Tag Archives: animal cruelty

Duke’s story continues: from Shelter to happy ever after

Remember back in June, we discovered Duke chained to a trailer and left to die?  His only food and water was thrown at him by passers-by and his front legs were desperately deformed by sadistic mistreatment. We have been blown away by the love and the support that people have shown him in his long […]

It’s raining cats and dogs – 6 rescues in one day

The 15th July started like pretty much any other day, but it certainly didn’t end that way. Rescue number 1 We woke up very early to the sound of the various dogs staying with us welcoming the day – in other words, barking their heads off!  We know all of our charges intimately – most of […]

Duke’s story – tied up and left to die

In the time since Diane and Tony Rowles founded the Rudozem Street Dog Rescue in 2008, they have become known in their area for the work that they.  Often they will rescue abused or abandoned cats and dogs that they see running about in the street, but all too often local people dump animals outside […]

Laura’s story – from starvation to safety

***Update: Laura has finally found her happiness. She went on the adoption bus in February 2015 to her forever family in the Netherlands. We are so incredibly happy for her.*** Meet Laura – she is a very special dog.  She beat death, surviving in terrible circumstances before we brought her to the shelter in 2011.  […]

Ragnar’s story – from street to safety

Once again this week, the Rowles were faced with the harsh realities of life on the street for dogs in Bulgaria when Tony found this poor boy in the town on Thursday.  Diane tells his story: “The dog was staggering about, covered in puncture wounds which were full of maggots.  When Tony approached him, the dog […]

Khaleesi’s Story – her first week at RSDR

Read the first part of Khaleesi’s story – from street to safety. Little did we know when we found Khaleesi on Monday last week that her rescue would sound a chord in so many people. Her story has gone around the world – from Hawaii to Australia and so many places in between. We are […]

Khaleesi’s story – from street to safety

Thousands of people have been captivated on Facebook and Twitter by the unfolding story of little Khaleesi, the young dog found wandering on the streets of Bulgaria in an appalling condition.  Happily, her fight for survival on the streets is now over – she is being cared for by Diane and Tony at the Rudozem […]

Why adopt a dog from Bulgaria?

Why would anyone adopt a dog or cat from Bulgaria when there are so many animals in this country looking for a home? This is a question which we and our adopters are frequently asked, and which you may be wondering if you are considering rehoming a dog or a cat. If you have any […]