Serbia: ‘Truffle’ Needs A Forever Home – Can You Help ? – Please Crosspost.

Truffle was rescued as a baby with broken leg.

She is now ready for a new forever home.

Please share by crossposting to everyone – Thanks SAV.

 

If you can provide a forever home, please contact via the following:  https://www.facebook.com/ana.bojic.39 

 From Ana:

  1. This is beautiful Truffle looking for that wonderful forever home.

  2. She would love nothing more than to curl up on your rug in front of that fire like many other dogs do. Truffle is 3 years old and was found on the street as a puppy with broken leg.

  3. As you know in Balkans many many dogs suffer either by cruel humans or by cars etc, however Truffle is fine now and leg is good and causes her no problems.

  4. She loves other dogs and loves nothing more than to be cuddled and loved. Truffle lives in kennel in yard but she needs a home. 3 years in yard is just too long for this beautiful girl. Truffle has been spayed and had all vaccines so she ready for adoption. Is there anyone out there that can open your heart to this beautiful girl.

  5. She is only a medium size dog and lots of love to offer that special someone who falls in love with her. Please open your heart to this darling girl as she so deserves that wonderful forever home. Also its always very hard to find black dogs homes in the Balkans as they hate black dogs for some reason.

  6. If you need any more information please contact me. Thank you
    There will be an adoption fee for this beautiful girl and of course a home check will have to be done.

One to ponder on:

 

Serbia: Appeal To Help Snesko – Any Little Helps !

Help Snesko to pay his debt for 6 months (July – December)
Paypal: free.fly.dogs@gmail.com

Snesko is young retriever mix who dreams about real home almost 2 years. 
We care about him but a lot of dogs require a lot of money but…you know. Money is always problem.

We have debt for his 6 month from July to December. We have debt for accommodation, food, protection against parasites, gas for bringing him to the vet (his kennels is about 40 km in one way from vet), vet costs…

Can anyone help us?

Or please, share this.

We have a lot of problems because we don’t have money to pay all of this.

Thank you!

Please go to the following for donations and to see the photo gallery:

https://www.youcaring.com/snesko-791946

View on SAV Facebook –  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/permalink/10154996811305516/

 

 

 

England: 3/4/17 – SAV Today Has Update On Issues From The EU. Words That For Animals, Mean Nothing.

 

3/4/17.  Today we have received the following letter from the EU regarding one of our petitions and the question of stray animals in Serbia as well as the long distance transportation of live animals within the EU and to Turkey.

You can see a full copy of the EU response here:

 

We are disappointed but not at all surprised by the wording of the EU letter.  Basically, it does very little apart from pass the blame onto everyone else apart from the EU.  As we have always said, the EU is very good at talking the talk; but when it comes to enforcing its own legislation, then the EU is very much outside the enforcement envelope.

On sheets 2 and 3 of the letter you can see we have identified a few statements in the margin using Orange.

 

Sheet 2 – Notice To Members.

 

“Most of the issues raised in the petition with regard the management of stray dog populations are not under EU competence”.

 

Serbia is currently an EU ‘Candidate Country’; getting ready to become an EU member state.  In order to become an EU member state; any hopeful nation has to show it is in full compliance of the EU requirement of showing that it is enforcing the ‘rule of law’ – that it is enforcing its own national legislation within its nation.  As we have shown for the past 10 years or more, Serbia is NOT applying the rule of law as written in existing Serbian legislation when it comes to the welfare of (mainly stray) dogs and cats.

 

We wanted to make this issue of great importance to the EU Enlargement Commission when considering Serbia’s application to join the EU.  You can see further information about Serbian legislation for stray animals by visiting  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/

 

But we are disappointed to simply be given the statement that “stray dog populations are not under EU competence”.  We feel that this is action by the EU to simply pass the monitoring game back to individual member states as it always does; who as we have seen in other work (live transport); cannot enforce the EU regulations within their own country.  Why will the EU not introduce stray animal legislation ? – because stray animals do not earn money for member states the same way as meat / live animals do when they are transported to other nations for slaughter.  I guess you could say it is all a question of economics and finance – and stray animals come second !

