Urgent appeal – Help Regal live

  • €243.00
    raised of €1,500.00 goal goal
16% Funded
10 Donors

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Meet Regal! I named him Regal, so that he has an identity. He lives in a shelter for the last 2 years and his ID there, is only a serial number on shelter's files.

Regal, was taken to our municipality’s affiliate shelter, at the age of 8 months old, on September 2021. He was confiscated from a hoarder’s house along with 5 more other puppies. The rest of the puppies were adopted fast thanks to shelter’s initiative. Time was passing by and Regal was left behind, neglected and overlooked by our municipality and the officials responsible to provide for his training and his adoption.

He lives for two years now in that shelter a life deprived of human interaction, of socializing and even worse of walks out!

I met him on April 2022, when I was appointed in my municipality’s committee as a member-volunteer for strays. On my first visit at the shelter, I was shocked to hear that Regal, although human friendly, was characterized as “aggressive” towards other animals and because of that he was removed in a corner cage, covered with metallic cover shades, at front and sides, to restrain eye stimuli. On top, he is not taking dog walks out, because the stuff is not trained enough and they fear of any “accident” in case he encounters another dog close by. The shelter does not provide for a dog trainer. They provide mostly veterinary services, hospitalization and “short term” foster.

For more than a year, I am struggling to reserve funds from the municipality for Regal to be transferred in a dog training school with a trainer, expert on his breed (mixed pit-bull breed) and most important specialized in positive reinforcement techniques. All of my hard efforts to reserve the funds are met with indifference, delays, bureaucracy and numerous other obstacles on municipality’s side.

I make this urgent appeal now, because the dog trainer has an opening and he can undertake Regal to his school, in September.

Funding for the dog trainer and providing the necessary resources, not only will help me remove Regal from the shelter but will increase the chances for him to get a life instead of a slow death in the shelter, doomed to walk on a restrained cage, stepping on cement and deprived of walks, of soil, of nature, of affection, of love. Deprived of a decent life.

The pictures you see hereby, were taken for the needs of this appeal. You see a proud and majestic dog with a confident stride, although skinny and malnutritioned. Regal exudes an air of regality and self-assurance. I envision him in the coming future, taking long dog walks next to his owners, with his head up high.

To achieve this, I am reaching out to you, our compassionate community, asking for your support in raising the funds needed to cover for the dog trainer’s opening. The estimated cost for a comprehensive training program is 3.000 euros. This will include several sessions over a period of 4 months, which will be tailored to meet Regal’s needs. It also covers for an additional 4 months foster care period, if needed, until Regal finds a loving home.

To help Regal, donations can be made directly online here to this GoFundMe Account.

Or directly through Paypal at : [email protected]

Thank you for taking the time to read Regal's story and considering a donation. Please share this message with your friends, family, and colleagues. Every single donation counts. Regal's life counts!

Organizer

For the last 15 years, I am actively involved in animal rescuing in Athens-Greece on stray cats with feeding, fostering and TNR projects.

For the last 15 years, I am actively involved in animal rescuing in Athens-Greece on stray cats with feeding, fostering and TNR projects.

Donors

  • Anja Rutkowski
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2023
  • Sending prayers for Regal

€10.00
  • Eva Gehnke
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2023
€10.00
  • Liv Albert
  • Donated on Aug 26, 2023
€50.00
Oct 29

Regal at school

Update posted by Christina Dimitriadou at 07:36 pm
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Regal's training is on progress. To everyone's surprise, Regal is exceptionally good and cooperative and eveyone who meets him, falls for him instantly. He is happy, playful and we wish we could compensate him for the time lost.

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Sep 30

Regal is finally OUT!

Update posted by Christina Dimitriadou at 05:47 pm
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Dear friends, Thanks to your support, we finally managed to get Regal out of the shelter, where he has spent almost 2 years of his life, isolated and deprived of what he longed most. A dog walk and human interaction. On September 19th, Regal was transferred finally to his dog. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

10 donors
  • Anja Rutkowski
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2023
  • Sending prayers for Regal

€10.00
  • Eva Gehnke
  • Donated on Aug 27, 2023
€10.00
  • Liv Albert
  • Donated on Aug 26, 2023
€50.00
  • Kim Hardinge
  • Donated on Aug 23, 2023
  • Good luck x

€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
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  • Βασίλης Μανώλης
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€3.00
  • Γιώργος Μακαντασης
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€50.00
  • Katerina Pentea
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€10.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Aug 16, 2023
€50.00
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Virginia Kousathana
€243.00
raised of €1,500.00 goal
16% Funded
10 Donors

No more donations are being accepted at this time. Please contact the campaign owner if you would like to discuss further funding opportunities