Got an idea to help us?
We'd love to hear from you! We greatly appreciate each and every person who fundraises for us through a range of activities. You can read more about our regular fundraising events in our monthly newsletter.
In 2017 Kate Lamb, our Patron, cycled from Bulgaria to London with a dog she adopted from Street Hearts in a trailer behind her, raising £12,000. Go to www.k8andk9.com for more details.
Also in 2017 Vonnie Young paratandemed off the cliffs of Skalsko in front of a crowd of supporters. The event raised almost 4000 leva and we could not be more proud and delighted!
Street Hearts BG supporters in Bulgaria have organised charity evenings and car boot sales – to name just a few activities. Friends in the UK have also organised cake stalls at work and even sold personal items to raise money. Every penny, cent or stotinka helps, so if you can help a dog in need then please do!
Cat neutering campaign
My name is Dan, I am from Exeter in the UK and have spent the previous 8 years working in Local Government. I love all animals, but cats are definitely my favourite – their characters and behaviours always fascinate me, so to work with them is a dream of mine
The aim is to start a neutering campaign to reduce the stray cat population in and around Dryanovo, Bulgaria. This can be achieved by setting-up a Trap, Neuter, Return (TNR) programme and educating the public in caring for their pets and the cats in the community. My long-term goal is to continue and expand the neutering campaign into other areas of Bulgaria.
The neutering programme will reduce the pregnancy-rate amongst pets and strays, and it will also reduce the number of cats living on the streets. Neutered stray & feral cats will no longer produce unwanted kittens. These kittens would go on to produce kittens themselves, which creates a vicious cycle and results in overpopulation. A neutered pet population will decrease the instances of cats being abandoned due to pregnancy, illnesses and unwanted behaviours associated with unneutered cats.
Education is also important in reducing the number of street cats, therefore the aim is to provide information and assistance to the public to facilitate and encourage the neutering of their pets and community cats. An educated community, who neuter their cats and understand the responsibility that comes with pet ownership, will empower others to follow their example.
Car boot sales
Twice a month we attend car boot sales in order to raise money for cat neutering and also help with vet bills. These car boots massively help so if anyone has any items that they wish to donate then please contact us for collections or leave them at our vets (vet address link). Your junk may be someone else's treasure which can help an animal! Here are the car boot links, follow their pages for dates and time information.
Hotnitsa car boot sale: More information
Gostilitsa car boot: More information
John and Sonia who adopted little Bob who was abandoned outside Elite shop in Dryanovo. Bob is now called Ricky, and John made a beautiful oil painting of him which many people commented on. John has very kindly offered his talent to help dogs at Street Hearts. If anyone is interested in having their pet painted then please get in touch with him. For every painting John will kindly donate 60 leva to Street Hearts BG. We are able to also post abroad at the buyers expense. One painting sold will neuter a dog so please share and lets make John and our vet busy!