posted on 09 August 2011

Nayda is a 4-5 y.o. sweet-tempered lady who was abandoned by her irresponsible owners on the streets of Sofia. She is a well-behaved, easy-going kind girl with a great attitude.

Nayda loves people and is very obedient. She is good with other animals and catches up very quickly. She will be a wonderful pet to someone who’d give her a chance.

Bemba

Posted on 01 August 2011

Sweet little Bemba is a 3 month old girl. She is beautiful, playful and very loving.

Bemba waits for her best friends to find her in Bogrov.

The VIVACOM gang

Posted on 27 June 2011

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04. Tascha – female, named by Darina Pavlova

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05. Mira – female – named by Vihar Georgiev

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06. Mila – female, named by Ilka Hristova

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07. Smiley – female, named by Branimira Ivanova

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08. Benny – male, named by Dimira Didi

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11. Branko Poslushanko – male, named by Dany Vassileva

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18. Layla – female, named by Marina Chukovska

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21. Kara – female, named by Ivona Ivanova

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23. Gerda – female, named by Tsvetanka Peneva Tsoneva

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24. Becca – female, named by Anny Mitareva

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A handful of puppies

Posted on 17 June 2011

6. SARAH (named by Konst. Grigorova) – female

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11. LITTLE (named by Milena Tencheva)

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12. JEFF (named by Konstanca Grigorova) – male

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13. BOBCHO (named by Nelly Goranova) – male

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Betty

Posted on 30 May 2011

Betty was born on January 7-th in a cold Sofia park. Complainig neighbours called Ecobalance and Betty’s mother and siblings were taken to Seslavtzi minicipal station. Kind people who knew the dog family took the puppies out of Seslavtzi and did all they could to rehome them.

This is how 4 siblings of Betty found owners. The fosters of Betty really wanted to keep her – but there is a huge problem – the family’s cat simply refuses to accept Betty’s presence and fights her off very viciously.

Betty is an absolutely wonderful dog – she is smaart and good-tempered. She knows all about appartment life, she has perfect hygiene, knows to walk on a lead and wuite a few tricks! Betty deserves a good home – she is a rarely good girl.

Nayda

Posted on 22 May 2011

Naida comes from the streets by one of the veterinarians Bogrov. She is now in a family, where she has already learned a lot. Her boss then trains dogs, and she has learned much Naida. Naida is a perfect puppy, which is good with everything and everyone can. Both dogs and cats with adult men and children. We also have a movie of her.

Nayda was born somewhere in November 2010 and abandoned on the street as a tiny puppy. She was placed happily in the foster home of Galia Konzova – a proffecional dog trainer. Thanks to Galia – young lady Nayda is an obediant, socialized, well-behaved and trained. She is friednly to all people and animals, playful, friendly and outgoing.

The smallest ladies of Bogrov – Olive, Bibi and Cookie

Posted on 10 May 2011

TINY – female, 1 year old, 4 kilograms

This sweet little girl was living tied on a chain heavier than herself, because she was going to “stomp the flowers”… As a result her self-esteem was stomped and sweet little Tiny is a bit shy. That is only at first moments of course – she is very quick to start wagging her little tail and giving kisses. Tiny is a wonderful sweet girl who needs her share of love and company, she will repay her adoptive parents many times in love and loyalty.

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BIBI- female, 3 years old, 6kg

Bibi has a wonderful sweet temperament and is very friendly and easy-going. She is fluffy and good-looking, very friendly to dogs, cats and people, likes attention and is interested in everything arround. She is small, but has none of that “small dog temperament” – she is balanced and sweet.

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MOLLY – female, 2 years old, 8 kilograms

Molly is a sweet, kind, loving, friendly, beautiful and well-behaved lady who is just a great dog alltogether. She loves everyone and will do all in her power for people to like her. Molly is a rarely good dog, waiting for her best friends to come pick her up from the shelter.

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COOKIE – female, 1 year old, 4 kg

Unveleivable Cookie comes form Kremikovtzi. You could not ask for a sweeter, kinder, gentler, funnier, frendlier dog. She is everything a person would want in a friend!

Look how Cookie looked before we bathed her:

Mamasha – now Dunda – goes home!!!

Posted on 03 May 2011

Our warmest regards to Simona Charakchieva who has taken Mamasha home! Her new name will be Dunda (meaning fattie), try and guess why!

