Romania: **INTERNATIONAL Short Mails Required Please Urgently** – The Mayor in the city of Iasi (Romanian’s 2nd largest city after Bucharest) who up until now has been committed towards CNR has started to bow to the concerns of a few narrow-minded individuals who want the dogs off the streets ‘now’ no matter how it’s done!! – Killing could start anytime. Please Help and Take INTERNATIONAL Action to Stop.

Chrissy at Romania Animal Aid here in the Uk has asked for some help – Urgently.

Please do what you can to write regarding this situation.  The link provides more information and e mail details of persons to contact.

Please try to act urgently about this – as Chrissy says:

“The city shelter simply does not have the capacity to take them all in given the size of Iasi and so within days will be totally over-whelmed.  From there the killings will no doubt start!”

Full details in the link provided.

Thanks – SAV and Chrissy.

PLEASE CROSSPOST.  PLEASE CROSSPOST.

Chrissy says:

See link explaining more to follow.

http://actionalertiasimayor.blogspot.com/2011/06/iasi-action-alert-politely-urge-mayor.html?spref=fb

Essentially the Mayor in the city of Iasi (Romanian’s 2nd largest city after Bucharest) who up until now has been committed towards CNR programs and has been very receptive to our efforts to ‘top’ this up by funding 50 spays per month (my own charity RAA and the American charity RAR co-sponsor this), has started to bow to the concerns of a few narrow-minded individuals who want the dogs off the streets ‘now’ no matter how it’s done!!

Given his position and with the politics of the situation ever mindful (i.e. he wants to appease his voters) he has now ordered the round up of as many strays as possible to be taken to the city shelter.  The city shelter simply does not have the capacity to take them all in given the size of Iasi and so within days will be totally over-whelmed.  From there the killings will no doubt start!

This Mayor has been very cooperative until now and we need people to politely urge him to continue down the path of CNR as this is the only way to effectively and humanely manage the problem in the long-term.

Residents of Iasi especially are being asked to email/call the mayor and our coordinator in the city (Lelia) is hoping to meet the press at the city shelter tomorrow to highlight the situation further but if people across Europe could for now urgently email those listed on the link appealing to them not to be persuaded away from CNR we’d be very very grateful.

Chrissy xx

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The wording of the link (above) is as follows:

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

IASI ACTION ALERT –

WE HAVE TO GET THE MAYOR BACK ONTO OUR SIDE BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE

***IASI ACTION ALERT***

POLITELY URGE THE MAYOR NOT TO DESTROY THE GOOD WORK HE HAS DONE IN HIS MUNICIPALITY BY DISCONTINUING THE CATCH,NEUTER & RELEASE PROGRAMMES

Today it has been learnt that because of a few complaints by misinformed and biggoted people within his community that the Mayor of Iasi Mr Ghe Nichita, is not only going to discontinue working with NGO’s such as Romania Animal Aid and Romanian Action but has already started to allow neuterd and spayed dogs to be dragged into the local shelter. Also that he is because of a few backward thinking local people is considering euthanising the strays in Iasi including those on the streets currently and also in the city shelter. 

Now is the time that we all need to be contacting the mayor . The main points I have highlighted in bold, please do write your own correspondence around these points, but also add your own. Remember, with this guy, be very polite and applaud his efforts and sucess in the past with the catch neuter and release programmes he committed himself and his city to.

This guy is not yet our enemy, please dont make him one Polite,firm and commend him for his efforts so far, but remind him of the horrific mistakes made in the past before he committed himself and his city to the catch,neuter and release programmes.

Strongly urging him to stay committed to his spay/neuter and return efforts, this is the only proven long-term solution to effectively manage the over-population problem.  Every expert in the subject of stray dog management adheres to this, and it was surely because of his intelligence and forward thinking in understanding this that he committed his municipality to such programmes.

Remind him that a rushed decision based upon a handful of backward thinking individuals could potentially be a landmine of problems in the future. Not only in regards to his and his provinces public image locally and nationally, but also on an international level. 

Remind him what affect the Mayor of Botosani had on Romanias public and international image when he made a similar decision last month, ask him why he would even think of making again the mistakes of the past and cave in to a few uneducated and biased inidviduals who know no different. If he was to start euthanising the shelter and street dogs, this would not only be inhumane but would reflect extremely badly on his city in the eyes of the majority of his citizens and also the International community in general.

Email address and contacts, we need to act now, this is urgent:

gheorghe.nichita@primaria-iasi.ro ; dirtehnic@primaria-iasi.ro ; ion.apostol@salubris.ro ; office@salubris.ro

Telephone Numbers:
The Mayor – 0040723399887
Director of Salubris (dogpound) – 0040729292809

If you live in Romania, especially in Iasi, the mayor really needs to hear from you, he needs to hear the majority of citizens in his city are against euthanasia and support the catch ,neuter and release programmes instead.

***************Extra News 23/06/11************************

Guys, please link in with Leila Creanga on Facebook if you can.  Lelia is battling the authorities in Iasi alone.  Iasi is in Moldova and there are not as many rescue people in that region. Leila is pretty much on her own.

She updates her Facebook profile with news and could really do with some support, her profile link is https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000415521712

If you are on Facebook please add Leila Creanga to your friends list She is battling the authorities alone in Iasi.  She needs our support and posts updates on her profile!  She is one of the strongest people I know coping wit the situation out there but needs a helping hand!

Her profile link is https://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=100000415521712

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Remember what happened at Botosani ? – see pictures below.

We dont want another duplicate at Iasi  !!

Please mail NOW.