2.12.2013: Hau-Hau Champions Christmas money competition has ended and Friends of homeless dogs won first prize 1000€!
This money will be used to sterilize 66 dogs in Romania! A heartfelt thanks to all of you who voted for us! This Christmas story is devoted to you
1.12.2013: WE DID IT!
Our goal for the Christmas campaign was to collect 4000€ for the purchase of an ultrasound scanner. Thanks to all who have donated, that goal has now been reached! Heartfelt thanks to all of you! This Christmas the shelter in Cernavoda will receive a big and valuable gift, which will benefit many animal patients in years to come. The Christmas campaign will continue until 17.12.2013. All funds in excess of the purchase price of the scanner will go towards supporting Footprints of Joy. (http://www.koirienystavat.com/en/footprints-of-joy)
VOTE FOR 66 STERILIZATIONS!
Now you can help us help the stray dogs of Romania! Friends of homeless dogs is in the final in Hau-Hau Champions' Christmas money competition. If we win, the money will be used for sterilizations in Romania, where Save the Dogs can sterilize 66 dogs with the help of this donation.
Voting closes on 1.12.2013! The winner gets 1000€ Christmas money. Second and third get 500€ each.
Vote by clicking "like" under our entry "EI ENÄÄ YHTÄKÄÄN KOIRAA LISÄÄ ROMANIAN KADUILLE!" on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=744405552239632&set=a.744404778906376.1073741829.199578256722367&type=1&theater
Our web shop is closed 19.11-8.12.2013 and 20.-26.12.2013. Christmas cards can still be ordered between 19.11-8.12.2013 from firstname.lastname@example.org.
ULTRASOUND SCANNER TO ROMANIA! -CHRISTMAS CAMPAIGN17.11.–17.12.2013
Account number: FI96 4970 0010 0480 05
Recipient: Kodittomien koirien ystävät ry
Reference number 1070
You will find our Christmas campaign on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1429807790571104/?notif_t=plan_reminder
Yritysten sponsoroima jouluinen huutokauppa tuotti yhteensä 1620 euroa!
Kyseisellä summalla tullaan tukemaan Save the Dogsin tärkeää laitehankintaa: Cernavodan klinikalla tarvitaan nimittäin kipeästi ultraäänilaitetta. Sen avulla eläinlääkärit voivat tehdä nopean diagnoosin, eikä sairasta eläintä tarvitse rasittaa pitkällä kuljetuksella lähimmälle klinikalle, jolta laite löytyy. Näin säästyy myös aikaa ja matkakustannuksia.
Rokky 2/2013 is published on 8.11.2013! The link to the magazine will be sent to all members by email.
Auction on Facebook 6.–15.11.13!
Sponsored by several Finnish businesses.
26.10.2013 Beautiful Christmas cards and special Christmas spirited ethical gifts are npw available to order!
Come and meet us at Pets 2013 in Messukeskus, Helsinki 23.- 24.11.2013
10.10.2013: Beba, one of the senior dogs in our adoption programme, has died at the shelter.
20.9.2013: Bugbyte supports dogs with game profits
Ace Tales is a game that combines entertainment with helping homeless dogs. 10-20% of its profit will be donated to selected dog shelters. At the moment they support Kodittomat Espanjan koirat (Homeless dogs in Spain), and possibly in the future also Save the Dogs shelters in Romania. Bugbyte now needs help to finalize the game, and to spread the word: http://igg.me/at/acetales/
Bugbyte thanks for all the help, you can also find them on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AceTalesGame
16.9.2013 PEPPI IS URGENTLY LOOKING FOR A FOSTER HOME!!
The situation is acute so if you can offer Peppi a temporary home until she finds a new, permanent home, please contact the adoptions coordinator as soon as possible email@example.com.
Read more about Peppi here (in finnish).
9.9.2013: Greetings from Margherita!
Sponsor a therapy donkey!
