The dog-catchers have returned to Cernavoda. Last Thursday they have caught many stray dogs, while the local police has protected them from the citizens’ protests.  Also Save the Dogs workers who have rushed to the location and took pictures of the new catchings.
The strategy is like always: indulge public opinion which is favorable to dog-catching to allow the Mayor to be reelected in the next council elections.
The work of Save the Dogs of the past ten years is subject to a new hard blow and hundreds of dogs will be locked up and killed in the killing-pound of Costanza. These dogs are peaceful, well-groomed, sterilized by Save the Dogs and identified by a colorful tag on the ear which is completely visible. The Mayor of Cernavoda wants to therefore show that they are capable of intervening in a situation of straying which in any case has already been reduced to the minimum through the work by our association.
As soon as we heard the news of what was happening on the streets, we took action to block the sterilizations and opened the doors of the shelter to all the dogs that we were able to take in. Although our structure is overcrowded, we cannot allow any of them to be released on the territory for a long time. Unfortunately, the action by the town administration is in perfect continuity with what has already happened in the past, when Save the Dogs brought to light the dog-pound situation of Costanza and took steps to report the company, Alfmob, who are commissioned to carry out the captures. The affair caused uproar both in Romanian public opinion as well as internationally and with regard to the issue, the Foreign Minister at the time Franco Frattini intervened in a determined manner.

In spite of the condemnations and stance, nothing seems to have changed since then and it appears that an average of 600 dogs are wiped out each month in that circle of hell, thanks to a complaisant doctor that declares that all the dogs are “incurably ill”.
In many occasions we have been able to notice that society’s mobilization can produce its results if seriously conducted and directed. For this, we ask you to pressure the Town of Cernavoda asking them to immediately end the captures (once again contracted out to Alfmob) and remind the administration of the city of Law 9/2008 which in fact, in Romania does not allow the killings. You can send your protests using the text that you can find HERE to the town emails: primaria@cernavoda.ro and primaria.cernavoda@yahoo.com or by fax 0040241239578 and 0040241487124.

Thanks for your help.

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