Demand An Animal Shelter In Velika Kladusa, Bosnia and Herzegovina!

  • by: Ilhana Skrgic
  • recipient: The Mayor of the municipality of Velika Kladusa; Municipal Assembly of the municipality of Velika Kladusa

Hungry puppies near an abandoned factoryVelika Kladusa, a small town in the northwest part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, boosts itself to be a „European city“ at the gate of the European Union. However, when it comes to animal welfare, things are far from the EU as they could possibly be. Stray dogs and cats are roaming the streets, with no food or water, no shelter, no veterinary help, and with only one certainty – that they will die in horrible pain, in the cold, starving and sick. The dogs often have to resort to breaking into farms and killing sheep and chickens. Not only that – in February this year, despite the clear regulations of the Animal Protection and Welfare Law of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the hunting organisation illegally slaughtered over 50 dogs in one of the municipal communities of the town.Dead puppy The local animal protection society „Topla šapa“ („Warm Paw“) has been pressuring the local authorities to stop breaking the aforementioned law and start building an animal shelter, which would, along with continuous sterilisations (spay/neuter programmes), help put these innocent beings into a warm facility with food and water, and reduce their number on the street, towards the goal of no animal suffering on the street at all. The animal shelter needs to be structured and run according to animal welfare standards, and not some makeshift shed with no windows or electricity - this was in the works just as a cover for the public, but has since been closed by the veterinary inspection.

Please help these poor animals and us, animal friends here, who have to witness the suffering of these wonderful beings every single day, to put a pressure on the local authorities to finally start listening to us and start taking care of stray animals! Sign the petition and pass it on! The petition will be handed personally to the mayor and the representatives of the municipal assembly! Also, if you leave a personal message, I will make sure to translate it into Bosnian, so they can read all your messages!

Tražimo azil za životinje u Velikoj Kladuši, uz implementiranje programa registracije kućnih ljubimaca i redovnu sterilizaciju i kastraciju!

Update #33 years ago
Dear animal friends,
over a year ago the Animal Protection Society "Topla šapa" opened this petition in order to put pressure on the local government to build an animal shelter in Velika Kladusa. Sadly, it took not only the petition, but also a stray dogs attack on a girl in November to finally open their eyes, but we've got good news: on December 24th a Proposal of the Decision for Animal Shelter Construction has finally been passed. Thank you all for your signatures, and have a happy 2016!
Update #24 years ago
With your help, we've reached more than half of our signatures! Now, please, share & let's make it to 5000 soon! Please, help us prevent animal cruelty such as this: http://toplasapa.ba/2014/11/16/pas-objesen-u-gradisci-potpisite-peticiju-za-pronalazenje-pocinitelja/?lang=en & help us get an animal shelter in V. Kladusa. So far, we only got empty promises & “we’ll find a location” from those responsible to do this, but with the voices of you, animal lovers abroad, we can get a proper shelter!
Update #14 years ago
A few days after the petition start, the mayor called for a meeting about a shelter. Although some promises were made, we don't believe it until we see some hard evidence - location found, contracts signed! Please, share this petition with your friends & help these poor animals dying on the street! Here you can see our latest rescues: http://toplasapa.ba/2014/10/12/najnovija-spasavanja-zivotinja-s-ulice-tople-sape/?lang=en Sadly, we can't save them all, so please, help us get an animal shelter!
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