EU: 12/12/14 – Brussels Belgium (12 Noon) – Massive Demo for Slaughtered Romanian Dogs – See Info Below.






Belgium: Brussels, This Friday, December 12 @ EU Parliament-Take a Stand for Dogs brutally killed in Romania!

Join international animal rights artist, hip-hop-rapper, IFEEL in this protest!

Sent: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 4:26 AM

Subject: Brussels

Hello-just to let you know that there is a massive demonstration against brutal dog killing in Rumania in Brussels this Friday (12/12). I will also be performing there – in front of the EU parliament – to take a stand for the dogs.

If you have any friends activists in Europe, pls pass this to them.


All best to you,​



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Serbia: Introducing ‘Shelter Alex’.

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We want to ask you please to review the info here about Alex shelter; and if there is any way you can help.

Alex was originally founded as EPAR FRIEND shelter by SAV principal member Slavica – read more on her at:  – just scroll down quite a long way until you come to “Dr. Medicine Slavica Mazak Bešlić – Subotica, Serbian Republic”.


From 2010, Alex shelter was known as (EPAR) FRIEND shelter.

Here are a few SAV links from the past about this:

During this time the shelter was run by Slavica Mazak Beslic.

Now the shelter has been renamed as no kill shelter is ‘ALEX shelter’.  

Today it is run by a lady Mrs. Adriana Nadj; this has been the case since 2010. She acts alone with big help by her boyfriend – that is great, but very difficult.

It was the first ‘no kill’ dog shelter in Serbia, founded in 2003. So this shelter has a long history and was involved with the original formation of SAV in England.  As you can see from the above links, the shelter and SAV go back many years.

The shelter has a historical meaning for Serbia. There were up to 1000 stray dogs living there; some of which were re-homed and some which died at the shelter by natural death.

There are currently around 500 dogs at the shelter.

Past history – further reading:

The shelter was opened on 18.01.2003.

At the time, Subotica legally permitted euthanasia of dogs and on Fridays, people could bring their dogs to be euthanized for free. The shelter couldn’t allow this, so people from the shelter took those dogs and carried them to the shelter instead. This was the first no-kill shelter in Serbia. Its goal is protection of animals and the environment. The shelter covers the area of 12000m2 + an additional land of app. 3600m2 next to the shelter which Adrijana received as a gift to expend the shelter.

The shelter has 500 dogs, all spayed and neutered. Around 70% of the dogs are old (some have been in the shelter since 2003/2004). Old dogs often lose control of their legs or suffer from an illness of some internal organ.

The shelter currently does not have sponsors to cover medical costs. It is now looking for donations and / or sponsors to help with costs.

Small boxes at the shelter contain up to six dogs grouped by personality, to prevent fights. Dogs are also spread across six fields, also grouped by personality, around 10-20 dogs are on the fields. Each field also has a small pond. There are few covered boxes, which contain dogs known for attempting to jump over the box walls. The small boxes and the fields require repair of old covers and installation of new covers, to provide shade.

Since it was founded, the shelter has helped thousands of dogs, rescued, adopted and treated them. Dogs can only be adopted after a mandatory inspection of its potential new home. Adoption is not possible if the owner intends to keep the dog on a chain. Adoption also comes with a mandatory contract. In case the dog is found to be in inadequate conditions, the dog is taken back to the shelter. The owner is also allowed to return the dog to the shelter at any time.

The shelter is funded exclusively by donations, which are not regular or reliable. The City of Subotica currently only provides a free garbage dumpster.

Even though the shelter was officially registered in 2004, the state is requesting that the shelter re-registers to adjust to new regulations. 

The shelter also purchased a van to carry food three times a week from the nearby factory and the fuel costs vary between 8000 and 10000 RSD. Electricity costs are around 15000 RSD per month. 

The shelter requires building materials, cleaning supplies, food (granules and canned food, salami, bread, etc), blankets, fleas/ticks products and money to cover the vet costs, bills, etc.

For foreign donations:
“Alex Subotica”
Titogradska 53, Subotica, Serbia
IBAN : RS35160005400001012292
or via paypal/credit card:  

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SAV commentPlease help the shelter in any way you can; thank you.

In the past the shelter has also been home to ‘Klementina’ the pig, who was given as a sick and injured animal to the shelter to be killed and given as meat to the dogs.  NO WAY was this going to happen; instead we pulled out all the stops to help get Klementina as good as she could be.

We recorded this at:

Once she had been given veterinary treatment she was a very happy pig as you can see from the following link:

Today there is a Facebook site for the shelter  

Here you can get information and see lots of pictures of the dogs.

Please help in any way you can.  Things are currently difficult for shelters as we are constantly being forced to take action against the regional authorities who are NOT providing the facilities and shelters for animals that they should.

