Beccles charity’s founders in mission to help stray dogs across Romania

The team visiting the Maoland Shelter for stray dogs in Romania

The team visiting the Maoland Shelter for stray dogs in Romania


The founders of a Norfolk-based animal rescue charity have returned from a trip to Romania where they helped to feed and look after stray dogs, joined by actress Lorraine Chase.

Andrea and Gavin Gamby Boulger, founders of Wetnose Animal Aid based at Kirby Cane, near Beccles, were joined by representatives from Norton Animal Rescue, K-9 Angels, and a film crew from SWL TV.

The team visited rescue shelters within Bucharest to help publicise what is happening to Romania’s stray dogs following the passing of a new law which gives dog catchers the power to kill stray dogs.

It is estimated that more than three million stray dogs roam the streets of Romania, with 65,000 of them freely roaming the capital.

During their visit the team documented the plight of the animals and the desperation of people trying to save their lives by running private shelters.

Mrs Gamby Boulger said: “We did have a few tears there and when we got back home.

“We want to help direct donations to the humane shelters and promote these centres.

“We hope the documentary will help raise awareness in Romania, the UK and beyond.”

The documentary, which has gained celebrity support from Amanda Holden, Paul O’Grady, Matthew Wright and Richie Kul, sees the team visiting the Maoland Shelter, Red Panda Shelter, Sparanta Shelter, and Iona Place, gaining eye-witness accounts from experts and officials.

Wetnose Animal Aid has also started fundraising for the rescue shelters and has already brought in a total of £1,500.

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  • Too many bunny hugger stories in the EDP- can the EDP be trusted to be impartial and not inflammatory when serious animal welfare matters are reported?

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    Daisy Roots

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

  • More fool them. And one hopes this will not be followed by stories of mangy Romanian dogs being brought to the UK . I see this running of this non story as another indication that the EDP has a bias towards animal " welfare" organisations which show a lack of common sense, and that perhaps the editorial control is not to be trusted when more serious news stories involving animal welfare are featured.

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    Daisy Roots

    Saturday, April 26, 2014

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