Neutering remains a controversial subject in animal rescue. In some cultures, neutering campaigns are hindered by religious beliefs; in others, by poverty and ignorance.
However, the truth remains. One of the key reasons why dogs and other animals are regarded as vermin – instead of the loving companions they could be – is because of overpopulation; through no fault of their own, over breeding leads to unwanted animals, who, at worst, can attract the most brutal acts of cruelty.
Research shows that just one female can lead to 67,000 pups being born in her lifetime. In a country like Romania, most of those pups will be born into lives of terror and pain.
Neutering is a humane way to reduce the stray dog population. For this reason, Paws2Rescue continues to run its Happy Stitches campaign, in collaboration with CVD FarmaMed veterinarian Dr Diana Voicu and community organiser Banca DVS.
Its aim is to reduce the number of abandoned dogs and cats in Jilava county, one of the key peripheral communes outside Bucharest, by spaying and neutering stray dogs and cats or animals owned by people who may not be able to afford the surgery.
Neutering is a routine procedure carried out under general anaesthetic with no adverse effects to the dogs. One neuter costs just EU25 or £22, which will help prevent untold suffering amongst the pups the animal may have had.
Please support us in this, one of the more difficult aspects of dog rescue, so that we can continue to neuter Romanian dogs throughout 2018 and beyond.
If you’d like to help Paws2Rescue stop the suffering click on this link to make a donation and make a difference.