Bulgaria's Sofia to Microchip Its Stray Dogs

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Bulgaria: Bulgaria's Sofia to Microchip Its Stray Dogs Fandakova has promised that her administration will achieve a significant progress in dealing with the stray dog population. Photo by BGNES

The municipality Bulgaria's capital Sofia will implant microchips to all the stray dogs in the city in order to track them more efficiently, it was made clear on Thursday.

The microchip will enable the authorities to track whether the dogs have been neutered and where the neutering has taken place.

"If a neutered dog turns out pregnant, we will find those who are responsible and they will be sanctioned," Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova pointed out on Thursday, as cited by dnevnik.bg.

Fandakova added that the Sofia authorities will work towards educating dog owners since "most stray dogs are former pets".

The Mayor also revealed that the Sofia's largest dog shelter project, the one in the district of Kremikovtzi, has been frozen due to insufficient funding. In 2011, Fandakova promised that her administration will achieve a significant progress in dealing with the stray dog population which is considered to be one of the capital's biggest problems.

There are about 10 000 officially registered stray dogs in Sofia. Some 70 000 stray dogs have been registered wandering the streets of Bulgaria.

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#6
hercules - 6 Jan 2012 // 18:32:11

It’s OK, I understand the problem, but I’m a 100% in agreement with you and anyone else that can help stray cats and dogs in Bulgaria!

Good luck

#5
kuzmanov - 6 Jan 2012 // 18:02:48

OK, I just did not understand the conversational English you use.

#4
hercules - 6 Jan 2012 // 17:28:35

"Helping strays, feeding them, good condition, well-being"... It is very strange point of view.”

”7 million leva per 25,000 missing dogs or 300 leva per a missing animal means simply draining money.”


We are saying the same thing so why are you arguing with me?

I’m being factual and you are being emotive!


“You don't think for one minute that the money went to help the stray dogs, do you?”

”It's so sad to see so many stray dogs in Sofia but I'm heartened that most look in good condition, so not all Bulgarians have no feelings and feed lots of them.”

”The powers who rule Bulgaria don't even look out for their fellow citizens, so there’s little chance for the stray animals well-being !”

#3
kuzmanov - 6 Jan 2012 // 17:00:41

"Helping strays, feeding them, good condition, well-being"... It is very strange point of view.

7 million leva per 25,000 missing dogs or 300 leva per a missing animal means simply draining money.

Feeding strays that are in good physical condition and are routinerly removed by Fandykova's team means simply farming strays.

And what about well-being of all missing animals? The local owned dog population dynamics in Sofia remains unchanged. Fandykova and Bojadzhijska are unwilling to address the core problem. Tens of thousands redundant animals turn into unwanted strays every year. So what happen to them?

#2
hercules - 6 Jan 2012 // 16:01:03

"Since 2006, the Fandykova's deputy, Maria Bojadzhijska, just permitted the spending of 7,000,000 leva in managing roaming dog population; and impounding and disposition in an unclear manner of more than 25,000 stray and lost dogs."

You don't think for one minute that the money went to help the stray dogs, do you?

It's so sad to see so many stray dogs in Sofia but I'm heartened that most look in good condition, so not all Bulgarians have no feelings and feed lots of them.

The powers who rule Bulgaria don't even look out for their fellow citizens, so there’s little chance for the stray animals well-being !

#1
kuzmanov - 6 Jan 2012 // 14:54:29

Jordanka Fandykova is just experiencing a striking deficiency of personal responsibility, knowledge and good will. By its regular media appearances, he obviously just aims to outwit the general public.

He claims its sly intentions toward educating dog owners, microchipping strays, and constructing, filling up and funding more dog pounds.

At the same time, Mrs. Fandykova remains unwilling neither to provide pet owners with accessible low-cost neutering services by employing local private veterinary practitioners, nor to revise and report the data on the so called "catch-neuter-release program".

Since 2006, the Fandykova's deputy, Maria Bojadzhijska, just permitted the spending of 7,000,000 leva in managing roaming dog population; and impounding and disposition in an unclear manner of more than 25,000 stray and lost dogs.

Moreover, in violation of national law, practically all strays in Sofia remain with no collars and ID tags, i.e. all they are unregistered and properly and humanely managed.

Five months ago, there was a letter sent by Animal Programs Foundation. But Mayor Fandykova failed to consider all proposed steps.

-- Emil D. Kuzmanov

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