After years in which Sava's Safe Haven housed animals in the small shelter located in the middle of the wilderness between 2 villages - Branistea and Vasile Alecsandri, we need to rebuild the shelter.
After a long time of analysis, we came to the conclusion that a new shelter located not far from the current one, will bring benefits both for the residents of the shelter and for the community. Our desire is to continue offering our services to rural communities where there are no veterinary clinics or non-profit associations that help animals both without owners and those with owners.
Unfortunately, the dream of relocating the shelter is based on some serious problems that make this project an indispensable one, without which, in 2 years, we will not be able to continue saving the animals.
The shelter was completely covered by snow in many winters due to the very large amount of snow and blizzard, the road becoming impracticable and dogs being blocked in their kennels;
Severe climatic conditions destroy our shelter every year - snow and strong wind in winter, severe floods in spring;
Lack of energy
During winter time we don't have electricity, due to the lack of clear weather, considering that the shelter is supported electrically only by photovoltaic panels;
Also, the shelter does not have running water or sewage.
The water is from a drilled well and the lack sewage is one of the biggest problem for us.
The accommodation spaces for the animals in the shelter have become more and more uncomfortable, despite our efforts to repair them every year;
Lack of space to create new indoor accommodation spaces where old dogs can sleep when temperatures drop below 0 degrees Celsius.
The current land on which we have built the shelter is 2500 square meters, unfortunately its shape is not very good, the land is long, but not wide, so the shelter is in the form of a long corridor. The shelter is made up of 3 areas: the area for puppies, adults and seniors. Thus, if we want to take a senior out into the play area, he will pass through the other 2 areas, stressing the animals.
Step by Step
We found a local land with over 20.000 square meters (10 times bigger than our actual shelter)
Moving all the units from the old shelter to the new one.
After purchase the land, we can start buidling fence, kennels and get authorisations
Finally, its time to move all dogs from old shelter to their new rescue center!
Make our dream come true
You can help us raise funds toward purchase the dream land to start build the shelter!
We have a big goal, but thanks to you, we can make it happen!
The costs of a large land of over 20,000 square meters its €148,000 , including all costs of authorisations and contracts of electricity, watering.
The location, as close as possible to the village but still a considerable distance so as not to disturb the population. From a legal point of view, there must be at least 1 km distance from the first home;
To have conditions: electricity and running water;
The road should be easily accessible even in winter;
The land should not be flooded;
The land should be large enough and with a shape in such a way as to avoid the situation of the land on which the current shelter is already built.