HAR – Animal Welfare Organization is a non-profit organization based in Bucharest, Romania. HAR’s vision’s is to minimize the birth of unwanted animals through sterilization. Our purpose is to foster and find adoptive homes for dogs & cats and to generally alleviate suffering by providing medical care.
HAR is financed from donations and sponsorships. We welcome financial, food and medical supplies donation
Unfortunately our volunteer for the website has no time anymore and we have for this now a website ... please take a look there ... www.helpinganimalsromania.de.
Bucharest , 28.August 2012
We need volunteers and fosterplaces!
OUR SITE IS NOT UP TO DATE BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT ENOUGH TIME TO WORK ON THE SITE!
iF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY WHO WANTS HELP US or maybe you want help us .... PLEASE CONTACT US!
At this very moment we have a big problem with ticks and we have to treat many of our puppies and also adults against Babesios - this is a disease given by ticks.
So we need urgent collars which helps against ticks or "spot on"for dogs to protect them but unfortunately they are very expensive and we can't buy it for all!
when you want help them then you can donate at our bank account or also with Paypal which you will find on our site! EUR account: RO90 INGB 0000 9999 0249 8787 ASOCIATIA HAR - ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Suc. Bucuresti Swift: INGBROBU
We thank you very much in behalf of the animals for which we are taking care.
Pet's Prayer: Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in the entire world is more grateful for your kindness than mine. Don't be angry with me for long, and don't strike me, chain me or lock me up as punishment. After all, you have your job, your friends and your entertainment ... I only have you.
Monday, 16 July 2012 00:00
Age: 4 years (June 2012)
Size: SH 50 cm
Very gentle dog, friendly with humans and other dogs, pretty shy.IMPORTANT: He has a demodex (pretty severe form as you can see in photos) as well as babesiosis and is under treatment.
Found by Grig on the field, in an extreme malnutrition status, all skin and bones, if you could take the skin out then the bones could have dropped down ....In my opinion both diseases have contributed to this status but also being so gentle he could not find himself the food.
up date: 9.8.2012
he is now a very beautyful dog, totally recovered and is waiting now for his chance? hie is friendly with humans, ok with other dogs and cats he doesn't know ... so we think!
Hello In January this year we adopted our first Romanian dog. HAR were brilliant in making this happen for our Aran. His rescue required careful organizing and special pooling of resources, because he was still on the end of a chain when we decided to to help him. HAR kept us up to date on the progress all throughout our time of waiting. They also were brilliant with organizing vet checks, neutering, all passport preparations and finally his transport to the UK, so Aran could begin his journey to a happy, loved & secure future. Because this was our first experience with Romanian dog rescue we were grateful for all the help and guidance we received. Because Aran was a chain dog he needed special care when he arrived and HAR also guided us through how to best deal with his behavioral needs. Their help and advice was of greatest value. And within only one week Aran changed from the most scared and confused dog we had ever seen to the happy, content and much loved dog he is today. Would we adopt again through HAR? YES! Would we become volunteers? YES! HAR are doing a brilliant job and their love for animals is without bounds. They also support causes from other rescues not only their own. HAR are well worth supporting. Many, many Thanks HAR for all your help and support you give to animals and humans. Xxx
I came across the HAR site online and saw all of the beautiful dogs posted on there. I live in the United States, so I never thought I'd be able to rescue one, but figured I would at least try. I wrote the ladies of HAR and they told me it was possible to get a dog from Romania to the US, and then went above and beyond and did all of the leg work that comes with getting the dogs we picked out ready for shipping, and hooking us up with transport and help from the US rescue group RAR. Not to mention they answered all of my questions, on each of the dogs I was interested in, so they were constantly getting in contact with other volunteers to get more information on certain dogs. They were a pleasure to work with and now my cousin and me have two beautiful Romanian dogs here in Minnesota, USA!!! Thank you for helping us get Pici and Ben here. We appreciate everything you've done to help us and the dogs of Romania!
We have snow everywhere and for the dogs it is very easy to jump over the fence now because it is not high enought for so much snow.
Before this winter I have dreamed to move myself in a village, to enjoy winter evenings next to the fire but now I changed my mind! Winter in Romanian villages is really dangerous!
Except the cold wind and reduced temperatures we have everywhere in the countryside, at Tantava we meet big problems:
- being at the end of village, the road wasn't clean till us. After we ask to pay separate for it, it was possible, here Mr. Stoian helped, thank you!
- few days we have no electric, this means that Mircea cannot heat his room, cannot recharge his phone.... it was a nightmare!WE NEED A GENERATOR!
- the walls of the house are frozen together with our water pipe. Result: we have no running water so I carry each 2 days 150 l of water from Bucuresti in bottles and Mircea meld down the snow when it is not enough. I try to do this few times, you cannot believe how much work is and how long time you need to get 10 l of water from snow. WE NEED TO ISOLATE THE WALLS / OR TO REPLACE THE PIPES, we need money :-(
- ours dogs cannot go in the yard to run because the snow has the height of the fence and they can jump over very easily. We clean each time I go there but it is almost in vain. WE NEED STRONG PEOPLE WHO HAS TIME AND WILL TO CLEAN THE SNOW!
- the food, wood chips and all the necessary things for dogs are very difficult to be load and download from car to there.
Last Updated on Friday, 23 March 2012 11:21
Our shelter was vandalized !