 

Effectively; this EU letter gives the green light to Serbia to continue killing stray animals in whatever way it wants even thought they should be given protection under existing Serbian national legislation, as decreed by the Serbian Constitutional Court many years ago (2005).  Put simply, the EU will be happy to take Serbia in as a new EU member state; whilst at the same time ignoring the fact that it does not comply with the EU member state rules of adhering to national law; whilst at the same time continuing to kill animals in the most barbaric and illegal ways.

 

Moving on to sheet 3 and the issue of the live transport of animals.  Conclusion – Here we read that the EU ‘has launched a 3 year pilot project to develop and disseminate the best practices for animal transport’We are extremely disappointed to read that the EU Commission does not envisage revising the current EU legislation on animal transport but will continue to assist member states in their efforts for its better enforcement.   The words in reality mean nothing.

Please read the excellent report by Animals Angels below – ‘The Myth of Enforcement of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport’.

As we have said so many times in the past; we have ‘head in the sand’ people like Mr Van Goethem and associated EU Commissioners; who should be changing the regulations regularly to better animal welfare and move away form the continual abuses which has been provided to them in so many forms over so many years.  Here are just a few examples:

Video links – evidence to the EU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOVtq-M0-Is

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udReHkAumrY&feature=youtu.be

A report by Animals Angles evidence to the EU – ‘The Myth of Enforcement

of Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport’.

http://www.animals-angels.com/fileadmin/user_upload/1_DATEN_AB_2014/4_AA_PRESS/Animals_Angels_Myth_of_Enforcement.pdf

So in conclusion, we have a ‘system’  called the EU – it brags; talks loud and posts so much on its internet service to make anyone in the world think that the system is fantastic.  The reality is, as shown by activists out on the road; and when they / we try to relate failing and their non enforcement to EU legislation, the EU authorities turn the other way and put their heads deep down into the sand.  The EU dopes not want to be shown that anything is wrong in its ‘perfect, paper system’.

Last week the UK triggered Article 50 – we are going to get out and away from these people who are paid big salaries to do things; but whom in reality do nothing.  By leaving and going it alone, the UK will show the world (and the EU) that things are much better when you take back control.  It is the UK against 27 other member states – so we shall see exactly how much control the EU masters have on all their members when Brexit negotiations actually get under way.

 

Finally, here is some food for thought – 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/787069/eu-brussels-may-have-to-pay-uk-14billion-new-brexit-plans-considered-government-cabinet?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=EU_may_pay_UK&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/787086/EU-s-budget-chief-Gunther-Oettinger-urge-27-members-cover-Britain-s-donations-Brexit-May?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=Email&utm_content=EU_urge_states_cover_Brexit&utm_campaign=Brexit_email

 

 

Serbia: Felix News March 2017 – Urgent Repairs Are Needed, Can You Help Please ?

 

There are a lot of cat appeals and things going on at the moment.

As you know, we have tried to support Jasna and Danika at ‘Felix’ shelter in Serbia for many years.  Felix helps take in cats from the streets and provide them with a forever home at the shelter, where they get great food, warmth, a safe place to live and they feel love and attention, often for the first time in their lives.

But like all shelters; daily upkeeps for facilities and the animals is huge.  This is where we now step in – to try and help get some support for much needed updates.  Felix has been having a few problems recently covering all of its costs; and without support of a regular good quality Kibble food supply from Denmark (UFFAC) over the last few months; things could have been a lot worse.  In addition, the Winter has been bad with temperatures often down to -25 degrees; so the gas tank has been working overtime to keep the cats warm.  Money is required here also to keep the gas tank topped up.

8 of the 9 youngsters taken in last year have already been sterilised, and the last cat has to recover from sickness before he is able to be neutered also.  Vet costs also add up.

