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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 […]

Three kittens in desperate need

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 […]

Call for Shelter Volunteers, and sad news about Smokey.

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 […]

Some good news from our shelter

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 […]

Increase in dumped dogs on the streets

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 […]

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 […]

New cats and dogs rescued August to November 2017

We thought you might like to know more about the cats and dogs we rescued from August to November this year: Sunny 30 November 2017 Driving back from the shelter I noticed cars in both directions avoiding something in the road. As I got near I saw this little one sat in the middle of […]

Please sign our petition – show your support for RSDR

Rudozem Street Dog Rescue (RSDR) now has a lawyer who is advising us regarding our application for registration and we have had meetings with the lawyer and the mayor. In other news, RSDR has now started a petition where we would like supporters to show their support, and how important it is for RSDR to […]

Puppies in desperate need of our help

While we continue to work towards our registration as a Shelter, the adoption trips have to remain on hold, and we have no room for new dogs, cats or litters of puppies. However last week some pups came to us, and we just couldn’t turn them away. On 21 February a man asked us to […]