An older kitten turned up at the shelter. He can come and go as he pleases, but seems to have made himself completely at home. He is super friendly so again not feral. We do not know much about him or what his story is. Thank you so much Miranda Spri for naming him Bruce. […]

Happy endings Some more lovely photos of happy dogs from our adopters. Here is Amiga who lives with her forever family in London. Her mum has just sent us this pic. She’s such a relaxed girl who loves cuddling with her humans. Minnie was one of three siblings rescued in 2014 from the side of […]

We start with some very very sad news, our special pup Gracie passed away. She became poorly and was taken to the Pro Vet Clinic in Plovdiv. She had a scan and it revealed her bladder was very swollen. Within 24 hours she had passed away. The vet said complications with the bladder and her […]

What a difference 10 years makes! The top picture is when we bought the place 10 years ago and the bottom picture was taken today. 10 years of very hard work, blood, sweat, tears and money. All our own savings that we came with, and the donations sent from the wonderful, generous people from all […]

Three kittens were brought to the house by Tysan’s brother Sacho. All three were in a very bad way and needed emergency medical attention. We could not get an appointment at the Pro Vet Clinic until the following day, so we cleaned the kittens up the best we could. They were full of fleas and […]

Shelter Workers needed urgently We are in urgent need of help at the shelter. A few staff members left recently to pursue other interests in other countries. We are very understaffed and are in need of help for shelter kennel staff. If you are interested in volunteering short-term or long-term at the shelter (minimum of […]

Marmaduke Marmaduke, the older kitten that had a very nasty chest wound, is doing great. His wound is healing nicely, he is eating well and putting weight on. He is such a lovely, happy boy. Gracie Little Gracie is home from the vets and doing really well. Thank you to everyone who donated towards her […]

Feeding street dogs on the way to the shelter this morning. We have noticed an increase in dumped dogs again recently. Two older dogs with collars and two younger ones have turned up over the last few weeks. It is heartbreaking to see, and even more so because we cannot take them in. It won’t […]

This poor little pup arrived as an emergency at the house this week. Her back leg was severely damaged, with several cuts infected with maggots. It was swollen and badly infected – and took hours of showering and flushing to try and get rid of the maggots. Diane named her Gracie.         […]

Shelter Update 27 July 2018 RSDR finally have good news!! In our last update on facebook, there was a handful of local people that were trying to get the shelter closed down and they held a protest – see newspaper link http://www.otzvuk.bg/protest-pred-oblastnata-uprava-v-smolyan-zaradi-priyut-za-kucheta/ The Executive Director of BFSA (Bulgarian Food Safety Agency), came to Rudozem because […]