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Romania Animal Rescue Inc dba Animal Spay Neuter Intl.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animals

Mission: To establish and promote animal welfare in the country of Romania, and our sister branch, Animal Spay Neuter International, provides spay/neuter as our funding allows in many countries.

Results: Over 75,000 spays/neuters, primarily since 2009. 18,500 education books distributed. Daily veterinary treatment at the Homeless Animals Hospital in Romania.Built the new Center of Hope near Bucharest as the spay/neuter, veterinary care, veterinary training, and education headquarters for Romania. Sponsored the training for Romanian vets on highly skilled keyhole and flank spaying methods for dogs and cats.

Target demographics: animals

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 9000 spays/neuters and thousands of animals of the poor get vet treatment free of charge. Trained 5 vets

Geographic areas served: Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Greece

Programs: spay/neuter, vet care, vet training, education, food

Community Stories

65 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

4 Patricia Z.

Donor

Rating: 5

I had the great good fortune to meet Dr. Aurelian Stefan and Nancy Janes several years ago. They and everyone else working with RAR are some of the most dedicated, hardworking, compassionate people I've ever known. Dr. Stefan digs in, with his team, and does extensive spay and neuter programs all over Romania and beyond. He and his brother have managed to build a wonderful new clinic, where they help so many animals, including those who cannot afford veterinary care. Dr.Stefan, as busy as he is, still manages to keep a vibrant presence on social media, which in turn helps educate so many people, and also helps bring in funds from multiple countries to keep his compassionate programs going. Romania is one of the most difficult countries for a dog to live in. There are so many strays, and there are also many people there who do not care for animals. In this very challenging environment, Dr. Stefan, his staff, and Nancy Janes still never give in to hopelessness or depression. They go on, day after day, fighting the good fight, with all the strength and resources they have. I have long admired RAR, and have been a donor to their cause, ever since I met them.

6 Kerry R.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Exceptionally dedicated team of people! Every penny is spent on the animals and making sure they get the care, love and attention they need. The staff go above and beyond and not only help the animals, but also the local people who cannot afford the treatment they need. Great stuff guys, very proud of you indeed. Continue doing what you do x

Kerry Rhodes
Www.Rhodes2Safety.co.uk

6

Donor

Rating: 5

RAR is doing outstanding work in Romania. they help spay.neuter homeless animals so they are not born in a world where they get poisoned or shot by the authorities.
They also have spay/neuter action in several other countries who asked for help.
They also support an animal hospital where animals get treated for free, many of the people in Romania are very poor and couldn't get help for their injured animals.

9

Donor

Rating: 5

My heart broke when I saw the damaged and disgarded dog population when I visited Romania in 2017. I wanted to learn more and figure out how I could be part of the solution. In my research I found RAR. I even accompanied them on a "Spayathon" May 2019. I rejoice in saying that they neutered approx 10,000 animals last year. That means hundreds of thousands not born to suffer. I also see the compassionate care of sick and injured dogs, some homeless that are taken from the streets, and some loved pets of people who cannot afford expensive treatments, neutering, and vaccinations. The RAR team is professional and compassionate; they do so much every day to make a difference and they will make great strides in eliminating the very sad homeless animal problem in and around Romania.

9 Mandy200

Board Member

Rating: 5

A Pioneering charity for Romanian dogs, their excellence as a team of veterinarians, vet techs and volunteers is only surpassed by their sheer devotion and love of animals. Staff go above and beyond the call of duty when an animal is in need. They now have a state of the art Veterinary hospital where their supremacy of skills can flourish without boundaries when funds allow. I have been a part of this charity for many years and i can honestly say i am truly honoured to be so. Thankyou to an amazing team of people for setting the baseline for veterinary care in Romania, and teaching so many others their skills and knowledge.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing charity, filled with supremely gifted veterinary surgeons, dedicated hardworking volunteers and extremely high standards in all they undertake!!!

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9 Lula Si B.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time that I asked them to help with free sterilizations in our region they helped...now,over 2500 dogs and cats are sterilized,we stoped so many unwated births,we stoped the suffering.I hope that this is the begining of a change in the life of animals and also in the life of the humans...By sterilizing 1 we save 100!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Why Romania Animal Rescue?Because they are the only ones who wander the country to help ordinary people to s/n their dogs and cats,to help people who can not afford to pay for this surgery,because as we all know salarys in Romania are very low (200 euro).
Why Romania Animal Rescue?Because they put in first place the animal welfare,sterile working and very professional for amazing results,tiny incision and fast recovery.
Why Romania Animal Rescue?Because they can and they want to help , and we ought to support them,so more than 50 000 s/n to turn into 500,000 s/n and abandoned animals no longer exist in this country.
Please donate to Romania Animal Rescue and help they to help animals!!!!

