SAV Facebook: Join Up With Us And Explore A Whole Lot More For Stray Animals And their Welfare Campaigns.

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 We now have 992 members on our SAV Facebook page; so very rapidly approaching 1,000.

Do you want to get even more news about stray animal issues throughout the Balkans and the EU ?  –  then join up with the Facebook community for free.

Petitions, Adoptions, Donations to help, Latest Shelter news etc, etc – it is all located here.

Sign up now and be an ‘SAV Facebooker’ – don’t miss out on anything regarding stray animals.




As an example, Enjoy watching all the cats in the following videos from Shelter Felix, Serbia:





Romania: 8/10/13 – Subject – (RO) Update re. Situation at Botosani.


ADOR Flyer

Subject: (RO) Update re. Situation at Botosani

Asociatia Ador

6 hours ago near Botosani, Romania

My friends…the meeting with the city hall had place today.

Even if the authorities ware pretty unfriendly against Ador

– they said they will not kill the dogs if there are 2 conditions:

1. the dogs will have food, given only by the animal lovers, the city hall will stop feeding them

2. If the dogs are not adopted and the shelter is full the dogs will be killed.

What we need now, and urgent is this:

– 525 bags of 10 kg/month, for the dogs in the Ps (350 dogs) One dog eats 15 kg food in one month.
– adopters
– a big foundation that will help with an neutering campaign for the dogs with owner, so no more dogs will be abandoned on the streets.

Please start donating as soon as possible for food, in: paypal account:

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please mention “food the dogs in Ps”

If you can help us please talk to the dry food producers to donate, please talk to anyone that can sponsor with food!

We need your help urgent to keep these dogs alive.

Please share for adoptions the dogs in the Ps.


For Once, Some Brilliant News Associated With Romania – Mickey Rourke Pledges $250,000 to Open Romanian Dog Shelter.


Above – Brilliant Mickey Rourke – Pledges to Open Romanian Shelter

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Mickey Rourke Pledges $250,000 to Open Romanian Dog Shelter 

As well as being an accomplished actor, Mickey Rourke is also a huge dog lover. Last year while filming the thriller Dead in Tombstone in Romania, a stray dog wandered onto the set, and Rourke adopted her and called her Foxy. The sheer number of strays and their abysmal quality of life left such an impression upon him that he vowed to help more than just one.

So now Rourke is founding a sanctuary for the over 100,000 dogs that suffer on the streets or Bucharest. He has a goal of $2,000,000 is donating the first $250,000. There aren’t many more details known at this early stage of planning. There may be a spay/neuter program in place, which would greatly minimize the number of future dogs.

Rourke will visit Romania as often as necessary to oversee the sanctuary’s construction. Right now he is working on the acquisition of a piece of land that could sustain a football field-sized shelter. He is also warning away potential investors who are hoping to make money from this endeavor.

Nobody will make any money from this investment,” Rourke declared.

His love for dogs goes back a long way; he even shouted out to “all my dogs” in his 2009 Golden Globe acceptance speech for his performance in The Wrestler.

The ones that are here, that aren’t here anymore, because sometimes when a man’s alone, that’s all you got is your dog. And they meant the world to me.”

He also believes his dogs, including Chihuahua Loki, who passed away in 2009 at age 18, helped him get through depression.

I think I hadn’t left the house for four or five months, and I was sitting in the closet, sleeping in the closet for some reason, and I was in a bad place. And I just remember I was thinking, ‘Oh, man, if I do this,’ and then I looked at my dog, Lowjack, and he made a sound, like a little, almost human sound. I don’t have kids, the dogs became everything to me. The dog was looking at me going, ‘Who’s going to take care of me?”

Rourke did, and will continue to do so for as many dogs as he can.



Our story from April 2012 –

Bos Hertz Dog 1