For animals in desperate need, winter’s worst may be yet to come. Dropping temperatures, ice, snow, and rain will soon leave many neglected dogs in Romania soaking wet and shivering as they struggle just to make it through the long, bitterly cold nights.
Right now, determined fieldworkers supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund are delivering shelter, food, bedding, and other necessities to as many animals as they can reach – brightening the lives of lonely souls and offering them some respite from the elements.
In Romania, over 600,000 dogs and thousands of cats live on the streets. That’s more than in any other European country.
And many dogs who do have owners are still being forced to live outdoors even in the deadliest of weather extremes.
Sometimes, being provided with information by PETA Germany and its Romanian partner Eduxanima is enough to inspire owners to bring animals indoors with the rest of the family – but when that doesn’t work, the team does all it can to improve animals’ conditions by supplying doghouses, lightweight tie-outs to replace heavy chains, food, and medical care.
What You Can Do to Help Dogs and Cats
Please sign our petition calling on Romanian authorities to end the killing of homeless animals.
If you’re able to, please also help ensure that workers have the resources to be there for more animals in need by making a generous gift to PETA’s Global Compassion Fund right now.