Barking Romania is the organization that makes possible the process of bringing the stray dogs from Romania to the Netherlands, and all this is done with the help of Barbara van der Weijen, a wonderful, amazing and courageous woman and dog lover, who dedicates her entire life saving stray dogs and finding them a home. More
In Romania, the topic of stray dogs is a sensitive matter, as in 2013, due to several incidents of people being bitten by them, the former president gave a declaration in which he aimed to kill as many as 200.000 of stray dogs in the city of Bucharest. However, this problem wasn’t a recent one, as the shelters for the stray dogs were known to be insufficient for the number of dogs. Also, the funds were not enough, thus these places becoming inhumane and the dogs had a horrible life. More
Read on YourPost the fascinating story about the dogs of Romania, the country of origin of our YourPost-editor Laura Apostol. As a big dog friend, she interviewed Roxana Deissima in Bucharest ánd Barbara van der Weijden in Dronrijp (see photo) about their organization Barking Romania. A story about dogs without future for which there is a safe basket in Friesland.
Kaatsen is a sport that has been played for centuries but it’s very limited to one area. That area is Friesland in the northern part of the Netherlands. In some ways it is a unique sport. ,,There are other forms of kaatsen all over the world but they are not similar to Frisian kaatsen”, says Robert Roosjen, chairman of LKC Sonnenborgh in Leeuwarden. More