22nd September: “Serbia Suffering” Petition now Presented to Over 50 Senior EU Personnel by SAV

As can be seen from our earlier article,



On Monday 22nd September 08, a copy of the ‘Serbia Suffering’ petition 


along with copies of the OIPA and SAV letters, in addition to support letters from Mrs Susan R. Johnson, former Supervisor of Brcko District, Bosnia and Herzegovina:


In English:   oipa-letter


In Serbian:   oipa-letter-spetembar-132008






were sent with a formal covering letter to no less than 50 senior people at the European Union, including many Commissioners.


Whilst not reproducing the letter here, we can say that the current situation for animals in Serbia has now been presented to the EU, and we are asking for change and Serbia to enforce its legislation for animal welfare.  Serbia wishes to become a member state of the EU, and as part of the requirements for joining, each nation has to show that it is enforcing its own national legislation.


Serbia is NOT doing this with regard enforcing legislation for animals, such as Article 269 of the Serbian Criminal Code, which demands that anyone who injures, tortures or kills an animal can be punished with imprisonment for 6 months, or for animals such as bears and wolves, up to 3 years in prison.


By the end of 22nd September, SAV had confirmation by return that in excess of 25 of the letters had been opened and read by those in the EU.  We at SAV now await to see what the EU consider the next stage of progress to be, and trust that we will hear from their spokesperson(s) in the near future.



Dogs bodies left on the City dump – Novi sad, Serbia


London Uk: 27/09/08 – CAFT National Anti-Fur March and Rally


For overseas visitors, if you cannot attend the march in London, please visit the web site and help with campaigns, please go to  http://www.caft.org.uk/

Thank You.


National Anti Fur March and Rally

Saturday 27th September 2008, London (Uk).

Meet 12noon at Belgrave Square, SW1

Following the very successful anti-fur march in London in December last year, we will be marching against fur again on Saturday 27th September.

Formed in 1997, CAFT-UK has helped regenerate the grass-roots campaign against the fur trade in Britain.



Through investigations, education, campaigns and demonstrations we have exposed the horror of the fur trade and helped establish and continue anti-fur actions across Britain. We have filmed undercover in fur farms, lobbied for a ban on fur farming and persuaded dozens of shops to stop selling real fur.

We also work with anti-fur groups across the world. The fur industry is a global one so our fight against it should work on an international level too.

For those of you who haven’t yet decided which side of the fence you are on we hope that the materials contained on this website will help you come to the right decision, and that you will join the millions of other caring people who realise there is no excuse for murdering millions of animals each year for vanity.

For those of you firmly opposed to the fur trade we hope this site will inspire you to get more active and join us in ending this sickening trade. Wherever you live in the world there is always something you can do. Under Links you will find links to other anti-fur groups around the world. To find your nearest Animal Rights group in the UK or elsewhere see http://www.veggies.org.uk

Please join us in the struggle on behalf of fur-bearing animals worldwide. Get actively involved, support us financially, and educate others.

Thank you for your support.

Belgrade, Serbia: Please Look at the “Help Animals” Web Site



Please look at the following “Help Animals” web sites and see if there is any way that you can help.






First, I would like to thank you for visiting the Society for the Welfare of Homeless Animals “Help Animals” site!

We’d like to invite you to help us solve animal issues in our country, and most of all the problem of abandoned animals. Our first and foremost activity is taking care of dogs and cats at the only registered no kill shelter in Belgrade.  The shelter, which is 8 years old, is named ‘Riska’ and is located in the Belgrade suburb of Kotež. At the moment (09/08), Riska has 250 dogs and 103 cats in residence. There are currently only four caretakers at the shelter, so each person takes care of about 90 animals.

We’re asking all kind people, animal lovers, institutions and companies to helps us as much as they can in a manner they think is the most appropriate. Any help is appreciated and needed in order for the shelter to continue to exist and provide a safe haven for these wonderful animals!

If you truly love animals, we’re begging you to help them!

Please take a look at the pictures. They are not just pictures but also animals with names and a future that depends on you!


The problem of abandoned animals is an important societal issue. It affects the ones that love the animals and the ones that feel threatened by them. In order to address the problem humanely, in addition to spaying or neutering, it’s necessary to have shelters in which the animals will get proper care. In contrast to the city pound, animals in private shelters that don’t get adopted can stay there for the rest of their lives. That also means that private no-kill shelters have a major capacity problem since they only have so many available kennels.


If you recognize the importance of private animal shelters as a humane solution for homeless dogs and cats, and if you love animals, don’t hesitate to do something for them. They are near you and they need your help.


The shelter “Riska” exists thanks to continuous donations, but they sadly cover only one third of the expenses.


From the opening day many animals have been adopted, many have died and many come to us from the streets and the city pound.


The animals from “Riska” are counting on you.

How can you help the animals?

Become a member

Adopt a pet: If you would like a pet, you can adopt one from our shelter. Most of them are mixed breed, but that makes them unique and special! You can take a look at their pictures on our website.

Spread the word: Send our URL to your friends, acquaintances via email, online forums, etc.

Call for help: Please help in any way you can. Please send in your donation or help in some other way. In addition, if you have something that you think we could use, please contact us to arrange for pickup. We’re in need of following things: used clothing, rain and snow jackets, rubber boots, old towels, bed linens, rags, dishes, silverware, glasses, household appliances, furniture, mattresses, bed covers, old newspapers, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, toilet paper, soap, garden hoses, work gloves, cleaning supplies, food for dogs and cats, large pots (over 10 kg in capacity), etc.

Commercial sponsorship: We’re calling on all companies, especially the ones in animal related business, to join us and help us through donating money, materials and equipment. In exchange, we’re offering free advertising on our web site and on flyers we’re distributing to our members and throughout the city. Your help doesn’t have to be monetary.  You can donate other useful things such as: food, vaccines, medications, office supplies, construction material for kennels (concrete, bricks, wire fences, posts, etc.), water hoses, fuel, services (paving of kennels, construction etc.), and anything else you’re able to donate.

For those who don’t like homeless dogs and cats

Please help us because we’re working on placing the animals you’re afraid of in homes and shelters so you’re also helping yourself.

We’re helping solve the problem of abandoned animals humanely and long term through sterilization, and not through cruel killings and burnings!





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