The events of today (10/12/14) are so very typical.  Read more about this at

Thank you all for your continued help and support for the animals in Serbia.  We are also doing what we can here at SAV in England, along with jean at SOS for Serbian Animals:

The fight is a very long and hard one for Serbian animals – but we never give up – WE WILL WIN for them !

Serbia: 10/12/14 – CRISIS – Authorities Now Seek Retribution To Animal Shelters For Past Exposure And Charges Of Criminal Veterinarian – Read On for More.



Serbian  Flag10/12/14 Breaking News.


Today in Serbia we are hearing some very disturbing news.

Obviously, being based in England we are not up to date by the minute as to the situation; but all the English / Serbian groups are keeping in close contact to inform each other of events.

The Serbian government and authorities are obviously very unhappy that their closed shop corrupt situation for many years is now being exposed.

They are attempting any form of retribution that they can in order to cover their failings of the past.  The shelter being run by Sasha and financially supported by the harmony Fund (see links below) is now the main target of the retribution.  They have threatened him that he must now move 450 dogs within the next 15 days.

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Or what we ask ? – the typical Serbian government / authority process of going in, rounding up the animals and simply killing them ! – the government answer to all the issues !!

Also, despite a letter from the EU Enlargement Commission being sent to to Serbian government asking them to enter into dialogue with us and other animal welfare NGO’s – see ,

we still have heard nothing but silence from the Serbian government.

Here is a copy of the EU letter to the Serbian authorities: (1)

The following is a copy of the info we have had.

We have included some SAV past post links so that you can hopefully see who / what we are talking about – Sasha for example.

When the UK / USA time difference is sorted and we can call the USA (Harmony Fund) early morning (USA time); we will give them the information.

We (SAV) have already informed the EU Enlargement Commission of events this morning, for which we have a formal written ‘read’ response already.

We suggest that the following past SAV posts are reviewed in order to get an overall account of the ‘vet’ that is spoken about in these mails. 

See them at:

“SAV are pleased to inform of a major new investigation which has been undertaken by Serbian campaigners.

EPAR have now sent criminal charges to the Public Attorney of Nis city, to the police of Nis and also to the republic veterinary inspectors relating to the illegal activities of a city vet named ‘Davkovsi’ and also those of city garbage firm JKP`Medijana`.  Both the veterinarian Davkovsi’ and also JKP`Medijana’ have acted in direct opposition to the Constitutional laws of the Republic of Serbia.

They have been killing animals in Nis city in direct opposition to the veterinary laws of Serbia.

Now we have documented proof to support what we say, and this data is provided below”.


Rather than paying a veterinarian to undertake the killing of 1,148 dogs during 2009, we suggest that Nis city would have been much wiser if they had invested the same money into a program of animal sterilisation.  The current rate for male (dog) sterilisation is around 1,200 – 1,800 dinars.  Sterilisation of a female (bitch) is approximately 3,500 – 4,000 dinars.  Using the top rate figure in each case, if the same money paid to the vet for killing had been put into stray animal sterilisation, then approximately

945 MALES or 425 FEMALE dogs could have been sterilised.

The top end figures have been used here, but for mass numbers such as this, actual costs could have been reduced even more.  We suggest that around 1,000 male dogs or alternatively, 500 female dogs could have been sterilised for the same money paid to vet Davkovski for the killing of 1,148 dogs during 2009.

Click on above link to read FULL STORY !

NOTE the Above link Petition is now CLOSED.


The following are links to Sasha and his shelter caring for hundreds of dogs – with support given by ‘Harmony Fund’ also.  He was given support – see first link.  The second link is an earlier appeal before things progressed.


The message (1):

More frightening news from Serbia!  The public officials are throwing their toys out of the pram in recrimination against the criminal charges against the butcher vet. Sasha’s shelter is under threat, he has 450 dogs and they have threatened him and told him he must move all the 450 dogs in 15 days.


Message (2):

Dear all,

long sad hard day….

  • Our criminal charges against Davkovski REGECTED AGAIN!!!! But, now on ILLEGAL WAY with INCREDIBLE ILEGAL REASON in INCREDIBLE short period!

ORCA-main, the biggest animal welfare organization in Serbia (they made possible that we have Animal welfare law in Serbia) are VEY surprised with this decision and this rejection!!

They put ILLEGAL reason—-that this is NOT case that prosecutor should take….after first rejection and after all, they released him with this, that is not true.

SO, THEY made HUGE mistake, as now we have kind of proof that he is ‘protected’ mand that prosecutor did sooooo bad job!!!

We are shocked!

Now, even bigger struggle begins, as we are going to put even more efforts against all of them, we will require exemption of this persecutor, and will complain on higher institutions, to The Agency against corruption, now we have something!

ORCA will fight with us!

2) We finaly got final decision from the city. We must move the dogs from the shelter on some other location , in max 15 days.

If we do not do that Mediana and dog catchers come to take our dogs from us.

Mediana also got this command.



This is our chance !
So, only appeals, PLEASE!!!!!!! WE will make them!!!