http://www.dzznis.org.yu/ takes you to our shelter home page.
Jelena’s shelter has now been able to send some dogs to Canada through the Canadian ambassadors wife in Belgrade, who is helping the dogs as much as she can.
The Ambassadors wife is unfortunately leaving the post in August. One of our dogs ‘Coco’ is going to Canada on Monday. It costs around 300 pounds to send a dog, and with help and support, more dogs could be sent. Please help to get more dogs sent to happy homes overseas by spreading the word about us and by giving whatever financial support you can. Jelena’s shelter has over 400 rescued street dogs under care, has to buy around 250 loaves of bread every day, which are mixed with meat, gravy and vegetables to provide a good daily meal for the dogs. They have this food five days a week and dry dog food the other two, so it an essential basic for them. But it all costs money; and your help would be greatly appreciated.
There is a lady in Canada, Mrs. Elizabeth Abbott, who has visited our shelter twice, and she connected with the organization Happy Tails and they are finding good homes for dogs.
So far we have sent from Nis in Serbia, one Black Labrador whose owners wanted to put him to sleep as he has hip dysplasia, but once in Canada he will have the operation, and also all four knees are not good. He has been adopted but the expensive operation will be paid for by the Lab Rescue Society.
We have other dogs at our shelter who are needing to find new homes overseas.
Below is a picture of Robi, who was left to die in the yard of his owners chained on 20cm long chain, with no food or water, and thousands of ticks all over him, and also a terrible wound the chain has made on his neck. Unfortunately no one will fine the owners of a dog like Robi, which is completely wrong.
We are just happy Robi is feeling better now he is under our care.
Robi at the shelter – Note the neck wound caused by the owners keeping him on such a very short chain
Also, we sent Pippin to Canada who is a very healthy little dog, as you can see from the photograph.
Any help and support in whatever way you can would be very much appreciated.
Pippin – found a new home in Canada
Please visit the following site to be given a month by month picture gallery of some of the things going on.
Please note the following Bank details IF YOU LIVE IN SERBIA ONLY and should you wish to make a donation:
AIK Banka A.D. Niš
These bank details above are only for donations GIVEN BY PERSONS ALREADY IN SERBIA.
For INTERNATIONAL OVERSEAS currency donations there is a DIFFERENT account number (as below):-
5428077-905 AIK BANKA AD NIS
SWIFT AIK BYU 22
EUR ACC NO 4990800072400888
Alternatively, if anyone wishes, overseas donations can be sent directly to SOS for Serbian Animals, located in the Uk; please contact the organizer Mrs. Jean Bird at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
SOS for Serbian Animals website – www.harboroughonline.co.uk/serbiananimals
Cheques to be made payable and forwarded to
Harborough Animal Concern, 7 Cedar Close, Kibworth, Leicester LE8 0HY.
Bank details – HSBC bank – account number 91536532. Sort code 403204.
To contact Jelena by e mail, please go to
Thank You everybody for helping us and looking at our shelter.
This site is always one which shows endless animal suffering – not something we wish to keep giving you, but one which is forced to be shown due to the current ways of thinking by people who should be much more aware. So here is a happy photo of a little guy that was rescued by Jelena from the streets, but who passed away a few days after this photograph was taken.
In his final days, this very young puppy experienced love, fun and affection from someone who loved him so very much. Here he is enjoying a game with Jelena.
Please let us know (in the ‘Comments’ section) if there is anything you think should be made different about the site – IT IS YOUR SITE, we are simply acting as the messenger.
Thanks – SAV.
Please Send Your Message to the Politicians of Serbia and the EU Today Asking Action to Stop the Slaughter of the Animals of Serbia
Please give your support to Maria and Slavica by copying the letter below; making any additions you consider necessary to ‘personalise’ it, and then send on to the people given in the Block addresses below. Thank You.
Please read and make changes, it is the Third Millenium and we need to stop all bad human actions to nature. Humans are just one little part of nature and must stop abusing it. We still have climate change; global warming etc.as a consequence of our irresponsible actions towards nature. We must change ourselves, everything else is ok, it is just we – humans that are and act wrongly. We must respect all life, not just human. We all are responsible by You , dear Sir -You are our reporesentative, leaders who lead this all and who have mechanisms to stop what is wrong. Please do it, and do as soon as is possible, because it will be too late very soon. Thanks.
