Also cats, albeit in different ways compared to dogs and equines, do not have an easy life in Romania. Victims of abandons, the felines are often forced to live on the streets in poor condition, suffering from disease and malnutrition. It is not uncommon to find injured cats because attacked by stray dogs or hit by a car. Save the Dogs has been always addressing cats in need, by reserving dedicated spaces in its shelters.
In June 2016 we opened the new cattery Footprints of Joy in Cernavoda. This was possible thanks to a funding of € 23,000 from three different foundations: Prima Spes (Italy), Cats on Death Row (USA) and Help Animals International (Scotland).
The property is located in a quiet area, close to the horses’ stables and at a safe distance from the dog shelter and consists of an illuminated and heated mobile house and a large outdoor area of over 200 square meters. Designed to house maximum 18 cats, the cattery is equipped with all comforts and a careful division of space, so that the animals may await for adoption in an environment without stress. Only in this way our kittens will become sociable, ready to be adopted.