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Help stop Prishtina Municipality from removing all 600+ dogs from South Kosovo Dog & Cat Shelter (SKDCS).
During an unannounced sanitary inspection on Tuesday 19th August 2014 inspectors verbally notified SKDCS that all 600+ dogs will be removed from the shelter by 1st September 2014 and sent to a known high-kill shelter that only has space for 40 dogs.
No reasons were given for the removal, nothing has been provided in writing and Mentor Gashi, Shelter Manager, was threatened with 3 1/2 years in prison if he released the dogs rather than send them to the other shelter to their certain death. SKDCS has a great reputation for rescuing stray dogs and with the new structure is complete with a new adoption programme that will mean more stray dogs can be rescued.
We must stop this action against SKDCS now! Full petition being submitted is attached.
To the Mayor of Prishtina, Trepca No 2 10 000 Pristhine
We, the undersigned, formally request the following of Prishtine Municipality:
Cease and desist all actions against South Kosovo Dog Cat Shelter, in particular threats to remove all dogs and place them in another shelter/euthanise them for the reasons listed below
We ask that you keep all papers pertaining to this decision and provide them to us upon formal request.
Note: This petition will be signed by SKDCS supporters within Kosovo, who will present a signed hardcopy of the petition at the debate on Thursday 21st August 2014, and will be signed electronically by those supporters across Europe and worldwide and delivered by 5pm 27th August 2014 at the latest. ESDAW, Four Paws, Ministry of Agrticulture, Ministry of Tourism and the EU Commission will be sent a copy of the petition in the event that Prishtine Municipality go ahead with removing the dogs without considering the petition and other information presented against the decision.