The agreement that should regulate the relationship between STD and the Municipality of Cernavoda for the management of the new town shelter has been approved, but it is a heavily modified version respect to the original one. The original text submitted to the Council included some strict clauses related to the schedule of payments of the Municipality and related to the potential cancellation notice of the agreement and tried to fix a limit to the number of dogs to be hosted in the structure. Unfortunately during the session some councillors asked for the annulment of these clauses, approving a text that is quite different compared to the one discussed and agreed by STD with the town councillors. The managing board of Milan is attentively evaluating the text to decide whether to accept the management of the shelter according to the new conditions imposed by the local council.
On Wednesday, December 2, the President of STD will fly to Brussels from Bucharest to attend several meetings with some members of the European Parliament. Meetings have been arranged by the PIE (Pets in Europe), the committee created by some important English foundations (among them, Dog Trust and Blue Cross) to improve the European legislation on domestic animals. In spite of the presence, in Brussels, of the Eurogroup for Animal Welfare, pets remained in the shadows, as demonstrated by the massacres of stray dogs perpetrated since years (in the almost general indifference) in countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. For STD this is the first lobbying experience at European level. The PIE’s calendar unfortunately does not comprehend Italian MEPs.