Jasna informs us that the outside fence is literally falling apart, as can be seen in the photographs.  This is a big job and will probably cost around 3000 Euros.  It is a concern as at the moment, anyone can open the gates and approach the cats – and as we know, not everyone always has the best of intentions !

All the fence posts need to be buried underground and strengthened with concrete; after that they should be rebuilt around the thick steel poles in the middle so they won’t crumble and deteriorate in the years to come. The same goes for the low walls between the pillars. The gates must also be replaced and the ancient iron fence badly needs cleaning and polishing.  It is a big job which sadly costs big money.

So we are putting out an appeal to everyone asking if they can help; both with a donation and also by sharing this link to as many places as possible.  It could end up getting to someone rich who can help cover all the costs needed – so please pass this link / info around.

Below we are providing all the links to Felix if you can help out in any way.  We know that we are nearly always asking for donations; but many of the facilities we support are the only places that have ever given a loving home and food and heating to many animals that lived pitiful lives on the streets.

Please help if you can – and please pass on this link far and wide.

Thank you – SAV – for our friends at shelter ‘Felix’.

Here are some pictures of some of the residents; and also the sad state of the walls and fence that we have talked about earlier.

Please go to the following to donate:

https://www.youcaring.com/cat-shelter-felix-512392

For alternative ways of giving donations:

PayPal button is on our blog:

http://novisadcats.blogspot.com/

and our website: 

http://catshelter-felix.com/

Webshop: 

http://www.cafepress.co.uk/catshelterfelix

Dinarske uplate: Felix-Felinolosko drustvo  355-1070729-96

 

Please help us – Thank you.

 

 

Serbia: A Special Appeal To Help An Old Couple Cover Costs For Caring For Many Ex Street Animals.

 

Update 27/3 – Come on folks, get your dosh out !!

(an English term for giving money).

Anything please – even a few dollars will help us to reach the target.

We need to do this as soon as possible – please help – Thank you. – SAV.

Update 25/3 – well done to those who have donated; a good result for a short time.

But we really need to do this please – so give anything you can, no matter how small or large the donation – it all adds up.

Thank you – with hope – SAV.

We are putting out this special appeal to help our friend Susann in Germany.

You can read the story below – but basically it is a request to help an old couple in Serbia with food for all the homeless cats and dogs that they help; often going without themselves to do it.

Please give anything that you can – any little helps and it all soon mounts up.

Please dig deep and give what you can – Thank You – SAV.

Urgent: help for old Serbian couple and their 60+ strays

 

Please look at the following link to see many more pictures of the animals:

 

Donation Link – https://www.youcaring.com/jelkabranko-782782

The Story

61 cats, 7 dogs and an elderly couple need urgent help.

Jelka and Branko live in Pancevo, a town close to the Serbian capital Belgrade. They’re both 65+ and not very well off, sometimes not having enough food for themselves, they go without in order to ensure the animals are fed in order to give them a better life than the one they had on the streets of Pancevo.

Luckily the very kind soul and animal rescuer Slavica happened upon them and is now helping them with the animals. Feeding them, heating the house in winter in order to keep them all warm as Serbia has extreme temperatures in the winter, spaying & neutering and getting the animals vaccinated or to the vets if they are sick is very time and money consuming. Especially because no one has a car and it is 4 bus rides away.

A small facebook group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/306259319732027/) is helping Slavica, Jelka and Branko with a bit of money monthly but it is not enough to cover everything that is needed.

Things seem to get worse instead of getting better. Branko had a stroke and it is still unsure if he will survive. A new law requires all cats to be chipped and vaccinated incurring more costs, the fence is broken, etc… Slavica, Jelka and Branko need you to help them and would be forever grateful for any donations.

Donation Link – https://www.youcaring.com/jelkabranko-782782

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Serbia: Video Exposes Serious Concerns For Both Animal And Human Health.

 

Video link:

 

http://www.prva.rs/web-tv/info/exploziv/32021/exploziv—17032017.html

 

We currently have only a few basic facts relating to this.  They include:

It is in a region called ‘Mosorin’ which is to the North of Belgrade and to the East of the city of Novi Sad.

