October 9, 2021 – The Zagreb Cat Shelter Project is part of the necessary strategic documents of the City and is on the list of initial projects from 2021 to 2027.
The mayor of Zagreb, Tomislav Tomašević, announced the construction of a cat shelter during a visit to the Zagreb shelter for neglected animals. There, the city of Zagreb, in cooperation with the Zagreb Zoo and the Association of Animal Friends, organized the 19th International Animal Welfare Day, Jutarnji List reports.
“We are planning to increase the cat accommodation capacity in Dumovec. In order to prevent the dogs from leaving, we continue to control the microchip, ”said Tomasevic.
The cat shelter project is part of the necessary strategic documents of the city of Zagreb and is included in the list of initial projects for the financial perspective 2021 – 2027.
With this project, the city of Zagreb would obtain a suitable shelter for the accommodation of injured and sick cats and other neglected cats.
“At the abandoned animal shelter in Zagreb we currently have around 100 animals – 70 dogs and 30 cats. Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, we have received a smaller number of dogs in the shelter, but we still find abandoned animals on the streets of Zagreb. Most of them don’t have microchips, ”said Damir Skok, director of Zagreb Zoo, which includes the Dumovec refuge.
Shelter employees are happy that some participants left with a new pet during the celebration of International Animal Welfare Day. The mayor also invited the residents of Zagreb to adopt dogs and cats.
“Buying dogs is not necessary. There are a lot of dogs that need to be adopted. Trust me, every dog you adopt will be loyal to you for the rest of your life. That dog becomes part of the family,” said Tomasevic.
During the celebration of the International Day for the Protection of Animals, citizens were able to visit the refuge, see how the work is done on the education and socialization of dogs, and meet associations that work for the protection of animals. An educational and entertaining program has also been prepared for the children. Animal Friends hosted a Vega Picnic. Citizens were also encouraged to adopt by dm, which offers a gift voucher worth 50 kuna to anyone who adopts a dog or cat by the end of the year to purchase food and d ‘other products in the range for pets.
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