Stop massive killing of dogs in Sarajevo

  • by: Sandra Prodanovic
  • recipient: Sarajevo Government, Bosnian minister Zlatko Petrovic

 Due to large number of stray dogs in city of Sarajevo in Bosnia, municipal government of Sarajevo has decided to reopen the dog pound that has been closed. Dog pounds were notorious for some of the shameful practices of removing stray dogs, through out the region of former Yugoslavia. There were many cases of dogs being hanged, thrown in fire and so on. Nobody cared but we care now. And now, Minister Zlatko Petrovic has given a green light for reopening this place.

  Thrown in to the streets by owners who didn't want to neutur them, their number rises. Starved and often abused by humans, some become aggressive. Since there are no laws regarding owner's responsibility, people are just throwing their dogs on the street without having to face any consequences for their actions. 

   City of Sarajevo  needs for the city to fund the neutering of stray dogs and humanly to euthanize only the aggressive and dangerous dogs, not all of them!  Instead, the dog pound will just hunt down all the strays and just eliminate them. They said that ˝only dangerous and aggressive dogs will be taken˝, but dog pounds in this region are not known for being very careful, nor selective. We thought that days of idiscriminate killing by the city in dog pounds were over, but they are coming back. Unless we stop this, hundreds of dogs will be killed in months to come. 

      Help us stop this and tell Srajevo government and Minister Zlatko Petrovic that modern European city needs a way of humanly solving problems of stray dogs and not killing them. 

Update #34 years ago
'eliminating' all stray dogs is currently in the process in Sarajevo. Situation is very grim at the moment, as there are a lot of people who are backing up this decision regardless of it being illegal. Government is knowingly deceiving it's own people by making them believe that killing of thousands of dogs will somehow end all of their problems. Help us make those responsible face the consequences of their actions. Thank you all for signing and please help to share this as much as possible.
Update #24 years ago
Over 4,500 signatures! Thank you all in the name of the helpless animals in Sarajevo you are raising your voice for. We've moved the signature goal so we can hopefully achieve greater impact with our petition. Please share the petition, so that more people would know about what is going on in Sarajevo and how stray dogs are paying the price with their lives because of the corruption of local officials. Thank you all for your support. Help us get the word out!
Update #14 years ago
We've reached over 3000 signatures thanks to everyone who raised their voice against illegal action of killing all stray dogs indiscriminately in Sarajevo. Unfortunately, the whole action of catching and killing stray dogs (old, young, puppies) has already started,and this is why it is paramount that we don't give up. Some of dogs are being caught and killed as you read this.Please help further by sharing this petition and spread the word about the illegal killing of all dogs in Sarajevo.
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