Below is the letter from Maria – please copy it and amend to make it your personal message. Then send to the following addresses; Thank You.
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**** SAMPLE LETTER ********* SAMPLE LETTER ********SAMPLE LETTER *******
Mr. Slobodan Milosavljevic-Minister of Agriculture
Mr. Miroslav Marinkovic -Director of Veterinary Department of Serbia
Mrs. Sanja Celebicanin-Chief of Veterinary inspections of Serbia
Mr. Jovan Slavkovic- Mayor of Sombor
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Minister,
Once again , we read about the ruthless killings of animals in Serbia, today in Sombor, to-morrow in Zrenjanin, Subotica,Novi Sad, Bor, Negotin, Belgrade, Nis and so on.
This never-ending murdering of the innocents must surely affect your souls and ability to judge. Will you EVER stop? Will you go on until the last dog and cat in Serbia are slain, hung, poisoned, kicked to death?
Frankly, Ladies and Gentlemen, you are giving your country quite a reputation, the Serbian word ‘shinter’ has become notorious all over the world… In case you shouldn’t know : you are severly damaging Serbia’s image abroad.
Maybe this pitiless war on poor, defenceless creatures makes you feel like heroes… To us, I’m sorry to say, you seem a savage, bloodthirsty nation. How come you can’t adopt a humane attitude towards poor animals?
When will you jail deranged people as there is : ‘veterinary doctor’ Dusanka Dusanic, who became the dog killer of Sombor, waiting already for her next victims to be brought in at the city pound?
We are looking at you.
Below are exclusive photographs of some of the dogs which were held for months at the Sombor pound, and which over the last few days have all been killed. (see our report from yesterday, 12th June).
The photographs were taken before a ban was introduced and padlocks were fitted on the doors to prevent campaigners from entering.
These pictures show some dogs which have been held since February. All have now been killed T-61, a drug which paralyses the respiratory system and causes suffocation.
We are sickened that rather than give treatment and the care required, the vets killed the animals using T-61.
Now, today, Shinters are back out on the streets looking for the next set of dogs to catch and take to this pound, and which will be destroyed in the same way by veterinarians !
Serbian people are ashamed because they are the taxpayers who are funding this crime.
Very, Very Cramped Conditions
Yes, Very Cramped
Awaiting Death by T-61
Death by a Veterinarian.
12th June 2008
News in from Slavica
EPAR/OIPA /Alliance for Animal Rights/SAV/GAARP
I must report you this very, very sad news.
Veterinarian Mrs. Dubravka Dusanic has killed all the dogs at Sombor`s city pound, all those poor victims who were in those small dirty cages in front of eyes of whole World.
And they catch still today several new dogs.
It is very sad fate of these dogs who were in these tiny cages from February 2008 until the day of their murder. When activists of APS ZOV were today in the city pound they found empty cages and workers washing out the empty cages in preparation for the next new batch of innocent victims.
They killed all dogs yesterday, we are shocked ….
We are desperate, because in spite international attention to these poor dogs these pitiless killers murdered them. These 27 adult and 5 puppies were inspected by Mrs Sanja Celebicanin, for several months, and she wrote this city pound is ok- in spite of the dogs being crammed into very small cages.
These firm for garbage collection don`t want to make any meeting with us about re-homing dogs, the Director, Mr. Andrija Penzes, banned the activists of APS ZOV from taking photos, but there are 3 witnesses who were every day in that place and who can give us confirmation that the dogs were healthy but very hungry and thirsty, and living in their own excrement.
Their suffering is now over, but they lived their last month in front of our very eyes, and they were brutally killed by T-61 – by politicians and authorities who do not care.
Today shinters caught new dogs again for the same fate.
Veterinarian Mrs. Dubravka told us that the dogs were ill – but how can be possible in all 27 adult dogs and 5 puppies !
And even if they were ill, which was not the case, why did she not attempt to try and help them by providing medical treatment ? – she did nothing, and gave not one animal any medical treatment. No vaccination, no microchipping - just T-61 to kill them; that is the Veterinarian Mrs. Dubravka – some veterinarian !.
Please send your protest to
Mr. Slobodan Milosavljevic-Minister of Agriculture
Mr. Miroslav Marinkovic -Director of Veterinary Department of Serbia and to Mrs. Sanja Celebicanin-Chief of Veterinary inspections of Serbia It is the same address for all of them:
and also to Mr. Jovan Slavkovic- Mayor of Sombor
Please send your protest and help us help them –
CC to local mediamedia :
Main Serbian media:
Block addresses of authorities of Sombor city.
