Howl of a Dog is a rescue organization based in Romania. Aside from rescuing dogs from the streets, and finding them forever homes, they also organize dog spay-neuter campaigns to help lessen the increase in the stray dog population. In one of their campaigns in a rural area, they met a friendly stray dog that became one of their patients, and eventually, their foster. The dog’s name is Remy.
Dogs in rural Romania
Rural Romania has one of the highest numbers of stray dogs in Europe. Most of the homeowners there see dogs as more of a protector or guard rather than a pet. They don’t usually stay inside the house but outside of their homes or farms. For dogs that are too gentle or timid, they are commonly abandoned.
Another common practice in rural Romania when it comes to dogs is burning the top of their snouts, near between their eyes, using a red-hot iron. They believe that doing so builds the dog’s immunity system, and it treats distemper. There have been no proven medical benefits to this practice, and it only hurts the dogs.
Remy is one of the gentlest and friendly stray dogs that live in their village. Howl of a Dog met Remy when they conducted a spay-neuter campaign there. In fact, he was one of the beneficiaries of the program. The campaign took several days to conduct, and every time the staff of the rescue organization went to the village, Remy would wait for them at the same spot every day. Because of his playful character and kind demeanor, they wondered why Remy’s previous owner abandoned him.
So while they were conducting their campaign, they tried to look for a home that would adopt him. But there was not enough time. They were finished with their operations in the village. Not wanting to leave the dog behind, they decided to bring Remy and foster him while they looked for a home to take him.
Remy is now happily living in his foster home. He has been fully vaccinated, microchipped, and of course, neutered. He has also been house trained and loves socializing. Hopefully, somebody will adopt him soon.
Source: Howl of a Dog via Youtube