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I love animals since I was a little girl.
I was blessed to live in the countryside with many animals and birds in my backyard, which helped me grow up with a true love and care for the animals 🙂
Ever since my mother taught me how to take care of our animals, making me very close to them and learn what responsibility for our animals meant and that they have needs, soul, and emotions.
First of all, I learned to respect and love them just as they are, maybe the most sincere creatures on Earth.
I carry both mercy and love for them 🙂 and whenever I get the chance, I help them. Personally can’t ever imagine life without animals. I can’t imagine life without the cuteness of the cats that come to me and beg for attention, or without their unconditional love for us humans 🙂
The problem of animal protection in Romania
I feel so sorry and I get so angry to see baby dogs and cats sometimes thrown in the streets just like garbage. How is this possible?
Throughout life, I’ve been traveling outside the country and saw that people take good care of the animals on the street, in addition to taking care of their own pets. And in some countries stray animals, dogs or cats are a rare sight.
In our country, it is a special thing to have an expensive animal breed which apparently adds something extra to the person who owns it. It is a financial effort and some people even spend the last penny for a dog breed that they need to have because it’s en vogue, while other animals that are free, the ones which can be adopted end up being thrown in the street because for example the cat had too many kittens, or have fleas, or consume too much food, and many other reasons like these…
The abandonment of animals is a huge problem in Romania. Some people bring their cats and dogs from the countryside to the city to get rid of them, hoping that somehow they will be OK … That’s what happens in good situations, though because often these animals do not get to see tomorrow, one way or another. And animal protection lies in helplessness.
My question is: if you are not able to care for an animal, why do you want it? Why do you make it hard for yourself?
The pet: a gewgaw or a family member
Your pet is not an object that you can take out for a walk, feed and show your neighbors how beautiful it is. But rather it is a family member with health problems, emotions, and feelings for other family members. It suffers when you scold it and is happy when you give it a little of your time. Having a pet, no matter what species or breed, is equivalent to having a child under your care.
I managed to adopt, without being ashamed, dogs and cats from the streets that were thrown in dumpsters by other neighbors.
This is Bobiță, I adopted him last month. He was crying when I found him on my way to the market. He gets along very well with Deea, my other adopted dog, which, even though she is older than him, plays with him from time to time.
Currently, I have three cats of European breed, or better say stray cats, but the breed doesn’t matter because we’re talking about little souls. These three cats found shelter and grew up in my attic. And they come back to me whenever they want a hearty meal and a good petting under their chins.
These three kittens are the ones I told you about which live in the attic of my home. Above them, you can see the bowl from which they drink water. They are all very playful and have beautiful deep eyes.
I don’t stop investing some of the money in food for dogs and cats and I will not stop doing it as long as I live.
Whenever I go to the market and see stray dogs and cats I don’t hesitate to stop and feed them or comfort them. I made nice relationships with other animals that I love, although I am not able to adopt.
Unfortunately, many of the stray cats that I took at home were poisoned by neighbors who seem to be bothered by them going in their yards.
I wonder what harm did these cats to their yards that they got poisoned?
What kind of human being is able to poison an animal and then sleep peacefully at night? Would they do the same to their own children or the children of others if they would enter their backyards?
In the image below there are two cats that I found on the street and unfortunately they don’t live now anymore because they were poisoned.
The stray dogs that I adopted survived because I kept them inside and I didn’t allow them to go outside 🙂 I wish I could save all the animals, but unfortunately in Romania is impossible. The animal shelters are already full and there is no money to feed them all appropriately… and animal protection is just in theory, but not in practice 🙁
This is Deea, my dog that I love very much. Her fur is a bit messy here because she doesn’t behave at the dog hairdresser 🙂
My wish for stray animals
I will end this article with some of my wishes for the animals from the street and hope my wishes get where they should be and change things to better, and let’s not forget we’re humans and we have a great responsibility to those who are smaller than us, whether they are people or animals.
I wish I could call the :
- animal protection when I see an animal mistreated or in danger.
- ambulance for animals when I see a wounded animal, without having to pay for it, because otherwise, nobody cares about these injured animals, only perhaps a volunteer veterinary doctor with a huge soul.
- we have highways only with asphalt and not with wounded cats and dogs or hit by cars, dead by the roadside.
- people to be more gentle and loving to their pets and to neuter them if they don’t want to have kittens or puppies.
- that if the people didn’t take the responsibility to neuter their pets, to give puppies or kittens for adoption and not to throw them away like garbage.
- the cruelty against animals to stop and to be kind to these little souls that are so vulnerable in front of us, the humans.
Let’s not forget that we are capable of love and care before harming an animal. And even more, let’s not forget we’re above all HUMANS.
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