Animal rights activists gathered today for a protest in front of the municipal dog shelter in the Yambol village of Roza. They were joined by volunteers from the English community in the region. The dissatisfaction is against the poor conditions in which more than 50 animals are kept.
“The floor is not cemented, the animals live in their excrement. The sheets that imitate a roof are not to the end of the cages, when it rains, everything goes inside. Outside, everything is open when there is snow, everything is rolled up inside and the animals die of frostbite”, pointed out the organizer of the protest, Miglena Dermendzhieva.
The protesters are demanding that the municipal shelter be closed until it is brought into proper conditions. The problem has also been reported to the Bulgarian Food Safety Agency. A committee of veterinarians from Yambol, Ruse, Razgrad and Stara Zagora entered the shelter for an inspection.
The new mayor of the municipality of Tundzha, Stancho Stavrev, indicated that he is already familiar with the problem and assured that all the instructions of the control authorities will be fulfilled.
“The legacy we receive from the old management of the municipality regarding the care and treatment of animals is heavy. It is very important for us to get the objective opinion of the control authorities and to ensure that these animals are raised under normal conditions,” he said.
The results of the inspection are expected to come out within days. The Municipality of Tunja has already started a campaign to adopt dogs from the shelter.