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:

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