England: Do You Know We Also Have SAV Facebook ? – Check Out These (Below) And More Looking For Forever Homes.

 

As well as this site we also have an SAV Facebook page. 

Here you can see lots of videos and images of animals; mainly dogs;

who are desperate to find new, loving and forever homes.

 

We currently have around 1300 members of this site which then allows members to write  and post their own animal appeals.  It is easy to become a member and we can approve your membership within days

Check out the site – you can access via the following link:

 

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

Here are a few photos of animals needing new homes which have just been selected at random.

Please visit to see lots more. 

SAV.

 

 

Check out the site – you can access via the following link:

 

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

 

 

 

Germany: Judge Approves The Work Of Activists Who Filmed Undercover – No ‘Ag Gag’ In The EU.

 

Dear Mark,

 

There are also good news, from time to time.
I received the news yesterday about the three freed animal activists who published their undercover investigations in a stable, in Magdeburg.
Who does not know that?
Dead pigs, others on the ground, who are being eaten by their fellow-creatures, turkeys with huge wounds, chickens with broken legs … this is the cruel reality of German animal husbandry.
This reality is denied or embellished for strong economic interest.
The three animal rights activists of the organization “Animal Rights Watch” filmed the conditions of the stables of “van Gennip Tierzuchtanlagen GmbH & Co. KG” about four years ago. They wanted to document grievances.

The prosecutor accused them of private nuisance

On Wednesday, October 11, the Magdeburg regional court has released all three of them.

He justified the acquittal that such film recordings are justified.
State control has failed, and in this case intervention is warranted, even necessary and right !!
In this case, according to the judge, the activists have committed private nuisance but their motivation was correct.
The trespass was the right means to obtain a criminal complaint against the stable owner and finally to free the animals from their torment !!

A court spokesman said: “The judge has made clear that no damage has been done and the activists have chosen the mildest means of emergency relief, namely to document the conditions.”
The animal rights activist Jürgen Foss of the organization “Animal Rights Watch” said: “I am totally moved and overjoyed, and I have not experienced anything like that before, and it is a good thing that the judge encourages us in what we do.
I’m curious to see if the prosecutor’s office goes to the next instance. ”
About 30 other activists had followed the trial in the courtroom.

The joy of all animal protectionists is very great.
It was a courageous judgment, and has an elemental meaning.
The judge outlined animal welfare as a high right and pointed to the anchoring in the Basic Law.

Above all, now that the meat mafia is currently massively trying to criminalize filming in animal husbandry (keyword “stale breakouts”), this is also an important signal for democracy.

Yes, what else can I say?
All of Germany can be proud of this judge!

 

best regards

Venus

 

http://www.volldraht.de/index.php/umwelt/838-freispruch-fuer-tierrechtler

 

 

Serbia: 15/10/17 – Our New Fence Has Been Fitted – Thank You To All Who Helped With Funding.

 

 

We’ve been talking about the urgent need to replace the old chain link fencing for five years now, to no avail. The fencing in question is actually the most essential part of the outdoor enclosure, as it keeps the kitties safe in the yard so they can’t wander off into the streets, nor can something or someone get in at them. However, as time went by, the old chain link fencing became a serious liability and the new one remained in the domain of the unreachable until recently, when a group of our friends and supporters decided to provide us with the much needed fencing and even paid the contractor to put it on.

Since the old chain link fence was never strong enough, not even when the shelter was founded, our guardian angels enabled us to purchase some hardware cloth fencing. Its steel construction makes it stronger and more durable, and it’s not only that our older kitties are safe now, but our little ones can join the adult cats in the yard sooner than before thanks to the density of the new hardware cloth fence. Hailey, Finn and Sheena were the first to test our new fencing and we think they are delighted with the yard as well as with mingling with the grownups. Finn is all over the place and doesn’t seem able to stand still for a second; Hailey is fearlessly exploring every part of the shelter; Sheena was a bit shy at first but she got over it quickly. All three of them are unstoppable and can’t get enough of their freedom.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our donors who wished to stay anonymous – you have literally saved our kitties. We would also like to thank our contractor Nenad and his fiancé Ana for a job well done. And we would also like to thank each and every one of you for your help and overall support during all of these years. Please don’t forget that your moral and financial support has always been and continues to be crucial for Felix shelter’s ability to stay afloat. Things are still far from perfect, but we will do our best to scrape by on no fixed income for as long as we can.