7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

After traveling in Romania in 2005 and experiencing the incredible number of hungry street dogs, I returned home and searched for rescue groups. I was surprised to find a Romanian rescue group in Livermore, California and immediately made a phone call.

I have watched the then, somewhat small, organization grow and constantly accomplish more with each year. I cannot speak more highly of this wonderful organization and the people involved.

4 Luminita M.

Donor

Rating: 5

Passion, dedication, professionalism!
Great team, great leader, great job!
Love and thank them!

5 Deborah M.5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful work always striving to do their best under difficult circumstances and ever evolving too

5 Louise H.1

Volunteer

Rating: 4

We volunteered with the campaign in October 2018, in Sliven Bulgaria.
It was an amazing event from start to finish.
When we first entered the pop up clinic we could not believe how well everything was prepared and thought out. The cages for the animals were beautifully lined with cosy blankets and even foil wrap for the cats. The dog beds were plush and cosy, at the end of the day they looked very tempting for a lie down!
The whole operation was ran so smoothly, it was clear everyone knew what had to be done and how best to execute it. The vets and vet techs were incredible, their work was amazingly tidy, quick and they showed compassion, care and love to each and every animal. All animals were checked in and out much like a hotel, their travel cages were cleaned and made cosy for their journey home. An incredible lunch was provided for all staff and volunteers. It was amazing experience and we can't wait to do it all over again!

2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We volunteered at the campaign in Sliven and it was an amazing experience! It was great to see so many people dedicated to helping the local animals, looking forward to helping again next year!

3 Costin N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I already spyed 2 of my dogs with Doctor Stefan's help. Everything went very smooth and easy for me and my dogs. They recovered quite fast after the procedure.

The support Mr. Stefan gave me, made a world of a difference as he reassured me and made sure all my concerns are explained and removed by facts

5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Nancy Janes, RAR and Dr. Aurelian Stefan for over 7 years. I have volunteered twice and I was so impressed that I decided to spend 3 months at The Homeless Animal Centre in 2017-2018. It is a top notch Centre and charity. The team is amazingly dedicated and highly trained. Their compassion cannot be expressed in words, I had the privilege to witness it on a daily basis for 3 months. No Animal is turned down, each Animal is welcomed with love and compassion. Each Animal is special!
I sponsor RAR with no reservation as they have made not only a difference in Animal welfare but also RAR has inspired so many people and changed them.
Ariane Coury Ph.D in Neuroscience. Volunteer and sponsor.

4 Raluca S.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great team ,dedicated people and very hard working.

3

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great team. They helped me a lot by spaying some stray cats.

3 Manuela R.

Donor

Rating: 5

They are doing a wonderful, professional work for homeless animal in Romania. I should say titanic work because in a country where, unfortunately, kindness and tolerance are very rare, RAR and Aurelian Stefan are trying hard, day and night, to help the poor souls in need and danger. I try to help them every month because I trust them, I see the results of their's work and with them I still have hope that world will become a bearable place for animals. In same time, they constantly educate peoples to neuters their animals as best solution to stop all this suffering. So, congratulations and my respect for all your work!

3 Monica Diana B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Best people in rescue in Romania, selfless countless hours dedicated to saving innocent souls
Thank you for being you

3 Michele S.3

Donor

Rating: 5

This charity has worked miracles in Romania. Conducting almost 100k spay/neuters since inception has drastically reduced the street dog population. Also, they have worked hard to educate the people on taking care of or animals. One amazing women from the USA started this organization that is now recognized all over and they are being asked by other countries to come and help with their spay and neutering. Amazing work !

8 Hogea Georgiana I.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with this organization at the campaign in Măcin last year and I was really impressed by their standards of care for animals. They are very good. This year they spayed 2 of my dogs and 2 cats and they were again very good. They are doing a wonderful job and I hope they continue to come to our part of Romania because we need them so much.

9

Client Served

Rating: 5

I volunteered at one of their spay/neuter campaigns last month and I was impressed by the team’s professionalism, their dedication to saving animals and their passion for their work. They also fixed five of my cats and two stray dogs and did a wonderful job. They are the best and we need more campaigns in our region of Romania.

9 Nancy J

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Volunteered for a spayathon this charity organized - very impressed with the professionalism and efficiency shown by vets and techs.
Great working relationship with the local ngo that helped get the nearby
pet owners involved in the event.

7

Donor

Rating: 5

Great rescue organization helping were help is needed the most. Thank you.

9 Valentin P.

Client Served

Rating: 5

You are the best!..........thank you for beeing !!!!!!!!