Sunday, 05 February 2012 23:35
As you can see they opened all the boxes and the bags.
they cut the mattresses, they where checking under the bed. from this I get the conclusion they they are poor peasants used to keep their money under the beds/mattresses.
they opened even the suitcases with the blankets and I used them for the dogs.
they took the TV set and the remote from the up room and they put in the kitchen, but they didn't took it.
they didn't took the electric tools, I cannot recognize all but it seems they didn't took them, or it was too heavy. I will check better but I cannot know at this moment.
they opened all the boxes where it was written "for sale"
they opened every box in the storage room.
they took Alina Ghica's boxes because they where closed and I cannot understand what it was inside, maybe something for humans or sweet things/coffee, I don't know.
What is more important and we can get to the conclusion that they took all the human food including bread, coffee and cigarettes (from Mircea's room, next to his bed).
* Mario and Sue Ellen was helping when we try to change the lock and to clean the place, as you can see.
Winter is coming and we have been evicted from the yards where abandoned dogs were staying and being taken care of. After months of researches and discussions we managed to find a field with an old house where to relocate our four-legged helpless friends …This place will be a transit adoption center where dogs and cats will have good food and medical care.
We urgently need your help to make this location a decent place to stay for abandoned or disabled animals that were left on the streets and have been severely abused and mistreated. Our intention is to build separation fences and small yards with dog houses as well as small cabinet for medical checks thus providing a quality life to these deserted creatures.
The total cost is estimated to 30.000 USD. Please help us by joining or inviting your friends or by donating through PayPal on HAR site or in bank account:
EUR account: RO 90 INGB 0000 9999 0249 8787
ASOCIATIA HAR ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANIZATION
ING Bank N.V. Amsterdam - Sucursala Bucuresti
You can check our work and make PayPal donations on our site.
All donations and status will be posted here and on HAR Facebook page:
Beautiful morning but then foggy and cold, still did not stir the enthusiasm of HAR volunteers in organizing a small marathon for spaying the stray dogs and cats in Silistea Snagovului !
At 35 Km away from Bucharest, HAR-Animal Welfare Organization has initiated a “spay day” event on 5th November 2011 being supported in this action by the restless Dr. Petrisor STEFAN and his team from AlmaVet-Bucharest. We took our gloves and baits and instruments and started to work on getting the dogs and cats to sterilization. As HAR mission is to reduce the number of unwanted puppies and kittens this event has been of an outmost importance for all of us as well as for the community we have acted for.
It has been not easy but very fruitful! A number of 34 animals were spayed both to their welfare as well as the locals’. Please check our work in the attached album.
The event has been financially supported by RAR Romania Animal Rescue Inc, through the great generosity of Nancy Janes!
Many thanks as well to Maria POLMAN for assistance!
THANK YOU NANCY JANES AND RAR, THANK YOU DR. PETRISOR STEFAN AND ALMAVET CREW!
Written Declaration in the European Parliament (26/2011)
Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:21
In June a Written Declaration in the European Parliament (26/2011) was launched by Romanian MEPs, Daciana Sarbu and Adina Valean, Elisabeth Jeggle (German MEP), Raül Romeva i Rueda (Spanish MEP), Janusz Wojciechowski (Polish MEP), concerning “the management of the dog population in the European Union,” asking Member States to adopt relevant strategies on this, that include “measures such as sterilisation of owned and stray animals, dog control laws and the promotion of responsible pet ownership.”
To be adopted the declaration must be signed by at least 378 MEPs (up to now 140 signatures are); the lapse date is October 6.
The society “Ärzte für Tiere e.V.” (doctors for animals) (contacts: dr. Rumi Becker - Ärzte für Tiere,
, Sonja Gollwitzer,
and also calls upon allanimal welfare organizations from Europe to unite thus putting pressure onto the EU to act and would like to form one delegation that will personally submit the signatures in Brussels .
An European law gives much more chances to animals. It is more efficient to concentrate all our fights in a single place than to divide them in every country with problems. Moreover there are more chances the law to be respected, controlled, followed by the Governments of member states.
It is the case of Romania who has a good animal protection legislation but the corruption and ignorance of authorities make it almost inefectuall. It is a case of Romania , known by cruelties against animals, where tens of thousands of animals are let to be born in the street every year only to run the stray dog business – a real industry funded by the public budget.
You have attached a report about the REALITY about the stray dog situation and animal cruelties in Romania .
Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 11:47
Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00
gender: male, castrated, vaccinated Age: 9 years old (March 2012)
Size: shouldeerheight 58-60 cm
Sad story: He was thrown into the street by the owner and he waited like a faithful dog 5 days without food and water until the owner get angry because he doesn't want to leave the place. Then he decided to hit him to determinate the dog to leave. But no, Rocky accept his punishment and now he have a broken leg. The neighbors complain about man's behavior but of course nobody want the dog. now Rocky wait at Gratzi to get another chance for a good life.his leg was operated and we hope he will walk normally soon. He is using the leg now but not fully like a healthy one. Note: he doesn't like injections! (Grig and Grati)
Now Rocky is very friendly and he accepted all the treatments he received. He is very attached with Coditza, they are all the time together and when you enter in their enclosure they are looking for your attention/petting. His front leg is affected - he is still limping, but he is happy.
he is searching desparet for his own family!
up date: April 2012
his leg is ok now and he wals already on the leash!
...2010our"sunshine"arrived. Itwas around15.30when(Gal)Bena saw hernew homeintheFrankenbach Residentialstreet for the first time. From now on,we just hadfun withthisanimal, weare very excitedabout this.
Today,after1 year,Bena is really 'at home'.She knowstheenvironmenthas many friends,isreallyattentiveand take care ofus. She is soeasy going, stays at home alonefor several hours,like going by car,iswonderfulon a leash(if necessary), can"sit" and"givepaw", sitoutside the storewhile shoppingand ever is looking forward,ifone of uscometo thedoor, eventhen,weonly wereshortin the cellar,shebeginstowag.