Dunda came to us as a nurcing mother – skin and bones. Her pups were weaned, she was neutered and than she began to eat, forgetting to ever stop. We believe that if it’s not for Simona, Dunda would have inevitably gotne stuck in the cage door forever one of these days… She is a warm-hearted, gentle girl with loads of love to give.

Simona has already adopted a dog from us – elderly setter Harry who was dumped on the street by careless owners. Now Simona reaches out to poor Dunda who has a chronic demodexosis and will be in need of special care all her life. We are very grateful to Simona for adopting these two dogs who’d otherwise have very little chance of happiness. Simona also organized colleagues from VIVACOM as volunteers in the shelter – many of them have become regular volunteers with Animal Rescue Sofia.

Good lick to you, Simona and Dunda!

Seara

Posted on 23 April 2011

Hello, may I introduce myself – my name is Seara. Let me try to tell you a few words about me: I was born in the middle of August 2008 in front of an old residential block in the center of Sofia, Bulgaria. Me and my siblings were a good team – I think I was smallest one of a total of 7 cute puppies. At the beginning we were very happy, the children from the neighborhood played with us all the time, but one day I heard the voice of a stranger forbidding them to pet us again, because they had “already bought poison for us”. I didn´t get what these words meant, but the only thing I know is that shortly afterwards my mother disappeared and over the next few days all of my siblings were gone at once. Suddenly I was all alone and so afraid. And exactly at this point a big miracle happened in my life – a nice family saw me and took me with them. Since then we live together in their apartment in Sofia.

From the beginning, they keep on telling me how blessed I am because they chose me among so many other hungry puppies on the street. And yes, that’s true, I really am a very appreciated pet, at home I have everything I need – my own big and soft dog bed, lots of toys, healthy and delicious food, long daily walks, I also receive a lot of attention and love … But even though I like my human family, as time goes by, I get more and more certain this is not the right way of life for me. What I´m dreaming of is to be free to run around and play with other dogs all day long. Well, it´s all right, I´ll confess that even though my owners tried to train me, I don´t really like to listen to their commands when they call me and once they let me off the leash, I will just run away and won´t go back into the apartment. I like the feeling that I can go wherever I want and then the whole neighborhood is mine – I roam around for days and nights without missing anything. To be honest that feels so good that I get a little angry if they catch me and bring me back to them in the apartment. So let me put it simply, I am in love with freedom, such an apartment life is really not a thing for me …

Apparently I managed to convince my owners about it too. Recently they talked about how much they loved me and that they would never voluntarily give me away, but slowly they can no longer believe that they can make me happy … And because I also love them so much and don´t want to cause them no headaches any more (every time they see me alone on the street,  the neighbors would think I was kicked out and then they would get very angry at my owners), we decided together to find a new home for me.

My new owners should know that I am vaccinated, neutered (as a puppy) and chipped and have been regularly dewormed and treated against ticks and fleas. I also have a dog pass. I weigh 19-20 kg and am a medium sized dog. I will come to you with all my “accessories” (leashes, toys, dog bed, brushes …). I´ve been housebroken since the age of 6 months and I keep my home 100% clean. I am also a very nice girl – I really and wholeheartedly enjoy meeting and playing with all kinds of people, even a complete stranger can immediately become my friend. I also love children and allow them to play with me as they like without getting angry, the main thing that we all have fun at the game.

I usually get along well with other dogs, but here´s a thing about me – lately I like to growl at them first before I come near to show them my real intentions – and that is to play with them until they drop. In such moments I could look a little scary but I can assure you that I have never attacked or bitten an animal in my life. I say it again – my real purpose is not to hurt anybody, but to show the other dog that I am not just some puppy, but a Very Important Person . Ok, all right, I confess, I am a little spoiled and my new owners will have to work on my obedience, but I (who doesn´t like to boast a little?) also am a smart girl and a quick learner.

And finally, I would like to say it for a last time again – my real hobbies are running around, playing and being active, so please, don´t pick me, If you’d like a quiet pet – you will be very disappointed! But on the other hand, if you are an energetic person, who has enough time for consequent trainings and long walks, I´ll make you the happiest dog owner in the world, I promise!

