We first arrived in Bulgaria to live we had already adopted our first little street puppy whilst on holiday the previous year. We arranged for him to stay as a guest with two lovely vets in the city until our move was completed. When we collected our little boy to take him home we started to talk with his two Veterinary “uncles” about the dreadful plight of the Bulgarian animals, mainly dogs and cats, which are abandoned and or left on a daily basis to survive on the streets of the Cities, towns and villages. One of the uncles told us that nothing would be done about this problem, and to try to do anything would be like “playing with the wind”. From this rather downtrodden, defeatist image was born the idea of stretching out our arms and trying to catch just a little gust, and through rescue, education and example, and eventually stopping a hurricane!
For more than 20 years I had been involved in working with animals and the community, gaining qualifications in both animal husbandry, medicine and teaching, owning a small holding and livery yard and boarding business for cats and dogs, it seemed then only natural that I should continue my work here in Bulgaria!
Socrates said, “We can’t teach anyone anything, we can only change the way they think” This is the ethos of our charity, It is our belief that stretching out a hand to help, no matter how small our action, It’s impact is immense and far reaching, we may not always see it but it’s force is felt even in silence somewhere and it’s power grows.