Our “Franziska” clinic is always full of dogs that have nowhere else to go. Some of them are our own, shelter dogs, others come in only for treatment, and some come for treatments and stay with us. We introduce you to a few of the more complicated cases we’ve treated in the past month.


IMG_2845 IMG_2849

This little girl with a crushed leg came to us from the Eastern part of Sofia. Her leg was very scary, probably crushed by a car, perhaps she was sleeping under it, when it started… The wound is being treated with honey, iodine and antibiotics, a few toes are gone, but her recovery is going very well. The doctors think that in 2-3 weeks, they will be moving her from the “patient” list to the “happy shelter dogs” list.


Clara is very young, not even 5 months old, she is very friendly and kind and she would really be happy if people would decide to adopt her locally, such a great little angel. Of course – by then, she will be vaccinated and healthy.

Granny Alma

Kind people were driving by us to Pirdop one morning. They saw this old lady slowly walking by the road in the middle of nowhere. In the evening, when they were coming home, they saw her again, only this time, covered in blood, after a car had hit her.

DSCN3071 DSCN3073

Alma also has a decubital wound on her leg, and it probably has been quite a while since she has had problems with her leg. The car-accident had deprived her of whatever was left of her strength. She had lost loads of blood and d-r Stankova fought for her life in urgency.

DSCN3084 IMG_3838

Despite her age, despite the decubital wounds she has on her hind thy, granny Alma is already recovering and piling up strength. She is a wonderful dog, by the way, it’s so sad to know that her old age will be a problem for her rehoming, she deserves all the love in the world.

Daddy, from Seslavci

DSCN3088 DSCN3089

This poor guy – also quite old – we took from the municipal dog pound in Seslavci, for treatment. He had ascites – fluids piling up in the stomach. D-r Rangelova and d-r Stankova fought for him many days, but sadly – he couldn’t make it.

DSCN3093 DSCN3095

From one moment on Granddad started to fill his lungs with fluid as well, and he was humanely put to sleep. At least he didn’t go in suffering…

Cherry, a pet

tumor1 tumor3 tumor4

This is a very, very old dog, from the village of Katina. She is an owned dog, lives in the yard of people who have been permanently unemployed in the last years. They took her to the vet for the tumor, but he told them the surgery will cost 400BGN and…that was that. Luckily, d-r Stankova saw her and offered help. A week after her surgery, the dog is already much livelier, looks younger and even makes funny attempts to jump.

We will never turn back a person who doesn’t have money for treatment, if we are able to help. You can always count on that.

Geeny, from a factory yard

IMG_3600 IMG_3601

This girl was guarding a yard at a factory. The man who brought her here assumed other dogs had tried to enter and bitten Geeny, but the vets think the wound was artificial. She came to us a few days after it happened, the wound was infected, so it had to be cleaned and drained. The girl will be back in a few days for full closure.

Baby, with a paw crushed on the rails

A kind girl was getting on the train when she saw a big dog nervously sniffing something on the tracks. She went over to see it, and realized it was a mother, trying to save her puppy – the baby’s leg stuck between two rails. Not the long ones, but the ones that move when the wagon is supposed to change tracks. How unlucky – the puppy was there in the wrong time…

IMG_3998 IMG_4001

This baby’s leg is very similar to Clara’s and we hope we will be able to treat it non-invasively. The good thing is that the people who found her, will be keeping her till she is vaccinated, and she will be loved, as any little baby needs to be, especially in their first months.

Can you help us? Even by little?

Dear friends, the shelter clinic really needs your help.

Currently, we cannot take on any urgent cases, since we have a very large, uncovered bill at the Central Veterinary Clinic. We are missing most of the more expensive medications, we are trying to finish equipping the surgery and it’s been months since we’ve been able to put even the smallest sum aside for it….

FIBank; 37 Dragan Tzankov blvd, Sofia, BG; SWIFT: FINV BG SF

IBAN BGN: BG07FINV91501215999954; IBAN EUR: BG50FINV91501215999956

BENEFICIARY: A R Sofia Foundation; 23 James Bourchier blvd, Sofia, BG


1 лев дарение за абонати на vivacom, telenor и m-tel (няма ДДС)

The reconstructions have nearly finished, but we are simply exhausted. Please, if you can help, even by very little, do so. Your help will be saving lives, you will be helping dogs that have nowhere else to go. We know it looks like  its all fund and smiles here, but we need you now more than ever.

We thank you.
They thank you too.
No matter they don’t have a way to say it…
Their hearts are in the right places.



21 April 2016 | Blog

Facebook comments:

Leave a Reply: