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A mother

Posted on 17 March 2015

A mother will understand. She knows the sacrifice, the devotion, the care, in all causes …

A mommy, mommy dog, showed us how powerful love can be, how brave the heart is, when you need to protect your child…

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Sunny is just a stray dog. She is so small – how has she even survived outside ?!

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Sunny has raised her babies, looking for food in bins and begging people. Until the day an owner releases his dog and it  rushes toward the helpless puppies.

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Nothing could stop Sunny to protect them – nor she was much, much smaller than the  attacker, neither  the fact he broke her spine like a match …

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Sunny managed to save only one of her babies, but paid a huge price – she will never walk again, never run. But she is a mother and keeps on – looking for food in trash bins and begging people for help, but this time – dragging on her front paws…

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Sunny and her little girl are now with us. A tiny mother-heroine and her tiny child. Sunny does not complain. No crying, no regrets. Takes care of her child, with so much love.

 

 

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What will happen then? We do not know. We can only admire this mommy and pray for luck …

The reason

Posted on 12 March 2015

Sandy’s family is celebrating 5 years with him! 5 years, since we took Sandy from the municipal dog pound in Seslavtzi and he found love and happiness in Holland!

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2009, Sandy in the municipal dog pound in Seslavtzi

Betty, his wonderful mom, sent us this letter, and made us smile and cry at the same time:

The Reason

(to you from all your rescue dogs)

I would’ve died that day if not for you.
I would’ve given up on life if not for your kind eyes.
I would’ve used my teeth in fear if not for your gentle hands.
I would have left this life believing that all humans don’t care
Believing there is no such thing as fur that isn’t matted
skin that isn’t flea bitten
good food and enough of it
beds to sleep on
someone to love me
to show me I deserve love just because I exist.
Your kind eyes, your loving smile, your gentle hands
Your big heart saved me…

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You saved me from the terror of the pound,
Soothing away the memories of my old life.
You have taught me what it means to be loved.
I have seen you do the same for other dogs like me.
I have heard you ask yourself in times of despair
Why you do it
When there is no more money, no more room, no more homes
You open your heart a little bigger, stretch the money a little tighter
Make just a little more room…to save one more like me.
I tell you with the gratitude and love that shines in my eyes
In the best way I know how
Reminding you why you go on trying.

I am the reason!

The dogs before me are the reason!
As are the ones who come after.
Our lives would’ve been wasted, our love never given.

We would die if not for you!

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Congartulations for the adopted ones!

Posted on 11 March 2015

Doing what we do, being where we are… It is all worth it for one and only reason – the happy endings! This feeling, when you see once unwanted animal in its new family, it pays back the cruelty we see, the pain we witness every day…

And here they are – the ones we’ll no longer worry about:
Bobby spent with us more than 4 years. Very unfair, having in mind that Bobby has always been such a lovable and sweet boy. We are so happy to tell you, that thanks to Joanna Ivanova, from now on, he will be an apartment pet.

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Sam has had good luck on his way here. He was hit by a car, found and operated pro bono in Central Vet Clinic and spent just a few months with us, before his people find him!

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This tiny baby also didn’t wait too long, before his road crosses Constantine Bonev!
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There were several candidates for Raya. We were worried how we’ll choose the best one, but at the end we even didn’t have to, because Raya chose by herself. For her, it was a love of first sight at the moment she Alexandra Mechkova!

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Thanks to the adoption weekends in Pets&U, our sweet Amora from now on will be called Hella and will go wild in the home of Christiana Muhovska!

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Also adopted in Pets&U are Rony, the funny shortlegged girls, taken home by Rumen Stoykov and the cat Topcho, adopted by Desislava Dimitrova and Slavi Georgiev!

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As we said CONGRATULATIONS and all the best to adopters and animals!

Bubi the menace

Posted on 23 February 2015

Well, that was a surprise!

We were afraid that with the broken spine, Bubi will never walk or stand again, despite the operation.

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But only a few days after her surgery, made thanks to your donations, Bubi is not only walking on all her legs, but also proved keeping a dog in the office (because for now this is the only warm place in “The Farm”) is not a very good idea.

