Another time I read that some Romanian farmers would sometimes let their
wild horses remain in the cold woods for long periods and tie their legs in
to immobilize them so they wouldn't run away. In my opinion --incredibly
So I was very pleased to read a Care 2 account of a Romanian grandmother
who has -
over the years, saved hundreds of dogs and cats from freezing to death in
Romanian winters. Yes, she too knew what it was like to be cold because
lodgings were cold and sparse --so much so that she and her niece Mariana
sleeping in an old car to their drafty house. Thankfully, the house did at
some protection from the cold and biting winds for their often shivering
Finally, the house was made more hospitable and this 91 year- old lady--
most often called 'Grandma' by her admirers, would no longer have to sleep
in the old
car. But sadly, now her health took a turn for the worse, and she recently
stroke and is bed ridden. However, she sits up and was pictured at this
post with a
number of her dogs sitting and laying close to her to lovingly "protect"
unable to walk at present -this spunky lady has been able to continue her
with the help of Mariana. One day soon-- more needed help would arrive for
dogs and 35 cats they were caring for at the present.
How amazing that this woman who probably had little monetary resources was
for decades to rescue hundreds of dogs and cats who might otherwise have
death during Romania's bitterly cold winters. How sad that the people in
were so uncaring that there were so many dogs and cats who needed rescuing
But two years ago when Grandma Miu and Mariana were sleeping in that old
they found warmer than their house-- when by some miracle, they were
German rescuer, Tammy Raab, who would take the animals and these two women
under her wing.
Now thankfully, these two were getting help from a German group called
Through them-- veterinary care was provided for their rescues, and many of
have been adopted internationally through the efforts of this group.
The help arrived just in time because Grandma Miu and Mariana sadly have
realize that they can no longer rescue additional animals despite the
wonderful help they
have been getting from Helft Handeln and also Harmony Fund these last two
However, Grandma Miu has been amazed at the international aid they have
from them. She finds it difficult to believe that people living in other
countries cared enough
to help her and the animals.
May God bless all these beautiful people--Grandma Miu, Mariana, Tammy Raab,
people of Helft Handeln and Harmony Fund. They are all truly
inspirational, caring, and
compassionate people. And now Romania can also be happy in the knowledge
are indeed some good people of compassion living among them who for decades
concern for the homeless dogs and cats in their environ.