The story has been as follows.
In 2003, the first stray dog entered the premises of the “Alex” dog shelter at Titogradska 53 street in Subotica, Serbia.
From that day on the shelter took care of more than 1,000 dogs, because there was no other choice given that the policy of this state and this town was as it still is today, and that is to kill and only to kill.
This irresponsible were never punished. A regulation for a humane way of resolving the problem of abandoned animals was never issued, such as neutering and responsible ownership (chipping), the easier way has always been to steal from the citizens and to kill the animals.
In the last two years there have been major changes in the dog shelter (Azil Alex). The shelter was taken over by a group of citizens who were joined together by the same idea – to change the killing policy and to show and prove that there is another way.
Every day a group of volunteers – activists receive numerous calls from the citizens about wounded and abandoned animals, and they go out and find these animals and help them. This group of volunteers also works efficiently on education (on animal ownership, neutering, etc.), and has been helping the town in the last months since the town pound was closed down.
The shelter responded to the calls of the Communal Police, took in the injured dogs from the streets, cured them and sought homes for them … and two days ago the shelter now receives the government / authorities answer to this help for all these years:
THE STATE VETERINARY INSPECTION ISSUED A DECISION TO BAN THE WORK OF THE DOG SHELTER “ALEX”, IT PROHIBITS THE TAKING IN OF NEW ANIMALS AND THE EXISTING (SHELTER) HOME FOR DOGS MUST BE DISPERSED WITHIN 90 DAYS.
WE HAVE 8 DAYS FOR COMPLAINTS
8 days for complaints – so we need to ask people to act IMMEDIATELY and tell the authorities that they are completely wrong to attempt to close down this shelter.
People who run shelter Alex are aware of the fact that the dog shelter as a facility does not meet all of the items from the rules on dog shelters, but they also know that THERE IS NO SHELTER IN SERBIA WHICH DOES MEET ALL THE REQUIREMENTS.
Shelter Alex knows that it is one of the shelters that sadly, even in these scarce conditions, is one of the few in Serbia that has humane conditions and at the time it was founded it was the only humane one.
During the last two years, the shelter has found a home for a large number of animals, neutered many animals, found and returned lots of lost pets to their owners; returning animals and showing the right way to operate and willingness to work.
This shelter is now being persecuted by the authorities of Serbia because they are doing the correct thing and the Serbian government / authorities have NEVER acted correctly regarding control of stray animals and shelters under their operation.
Shelter Alex is showing the government how to operate a shelter correctly, and the government does onto like it.
Shelter Alex therefore asks all the people and organizations everywhere in the world who/that can and are willing to support their work to be with them now, since it is a matter of literally life and death for the animals at the shelter.
THERE IS VERY LITTLE TIME TO ACT – JUST DAYS
- SO PLEASE ACT IMMEDIATELY.
Astra, Piti, Rea, Sergej, Bambi, Pepita, Zevezdana, Muki, Zoki, Marina, Marinko, Momo, Lulu, Hana, Dona, Dark, Sime, Mila, meadow 1, meadow 2, meadow 3, meadow 4 – Bagremar, Beogradska street, Emotivni, Vasington, Gerontoloski – these are the names of some of the 600 dogs and the names of the shelter parts, who all received their names from the heart…the shelter will never stop fighting for them!
Please help us!