Stop the brutal killing of stray dogs/cats in the city of Bar, Montenegro

Over and over again we receive messages and pictures from concerned citizens and tourists of Bar telling us about stray dogs/cats being dumped to die from starvation, killed by barbarous methods such as poisoning, drowning and shooting by officials and private persons, especially before the tourist season. For this reason, many tourists decided not to visit the country again.

The life of a stray in Bar is a misery as in many other places in southeastern Europe. If they don’t starve to death or get hit by a car, sooner or later they will become victims of mercyless killing actions tolerated by the municipality. Nevertheless the stray dog/cat population is still growing.

Therefore we want to send a personal message towards the municipality of Bar showing that we care – let’s take action by telling to deal with the stray dog problem in a humanely way by introducing a Stray Animal Management including:
1) neutering and vaccination of stray animals as well as owned animals
2) building of a public animal shelter in Bar providing a safe and caring environment
3) introducing humane euthanasia methods for sick animals
4) education programs

It may sound cliche, but together we really can make a difference! Let us hereby send a signal towards the municipality of Bar showing that #theworldiswatching and that we care!

Thank you!

Dear Sir


It has come to the attention of the international animal loving community that stray dogs/cats in your city are being killed through terrible and inhumane means, especially before the tourist season. For this reason, many tourists decided not to visit the country again.


The life of a stray in Bar is a misery as in many other places in southeastern Europe. If they don’t starve to death or get hit by a car, sooner or later they will become victims of mercyless killing actions such as poisoning, drowning and shooting by officials and private persons. Nevertheless the stray dog/cat population is still growing. It saddens me and many others to know that you are allowing this to go on in your city.


Please deal with the stray problem in a humanely way by introducing a Stray Animal Management including:



  1. neutering and vaccination of stray animals as well as owned animals

  2. building of a public animal shelter in Bar providing a safe and caring environment

  3. introducing humane euthanasia methods for sick animals

  4. education programs


“Montenegro, start doing something except dreaming of new tourists and investments! People don’t want to break their hearts seeing all those starving and poisoned miserable creatures! Why do the foreigners have to start solving the problem? Why do tourists have to get occupied with treatment and feeding and rehoming of those whom you put to the bottom of life again and again?"


Animal lovers from around the world are looking forward to hear from you.


Kind regards,


Stray Aid Montenegro

Update #32 years ago
We did it!

With your help and the start of our TNR-program (Trap-Neuter-Return) we managed to stop the poisonings in Bar, Montenegro. Even more, a few months ago, the municipality of Bar sponsored 8 sterilisations of female stray dogs!

More info on our TNR-program (over 70 street dogs and counting) and how to donate: https://www.youcaring.com/strayaidmontenegro-970609.

Thank you for caring about the stray animals in MNE!

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Update #23 years ago
Thank you everyone for signing and sharing this petition. Unfortunately stray dogs and cats are still being killed by barbarous methods such as poisoning.

We will contact the local authorities very soon to show them that the world is still watching. More updates will follow soon.
Update #14 years ago
After collecting 5000 signatures we've sent an e-mail to the mayor of Bar with a link to this petition. Hereby we want to show the municipality of Bar that the world is watching and that we care.

Please keep signing and sharing this petition. Stray dogs and cats are still being killed through terrible and inhumane means, such as poisoning.
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