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Rescue Organization Needs Life-Saving Assistance To Help More Dogs

Written by: Molly Weinfurter
Molly Weinfurter is a writer for iHeartDogs, and she’s passionate about helping animals in need. She volunteers for Bailing Out Benji and a local dog rescue.Read more
| Published on May 26, 2023

Animal organizations are often heavily funded by donations. A lot of those donations come from adoption fees, so without enough dogs getting adopted, many rescues struggle to save more animals. Strays Without Borders from North Macedonia has fallen on hard times, preventing them from taking in new dogs since they’re currently struggling to care for the dogs they already have.

Strays Without Borders find homes for North Macedonian dogs in the UK, and every adoption helps their mission. They’re currently in desperate need of donations and adoptions, both of which could help them save the lives of more dogs.

Volunteer surrounded by rescue dogs

Animal Rescuers Face Struggles

Strays Without Borders has noticed a large decrease in the number of adoption applications coming in. On top of that, lots of dogs have been returned, so of course, they want to help those dogs as much as they can. Due to those factors, they’ve had to stop taking in new dogs because it’s already a struggle to support the dogs in their care.

Three of the current dogs looking for homes were all returned for no fault of their own. One was with their new family for over a year only to be brought back just before Christmas because they no longer wanted the dog. Two others were reactive in their new homes, so the families decided it wasn’t a good fit. However, those two dogs could both thrive with proper training and patience.

Stray Macedonia Dogs Need Homes

Despite having an in-depth home-checking process to make sure adopters are ready for a dog, situations like this still happen. While Strays Without Borders is happy to welcome back dogs they adopted out, it’s not easy to afford their care. Without dogs getting adopted, it’s impossible for them to find space and funds to save more dogs, which of course, breaks their hearts.

How You Can Help

If you live in the UK, consider fostering or adopting one of the dogs to free up space at the facility. When dogs get adopted, it makes it easier for the organization to save more. Visit Strays Without Borders’ website to view the available dogs.

Rescue dog looking for home

Even if you don’t live near the UK or North Macedonia, there are still ways you can help. Consider donating to this organization to help them care for the animals. With enough funds, they can help find these wonderful dogs homes and start saving more dogs in the future. Every donation can make a difference for animals in need!

Toffee is One of Many Dogs in Need

One of the dogs that needs the most support right now is Toffee. Toffee was rescued as a puppy when she was found by the side of the road with her sisters. After sitting in the shelter for a long time, Toffee thought she finally found her forever home.

Toffee was timid but friendly in the Macedonia shelter, but when she arrived in the UK, she became overwhelmed and her personality shifted. Poor Toffee was so scared that she became reactive, causing her adoption to fall through.

Toffee the rescue dog

Strays Without Borders found a rehab center for Toffee to stay at so professional trainers can work on her reactivity. They needed to pay for transport and a minimum two-month stay. During that time, they hope she makes a lot of progress and finds either a foster home or a forever home. She deserves a happily ever after, so the organization is doing everything they can to prevent her from returning to a Macedonia shelter.

If you want to help Toffee specifically, Strays Without Borders has created a fundraiser for her needs.

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