Save the Dogs and Other Animals outreach program has helped more than 50 horses since their clinics started. At the moment they are preparing for a large program to help working horses in a gipsy neighborhood in Medgidia. Animal Aid Abroad has come on-board to assist Save the Dogs and Other Animals Outreach program to help sick, injured and neglected working horses that live in this region of Romania.
We would like to share three cases from their outreach program.
The clinic team were contacted by a woman saying her horse injured himself while pulling their cart. The team immediately went to assess the case and offer medical help. The horse had a huge wound on his chest and fore limbs that was bleeding and needed stitches. They sutured the wound, gave pain relief and antibiotic treatment. The owners were a very poor family that depended on the horse in their daily life.
After follow up treatment the horse has recovered completely and is doing well.
Recently the clinic team were contacted by some animal lovers from Constanta saying that there was a collapsed horse in a public area. The horse was in a severe state. They moved the horse to a place where they could treat the horse safely. She was in no condition to travel 60 km to Cernavoda so Raul went there every day and administered treatment. Sadly she died in after a few days. Unfortunately, this horse was not only a victim of neglect and abuse, but also a victim of the system.
A horse was spotted in Medgidia, by the Save the Dogs and Other Animals staff. The man that had the horse, took him from his former owner (a hospitalized psychiatric case) a few days before. They explained that the horse had a really slim chance of recovery without months of treatment and rest. The man decided in the best interest of the animal, to donate the horse to Save the Dogs.
The horse is in a severe state but with care and treatment by the team at Save the Dogs they are hoping he will make a full recovery.
They named the horse Alex.