The location is on a meadow type land; and in the video you can see a 3 metre deep hole / pit down which villagers and farmers are supposed to put (dump) the bodies of dead animals.  Despite this so called ‘disposal facility’; villagers leave dead animals on the surface ground of the meadow area – as you can clearly see.  Dead cattle carcasses are strewn over the whole area.  We are talking mainland Europe here, not a desert region in Africa !!

You can also see in the video campaigners from ‘Animal Rescue Serbia’ going down into the disposal pit area to rescue many dogs which have become trapped there.  We cannot confirm but we have a very strong suspicion that these dogs are strays which have been enticed into the area by the easily available ‘food’’ source which they can get from the dead cattle.  This is an issue which we have been exposing for many years – see a lot more (and almost identical pictures) at  https://serbiananimalsvoice.com/about-serbian-animals/

We cannot confirm, but looking at the footage, rather than the use of the disposal hole / pit for the dumping of animal bodies; everything else (including cardboard, cans litter) seems to be thrown down there !  It appears that no cover for the hole / pit exists which could cause very serious injury to both humans and animals especially wandering at night.  Is this how the dogs became initially trapped in the hole / pit we ask ? – did they fall during darkness ?

Live sheep are wandering round the meadow area in this video and can be clearly seen.  We ask if they are not also vulnerable to also falling into the hole at night, just like the dogs which are now being rescued.  Looking at the square access to the ‘hole’ into this pit, there is a lot of dirt on the immediate surface and no visible signs of any cover (in the video) or securing facilities for a cover.  Thus we believe that this pit is open at all times.

We think that the stray dogs which fell into the hole may have survived down there by eating the one dead animal in the hole, which can be seen in the video.  There is no water access.  How did this farm animal get there ? – disposed of as dead or simply fallen whilst alive ?

We understand that the Republic Veterinary Inspection has associated with events here and that they are supposed to be producing a report on this; but we do not hold our breath.  We also question if this facility is formally acceptable; as decomposing animal carcasses in the hole (maybe including dead dogs as well as cattle) would break down / decompose and make their way into the water table which could be used for drinking water by humans in the area.

We question also the fact that Serbia is a ‘Candidate Country’ for membership of the European Union (EU).  Does the EU find facilities such as this acceptable we would ask ? – hence the urgent need for the official report from the Republic Veterinary Inspection to be produced – which we can then forward on to departments at the EU – making them fully aware as necessary.

We hope to be able to provide further updates to this, but we are unsure at present if the Serbian Ministry will actually take it any further or if this will be yet another situation deemed ‘ok’ and which will be swept under the carpet.

SAV – with full help and information from Slavica.

 


Comment from Venus:

I don`t know if I would see the same pictures in a desert region in Africa as those from the European region of Mosorin in Serbia.

I have never been to Africa. I know, however, that such pictures were given in Europe 500 years ago. When the people themselves lived in pits. But this is not the issue now. I know with certainty that I would not care if a man falls into the pit. The pit has been made by human hand against animal life. Therefore, I would not care whether a one falls, or the criminals of the village drink contaminated water. First of all, I would be interested in the life and safety of animals living in the area.

I would close immediately this hole dangerous for animals. And I would make a video of it. Because I take over the work of the city, the authority, and that must be documented. I would send the video to the responsible ministry with the reference, I also sent it to Jean Claude Juncker, the President of the European Commission. Not because I expected something from the last. But when the Ministry learns this, hope does not put the matter under the carpet. Why the hole is open is secondary.

The main thing is to close it. For the safety of the animals.

There is a nice Japanese saying: ” Fix the problem, not the blame”.

 Venus

 

 

 

Serbia: This Little Guy Has Been Waiting A Year For A Forever Home – Can You Help ?

 

Almost a year in a Pansion.

Still waiting home.

Please share and help this beautiful boy find a home.. he is waiting too long

Contact  https://www.facebook.com/ana.bojic.39  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SerbianAnimalsVoice/permalink/10154939056885516/