Thank you for your help and compassion – Slavica.
**** THE FOLLOWING HAS JUST ARRIVED FROM SERBIAN CAMPAIGNERS
and is currently un-edited due to its urgency ****
Dear fellow Campaigners,
we are fighting against this same circus (the last one in Serbia), but we need more international involvment- to give examples and to remind serbian authorities that certian messurement Serbia must respect before entering in the EU).
We wrote to many nespapers, to TV station (and sent our message publicly), wrote to all authorities – and this is what we get most of the time- support to circus!!!
Sadly organizations are not helping (they are not getting involved I dont know why!!!??? and we sent to them all we have- its only us again- independent animal rights activists -and common citizens …) Only the EPAR org. sent letters of protest- but no one else- for the past 2 years!!!! (But that is not enough- only one org to send letter)
Again we got landing on the edge of the nife (our activist Olivera gave her personal details to the “journalists” and no one ever contacted her since then, they only contacted circus workers and zemun multiplicity (they work in cooperation we believe- because we sucedded to bann circus from all other parts of Belgrade- we just cant bann them from Zemun!!)
“Kurir” (Belgrade daily newspaper) published today a very affirmative article for circus Corrona/Moscow which is stationed by the Danube rivers banks- near the HOTEL YUGOSLAVIA (on Zemunski kej 3. ).
Circus is on the communal green area (reserved for kids playing- but now took away for circus) near the buildings where people also have much against the circus- as it makes noise all day, leave sick animals allover the grass, and fleeces is always there too.
“Kurir” (newspapers) said in article that chief of the Zemun multiplicity (Olivera Milutinovic) gave the “green light” to the circus and she said that they posses all needed papers and they follow protocols (WHICH IS A BIG LIE!!?)
CIRCUS BROKE MANY CITY RULES AND DECREES WHICH CITY IT SELF PROCLAIMED.
Circus broke abused animals (by the Article 269 KZRS everyone molesting an animal will be punished)
Also circus refuse to admit that they abuse animals- not we can get the total number of animals they posses in mini zoo…(every year they bring different set of animals- but always some wild animal is present)..
Also they accused US for lies and said that they do everything by the law- (WHICH IS A HUGE LIE!!!! ), circus workers said that we are abusing them with lies and that if we don’t like circus- then we don’t have to come and watch!!??
Pease write to the “kurir” newspapers- and to the Zemun multiplicity and to the veterinary inspections-
Please- tell them what circus is- and why are they banned from the other countries and metropolises.
Write please- as we fight for the past 5 years- organizations are not helping- its only us- activists-
Please help us- there is no other way—there is not many of us doing this action (and for zoo also) we are alone and as its seeable circus workers paid to someone (everyone is corrupted here) to give them the grass for circus tents and mini zoo..
Belgrade City DECREES:
By the veterinary law, before the manifestation (with animals)is to take place permit/approval must be given from ministry of veterinary has to be issued, firstly the permit from the services who can give permit to use an area planed for “manifestation”. Those who are planning to must do all by the protocols and all zoo-sanitary laws must be obeyed.
The Article 269. (of the criminal laws of Serbia) defines every abuse over any animal-as crime, and the Law defines that perpetrators may be punished with prison sentence (up to 3 years). Even though~ the Article 269.~ is written to protect animals – still is NOT widely introduced and citizens are simply not aware of Article 269.
Also authorities like to mention that new animal welfare law is still not put into practice- but they tend not to mention that we already have the article 269. of the criminal law of Serbia (which is over any new proclamation ) and we do not need to wait for the new animals welfare proclamations- when we already acknowledged ANIMAL RIGHTS EXSISTANCE in the criminal law of Serbia.
(All these city propositions are disregarded)
(emails- ministry of veterinary…:
+Please, write to “Kurir” (daily newspaper) tell them that you are horrified by the affirmate circus article : email@example.com
Besides the animal cruelty (which is obvious) circus broke many city propositions (as in our city proposal newsletter we read- there is no chance to reant a communal area (especially green area) to anyone under the 5 years. Circus rent just for one month!!?? Someone is corrupted in Zemun multiplicity? Someone is corrupted In communal service “JKP Zelenilo”-?? As they issued a permit to circus that they give our communal area to the circus to use it.
