Things took a turn for the worse in Bulgaria.
After exploring the beautiful town of Plovdiv we made our way to Veliko Tarnovo which I was pretty excited about as it has a really cool fortress, among other cool things to see.
On our way to the Fortress, less than 100m from where we parked, we saw a puppy, probably months old, who was starving to death, had a broken leg, and a cut leaking in its neck. It was hiding in the plants, and we almost didn’t see it. It was super sad, and it was clearly dying.
We tried feeding it and giving it water, but it had one tiny bite of food and didn’t want any water.
Obviously, we could not just leave the dog there, so we rang up different shelters in the area, and there was one 20 minutes away. The animal rescue people told us they couldn’t pick the dog up until the next day but it would have died by then. So we slid it very carefully into the box that was sitting beside it, and drove it to the clinic.
Despite our attempts, she died. We made it to the vet clinic, but it was too late.
Now, the car park where we parked, was for one of the biggest attractions, so people had been walking past this dog for weeks, and just ignoring it, although someone thought by giving it a box it had sorted the situation.
I was pretty angry at Bulgaria as a country, but not everyone is the same, and we did some research and found lots of great charities who are trying to help the overwhelming dog problem in Bulgaria.
One of those was the animal rescue Sofia, and they truly do amazing work and run only on donations.
So if you want to try and help with the dogs of Bulgaria, then please consider donating some money here.
Or even buy a doggy calendar!
This was a pretty horrific experience, and we were both extremely sad but all we can do now is create some sort of awareness!
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