Macedonia: New Skopje Pound Poster to Print and Display

Please feel free to print and display this poster in support of the animals at Vardarishte holding facility, Skopje.


Just click on the link below to get access to the poster; then print and display !!

Note – this poster is in A4 size format.





Macedonia: Vardarishte Animal Holding Facility – New Letter to Mail – Please ACT NOW !


In order that we keep up pressure on the authorities of Macedonia with regard the situation at the Vardarishte animal holding facility, Skopje; we ask please that you copy the following sample letter and send to all contacts given in the block listing below.

This is being undertaken to support the work of our animal buddies at:

People for the End of Animal Cruelty and Exploitation – PEACE

New York, NY


Who are also asking supporters to do the same.

For the animals in the Vardarishte pound we ask you to please act with us and send your copy of the letter.

Note –  the SAV links at the end of this post contain many photographs and descriptions of the hell hole which is known as Vardarishte holding facility, Skopje.

Thanks – SAV.



Send mails to ALL of the following please:,,,,  

Honorable Officials, Gentlemen, Ladies,

Citizens all around the world are shocked and appalled.  We have heard of the horrors committed against stray animals in Macedonia and are shocked by the violence and killing of animals that happen on a daily basis in Macedonia, mainly in Skopje, in the holding facility Vardarishte.

We are shocked by the cruelty of your institutions, which are paid to deal humanely with the problem of homeless animals, to engage and to conduct the CNR program, the only successful program in the world that is appropriate for a normal and civilized country. But instead, dogs are persistently killed, neutered dogs have been caught and never released, for which there is no justification.

Thanks to the internet, the whole world already knows the stories about the concentration camp Vardarishte, a holding facility that is open only six hours a week, on Friday and Saturday from 9-12h, the whole world knows that the dog catchers, until recently, were hunters and delinquents. That they used to kill dogs on the streets, with guns and received a financial reward. They now do the same, hidden in the rooms of Vardarishte.

We know and we have seen that the animals there have hideous living conditions, we have seen that official statistical data indicates 60% dog killing, but the real bloody number is hidden.

We know and we have seen that veterinarians are engaged to kill, not to sterilize – your people are not blind and you cannot deceive the rest of the world!

The Mayor of Skopje has proven himself, like nobody before, to be cruel, brutal, blind to the sufferings of animals, deaf to the calls of its citizens.

You cannot deceive us, nor the Macedonian population, that he is not behind the killings, because he is the one who closed the facility to the public, he is the one who hired new dog catchers and killers, forbad volunteers taking pictures in Vardarishte. Let’s not lie to each other, we know it all. Shame on the Mayor! Shame on the Macedonian officials who allow these inhumane conditions and treatment of animals!

We are urgently asking for this to be stopped and that the holding facility of death to be closed, because it is a bloody stain on your city, your country, your face!

You cannot hide the truth – it is everywhere, and here we are, the advocates for animal rights, to testify in order that these unfortunate, poor souls not be forgotten!

We demand that veterinary authorities respond and close these shelters of fear, despair, disease and death. 

There can be no justification whatsoever for ignoring these facts!  There can be no justification for remaining silent!

I urge to take immediate action to put an end to these horrors.

Yours truly,

 ***Your name and nationality***



The Mayor of Skopje – Responsible for Vardarishte animal holding facility



Past SAV Links to Macedonian animal issues:

Serbia: Loznica Again – Female Dog Saved From Being Buried Alive – Proof of the Killings Done by the City Shinters – Bodies Dumped Openly on the City Dump Adjacent to the Animal Pound

New pictures in from Loznica show the brutal killing of a dog which has been done by local shinters.

The pictures are from the local animal protection group – ‘Lunja’.

The first photo shows a little female dog which was wrapped up in a closed sack.  Shinters told the member of ‘Lunja’ animal welfare that the dog was dead and that is why she was in the sack.

But Rada from ‘Lunja’ managed to get the sack and open it, only to find a live little dog inside, as you can see.

It was clear to Rada that the shinters had wrapped the little dog in the sack and that they were intending to go and bury her alive.  This is  typical of the mindless thugs that are employed by the authorities and who are commonly known as shinters.

The other pictures below which are also sent by ‘Lunja’ are of a dog which was not so fortunate and was again killed in a terrible way by shinters.  One cannot imagine what a terrible death this dog must have had at the hands of the shinters.

Finally, this picture shows a male dog who died at the Loznica city pound.  Inspection has shown that there was no veterinary care undertaken on the animal before it died.

The picture shows that the animal has been thrown onto the city dump which is adjacent to the city pound.  We have exposed conditions at the dump in our articles before – 

This is Loznica city pound and this is the work of Loznica city shinters !

Past links relating to Loznica city animal abuses:

Sweden: Congratulations to Carl Schlyter (MEP) – New President of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.








SAV would like to send congratulations to Swedish Carl Schlyter (MEP) on his election as the new President of the European Parliament Intergroup on the Welfare and Conservation of Animals.

Carl Schlyter Profile Link: 

Animals Intergroup link 

We also offer our thanks and very best wishes to Dr. Caroline Lucas, former President of the European Parliament Intergroup and Uk Green Party MEP / Green Party leader, who has now progressed to being the very first elected Green Party politician in the Uk Parliament.  Caroline has always been so very active in her work and support for promoting good and better animal welfare issues in Europe.  We know that she will continue this within the Uk by being a real voice for animal welfare in the Uk parliament.

Dr. Caroline Lucas link:

Goodbye and thanks to Caroline, and hello and welcome to Carl.

We know that Carl will be an excellent advocate for animal welfare issues both within and outside of the EU, and we at SAV very much look forward to providing him with regular updates on the situation for animals in Balkans states.  We hope that through this new cooperation, Carl will become even more aware of the terrible suffering illegally inflicted on animals (in Serbia) by the municipal authorities and the shinter community.

We also send our congratulations to Jacqueline Foster who has been elected as British vice-president of the Eurogroup.


Jacqueline has been a strong supporter of animal welfare and has been an active member of the Intergroup since becoming an MEP.

Jacqueline is Vice President of the Parliamentary Intergroup on Animal Welfare and is pictured here (on the left) with the Campaign to stop Puppy Farming. 



Carl Schlyter MEP acclaimed as new Intergroup President 

21 May 2010

During its 261st session the Intergroup elected by acclamation Carl Schyter MEP as its new President and he takes over the role with immediate effect.

His predecessor, Caroline Lucas, resigned following her election to the UK Parliament as the country’s first green party MP, after leading the Intergroup since the start of the current parliamentary session.

“It is a great privilege to follow in the footsteps of Caroline and carry on the work she has so confidently promoted. I am extremely pleased to be able to take the leadership of one of the most active groups within the Parliament and look forward to working with my fellow MEPs to develop the Intergroup further,” said Mr Schlyter following his adoption.

“I hope that during my tenure as president we can work together to raise the issues surrounding the welfare and conservation of animals further. It is vital that we ensure that any future legislation presented by the Commission reflects the desires of Europe’s citizens and protects and defends the interests of all animals,”  he concluded.