Now that are furry friends and residents are safe from any harm, we can focus on many important things that are waiting for us right around the corner – annual rabies vaccinations of all of the cats, cat food and heating gas supplies for the upcoming winter. Also, next spring we will try and change the whole existing construction of the fence in order to make it safer or maybe build a new outdoor enclosure that will provide our residents with even more space. Perhaps someday we will also be able to provide a new forever home for more cats and kitties in need; right now it’s a little tight.

Thank you for making all the good things possible!

Lots of love,
Cat Shelter Felix and its furry and fluffy residents

 

Please go to the following for other ways 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

 

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O hitnoj potrebi zamene žice na spoljnom delu prihvatilišta pričamo već pet godina. Pomenuta žica predstavlja najvažniji deo spoljne jedinice prihvatilišta jer štiti naše drugare – niti mogu da odlutaju na ulicu, niti ih neko ili nešto može povrediti. Pošto nikako nismo uspevali da prikupimo neophodna sredstva, postojeća žica je predstavljala sve veći problem a nova je ostala u domenu nedostižnog. Makar je tako bilo do skoro, kada je grupa prijatelja i donatora Felix prihvatilišta donela odluku da nam donira neophodnu žicu, pa čak i plate majstora za izvođenje radova.

S obzirom da stara žica nikada nije bila dovoljno čvrsta, čak ni kada je prihvatilište izgrađeno, naši anđeli čuvari su nam omogućili kupovinu 400 kvadrata rabic pletiva. Čelična konstrukcija i punktovani varovi je čine daleko čvršćom i trajnijom. Felix mace ne samo da su sada bezbedne, već i maćići mogu ranije da se pridruže odraslim macama u dvorištu jer su okca rabic pletiva mala i ne postoji apsolutno nikakva šansa da se malci kroz nju provuku. Hejli, Fin i Šina su bili prvi juniori koji su testirali novu žicu i mislimo da su oduševljeni dvorištom i druženjem sa odraslim mačkama. Fin se rastrčao po celom dvorištu i ne može da miruju čak ni na sekund; Hejli neustrašivo istražuje svaki kutak prihvatilišta; Šina je u početku bila pomalo stidljiva i suzdržana, ali ju je to prošlo veoma brzo. Svo troje su nezaustavljivi i ne mogu da se zasite novostečene slobode.

Od srca zahvaljujemo donatorima koji su izrazili želju da ostanu anonimni, ali svejedno osećamo potrebu da im još jednom kažemo “hvala” jer su doslovno spasili naše prihvatilište. Takođe želimo da izrazimo veliu zahvalnostmo Nenadu i njegovoj verenici Ana na profesionalnom, izvanrednom, pedantnom i brzom radu i druženju. Ukoliko nekome budu bile potrebne slične usluge, bez trunke lažnog marketinga vam preporučujemo ovaj par jer se nećete pokajati.

Zahvaljujemo svakom od vas za pomoć tokom svih ovih godina. Vaša moralna i finansijska podrška je od samog početka bila i ostala krucijalna jer ste Felix azilu za mačke omogućili da se održi. Ima ovde još puno posla, ne bi se baš moglo reći da je sve savršeno, ali daćemo sve od sebe da i bez stalnih i redovnih donacija održimo azil što je duže moguće.

Sada kada su naši štićenici bezbedni, možemo da se fokusiramo na druge važne stvari koje nas čekaju u bliskoj budućnosti – obavezna godišnja vakcinacija protiv besnila svih mačaka u prihvatilištu, konzervirana hrana i gas za grejanje za hladnu sezonu koja je već uveliko nastupila. Osim toga, sledećeg proleća ćemo pokušati da izvršimo zamenu i rekonstrukciju celokupne konctrukcije spoljnog dela prihvatilišta kako bismo je učinili što bezbednijom i trajnijom na duže staze, ili ćemo možda izgraditi još jednu spoljnu jedinicu što će našim štićenicima obezbediti dodatni prostor za igru i druženje. Možda ćemo jednog dana biti u mogućnosti da pružimo utočište i dom još većem broju nezbrinutih maca i mačića koji iz određenih okolnosti imaju slabe šanse da se dobro udome, jer trenutno nam je malo „tesno“.