Well, I think I´ve written enough, and now it’s your turn! I am looking forward to your reply, best wishes from Sofia, Seara

Здравейте, приятно ми е да се запознаем, казвам се Сеара. Ще се опитам накратко да ви разкажа всичко за мен: родих се в средата на август 2008 година пред един блок близо до „Sky City“ в София. Бяхме голяма тумба бебета – мисля, че аз се падах изтърсачето от общо 7 пухчета. В началото беше много весело, непрекъснато идваха децата от квартала, за да играят с нас, но скоро чух някакви хора да ги предупреждават да не ни пипат, защото щели да купуват отрова. Не разбрах какво имаха предвид, но малко след това мама изчезна, а после постепенно и всичките ми братчета и сестрички. Останах съвсем сама и много ме беше страх. И точно тогава се появиха едни добри хора и ме взеха да живея с тях. Още от самото начало те все ми повтаряха, че съм благословена, щом са избрали да спасят именно мен и наистина в апартамента имах (и досега имам) всичко – мое собствено голямо и меко легло, панички, много вкусна и разнообразна храна, всякакви играчки, дори четки за ресане, дълги разходки в парка, внимание, обич… Но колкото повече време минава, толкова по-сигурна ставам, че, макар и много да обичам моите хора, това не е животът, който бих избрала да водя оттук нататък. Мечтата ми е да тичам свободна и независима и да играя по цял ден – казано просто, добре де, ще си го призная – колкото и да ме тренираха, и досега отказвам да ги слушам и когато ме пуснат от каишката, не ми се прибира обратно в жилището. Пуснат ли ме веднъж, кварталът става мой, мога да се скитам по цели дни и нощи и нищо не ми липсва. Честно да ви кажа, дори ми е толкова хубаво, че искрено се ядосвам, когато ме хванат отново и ме качат в апартамента, пак ви казвам, аз съм свободна душа, такъв живот наистина не е за мен…
Явно и стопаните ми са се убедили в това, последния път ги чух да си казват колко много ме обичат и как дори не биха и помислили да ме подаряват, но вече не смятат, че мога да бъда щастлива при тях… И понеже и аз ги обичам и не искам повече да им създавам грижи (съседите от квартала смятат, че съм изгонена от вкъщи всеки път, когато избягам и много лошо се карат на стопаните ми), заедно решихме да потърсим нови хора за мен.
Новите ми стопани трябва да знаят, че аз съм ваксинирана, чипирана и кастрирана (още като бебе), най-редовно вътрешно и външно обезпаразитявана и с паспорт. Тежа 19-20кг и съм като цяло средно куче. Ще дойда при тях с всичките ми принадлежности (каишки, играчки, легло, четки…). Още от 6-месечно бебе съм научена да не върша нищо в апартамента и оттогава спазвам това правило съвсем стриктно. Освен това съм голяма симпатяга – ужасно обичам да си общувам с всякакви хора и най-голямото ми удоволствие е, когато някой ми се радва. Страшно харесвам децата и никак не им се сърдя, каквото и да ми правят. Разбирам се и с други кучета, но напоследък обичам да ги плаша и да ги изръмжа страшно, преди да се хвърля в луда игра с тях. Пак казвам – ръмжа плашещо, но само се правя, досега никога не съм нападнала никого. Просто харесвам имиджа на страшната непозната, но още повече обичам играта, която идва след това. Като цяло съм малко разглезена и новите ми стопани ще имат работа по възпитанието ми, но затова пък (кой не обича да се хвали?) съм страшно схватлива и умна. И пак казвам – моето хоби е да тичам и да бъда страшно активна, моля ви, не ме избирайте, ако искате кротко домашно кученце – много ще ви разочаровам. Ако обаче сте активен спортист със свободно време за тренировки и дълги разходки, ще ви направя най-щастливия стопанин на света, а аз умея това, убедете се сами!!!
Е, това май беше всичко за мен. А сега вие сте наред! Очаквам ви с нетърпение, специални поздрави от София, Сеара

Knut

Posted on 15 April 2011

Knut is an abandoned 11-12 years old granddad. He was left on the street in a Sofia neighbourhood by his owners and suffered many attacks form local stray dogs. Knut was in panic and total shock of what had happened to him and clinged to humans as his only hope.

Knut is now in the Nurcery home at Bogrov. He is still a bit troubled and feels insecure. It is a shame that such a good boy should have to go through so much difficulty in the end of his life. Hopefully Knut will find someone who would give him a chance to live out his remaining days in dignity.