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ER: Sony

Posted on 21 January 2020

The adventures of the small cat in the big world.

One of the sweetest and purring kittens came to us with a pelvis fracture.


It is not an injury by a car. Most likely – it is by an injury by someone’s foot. We are not sure, so better not discuss it.


Sony had an emergency operation – young animals heal so fast, that there isn’t any time for doubts.

On one hand, this is bad, because broken bones quickly heal bad. But on the other hand – it is wonderful, because only few days., after the surgery,
Sony is as good as new!

Just take a look – isn’t he charming?

Sony would like to have a home of his own. If you like him, you are welcome to meet him at “The Farm”! If you like him, but cannot adopt him – please, share!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson за Stardust Pictures

A cry for help: Pancho

Posted on 16 January 2020

He doesn’t see the cars coming, because he is blind.
He doesn’t hear the horns of the angry drivers, because he is deaf.

He is not at home. He is on a main road, minutes away from being hit and killed.

There is a chain around his neck. A memory from the time when he wasn’t blind and deaf and had a home.

It hurts to imagine the fear and the terror, when he realized he is no longer at home, but at a place unknown and scary. A place he couldn’t even see or hear.

It hurts to imagine, how confused he was, wondering why isn’t he at home and what did he do wrong…


We don’t know the reason Pancho lost his sight and hearing. To find it out, we need to make a lot of test and examinations – most of them, really expensive (for example – the nuclear magnetic resonance alone, costs 350 BGN and it is not at all the only thing we must do).

We won’t lie to you. Most probably, even when we have a diagnosis, we won’t be able to reverse his condition.

But there is a spark of hope. A tiny chance for disease we can heal.

Pancho’s world is scary, without his senses.

Our world is empty, without hope.

Dear friends,

We would be extremely grateful, if you make a donation for Pancho.
Without promises, without expectations of miracle.

With only hope.

Via bank transfer:

First Investment Bank; 37 Dragan Tzankov blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria;
SWIFT: FINV BG SF

IBAN BGN: BG07FINV91501215999954;

IBAN EUR: BG50FINV91501215999956

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

Paypal: donations@arsofia.com
Epay: 2326683315

Thank you!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

ER: Lorena

Posted on 07 January 2020

Lorena. Homeless. Hopeless. But power and courage? She has plenty of them!


She was hit by a car and lost all chances of ever walking again. But yet, Lorena continued forward.

She kept on fighting, crawling, keeping her life at all costs.

Lorena is a mother. And a mother cannot give up.


She cannot give up, when four newborns rely on her – to feed them, to warm them.
She cannot give up, when four hearts beat only, because she is still fighting!
Taking Lorena was a hard decision – a hopeless case!
Not taking Lorena was impossible! She may be homeless. But she is not hopeless!

Stay by us, dear friends! For Lorena and for the hope!

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

SMS DMS DOG НА 17 777

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

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

ER: Hannes

Posted on 02 January 2020

Hannes is wonderful! Hannes is young and cuddly, playful and smiling!

Hannes is also abandoned and sick…

More and more dogs in Bulgaria suffer from heartworm. The owners of dogs like Hannes haven’t even heart of this disease and do not take any precautions for their dogs.

And when the hunting dog gets sick, when it starts coughing and becomes too skinny – it is time not to treat it, but to abandon it…

Hannes got lucky. He is with us at “The Farm” and step by step we are leading him to the healthy and happy life.

The treatment for heartworm is very expensive and risky for the dog. It is way cheaper to prevent it – many brands now have medications against it.

Being a responsible pet owner is a question of life and death! Inform yourself and include the prevention for heartworm in your monthly activities.

During the next couple of months, Hannes will be treated for the disease. We will sure stay by him.
Please, stay by us, because only together we help!

ER: Pero

Posted on 23 December 2019

Our clinic works for the homeless animals in distress every day of the year and we continue to introduce our patients to you! Because your donations are the only reason we manage to help them!


This young chap is Pero – a small sized dog, who came to us after a meeting with a vehicle.


Pero comes from a small village near Pazardzik – he got really lucky to be found and brought to “The Farm”.


Pero has neurological problem with one of his paws and more examinations and checks will follow. A specialist must let us know, if there is something we can do to make his life better.


For now he just enjoys his warm bed and doesn’t regrets his life choices.


Thousands of dogs like Pero come to our clinic sick or injured and leave next to their new owners healthy and happy!