Also, in ” Kurir”, Olivera Milutinovic (chief of Zemun multiplicity) said that circus got the permit from Zemun multiplicity and that are satisfying all the communal laws and as we said that circus leave faeces all over the green area- she said that Circus keep this area clean and by the rules.
>> see for your self how “clean it is”
(urine & faeces)
Circus is not connected to the communal system of sewage/drainage and there is no way to clean animal faeces in proper way.
We did received a Reply from Zemun multiplicity: (on our questions about who issued permit to circus -even though city codes specifically says that in this manner which circus is presenting it self now- CANT BE PLACED ON COMMUNAL GROUND-)
But, multiplicity from Zemun, where the circus is located- say that city green communal service “JKP ZELENILO” gave permit to the circus to be on the communal grass area… and that building inspection gave permit for the animal cages to be placed..
Also Marija (circus owner) gave promise to the building inspection that all animals will be in caged for the time they are stationed in Zemun on green area?
That is so obvious that this is a animal cruelty case (if she attempt to keep animals encaged all the time!!)
the reply from Zemun multiplicity (on Serbian):
Re: ODGOVOR OPSTINE ZEMUN:
Zemun multiplicity and, ministry of agriculture and water management, Belgrade City authorities(city manager, architect and city hall), serbian president…
all MEDIA:(if you need it)
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******** SAMPLE LETTER ********
: (but dont forget to add NOTES about the city rules and article 269.)
Dear Sir or Madam:
I am writing this letter to express my concerns for Animals that are held against their will in the International Circus Moscow-which is now a guest of Belgrade City. All Wild animals that are part of this Circus are in bad shape and piled up in small cages. They are mistreated and abused. Concerned citizens have been asking organizations for animal protection to put a stop to the suffering of those animals, but organizations are not those who can help this time. I want to appeal to your position and ask of you to ban those Circuses with live performing animals, circuses with mini zoos and those who use animals in “entertainment”. I would like to point out that any circus with Animals is cruel.
The animals may be confined for hours, even days, in their traveling cages. The trainers use different training methods that are considered very inhumane. Whips, spikes, hotshots and electric shock devices are used to get the animals to do tricks that are unnatural for the animals. Further to that, a circus with Animals is also considered dangerous for the public. *as an examples I will give You data which can be found in newspapers and on internet)Between 1990 and 1999, there have been 47 persons who have died as a result of wild animal attacks. In Argentina, there are many such examples as the one from San Pedro, Province of Buenos Aires, where two lions escaped where they hurt and killed some people. In April 21, 2004, in Laferrere, a tiger escaped from the Romanian Circus killing one worker. In August 2005, a bear from the Coronel Dorrego traveling circus, attacked a 10 year old girl who got too close to his cage. The bear bit her and two of her fingers had to be amputated later.
It is shameful that the Belgrade City allows the Moscow Circus to perform with animals. Allowing this circus, or any other circus, to perform with animals is against the Animal Protection Law enforced in your country. I ask respectfully that the authorities of Belgrade become part of the group of cities in this European region that have banned the use of animals in circuses, like Croatia , Slovenia did several years ago, Hungary as of 2007.. We have moral responsibilities to all animals. Allowing a circus to perform with animals is allowing and promoting cruelty to animals. Please do not let this happen. The brutal and inhumane treatment of animals behind closed doors MUST be stopped once for all. Please do not give any more approvals for this Circus to become the guest of Belgrade City, this CIRCUS is cruel and is not a humane and interactive way to have fun, which children crave for, there are so many different options for kids to have fun, to get into interactive games and trough those games, tomorrow to grow up into humane being, worthy to be called citizen of Belgrade.
circus updates: http://c4sain.bravejournal.com/entry/29766
more info on our circus actions: *CIRCUS- in Serbia /sezone 2008. - (May)
Additional Info: Cirkus info: sezone 2007
Protest against circus with animal acts- Jun 03. 2007. Belgrade -
http://c4sain.bravejournal.com/entry/25223Protest- against circus: protiv uportebe zivotinja u Cirkusima ,Beograd 2007.,
info on circus: Cirkus u Beogradu 2007.
– thank YOU all for taking the action for Animals in circus !!!!
– thank YOU all for taking the action for Animals in circus !!!!