I naravno, jedno ogromno hvala našim prijateljima iz veterinarske ambulante Panvet veterinarska stanica u Subotici. Njihova profesionalnost, stručnost, posvećenost i ljubav prema životinjama su zaslužni za to što naše mace imaju najbolju moguću veterinarsku negu u svako doba dana i noći. Hvala vam za svaku macu nad kojom ste bdeli zajedno sa nama, koje ste hranili špricem kada mi nismo bili u mogućnosti da to uradimo, koje ste u naručju šetali i nosali samo da biste ih smirili. Hvala vam za svaki vid bezuslovne podrške i hvala vam na najpovoljnijim mogućim uslovima lečenja maca jer bez toga nikako ne bismo bili u mogućnosti ni da lečimo ovako veliki broj azilskih mačaka, niti bismo bili u mogućnosti da im pružimo svu moguću negu. Da nema vas, životinje pronađene na ulicama, izbačene, zlostavljane i često ozbiljno povređene teško da bi ikad naišle na takvu ljubavi i posvećenost, niti bi saznale da postoje veterinari koji nikada nisu niti će profitirati na napuštenim, uličnim ili azilskim životinjama. Hvala!

Hvala vam svima što ste omogućili da se lepe stvari dešavaju!

Zahvalni,
Azil za mace Felix i svi njegovi čupavi stanari

 

 

Serbia: Can You Help Svetlana With Finding New Homes For Dogs From Bor ?

 

5/10 – We have had the following message in from Svetlana.

As we said before, we tried to help Gordana with the re homing of some dogs here in England; but this was not possible either.

If anyone anywhere feels that they can help, then here is Svetlana’s Facebook link.

Please contact her direct.

https://www.facebook.com/svetlana.davidovic

 

Hi Mark

I was wandering if you could help me..

I’ve got many rescued strays from Bor, Serbia and adoption simple doesn’t work in Serbia

I’ve been trying and trying to find them homes, but nothing

I can’t afford paying pensions for them, so absolutely I have no solution

Can you please help me to try to find them homes or fosters, anything?

I’m really desperate, I can’t bring them back to streets..

Thank you in advance;

 

 

 

 

 

Serbia: Zack.

One lost battle too many, one more life that ended to early, another sorrow, additional pain, one more casualty of reckless veterinarians – how to describe the anger, emptiness and grief over another lost little fighter?

How much value is a cat’s life to people? If you ask Zack’s vet that had treated him before Zack came to us, not much or not at all. That vet left Zack’s eye infection untreated for months – he said it was normal for a blind eye to be inflamed. Due to his expertise, Zack got meningitis and that meningitis took Zack away last night. Zack has lost his last battle and passed away in his sleep, quietly, unobtrusively and peacefully, just like he was the first day he came to us.

We are so sorry, Zack. We’re sorry for everything you had to go through. We are sorry for all of those careless people you had to deal with. We wish we could have done more for you and change everything that’s happened.

We wish we’ve gotten the time to know you better, although it was clear from the beginning that you were a sweetheart. You picked your special place in the yard as soon as you stepped in it, and we still can’t deal with the fact that we won’t be seeing you there anymore.

That special place will not be the same without you. We are sorry for all the pain you had to endure and for all the circumstances that led to it. You didn’t leave this world the way we had imagined, the way we wanted for you. All we have ever wanted was a long, happy and pain free life for you, little Zack. Instead, you have left us as the result of a mistake, as an error in someone’s judgment. You have paid the price for someone’s careless lapse.

We’ll be looking for you in the yard although we know that you won’t be there. You won’t be there but we will remember you, because we have loved you from the moment we set eyes on you. And we hope that you knew you weren’t homeless and unimportant the moment you were brought here and you must’ve felt we would never even imagine letting you down. Ironically, after all is said and done, we are the ones who feel as if we failed you, as we promised you’d have a good home and a wonderful life.

We are so sorry, kitty boy. We are very thankful for the opportunity to have met such a courageous little fellow like you. You had accepted us from the very beginning, even when you had to watch us crying while you were trying to win the biggest struggle of your short life.

You had an amazing and incredible spirit and left us wondering if any other cat could endure the suffering you’d been bearing for such a long time, in total silence. You were a blessing and we have to thank you for giving us the chance to love you.

We will remember you forever.

You will always be in our hearts and on our minds.

Run free, little Zack; find your special place over the rainbow and don’t look back.

Please go to the following for other ways to donate  in memory of Zack:

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

 

 

4/10/17 Is World Animal Day. Learn More – Read On.

 

4/10/17 is official World Animal Day.

 

World Animal Day is an international day of action for animal rights and welfare celebrated annually on October 4, the feast day of Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.

History

World Animal Day was originated by Heinrich Zimmermann, the German writer and publisher of the magazine Mensch und Hund/Man and Dog.

He organized the first World Animal Day on 24 March 1925 at the Sport Palace in Berlin, Germany. Over 5,000 people attended this first event.

The event was originally scheduled for 4 October, to align with the feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, patron saint of ecology, however the venue was not available on that day.

