Help for Romania!
Dear animal friends,
two women live near the Hungarian border in Arad (Romania) and run projects for animal welfare for several years now. They accommodate dogs and cats, supply and castrate them and search new homes for their fosterlings.
Short time ago, they asked us and you for help. The mayor of this city recently announced that he rather would shoot all stray dogs instead of helping.
Here the original message: Please send the following letter to the mayor of Arad to support the work for the stray animals there. Also ask your friends and family to send it - the more, the better!
ARAD 310130 ARAD
Bulevardul Revoluţiei nr. 75, jud. Arad
Dear Mr. Falca,
I was shocked to hear from a friend living in Arad how negative your opinion is on stray animals in your town and in general.
Instead of helping you said it was best to shoot them. But this is not a solution – neither for the animals nor for the city of Arad. If you want to put an end to the stray problem, the only solution is spaying and neutering. This will help long-term and is also better for your and Arad’s reputation as an animal-friendly city with an animal-friendly mayor.
Why not support animal welfare organizations and shelters? They will do the work, they just need your financial support and better laws, which I am sure you can provide. have heard of APAM for example, a shelter in Arad in the village Minis (Ghioroc) helping strays by finding them a new home and/or spaying and neutering them.
Also, projects with strays show how much people can profit from these animals. They help disabled or traumatised children and elderly people to overcome diseases, cope with their daily life and bring more fun and positive aspects to people’s lives. All they need is training, which animal welfare organizations can provide. And isn’t it your job as the mayor of Arad to care for your people? This is a good way to care for people and animals at the same time.
I am asking you to please help the strays and people who want to help them. Your commitment and support will be much appreciated – not only in Arad!
Our translator translated the protest letter into Romanian. We now hope that a lot of people participate so that they finally begin to adhere to the existing laws for animal protection. The stray dogs need help instead of waiting for their death.
We hope that there will be a change in thinking, because the stray dogs now receive public interest and there are a lot of voices for the dogs from other EU countries. Please help and send an e-mail to the above mentioned e-mail-address.
Thank you. Here you can copy the Romanian translation.
Your Pfotenhilfe Europa team