Friends of Homeless Dogs is involved with the project It's Donkey Time! by carrying the financial responsibility for the well-being of the four therapy donkeys and covering the expense for their food, medical care, straw and other supplements. You can support this unique project by becoming a sponsor of one of these donkeys. As a sponsor you donate 10 euros or more on a monthly basis.If you want to become a sponsor for Claudio, Ioan, Boss or Sile, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
31.8.2013: Good news from Romania!
Save the Dogs' dream of building new stables for the horses is finally becoming reality. The goal of 20000€ is only 700€ short! Building should start in th middle of september.
If you would like to help make this dream a reality, please donate to
IBAN: FI96 4970 0010 0480 05
Recipient: Kodittomien koirien ystävät ry
Cooperation terminated with the new association Romanian hevoset (Horse Help)
In June 2013 we announced that all activities concerning horses and donkeys were to be transferred to the newly established association Romanian hevoset (Horse Help). FHD agreed to let the new association collect funds to the existing (FHD) account, until the new association would be granted a money collecting license.
Due to some unforeseen facts in the activities of the new association, it is no longer viable for FHD to continue this cooperation.
FHD wants to ensure the continuity of support for horses and donkeys, and has therefor decided to claim back all the tranfered equine activities from the new association.
This includes sponsorship programmes, general donations and fundraisers for horses and donkeys, including the It's Donkey Time- project.
Now you can find all the updates regarding horses and donkeys here on our web site and on facebook.
23.8.2013: We are now using reference numbers for all payments.
Please include the appropriate reference number for sponsor dogs, donations, shop etc. By using the reference number all payments are easily identified, and we will avoid the extra fee the bank charges for all payments made into our account without using a reference number. You will find all the numbers on these pages, sponsors will also receive theirs via email.
You can donate items to the flea market in Oulu all year round. Please contact email@example.com. All proceeds go towards helping homeless animals!
25.7.2013 New collaboration with a local prison
Save the Dogs started a new project in collaboration with the Poarta Alba prison, near Costanza. Some inmates visit the shelter in Medgidia to carry out socialization with the dogs. The staff at the shelter is very excited about their first day of work. There is a lot of work ahead as there are some 400 dogs at the shelter in Cernavoda.
Information 8.7.2013: We are renewing our sponsor program
Some dogs living at Save the Dogs' shelters are not suitable for adoption due to illness or for example severe shyness. These dogs wellfare is guarenteed by a sponsor program: with a monthly donation the sponsor pays for the monthly expenses for a dog, such as food, deworming and other veterinary treatments.
The monthly fee has for a long time been 10€, but due to the rising costs, it no longer covers for the expenses. A set fee per dog also means that there are more people interested in becoming sponsors than there are dogs looking for one. This is why we have decided to adjust the program so that all dogs can have 3 sponsors. This will guarantee that we will not need to raise the fee, and more people have the opportunity to become a sponsor. So the fee will stay at 10€ per month. Obviously you can donate more, like so many others already do. We believe that this is a positive change both for the dogs and the sponsors. For other parts the program continues as before, all sponsors will receive news with pictures from their sponsor dog at least twice a year.
Welcome to join our sponsor program!
You will find the dogs looking for sponsors here http://www.koirienystavat.com/fi/kt-kummikoirat (in finnish)
FHD adopts appr. 40 dogs per year, which is quite a small number compared with other associations. But we wish to keep the number low enough to ensure that our resources continue to be adequate. More and more we have had to rehome dogs in Finland, whose young owners continuously changing life situation or relationships and living conditions cause the dog to be kicked out. We have now decided in the association to raise the age limit for adoptions to 24 years, at least for the time beeing. Not one ex-Romanian homeless dog deserves to be abandoned because that apartment, boy-/girlfriend or room mate changes. Or simply because the owner doesn't feel like having the dog anymore. We are looking for responsibility and that owners of all ages bind themselves to these dogs. But for some young people this seems to be a foreign concept, and that's why we must change the conditions for the adoptions, to ensure the wellbeing of the dogs. We also recommend that anyone thinking about getting a dog, clears the possibility of any allergies BEFORE the dog arrives. Thank you!