FUNDRAISER FAQ

SHELTER FUNDRAISER FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Everything you need to know about the shelter fundraiser and our adoption process.

DONATION QUESTIONS

IS MY PAYMENT INFORMATION SECURE?

Yes. After you click on the Donate button on our website, you will be redirected to PayPal to login and complete the donation. The transaction will be under the PayPal’s security umbrella. Click here to read PayPal’s security policy.

After you complete the donation transaction, the campaign donation progress bar will be updated to reflect your donation. This is made possible thanks to crowdfunding API integrated by our web developer on our website.

Your PayPal monthly statement will read Bacau Street Dog Rescue. Separately we will send a receipt from Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau to your email address.

IS MY DONATION TAX DEDUCTIBLE?

Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau is a non profit association registered in Romania so it cannot provide tax letters for donors outside of Romania.

CAN I DONATE IN A DIFFERENT CURRENCY?

After you select the desired amount in Euro, PayPal will convert at the current conversion rate to the currency associated with your PayPal account.

WHAT FEES DOES PAYPAL CHARGE? WHO IS COVERING THESE FEES?

It depends on your location and how you fund the donation. It can be as low as 0.3% up to 7.4%. There is a fixed fee of 0.2 applicable to all transactions funded by credit or debit card.

Here’s a link to PayPal fee schedule for our UK account.

HOW WILL MY DONATION BE USED?

In a nutshell your donation will help Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau buy a piece of land where they can buid 15 kennels and host up to 75 dogs rescued from public shelter Bacau and the streets. For more detailed information check out the Shelter Plan page or the PDF Plan for more details.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM DONATION AMOUNT?

There is no minimum donation required. Any amount helps.

WHAT IS YOUR PAYPAL ADDRESS?

All the donations for the shelter fundraiser are deposited in a third party PayPal account managed by Viv Perry and The Little Rescue. The email address is bacaustreetdogrescue@yahoo.com

If  you want to donate toward monthly costs such as vet bill or dog food, there is a different PayPal address. Please email us at info@happystreetdogs.com for details. Thank you!

SHELTER PLAN QUESTIONS

WHY DO YOU NEED A NEW SHELTER?

The need for a private shelter has existed since the problem of stray dogs and a subpar public shelter existed. It was exacerbated when Alina was asked to vacate the yard where she rented space for the kennels. She managed to get an extension from the landlord, but it is only a band aid solution.

Given the stressful nature of rescue work in Romania, a shelter built on owned land will provide peace of mind and it will open the doors for the ability to run spay/neuter campaigns which will reduce the number of animals in the public shelter significantly.

With privately owned land, there is no risk of eviction notice or complaints from prejudiced neighbors.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR THE NEW SHELTER PLAN?

The fundraiser lasts between October 1st 2016 and March 31st 2017.

Land acquisition and shelter building will last between March 31st 2017 and June 30th 2017.

The dogs will arrive at the new shelter on July 1st 2017.

HOW MANY DOGS WILL THE NEW SHELTER HOST AT ANY GIVEN TIME?

According to GEA 155/2001 as amended by Law 258/2013 a large sized dog needs at least 1.92 square meters of space, so the maximum occupancy for the shelter will be 75 large dogs grouped in 5 dogs per kennel. Medium and small sized dogs can be grouped more than 5 per kennel.

HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE FUNDRAISER TOTAL AMOUNT?

We researched online and offline for the products needed to build the kennels, fence, gate, and everything else that’s needed. We converted the prices from the local currency RON via www.xe.com.

Based on the surface needed to build the kennels and quarantine/natality/cattery in phase two of the project, we came up with the minimum surface for the shelter. We researched the market based on the requirements for the shelter and established a medium price of€17 per square meter.

For a detailed price list download Shelter price list.

HOW DO YOU PLAN TO SUSTAIN THE NEW SHELTER?

We have a sustainable funding plan that includes monthly membership, adoption fee schedule, distance adoption programs, and monthly fundraisers for food and vet bills. For more details check out the Shelter plan page.

WILL THE NEW SHELTER HAVE PAID STAFF?

Alina will be working on a purely volunteer basis. Since she has to make ends meet with a full time job outside the rescue work, the plan includes a paid cleaning person that should come 2 or 3 times a week for up to 4 hours at a time.

WHO WROTE THE SHELTER PLAN?

Daniela Popescu wrote the shelter business plan and designed the floor plan. For questions regarding the plan and the price calculation methods contact her at danielaonel@gmail.com

FUNDRAISER TEAM QUESTIONS

WHO IS BEHIND THE SHELTER FUNDRAISER?

Check out volunteer page.

I HAVE A FUNDRAISER IDEA. WHO CAN I CONTACT?

Please send an email at volunteers@happystreetdogs.com or contact us via our Facebook page

WHAT IS YOUR EXPERIENCE IN PET RESCUE?

Alina Bulciu has rescued and found loving and responsible homes for over 500 dogs in the last three years alone.

All our volunteers are seasoned fundraisers who love to help animals in distress. Check our volunteers page to see the people who are helping Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau’s dream come to life.

WHAT IS YOUR STANCE REGARDING BACAU PUBLIC SHELTER?

Street Dogs Saving Mission Bacau does not condone the conditions offered to the dogs at the public shelter Bacau and the way the employees treat them.

As a matter of fact a lot of the dogs rescued by Alina come from the public shelter. One cannot turn a blind eye on what happens there, even if more often than not the funds for veterinary bills and food do not exist when a dog is being pulled out the shelter initially.

ADOPTION QUESTIONS

HOW CAN I ADOPT A DOG FROM YOU?

Please contact us on our Facebook page.

WHAT IS A HOME CHECK AND WHY IS IT DONE?

A home check is a screening process to ensure that the pet is placed in a home where he will not only be cherished for the rest of his life but also receive the appropriate care and nurturing he needs to thrive. A properly done home check helps avoid failed adoptions.

 

What to expect? A house checker designated by Street Dogs Saving Mission will take a “dog’s eye view” of the applicant’s home and yard. The house checker will assess for any potential risks for the dog. The whole family should be present for the home visit. The house checker will interview the applicant and will provide valuable information regarding what it means to have a dog and how to fix or avoid certain problems.

WHAT SHOULD I DO BEFORE I ADOPT A DOG?

  • Make sure your residence is suited to the dog you want to adopt.
  • Make sure your social life and work obligations will not affect your ability to care for a dog.
  • Think about a plan for your new dog during vacations and/or work travel.
  • Make sure the people you live with are ok with you adopting a dog.
  • Learn about the specific breed you want to adopt (temperament, size, energy level and so on), educate yourself.
  • Ask yourself if you have enough funds in case the dog needs veterinary care.

Check out this article about what pet adoption means.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AFTER I ADOPT A DOG?

There will be an accommodation period for you and especially for the dog.

Our dogs come from a life of roaming the streets and/or abuse in the public shelter, so it will take them a little bit longer to adapt to your life style and to trust you. They might not do well with crates, so use your best judgement. With lots of love and patience they will turn into the most loving dogs ever.

IS THERE A COST TO ADOPTING A DOG?

At this moment there is no adoption fee, however if you want to help offset the costs for the vaccinations and microchip, you can donate €55 per dog via PayPal at lazarsorin87@yahoo.fr. Before donating, make sure you discuss with Alina and agree on the dog you want to adopt andd establish how the dog will be transported to your residence.