Hello! I'm Amanda, and along with my husband Dilly, I run Playing With The Wind animal rescue and welfare education. When my husband and I first arrived in Bulgaria to live we had already adopted our first little street puppy whilst on holiday the previous year. We arranged for him to stay as a guest with two lovely vets in the city until our move was completed. When we collected our little charge we entered into a discussion with his two veterinary “uncles” about the dreadful plight of the Bulgarian animals, mainly dogs and cats, which are abandoned on a daily basis to survive on the streets of the cities, towns and villages. One of the uncles told us that little could be done about this problem, and to try to do anything would be like “playing with the wind”. And from this rather downtrodden, defeatist image was born the idea of stretching out our arms and trying to catch just a little gust; and through rescue, education and example, stopping the hurricane.
Socrates said: “We can’t teach anyone anything, we can only change the way they think”. This is the ethos of our charity; it is our belief that stretching out a hand to help, no matter how small our action, creates an impact immense and far reaching. We may not always see it but its force is felt even in silence, and its power grows.
We hope you'll join us on our journey to help animals in need, and we welcome you to the Playing With The Wind family!