What is, in fact, Robi Association’s shelter? A piece of land we don’t own, on which we built about 30 wire enclosures. We have some 125 dog houses, some solid, some in need of repairs, and we give shelter to over 150 dogs (so not all of them have their own kennel) Conditions are far from what we want to offer these dogs.
Excepting the fact that they’re relatively safe and far from street perils, they live in quite harsh conditions. The shelter has no roof or walls, so dogs are exposed to severe weather conditions, plenty of sun and heatwaves during summer, heavy rain and snow during winter, temperatures too low or too high.
These poor souls haven’t seen a proper dog bed in their lives. You can help them by adopting them!
Because we do not own the land, we cannot invest more than we already do (enclosures, doghouses and any structure that is easily dismantled and transported).
Estimated monthly costs:
– feeding the dogs and cleaning the doghouses – euro 250/ $ 325
– dog food – Euro 2400 / $ 3200
– constant repairs and maintenance for the doghouses and enclosures and building new ones
– medical costs for all the dogs: vaccines, deworming, neutering or spaying, medical care for the injured dogs, hit or sick, that we take in our care. We do not own a veterinarian clinic so we need to take the dogs to private vet clinics.
What is our long term goal?
We do want to buy a piece of land on which to start building a proper shelter, with proper living conditions for dogs and cats alike, with outside and inside enclosures, sheltered from the bad weather. Every dog should have his own house. Cats should have a special area for themselves. There should be a proper play and socialize enclosure. We should have our own vet office so we could provide a minimum of assistance to the sheltered animals.
Until we get to see this done, we struggle and do all our best to offer these helpless animals a better life, until they are adopted. Absolutely every donation is much appreciated.
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