Alexandra Sava and Oana Sava (founder) – Sava’s Safe Haven Community Projects Romania2018-08-17T10:22:18+00:00
Alexandra Sava

Alexandra Sava and Oana Sava (founder) – Sava’s Safe Haven Community Projects Romania

Date grant awarded: August 22, 2018

Alexandra Sava and Oana Sava are the founders of Sava’s Safe Haven Project, located in Village Branistea, Romania. They will provide free veterinary assistance to animals in the community, like surgeries, micro chipping, vaccinations, and tumor removals for sick animals.

In Romanian villages, most of the citizens keep their dogs tethered up on chains without proper food, shelter, and medical care. Most of these animals are not neutered and often escape. Consequently, a lot of unwanted dogs are born and abandoned on the streets. This trend is fueling the stray population numbers.

Sometimes people in urban areas contact organizations for support, but this is rare. Alexandra and Oana receive daily phone calls from people asking for their support. In some cases, some people abandon their dogs in front of their shelter or in nearby fields.

During their spay/neutering campaigns, Sava’s Safe Haven faces many problems caused by lack of education regarding animal welfare. Many people bring their animals without realizing what is involved in the sterilization process. Most of the people come to receive the benefits from the facilities like dog food, flea treatments, and collars. Alexandra and Oana started to realize that many people would never contemplate bringing an animal to a vet until the last moment due to lack of money or lack of veterinary clinics close to them. Many sick animals are left in agony unless they get real help in time. For the less fortunate animals, help never comes, or it is simply too late.

Sava’s Safe Haven would like to continue to work within the local community, helping poor villages and animals living in terrible conditions. Sava’s would like to create a long-term project to educate people about animal welfare issues and encourage them to bring animals to a vet for veterinary care. With Pollination Project funds, Sava’s Safe Haven Project can purchase education materials, diagnostic kits, a veterinary scale, surgical lights, and more equipment.

Sometimes people in urban areas contact organizations for support but this is rarely the case regarding older people of those living in rural environments.

As an animal shelter we receive daily phone calls from people asking for our support, only 1 in 10 calls came from people living outside the immediate area.

In some cases, people simply abandoned their dogs in front of the shelter or nearby fields. As the shelter is located between two villages within the Galati District it is however possible to communicate with people living in these places.

During our spay/neutering campaign Sava’s Safe Haven faces many problems caused by lack of education regarding animal welfare. Many people brought their animals without realizing what sterilization involved. Most of them came to benefit from the facilities offered by the organization such as dog food, flea treatments and collars. We realize that many people would never contemplate bringing an animal to a vet, until the last moment due to lack of money or lack of veterinary clinics close to them. Many ill animals are left in agony unless they get real help in time, but for the less fortunate animals help never comes or it is simply too late.

In the years ahead, Sava’s Safe Haven would like to continue to work within the local community, helping poor villages and animals living in terrible conditions.

Sava’s would like to create a long-term project to educate people about animal welfare issues and to encourage them to bring animal to a vet for veterinary care. We also conscien it is very important to encourage people to neuter their dog/cat to prevent unwanted puppies/kitties that inevitably became street animals.

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