The event was moved to 4 October for the first time in 1929. Initially he found a following only in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Czechoslovakia. Every year Zimmermann worked tirelessly on the promotion of World Animal Day. Finally, in May 1931 at a congress of the International Animal Protection Congress in Florence Italy, his proposal to make 4 October World Animal Day universal, was unanimously accepted and adopted as a resolution.

It is sometimes cited that World Animal Day started in 1931 at the convention of ecologists in Florence, Italy who wished to highlight the plight of endangered species

Today, World Animal Day is a global event uniting the animal protection movement, led and sponsored by UK-based animal welfare charity, Naturewatch Foundation since 2003

 

Every year, on the same day: the World Animal Day.
In this day, like any other, millions of animals are slaughtered in slaughterhouses, laboratories, circuses, furry farms, in all the Dachau factories of the world, have fallen as victims to human overpower.
We call this “the day of the animals”.
For most, the World Animal Day is just a page on the edge of a newspaper.
An insignificant day.
For some, few, is more of a sad day.
For us all who do not wait for this day to think about animals and their suffering, for us, who fight for the rights of the animals and try with all our might to free the last slaves of this world from their chains is rather a mourning day

I think of the thousands strays in Spain, Greece, Romania who are hanged, poisoned, burned on this day.

I think of these animals who today die on a truck transport helpless and agonizingly.
I think of the slotted labor animals, who leave their last breath today under the hands of career addicts and criminal sadists.
Around us there prevails a fascist system of exploitation, destruction, and the killing of the animals, which can only be compared with that of the Third Reich.
And thus the World Day of the Animals becomes a requiem for the victims of the legalized crime of human species.

Every year again, the World Day of Animals.
And so, on this day, I trust also to a society, which by the monopolization of freedom and the right to life on its own, has long since reached the moral bankruptcy of the human species.

Venus

 

 

Please check out the following to find out a lot more:

 

https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/about_us

 

https://www.worldanimalday.org.uk/

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Animal_Day

 

 

Spain: Democracy or EU Dictatorship ? – Ask The Good People Of Catalonia.

 

For those of you who are non UK, the man speaking above is Nigel Farage, he was the leader of UKIP, who have always been anti EU.  Here he is speaking in the EU Parliament – Mr Junker can be seen in some views; turning bits of paper and ignoring the facts as he always does.

Here is an article from Venus regarding the extreme violence used by the Spanish government / police in retaliation to the public vote for independence that took place in Catalonia, a part of Spain, on Sunday 1st. By allowing such violence from Madrid authorities and the police, it shows the extent that the EU will go to prevent anyone else from leaving the EU.  Catalonia voted to become independent from Spain – and it also wishes to leave the EU.  On the animal front, Catalonia passed a vote to ban bullfighting.  If they can do this, it shows that change can happen, and that Spain and others can introduce a ban if they wish – getting around the ‘tradition’ and EU subsidies paid to bull breeders from the EU purse.

The pictures in the following article show what happened:  Venus’ article is after this.

 

 

https://www.rt.com/news/405359-eu-silent-catalonia-violence/

 

EU Democracy ??

 

Dear Mark,

I have followed the last events in Catalonia, like everyone else, and have written some thoughts about it.

One thing I can say with certainty: not only the violence of Madrit is a bitter blow to the face of democracy. Worse still is the breach of trust in an institution called the EU. Forever and ever.

Since yesterday, there is no democratic government in Spain any more, but a regime type Erdogan. One can also say: a dictatorship!

The black times of Franco are back! Or were they never gone?

Rahoy has lost, he must resign. The question now goes far beyond the question of the separation of Catalonia. The question is whether Spain is still a democratic country. The reaction of Rahoy to the referendum showed that the PP (People’s Party, Spanish: Partido Popular) has thick root in the Falange.

Now, no one wants to talk to Rahoy anymore, many of his own circles do not too. This can now very quickly develop into a civil war. With almost 900 injured people for a peaceful vote, we can talk about human rights violations.

And the EU Commission, this no-go club is watching how peaceful EU citizens are barred from voting, and does not stir !!

What a sick, internally rotten institution this EU. And where is the appeal of Germany to the protection of human rights? They are busy with their “Jamaica coalition” (CDU – black, Free Democratic Party – Yellow, and the Greens). A shame. And we citizens of the Union are watching as in our EU people are bombarded because they want to VOTE.

Would the same thing happen in Russia, what would happen? If Erdogan have done, what would happen? We must pay attention! We are to fight not only the religious, but also the nationalistic fascism.

Best regard to you and all

Venus