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Animal rights groups: Bucharest stray dog problem could be solved by 2012

Bucharest could solve its stray dog problem by late 2012 if a consistent programme of capturing, neutering and releasing dogs continues unopposed, according to animal rights groups

December 2010 - From the Print Edition

However the Bucharest City Hall believes that the capital can only control the dog numbers with the addition of an animal shelter to house up to 20,000 strays.
Currently Austrian charity Vier Pfoten is working with Bucharest City Hall’s Authority for Supervising Animals (ASPA) on a city programme which sees the the capture, sterilisation and release of stray dogs back to the place where they were picked up.
The charity and City Hall reached a deal last September, after Bucharest Mayor Sorin Oprescu agreed to stop allowing the killing of street dogs.
“If we are working consistently - with enough resources to keep going at a steady pace of castration and neutering of around 100 a day - we could solve the problem in two years,” says project coordinator of Vier Pfoten Romania, Anca Tomescu.
Meanwhile ASPA general director Robert Lorentz argues the new project is making a difference, but says that this will not be enough to “solve the problem”.
A major issue is that dogs are entering this city from the outskirts of Bucharest - especially from the county of Ilfov, which has no policy on sterilising dogs.
ASPA currently has two shelters in Bucharest which house up to 225 dogs, but is planning to boost this with a mega-shelter which could host 20,000 dogs.
The plan is to renovate a broken-down 1960s Institute of Agricultural Research close to the city as a home for stray hounds.
Vier Pfoten estimates there are around 15,000 to 25,000 stray dogs in Bucharest - however ASPA estimates this figure is double. Both agree that around half the canine population are neutered.
Lorentz says ASPA has killed no street dogs since the City Hall and Vier Pfoten signed the deal. ■



COMMENTS
There are 5 comments:

Kate Kenner: on 2010-12-05 16:29:51
I am glad to hear of a humane plan to deal with stray dogs. They don't ask to be out there on the streets; it is only the irresponsibility of people that puts them there and they should not have to suffer for that. I am guessing/hoping that spaying and neutering as well as education will be part of the plan. I wish you well.

Roxana U.: on 2011-03-08 15:31:39
Excuse me, but where is my comment?

matraguna: on 2011-03-23 21:40:21
No way to beleave you Mr. LOrentz !!!
What's happening with the dogs in MIHAILESTI !! they are exterminated one by one
The problem with the dogs is from years ago. Where have yiou beean in the last 10 years???
Where are the money which were alocated to
solve this problem ????
How many dogs have you sterilised the last 10 years?????
I don't beleave a word from what you are saying!!!!
You where a while ago busy with a project
about shutting the dogs !?


Wondering: on 2011-06-20 09:11:05
the reality is completely different! the only truth is that Vier Pfoten sterilise as much dogs as they can. ASPA, instead, pays a lot of vets who doesn't do their job. There are a lot of strays in Bucharest which have the identification tag in the ear (which means they should be neutered) and they keep giving birth. Another problem is that ASPA catch dogs already sterilised and keep them in public shelters until they died of starvation. Romanian authorities lie as always, because it's about a lot of public money, dirty, bloody money :((( People stop believing romanians!

Craioveanu Vlad: on 2011-06-20 09:26:07
ASPA has killed thousands of dogs just in the last 6 months.


IF A MASSIVE PLAN OF NEUTERING ON NATIONAL SCALE WILL NOT BE IMPLEMENTED THIS SUMMERS (AND IT WILL NOT, BECAUSE THE PARTY IN POWER IN ROMANIA IS TAKING HUGE BRIBES TO KEEP THE DOG KILLING INDUSTRY WORKING AND BLOCKED ALL LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVES IN THE LAST 10 YEARS!) THERE WILL BE NO "HUMANE" SOLUTION IN ROMANIA IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS.

There are thousands of dogs killed right now in Romania, in the most brutal ways imaginable.

We need strong international support to end the barbarism in Romania and to stop the cultivation of psychopaths and sociopaths that the actual political regime in Romania is enforcing!

The TRAGEDY experienced by the Romanian society under this political regime will take its toll on the entire European society in the near future, by the ways documented in the extended phenotype.

There is no "internal problem" of Romania, there is a problem of the EU!

 
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