Category Fundraising

It seems to have been Cat Week!

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 […]

Life continues to be busy at the Shelter

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 […]

Great news!

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 […]

Updates on our shelter

Here are the latest updates on the shelter: 18 April 2018 The project for the shelter renovations has been approved by all authorities. Unfortunately we have been told that all renovations have to be done and approved before we will get registration. Over the past year different authorities have added their own demands which has […]

Update on the shelter – 4 October 2017

Shelter Update 4 October 2017 On the 3rd February 2017, Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) launched an urgent appeal for help after the Bulgarian authorities issued a new law requiring it become a registered shelter. We were notified that, under a new law passed with immediate effect, RSDR was no longer permitted by the Bulgarian […]

What has been happening at the shelter in August?

We rescued Timo We spotted this pup playing all alone at the side of a busy road leading into Rudozem. He is friendly which usually means he is used to human contact and has probably been dumped. He was full of fleas and no doubt full of worms. He is now safely at the shelter, […]

What’s been happening at the shelter this summer?

It’s been a hot and busy summer at the shelter so far. Riley & Lindy In June Riley and her pup Lindy joined us at the shelter. Riley was found collapsed at the side of the road, terribly thin and trembling with fear. She let us put her in the car and take her back […]

How does your sponsor money help our dogs and cats?

As a family-run rescue and shelter, RSDR is entirely reliant on the generosity of our supporters. We are humbled by the interest and concern of people all over the world who donate to help us care for the animals at the shelter and others we cannot rescue (for a number of reasons). It may seem […]