So, the news about her are great!

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This morning we found the office ruined:

The door of her cage was broken, which means she is standing well.

Everything from the tables was put down on the floor, which proves she can stay on her back paws freely.

Bubi was so happy with her menaces, so we presume the pain is gone.

Thank you, dear friends, for giving her life!

Every breath she takes,

Every move she makes,

Every glass she breaks,

This is thanks  to you!

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Please, help Bubi live

Posted on 19 February 2015

We realize only a week ago you’ve already helped us for the operations of Stefan and Jorje.

We realize we can’t help everyone.

We realize Bubi is not a breed dog or a sweet puppy with certain future.

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We realize Bubi is only a 5-6 years old dog with a broken spine.

We realize spine operations are costy and unsure. We realize she’ll probably never get adopted and even if we manage to find the huge amount for her operation; even if the operation is successful, she willprobably stay in our shelter forever.

We are not stupid, we know it. But without operation, Bubi will die. And despite everything we mentioned, we want Bubi to live. We want to help her. Would you?

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We need 1350 levs for her urgent operation. Please, help! Please, donate for Bubi’s life!

Our bank details:

FIRST INVESTMENT BANK

37 Dragan Tzankov blvd, Sofia, BG

SWIFT: FINV BG SF

IBAN for BGN: BG07FINV91501215999954

IBAN for EUR: BG50FINV91501215999956

BENEFICIARY: A R Sofia Foundation

23 James Bourchier blvd, Sofia, BG

You can also donate via Paypal and Epay or on spot at Central Vet Clinic.

 

Once again: 24 new lives

Posted on 17 February 2015

Another great trip gave homes and happiness to 24 of our doggies!

We thank our partners from Holland for being there for our less fortunate animals!

The first one is the Daughter – we named her so, because she was walking after d-r Polly Ilieva like a duckling after his mother. She had a very bad street life – she was hit by car at least twice and as a result of the bad way the bones healed, her hips were so tight, that she couldn’t eat any hard food. Noone wanted to adopt her here, but thank God the Dutches don’t mind giving wet food forever.

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6 puppies, abandoned near our shelter and found at the very last moment, before they go out on the main road. They spent 3 month in a foster home and now finally went home for good. By the way, they aren’t usually pink, but their blanket was red and painted them…

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Probably some of you recongized in them Michail and Michaela – yes, this is them, among their litter. After their weekend in Pets&U when noone liked them, it was about time to grab someone’s heart…

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The same story as them have Dori and Dash – they were raised in a foster home, went to the pet shop and then come back to us. Happy end!

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Freya was adopted few months ago. Recently her owners changed their mind and brought her back to the shelter. Luckily, she spent only a few weeks, before her Dutch happiness to appear!

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Kelly and Kary are two sisters, two sweet teddy bears. We were very surpised noone like them here, but anyway, now they are home.

 

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One extremely litter came in the Farm a day we found out there is distemper in the shelter. The good thing is they came with their mother, so their immune system was much better.

Here they are – 8 puppies!

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Raya is one of the many reasons we don’t like hunters… She was bought for a hunting dog, but as good and lovable as she is, this didn’t work. So, she end up in a shelter. Good thing she end up in our shelter, so now she is home!

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Marco is one of our distemper survivers! We are so happy he made it through the bad and now is the time for the good…

 

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Santo and Trick are the last heroes in this saga. They both were found by good people who took care after them until we find a home.

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So, this is it! 24 lives saved, more to come!

 

Monthly report January 2015

Posted on 11 February 2015

Dear friends,

It is time to summarize for you, our donors, volunteers and fans, what we’ve done in the first month of this year.

Well, we couldn’t avoid the crisis and the decrease of the donations made us decrease the number of the staff. Instead of 4 vets and 6 keepers, in the Farm now work 2 vets and 4 keepers.

We finally took the dogs inside their new building! There is still more to do, but little by little we’ll do it by ourselves.

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We made the annual revaccination of our dogs. As you know, all our dogs are fully vaccinated and January is the month when about 160 of them need to be revaccinated.

We found new homes for 33 dogs and 16 cats!

