few times already i start this post, i delete it and then i write it again and again… the reason is that this is not an article about inspiration and beauty but about the sad things in life, things that i have always avoided to write about here.
maybe most of you have a cause which you sympathize and help when you can – maybe you give something for the kids in africa, regions which were destroyed by hurricanes, unicef etc. today i would like to tell you about mine – for me the cause of choice is to help the homeless dogs in my home country bulgaria.
they are thousands, born on the streets or abandoned by inadvertent people, many of them are crippled or sick. some of them are abandoned just because they are old already!!! in bulgaria this problem is really huge.
there is one organization though, which has realized the scale of the problem and has clear strategy how to help. they are the incredibly kind people from “animal rescue sofia”. not only they castrate the street dogs, but they give home for more than 500 homeless dogs. some of the dogs are young, some are so old that nobody wants to adopt them and ars will be their last home.
the guys at ars have achieved incredible results – they found new homes of more than 2300 pets even though they receive absolutely no support from the european union, the government or sofia municipality.
so they were managing everything by their own and with help of kind people donating something.
the big problem came some time ago when they understood that they must leave the property where the shelter is located. it will be a disaster if all the 500+ pets are back on the streets.
there is a good and a bad news – the good news is that they have found a new place where they can relocate the shelter… the bad news is that they need €210.000 to buy the property.
ars calculated that if every person reading their page would donate only €10 for the new shelter, the fundraising initiative would be over in less than a month.
so maybe this is not your cause of choice or you can’t help yourself but it would be enough even to spread the word. thanks in advance on behalf of all the cute 4-legged friends at ars.
you can check more details and the progress of the initiative here: http://arsofia.com/shelter/
няколко пъти вече започвам този пост, трия, преправям и започвам отново и отново… причината е, че това няма да е публикация за вдъхновение и красота, а за тъжната страна на живота, тази която аз винаги съм избягвала тук в 79 идеи.
може би повечето от вас си имат кауза, на която да симпатизират и помагат – може би дарявате средства за децата в африка, за регионите пострадали от природни бедствия, унифец и пр. днес аз искам да ви разкажа за моята кауза – бездомните кучета на българия.
както знаете те са хиляди, родени на улицата или пък просто изоставени от безотговорни хора, някой от тях тероризирани и болни, а други защото просто са станали стари!!!
има организация, която е осъзнала същността и размера на проблема и има ясна стратегия, как да помага. това са невероятно милите хора от animal rescue sofia. не само, че те кастрират уличните животни, но са дом и за още 500 бездомни животни. някой от животните са млади и имат шанс да бъдат осиновени, за другите – старите обаче арс е последната възможност да изживеят дните си спокойно, на топло и с пълни стомахчета.
хората от арс са постигнали вече страхотни резултати – намерили са отговорни стопани за повече от 2300 животни и това при положение, че не получават никаква помощ от властите, нито от европейския съюз.
така те успяват да постигнат всичко това само с даренията на мили хора. големият проблем обаче се появява преди известно време, когато става ясно, че те трябва да напуснат мястото, в което приюта се помещава, а това означава да спрат да работят и да върнат всички 500 бездомници обратно на улицата.
има обаче добра и лоша новина – добрата е, че арс са открили ново място, където да преместят своя приют, лошата, че всичко това струва 210 000 евро.
арс са изчислили, че ако всеки човек, който посещава тяхната интернет страница дари минималното дарение от 10 евро, парите ще се съберат за по-малко от месец.
може би това не е вашата кауза или пък самите вие сте в нужда, но можете да помогнете дори ако просто разпространите този апел за помощ. аз ви благодаря предварително и от името на всички онези симпатични четириноги приятели на арс.
повече детайли и как тази кауза се развива можете да следите на страницата на арс.
you did the right thing making this post …internet have great power ….this holidays we were trying to help little boy in Poland….cancer attaced his eye ….there were really much money needed ….and we did it !!!!! I will keep my fingers crossed !!!kisses
welldone fo your actions!! i hope this post and the power of internet help!!!
I'm glad you decided to share about this. I feel my heart breaking a little bit for those poor puppies.
thank you for the support filipek :) happy that you made it with the little boy :)
Thanks for sharing. Those poor pets, i hope they will have a new place.
I read your blog every morning like a Good morning! Very compliments for All..this article is..a really good Thing..Elena
thank you, elena.
your comment means really a lot to me.
Please people donate!!! i have had two dogs from there and i know just how much work these guys put in, seeing some of the cases they have had and turned around and rehomed with out other funding is amazing.
I'll keep my fingers crossed for that case! Thank You for sharing it wiht us. I hope that the organisation will collect the suitable amount of money soon :-)
This post maybe is your best post ever! All my dogs I´ve ever rescued where from the streets, Hungary, Spain, Poland…and they all were amazing and good dogs. My new girl is from Hungary again and she is so cute, that I can´t find enough words for describe you ;o) From time to time I spend some money for those great organisations for helping the poor abandoned animals. I hope many many people will do the same! And I hope this kind of post will not be the last on your blog!
Greetings from Germany, geisslein.
It is a worthy cause! Thank u 4 sharing this. I did a donation and I hope many people will do the same to safe these abandoned animals. Good luck!
Same here. It's good to read that fellow decor bloggers can step out of their comfort zone for a good cause. I always thought your blog was a pretty space, now I know you're just as beautiful of a person on the inside as your blog is. Love and light, Radostina.
thank you vanessa. warm hugs from me.
hello geisslein, thank you for all your kind words. you have a beautiful soul and i'm so happy to have you around. warm hugs,
I am Portuguese and my heart goes to all these animals that are in need of help. I have made a donation and I hope that your organization buys the piece of land they need! Best wishes and good luck.
thank you dear si for your kind words. they mean a lot to me. i'm so happy to have so much supportive people here like you.
hello sofia. thank you for your help and for your good heart.
greetings and warm hugs from prague,
I always wish I could help all those poor animals out there… The situation in Poland is also very bad… I try to help the organisations and shelters as much as I can. We are constantly donating money to the shelter our doggy came from, and gathering food, blankets and other resources for the general use…. Unfortunately, sometimes its not enough because there is always more and more needed :( That's why I'm always happy to see other people understand the problem and try to help… It does increase awareness and it does help!
Big respect for this post Radostina. I'm glad you care. Hugs x
It´s amazing and great that so many other bloggers think the same way! Together – step by step, hand in hand – we all can change the world! Every little help is a step in the right way! "Be the change you want to see in the world" – like Ghandi said. Have a beautiful day!
thank you again geisslein… for the words, support and your great spirit. thank you.
sending love from here,
Hi Radostna ..right now the only way I can help is to write about your post at my blog …I just did it .. I just came to invite you to come and see …I hope you will like my post :)kisses
thank you dear, for your great post. i can't describe how happy you make me. thank you.
Hello: I am in the US, and the link won't open. I also googled Animal Rescue Sofia and it won't open either. Any thoughts? Is the site down today? Thank you.