TwitchyNoses is small charity set up to raise funds for homeless, injured and abandoned animals in Bulgaria and provide a safe temporary home for those rescued, while they recover from any injuries and are rehabilitated, neutered, vaccinated and prepared to travel to their new homes. The Charity’s aim is to work with trusted people helping to rescue dogs (and in the future cats) here in Bulgaria and to assist them in the following ways:-
# Provide emergency foster care and a safe environment for the animals
# Raise Funds To buy food
# Fund Emergency operations
# Routine Veterinary care including sterilisations
# And assist with various sundry items that the shelters and fosterers need
# Help find new homes for these animals and help fund transport costs
There are a number of kind hearted individuals working tirelessly to help Bulgarian strays, to get them off the street, safe them from awful abuse and neglect but these people often have nowhere for the animals to go and are desperately short of funds to afford any vet treatment.
TwitchyNoses also aims to help the dogs in the municipality isolators that are taken there to be simply neutered and returned to the street (if they are lucky) or that are on a death sentence unless we can get them out and re-homed.
It was with this in mind that we decided to set up TwitchyNoses so that we could assist other rescuers that need our help, especially with regards to providing a foster home for the dogs to stay in safety, socialise the dogs, provide access to routine veterinary care and especially in finding new forever loving homes for the dogs and cats be it in Bulgaria or abroad.
Each municipality in Bulgaria is meant to have a shelter for stray dogs and a state funded neutering program, however most of these state run places are little more than death camps for the dogs and the money given to the shelters for neutering programs is siphoned away somewhere else. These municipality shelters are usually off the beaten track and most people do not even know they exist, let alone that they can have hundreds of dogs locked away, often with no food or water, left to freeze in the winter or in baking hot cages in the summer. There is little or no medical care and the chance of any of these dogs being re-homed is practically zero. A few dedicated individuals work to try and get as many of these poor dogs out of these awful places or at least take them food and give basic veterinary care where they can.
TwitchyNoses was set up in order to raise awareness and funds for these individuals and and to give money to where it is most needed; be that for food, funds for repairing or building housing for the animals, money for emergency operations or efforts to re-home animals within Bulgaria or abroad.
We believe every animal deserves a warm and safe place to call home, regular meals, veterinary care when required and love and companionship.
You will find details on this website of our work as well as photos and descriptions of particular dogs (and cats) waiting for new homes.
If you are interested in helping, please see the ‘How You Can Help’ page. You can help buy donating funds, items, buying something from our online shop, fostering or adopting a dog or helping with home-checking.
If you can give a dog or a cat a good foster or permanent home, please get in touch. We are hoping to set up a network of foster homes across Bulgaria and also in other countries such as the UK, Germany, Holland etc.
Thank you for visiting and for your support.