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We took and placed in foster homes 30 puppies!

We took and placed in foster homes 6 cats!

We had 9 emergent cases. They are 2 dogs, hit by cars,  2 shot by people, 1 fallen in a hole and 3 sick – a cat with pyometra, a dog with cancer and a dog with hypothyroidism.

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Bono, hit by car

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A cat with pyometra and severe nose infection:

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Richi, fallen intestinals:

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Sharo, cancer

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A dog fallen in a hole

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Valentina, shot

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Shushi: Skin disease and hypothyroidism.

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We “spent” 3000kg of dog food. 1160kg of it we bought thanks to your purchases of food in Pets&U! The rest was donated by Stibis Hundeparadies!

That’s all for now. If you like our work and want us to continue helping stray animals, you can donate through Paypal, Epay and bank.

And here is the list of the people because of whom all this was made – our donors! Thank you!!!

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Regards from the pug Pavlinka

Posted on 11 February 2015

Hello dear people!

Do you remember me? It is me, Pavlinka, the elderly pug.

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For about a year and a half I am not with you in the shelter, but at home with my mom and dad. A lot of people thought I won’t live much…. but I am fine and healthy.

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I have my everyday rituals: every morning and evening I sing a song, before breakfast and dinner; I always tell my mom when I need to go out and in the evenings I always make mom and dad take me on the couch, so I can watch TV with them. Sometimes I have to shout at little Max, if he makes Mom and Dad angry or if he wants to eat my food… Of course, every night I spent with Mom and Dad in the bed – otherwise I cannot sleep. Probably this is because my stay on the street… But everything is OK now.

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I am so happy! Щастлива съм!
I have jackets, a wide choice of nice food, Mom and Dad take me with them everywhere – even on the seaside! I have a young friend – Max (he is a pug as well) and sometimes he is the one who takes care after me, and other times – I need to act as his mother. We are very attached to each other. …
I even have a doctor of my own – D-r Genov from the Central Vet Clinic. He watches for my health and calls me “My darling”.

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I want to thank you for saving me from the street and gave me to my Mom and Dad!

I also want to thank you, that you keep on saving other unfortunate doggies like me!

I wish you all the best in this year and to tell you one more time how happy am I!

I attached and some photos of me, to see how fine I am.

Kindest regards,

Pavlinka

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CRY FOR HELP: Stephan and Jorje need you

Posted on 05 February 2015

So far, Stefan undoubtedly got lucky. After the appearance of photos and videos on Facebook, showing the dire situation of the front legs, many people committed to help him. In the life of this homeless dog in Varna, appeared Alexander and his friends. They found him a temporary home and took care of him while finding an option.

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When we went to Sevlievo to take him (Alexander managed to organize his transport from Varna to Sevlievo), we found him much better looking, thanks to the food and care he had in his foster home:

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But now we have the task to take care of his feet. He needs arthrodesis on his both legs to walk again normaly and without pain. Despite the special prices weget in Central vet clinic, his operation would cost 700 BGN.

Jorge is a typical rural “pet” cat. His story is also typical for rural cat. About a month ago he was shot with an air rifle. His leg was broken and as the time passed it cicatrized badly. Yesterday, limp and helpless,  Jorge again met a “man”. He was kicked. The kick broke not only the already broken leg, but his spine as well. Naturally, the idea of paid vet was not on the öwner’s”agenda, so Jorge was abandoned in the Farm.
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According to Dr. Zlatinov the chances of full recovery of Jorge are big. But there is no time to wonder – the leg should be break again at the old fracture and adjusted properly and to fix the new fracture. More urgent, however, is fixing the spine. Operations 3 in 1, which will exceed 1000lv.

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We are already owe money to CVC, because of Valentina and some old patients who needed nail removes.

Unfortunately, we do nota have 1700lv for Stefan and Jorge.
The amount is huge, we know that, but we have no choice but to asking you for help. Both guys have no chance without you!
If you want to  help us saving Stefan and Jorje,you can donate by epay, paypal or bank. You can also donate for them on spot at Central Vet Clinic (just don’t forget to say the name of the animal you want to donate for).
The chances of raising the whole amount are small, so, please, mention the name of the animal you would like to donate for. We will not be able to decide alone whose life to to save …

 

 

Ladies and gentlemen – the Dutches

Posted on 29 January 2015

Here we present you the new group of animals which changed the harsh Bulgarian reality with new homes in Holland!

