Completed project locations CCR Tour 2007
CCR Slovakia January/February 2007
Stray dogs are an unwanted nuisance in Slovakia. People don’t want them. Stray dogs are collected from the streets and killed. Some private organisations have shelters and are trying to save the stray dog´s lives by collecting them in these shelters which are overloaded by now. These shelters are the only chance of survival for the dogs. There is no money for vaccinating and castrating them. Some of the dogs are adopted but as they are not castrated and people leave their dogs roaming around freely, they produce unwanted offspring again.
We wanted to help the local Slovakian animal welfare organisation – namely Sloboda Zvierat – with castrating and vaccinating some of the overcrowded shelter´s dogs and cats. Therefore we hoped to make a difference for the poor animals, maybe they have better chances for adoption and – if they are adopted – they wont produce unwanted puppies and kittens.
The CCR International team was in Slovakia for four weeks from mid January to mid February 2007. As we were mainly working in shelters, it was no problem to work there during the cold season. We did cooperate with Sloboda Zvierat, they ware preparing working places and accommodation. All in all, during the four weeks of this project in Slovakia, we castrated 225 dogs and 30 cats! We had very good experiences with the local organisations and the local people, and we leave Slovakia with a feeling of having helped a lot of animals and having done good work.
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