Joss wrote:http://www.freewebs.com/bsapp/ They have been doing great work for many years.
Thanks lyn and norman for the support
Moscow-wolf - I understand why people are wary of giving money if they don't know where it's going, but your level of cynicism is beyond belief. I feed the dogs, frontline them and would like to spay them if I had the money, but sadly I don't.
I have taken in 8 street dogs and 3 cats over the years that I've lived here, and paid for all their food and medical treatment myself, and I know many others have done the same. If you don't want to pay for the animals you've adopted, maybe you should have left them on the street? I'm just trying to raise some money to help the dogs I can't bring home, although the majority of the money will go to BSAPP. Everyone else has been very supportive(the ones who know me and what I do). Hopefully they will be the ones who come to support the event because they are the people I like to see.
On the sale day there will be collection boxes for BSAPP and the local dogs, people can give to either or none, as they choose.
Hi Joss, you do not have to justify yourself to me, but on the other hand, you might agree somewhat as to why folk are cynical here in Bulgaria about any form of financial assistance.
Perhaps, my post did not come across anywhere near the way it should have done and like yourself, I find it difficult to ignore dogs in need, but what I cannot work out is whether I try to help to make myself feel a better person at the end of the day or, whether not being able to do enough, will make me feel worse. There is a lot of conscious clearing done on this very forum about requesting help for this or that dog, cat and starving kid.
Norman says that I completely missed the point, but I don't think I did, I just didn't put it across correctly. I too carry dog biscuits (when I remember) and have stopped on occasions to feed hungry dogs, but what am I achieving here - you tell me as a few biscuits are not going to change the situation and perhaps can only prolong the overall suffering of a dog. I know only too well that you cannot take them all home.
What happens if you can't make it to the roadside rendezvous for a couple of weeks through illness or holidays..... yes, I know, loads of negatives, but again, what I am getting at is, is there not a better way to focus our charity and effort into the street dog, stray and neutering problem in Bulgaria.
So, my intention was not to deliberately offend, but I still find it difficult to accept that selling a few second-hand books is going to do much for the street dogs, but there again, that is ONLY MY opinion and I wish you the best of British luck in your venture.
I cannot be any fairer than that without selling myself out to my own opinions and beliefs, but would be happy to be proved wrong.