You may also become a regular rescuer, by donating:

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

SMS DMS DOG НА 17 777

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

Thank you!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson за Stardust Pictures

ER: The girl from Rousse

Posted on 05 December 2019

This small homeless leopard caught our eye, because her painful weakness. We thought that a cat so skinny, is probably sick.

This is how, instead of roaming the streets of Rousse, she ended in “The Farm”.

Unfortunately, we were right – she has kidney failure. She is now under treatment and only eats special food.

It is a pleasure to see, that she already improves.

The girl from Rousse is sweet and cuddly cat. The fact we helped her survive, makes us extremely happy!
Thank you, for being with us! Together we help!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

ER: The reed puppies

Posted on 02 December 2019

Few days ago, four puppies arrived. They were found outside a village, in the reed. They were severely wounded – bitten by something, bleeding and sick. The blood loss and the parvovirus make their survival very unlikely.

One of the pups died the same evening.


The others are still fighting, along with our vet team.


Side by side by our donors, who make helping dogs like the reed puppies possible.

If you want to help us continue our work, you may donate:

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

SMS DMS DOG НА 17 777

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

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson

 

ER: Gunter

Posted on 21 November 2019

Sad, but true – despite all our efforts, sometimes the reason for a doggie to end up in the ER, are his roommates in the kennel.

Gunter is with us since he was a tiny little puppy. He was found by German tourists in… wait for it… Macedonia and as they weren’t aware he cannot cross borders just like that, at the end he came to us.

And because he was so tiny and young, he spent long time in the clinic, before he was fully vaccinated and ready to go with the others.

Though, his 4 roommates, although they are his size, attacked him yesterday.

 

Gunter is fine, just a bit scared, but we will keep him in the clinic for a bit more, because we don’t have other possibilities to place such a peanut.

“The Farm” is overcrowded for months. Dumping puppies in front of our door at night, became a threat for our existence – the lack of space and the overcrowding is not only dangerous in the way Gunter suffered. It also may cause spread of diseases, exhaustion of the staff and lack of funds to cover the expenses of all those animals.

Gunter and many like him need us. To help them, we need your help! You may help us continue, by donating:

First Investment bank,

SWIFT: FINVBGSF,

IBAN in levs: BG07FINV91501215999954;
IBAN in euro: BG50FINV91501215999956
AR Sofia Foundation
Paypal: donations@arsofia.com
Epay:  2326683315
Thank you!

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson  for Stardust Pictures

Alice in Wonderland

Posted on 18 November 2019

Alice in Wonderland? Are you sure?

If a pessimist takes a look at Alice’s life, probably he would say Alice has a very, very bad luck.
She was born in someone’s home, but left with her mother for only 2 weeks!

Then she and her siblings found themselves in a cardbox and thrown away. And among all 9, Alice was the one to somehow break her leg. And because of that, she is the only one, still living in the shelter, after all her siblings were adopted.

The optimist, though, would see something else!

Puppies, taken away from the mother so early and left on the street, had almost zero chance of survival.

Yet, the box with Alice ended up in our shelter and all 9 survived!
Yes, Alice has a broken leg, but she heals so well, soon no one will be able to say it happened!
She may be was left behind to wait for her adopter, but probably this is, because she is waiting for someone really special!

Tell us, isn’t that good luck? Aren’t miracles happening to Alice?

 

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

ER: Sara

Posted on 15 November 2019

We continue to introduce you our patients with the lovely paralyzed Sara.

Sara was hit by a car and left with fully paralyzed back legs. Yet, she still feels her legs and we hope she could get better after treatment.

It is probably too late for a surgery – before coming to us, Sara has spent some time at other clinics.

We don’t know what will happen to Sara after that. She cannot stay with us forever, because we don’t have the needed settings to give her a good life.

 

She has people, responsible and taking care of her, but they also don’t have a plan for her future.
If you have any ideas – let us know. Sara is an amazing doggie and deserves the best.

Photo credit: Ivanka Patterson for Stardust Pictures

ER: Sirma

Posted on 13 November 2019

This huge and incredibly good creature is the worst case we have had for years now.

A hit by a car leaves her broken. But the broken leg is not the worst.

The head trauma is much scarier – because of this Sirma is deaf and almost blind.

You may be wonder, if it isn’t more mercifully to put her to sleep?

You wouldn’t wonder, if you knew her.
If you have seen her wagging her tale, whenever we go near her.

If you could feel the beating of her heart, every time she cuddles.

Sirma is a dog, who lives to love. Her happiness doesn’t depend on hearing or vision. It depends on feelings. She wants so much to love and to be love!

Sirma is a dog that must be saved!

Photo credit: Ivanka Paterson for Stardust Pictures