Serbia: Activists Trying To Save Dogs From The Cruel And Painful Death In “Nas Dom” Pound In Pozega.

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Serbia: Activists Trying To Save Dogs From The Cruel And Painful Death In “Nas Dom” Pound In Pozega

Serb May 1

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POZEGA – PUC “Nas Dom’ (Our House) in Pozega, few people can call asylum for dogs, but majority calls it concentration camp, reports “Na Dlanu”.

The asylum represents horrible image of brutality toward animals which is not rare in Serbia.

This concentration camp for dogs in PUC “Nas Dom” in Pozega, as activists call this place since the scandal of the brutal treatment toward dogs was discovered, has started working in march 2008.

It was founded by two cities – Uzice and Cacak and seven more municipalities who gravitate towards Pozega, and capacity is about 200 seats.

“Estimations are that from the beginning until today, more than 7,500 dogs were killed. Dogs were tortured, killed with blunt objects, corpses were buried just off the coast Djetinje. Now the corpses are sent to Cuprija and are burned there”, said Dusica and Dragana, activists who are desperately trying to save these unfortunate animals via Facebook.

Company “Napredak” from Cuprija has won the tender for destroying the waste from PUC “Nas Dom” in Pozega. The dogs that are contained in the pound are left to starve to death, and if they don’t die they are killed with injections without anesthesia  and in the first years with injections of liquid detergent.

“Among the numerous criminal charges against this pound is also criminal charge made by their former employee who testified about sadistic killing of dogs – a female dog with puppies – they killed all the puppies in front of her eyes, then at the end they killed her,” say activists who are trying to save these dogs.

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At least 15 criminal charges have been filed against the pound and those responsible, but until today nobody has taken any action against them. The charges were filed to the Ministry of agriculture, The Veterinary against republic veterinary inspector, mrs. Micovic, for refusing to react on multiple charges made against the pound. “Otherwise, Mrs. Micovic and vet Bozovic are wedding best men,” reveal activists the connections between the responsible persons.

Conditions in the cages and boxes are dramatically bad. There is no water or food. Small dogs are not separated from big ones, so the slaughter of the animals is common. Also, dogs mate in cages. Pound does not meet the standard rules on keeping the dogs in asylum and pension of Republic of Serbia which was adopted in February 2012.

“Eywitnesses testify that employees are beating the dogs with sticks. The dogs that we manage to rescue are traumatized, they are afraid of the approach by humans and they have scars from beating,” continue their story activists.

As activists, who are trying to get public attention on this tragic situation, further state, it is not known how much money the pound receives from local governments of the seven cities it covers.

“It is known that Municipality Uzice pays RSD 11,000 (EUR 100) by the trapped dog. The municipality also pays sterilisation of the dogs. Nonetheless, the administration of the pound seeks from fosters or volunteers who take the dogs money for sterilisation. The administration does not want to agree that the dogs are sterilized in other veterinary clinics, and they send the confirmation about the sterilisation after,” activists said and added that these interventions are performed extremely unprofessional and that dogs’ lives are in danger of sepsis, as well as cuts are sewed by ordinary string.

Volunteer Svetlana Bozunovic- Lalic has wrote the following from the spot, calling the people who love dogs to join in the rescue:

“Saving dogs from death camp in Pozega can in short be described as pure demonstration of force and evil.

Irena, from the Assiciation “Kosutnjak” was scheduled to come to Pozega to take the dogs she reserved and paid for at the crack of the dawn. I was scheduled to come at 10 AM. The first news I received was that Irena got three dogs in their own choice, but not the ones she reserved week before and paid for. On the entrance to the pound they have set the table and few chairs, dogs for takeover were put in carriers, the table and chairs were turned to look at the grid to the street.

Everyone except the director Svetlana wore white coats, and few puppies were released. I entered and first thing that I was told was that there is suspicion of rabies and that we are not allowed to access the dogs, and that even the takeover is against the law and that they should do that! I took 12 dogs, but all the dogs I asked for, nobody had the anwer. They only told me that the skinny dog has died. At that moment Andrijana Kozic and few other girls arrived.

They, of course, did not let Andrijana inside. Instead of her, a girl named Ruza has taken 4 dogs. From that moment the complete madness began. Few of us who came for the dogs were standing like orphans at the gate of the pound and begged them to give us the dogs we already reserved and paid for. The fleecers picked up and fled to their offices  hid from us and called the police. Four local policemen came, greeted with fleecers and kept us for two hours outside.

We voluntarily gave them our identity cards. Talking to the policemen we found out that one of these men numerous times called the fleecers to pick up a pack of dogs that was attacking his chickens. We suggested him to feed the dogs and that we will help him with this. We also suggested to split the pack in several locations, so they wouldn’t be strongly clustered and aggressive  we offered help in food. I personally asked the policemen to provide me with the paper – document where it says that there has been official warning on the occurrence of rabies, because I did not get one in the pound. He told me it was not his job. In all that time, fleecers left one by one.

The first one to leave was senior Bozic. By his own words – he is an awkward combination of Erc and something else, a self-proclaimed God. Then left Svetlana, and then all others except for one guard. Mr. Rade Radunovic has called republic inspector with appeal to come and previously call the pound and tell them to give us the dogs we asked for.

Of course, criminals knew when to leave the object – every arrival of an inspector after they leave is completely meaningless. After about 3 hours of standing with the hope that we could at least get one more life out of there, we had to go. It was 30 degrees, dogs were in the carriers in the van…”

The Association for the Care of Animals “BETA” from Zajecar, has filed criminal complaint against the officials in PUC “Nas Dom” from Pozega, where, in a period of a year, were killed about 438 dogs, sterilisation without anesthesia and adequate surgical materials was performed, and often the “residents” of this pound were hungry for several days, according to website

InSerbia News tried to contact the officials in the PUC “Nas Dom” in Pozega, so we could hear their side of the story, however, nobody answered the calls.


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