8 Georgi C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Thank you for being, the world would be better if there were more people like you!

8 Laura M.7

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Romania Animal Rescue is a very professional team, very kind with all the animals. I was volunteer last year and was a pleasure to work with this people. I brought to them five of my cats and all of them are now very fluffy and happy.

8 Frank G.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I met the RAR team it was clear right from the beginning. This is the solution and I want to help. Since a few year I am a volunteer of RAR and I joined a few thousands of spays far. The focus of this charity is the solution of the issue. Right on the spot. Education, Vet training, spay and neuter in high scale. It is still a honor being a brick in the RAR wall.

8 Isabel B.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I know the team of RAR since 3 years and every single meeting with them is inspiring and motivating to continue the work. I live in Romania and I can manage it once in a while to bring some strays to castration. The team is amazing, professional, loving and caring. Please support the team and the work to reduce the number of stray dogs and cats.

8 Eliza P.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We appreciate your great services!
We value your dedication.

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

A dedicated group who have led the way in improving standards in animal welfare in Romania and also places they have been throughout the world.

9 gmbarrett

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have known RAR and it's founder Nancy Janes, for 15 years as donor, volunteer and board member. THIS IS THE BEST ANIMAL Rescue, spay neuter, educational organization I have ever known. Almost 100% of donations go directly for the animals. Nancy eats, lives and breathes for the animals. She is also the kindest, most loving person i know. I would urge EVERYONE to nominate this WONDERFUL organization!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

This organization is the BEST PLACE TO PUT YOUR DONATIONS FOR ANIMALS. I have known its founder Nancy Janes for 20÷ years as donor, volunteer & board member. Nancy eats, sleeps and breathes to help animals. ALL OF YOUR MONEY (save accounting and audit costs) goes to help the animals! Nancy takes NO salary. I cannot stress enough what ANGELS Nancy and her husband Rory are. PLEASE DONATE WHATEVER YOU CAN TO THIS SUPERB ORGANIZATION.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After a year of research to find the right charity that helps out in Romania, I was lucky to find Romania Animal Rescue (aka Animal Spay Neuter International). After getting to know Nancy and learning more about the charity, I joined as a volunteer and shortly after went to Romania and participated in several spayathons. Words cannot express the hard work, dedication and passion this charity’s vets, vet techs and local staff/volunteers have. Also the incredible positive impact that RAR has in Romania (and other impoverished countries such as Bulgaria, Greece, Dominican Republic) is due to the key focus areas of the charity: Spay/Neuter and Animal Care. These two key programs, especially Spay/Neuter, is key in preventing thousands of unwanted puppies/kittens being born on the streets of Romania and other impoverished areas that the charity helps in. This charity does SO MUCH with SO LITTLE, it is amazing!!! This is the BEST Charity every and I am FOREVER part of it!

7

Donor

Rating: 5

RAR provides the highest standard of veterinary care (with a focus on spay/neuter programs) to homeless animals and those belonging to low income owners. Their willingness to travel by car/train/boat or any other means, to reach remote and poor areas of Romania, is proof of their dedication to save lives and improve animal wellbeing. I had the pleasure to witness one of their spay/neuter campaign first hand and I was impressed by their professionalism and hard work! Romania needs RAR!

8 Feverray75

Donor

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity. I have seen firsthand their team at work on spay and neuter procedures and they give each animal the highest quality care. They really care about solving the problem of overpopulation in Romania and other developing countries. They work with local rescues and community representatives to run spay/neuter in villages and towns that don't have vet services. This is unusual in Romania as groups tend not to work together. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to volunteer at a spayathon, it's an experience you won't forget! You can be guaranteed donations will be put to good use by this charity!

7

Client Served

Rating: 5

Sadies Stray Dog Rescue have been working with RAR /ASNI for the past couple of years . We wouldn't consider running our Spay/Neuter campaigns with anyone else. Its not just about how professional and caring they are but also about how they become friends and even after the activity we speak and work together to continue to improve the lives of dogs in Romania . Our next Spayathon is end of May 17 and we will be working with the RAR/ASNI team again. We collect donations for our activities directly and through RAR and are always so impressed by the " can do" attitude of the team there . I can not recommend them enough .

8 gabri100

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What is RAR? A miracle that has happened for Romania.
This organization of wonderful people with gold heart live and devote their lives for animal welfare. For many years they have crossed tireless the whole country for spay and neuter stray dogs and cats, for help animal in need.
It s hard to imagine the disaster that would have been without their work! When someone asks for help they never refuse any help.
Respect and admiration for Lady Nancy and Mr. Rory Janes,for exceptional veterinarians,foreign and romanian volunteers,for all donors and whole team for your dedication and work ! God bless you!