IMG_6274   It is said that black dogs are adopted most rarely. For Bulgaria, it is valid for brown dogs. Being brown is the only “bad” thing we can say about Otto – he spent with us years and years, and all this time he was the best dog! Sadly, noone adopted him, because of his browness… But enough – he is now with people, who can see beyond the color and straight in his heart!  We cannot be happier for him right now!

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Holly   Arda, Roxy and Holly are from our distemper survivers. They have struggled for their lives a lot, but  as you can see, it worths it – they are now healthy and at home!

 

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Bush&Plium and Melody&Diesel are out of litters, prepared for adoption in foster homes and didn’t get lucky during their adoption weekends in Pets&U. Well, it obviously was so, because their happiness was in the land of the tulips:)

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Galin-male-15.09.14   This is Galin. Or used to be – new country, new home, new name…

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Luna-female-15.09.14   and Luna – different puppies, same story – dumped as tiny puppies, found and raised by wonderful foster families. For us was left the last part of the rescue – finding new homes. Done!

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Pinkoleta - 20.05.2014-2   Last, but not least, are the kitties! Five of them will now purr away from the streets of Sofia!

We want to thank our partners in Holland, for helping this wonderful gang and our supporters and donors, for helping the happy end happening! 18 animals saved! Thousands to go!

 

Sharo’s new home

Posted on 27 January 2015

When we took the signal for Sharo – a dog with a huge tumor on the head – we were hoping we can help him.

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After the tests and examinations, we felt desperate – there was nothing we could do to safe him.

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There was only one good news – Sharo isn’t in pain. So, if we could find him a home, he could spend his last days (or weeks, or months) happy, calm and loved…

But is it even possible? Finding a person, who’d love Sharo even with this huge scary tumor on his face, sounds impossible. Is there such a person, who’d `take a dog,  for which we know won’t live long?

Well, here’s the answer – Sharo was adopted!
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Our vet, d-r Marieta Stankova, decided Sharo is too sweet to spend alone his final time. She decided, after he was betrayed by the humans when he needed them most, she can at least try to comfort him and give him warmth, security and love.

Now Sharo shares a coach with our great Marieta, Diva (also adopted from us a few years ago) and Ochko (an abandoned old one-eyed dog she saved from the street)!

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Marieta says Sharo is very happy and gratefull! We are happy and gratefull as well! Thank you, Marieta, for being such a great person!

We wish you and Sharo many more happy days!

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During Saturday

Posted on 26 January 2015

It was supposed to be a calm Saturday here, in the Farm, as it was a working day.
Instead of this there were:

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Exactly 95 volunteers joined our 6 people from the staff during this rainy Saturday!
We are xtremely happy that so many people decided to dedicate their day in helping the animals:)

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Each of our 200 dogs got more than one hour personal attention!


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Thank you, dear friends and come back soon!

A chance one in a million!

This is one lucky friend! He fell down in a trap in an abandoned and ruined house and the chances that someone hear or see him were so, so minimal!
He stayed there for many, many days, when suddenly Lolita and Simeon entered that place to see shoot a movie. The rest is clear – they saw him and called us. This is what out people saw when reached the place:

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We took him:

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And examined him:

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He is about 6-7 years old boy and spent not less than a week in this trap! He is extremely dehydrated and infected – he wounded his mouth when he fell and a week (at least a week) later the infectiin is severe!

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Now, when he is safe, everything looks much more better!

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To survive a carcrash like a boss!

A chubby lady did it – survived a car crash like a boss – she was lucky enough to be taken by eyewitnesses, immediately brought to the Farm, examined and sent to the Central Vet Clinic!

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Her broken elbow needed a surgery. And got it.

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Of course, we already owed money in the clinic and now we made a second operation without actually paying it, but -look at her – how could we say no?!?

So, that was our Saturday. A normal day in the Farm…