Day Two at Funduela...
Well today is a positive day at the shelter..
Lisa, myself and Gabriella arrived and the team of volunteers were already there
cleaning the overnight deposits.
The priority was to move the dogs from the back hell hole and get them medicated and some air and freedom to move, so that's what we did. Daniel's team of merry men set to work and out of what seemed like nothing they built another large enclosure away from the hell hole and 6 dogs were removed and placed in a bigger clean kennel, four of the dogs are so frightened of humans they hid themselves as far away as possible, but we did not back away and after a few bribes of food they allowed me to pat their heads, that's a big step for today, tomorrow maybe an ear stroke! But they are healthy so that is good
There was a little Romanian lady who I do not know her name. She
pulled up her sleeves to scrub, and bloody hell did she scrub, a pair of
marigolds and we was scooping shit into bags and bleaching all the hell hole
kennels, we will post a photo later, she was a hero today, later on this same
lady we found alone crying, she spoke no English but we gave her a cuddle and
knew how she felt, sorrow for the poor creatures inside. But I tried I explain
in english/Romanian made up language, today was a good day, we achieved a lot!
The team scrubbed and bleached and loved the dogs, two girls walked quite a
few outside to show them earth is still there.
All I can say is in the morning we had lifeless soulless dogs and by the afternoon the dogs were barking and wagging tails and realising humans can be nice after all.
We spent the day, cleaning and organising and medicating the dogs and felt achievement.
The biggest story of all was two large dogs in the hell hole pens, one was big
and matted, very scared to touch and so sad and with his girlfriend sat beside
him, they were resigned to their fate... BUT at 6pm today angels came in the
form of a Romanian husband and wife who have a lot of land and dogs can have
freedom, they came wanted to take two dogs, not just happy friendly ones but the
ones who stood no normal chance of adoption, well when we showed the hell hole
pen ones, they said yes, we will take them both, hooray.. Yes it took 30 minutes
to get them to the car as they refused to walk or be carried but we did it and
now they will be safe and happy, matts and all.
Another BUT, on the way out Lisa said to the woman, look at this one, I pray an angel will come for her too as she is so lovely, the woman said yes we will take her too. Brilliant feeling for those three and they were genuine knowledgable and decent folk.
So the team regrouped at 7 and had a team photo, will post later and we patted
ourselves on the back.
Tomorrow we start again, we have a long way to go as there are outside kennels to build, no electricity, no running water no drainage from the kennels, a lot of dogs have mild sickness due to the prolonged ammonia
intoxication, parasites and open wounds but this will take a little time, so
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