07 Apr '12, 4am

Mickey Rourke Vows To Build Shelter For Romania's Stray Dogs | Care2 Causes

Mickey Rourke Vows To Build Shelter For Romania's Stray Dogs | Care2 Causes

Celebrities may not have real superpowers, but it appears that sometimes they may be the best people to fix really tough problems; especially in the world of animal welfare. Bob Barker uses his celebrity status pretty often to achieve normally unattainable goals for animals and now actor Mickey Rourke has pledged to do the same for thousands of suffering dogs in Romania. For decades activists have protested, pleaded and negotiated with the Romanian government to stop slaughtering the estimated 50,000 to 100,000 stray dogs that live on the streets in the capital city of Bucharest. The dogs lead pathetic lives scrounging for food and being hunted down by dog catchers who are notorious for their brutal killings. Activists have made progress, but when Rourke came face-to-face with the problem while filming his latest movie, “Dead in Tombstone” in the Romanian capital, the huge...

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The stray dogs of Romania have been a problem since the 1980′s. Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu banned Romanian citiz...

Mickey Rourke to Build Animal Shelter in Romania

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The stray dogs of Romania have been a problem since the 1980′s. Communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu banned Romanian citiz...

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This won’t just be a small animal shelter that can only help a hundred or so dogs at a time. The Bucharest Herald reports ...

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care2.com 06 Apr '12, 6am

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care2.com 07 Apr '12, 6am

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