AN OPEN LETTER to THE LOVING and CARING PEOPLE of SERBIA
THE MLADENOVAC ANIMAL SHELTER NEEDS OUR HELP
Over 300 stray dogs and some cats from the streets of Belgrade and Mladenovac live in the animal shelter in Mladenovac.
The shelter is overcrowded.
Winter is coming and there is no heat.
If these animals must be released again into the streets of Belgrade and Mladenovac, they will again become homeless pests, wandering our streets, rooing in our garbage and at risk of becoming mean and diseased, and posing a threat to us and to our children.
Mladenovac and Belgrade have stopped vaccinating the dogs. Stray dogs on our streets that are not vaccinated will pose even greater risks to our families.
I am a Serbian woman who lives in America. I have been providing all of the financial support for these poor animals for years. Several years ago the city officials discontinued their support and we don’t get any help with the cost of vaccinations, food, shelter and labor. The animals are cared for by a dedicated mother and her son who do all the work as volunteers, for over 300 dogs.
At Mladenovac they call me Teta Anka. I love these animals, and I love all the people of Serbia who benefit from having the shelter. But I cannot continue to be their sole financial supporter.
TO BELGRADE and MLADENOVAC OFFICIALS
We have come to you many times in the past 3 years, asking for your help. You tell us they are not your dogs.
Then whose dogs are they?
Surely the mother and son volunteers who take in the animals abandoned in front of the shelter are not their parents!! You must take responsibility!
A former President of Mladenovac, Dejan Cokic, had a good and compassionate heart, and went to the trouble to help us.
WHAT CAN the PEOPLE OF SERBIA DO?
- Please come to the Mladenovac shelter to see our situation-overcrowding, insufficient food and no heat, with winter approaching. ADOPT one of our dogs and cats. In exchange for your love, they will give you unconditional love and loyalty.
- Please consider becoming a VOLUNTEER at the shelter. Even one day a month will help.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Shelter at +381 64 363 1 353
WE NEED YOUR HELP!
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Anka Jakšić Erne