One of the most significant phrases of those who fight for animal rights and especially those who seek to change the lives of thousands of dogs that do not have a home is “Buy, do not adopt.” On Romania, decided to implement the program Fill the void in your life that joins football with the idea of giving a home to animals that do not have one.
In this context, the Romanian Football Federation (FRF) seeks to promote the adoption of dogs that are unguarded throughout the European country and even live in kennels waiting for someone to give them the place. The way they found to encourage citizens was recognized on social networks.
Since last Sunday, no less than in the most important classic in the country, the footballers of Steaua from Bucharest and Dinamo also from the Romanian capital went out onto the playing field with a dog in their arms. Yes, 11 players with 11 dogs to upa, all of them coming from the municipal kennel of Branesti.
The Romanian derby ended 6-0 for the locals, although such a result managed to go into the background. The duel toured the portals around the world for the tender image with which the footballers posed in the classic protocol photo of the two teams and the refereeing body.
The dogs, applauded without cracks between the fans of both clubs, entered the field with a leash and a handkerchief that indicated his name. This is so that if there were viewers with the desire to adopt them immediately, they could choose it without problems according to their identification.. The animals are “vaccinated, sterilized, dewormed and ready to be adopted.”
IT WILL NOT BE THE ONLY TIME
The federation decided that this project be sustained over time and that is why each match in League 1 will have this initial ceremony. Players will enter the field with animals from the local kennel and spectators will be able to adopt them once the game is over, in addition to raising awareness about this good deed to the rest of the citizens who watch the show from their homes.
However, there was not 100% harmony in this project that had its kickoff last weekend. In the meeting in question, The Steaua footballers did not go out with the animals in their arms because they did not agree to support the cause together and thus provide a nice message to society.
In any case, the Dinamo players did accept the proposal and the initiative could be carried out thanks to their intervention. That serve as an example and as a role model so that other clubs and especially the members of the squad also support this just cause and this tender project.
The Save The Dogs organization, which is responsible for protecting dogs, recognized this “fantastic initiative” and thanked the Romanian Football Federation for this historic step, waiting for it to “change course” of the adoption of animals all over the planet.