Sofia's Stray Dogs Decline to 6 635

Society | November 5, 2013, Tuesday // 14:20| Views: | Comments: 4
Bulgaria: Sofia's Stray Dogs Decline to 6 635 Photo by BGNES

The number of stray dogs in Sofia has declined by 2 607 from 2011, according to a recent count by local NGOs.

The counting took place between September 18 and October 24. The total number of homeless dogs in the Bulgarian capital is reported to be 6 635, writes

The highest population of dogs roam around the Kremikovtsi, Krasna Polyana, Pancharevo, and Liulin neighborhoods. The lowest count was registered in the center of the city.

"There is a large group of dogs, which we cannot determine if they have been castrated, since their markings have faded", said Yavor Gechev, a communications director in a local animal-protection NGO.

A municipal council program, which was launched in 2011, envisions Sofia's stray dog population to be reduced by 95% by 2016.

Last year, Sofia opened its first animal shelter, which has a capacity of 1 000. Another one is expected to open within a few months.

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Beheader - 6 Nov 2013 // 12:44:10

Nice one Seedy
Expell all Muslims from Bulgaria now! Including 'local' Turks and Gypsies! Check out Mestan's attitude towards the land sale ban moratorium, Turkey wants to buy up Bulgaria!

Seedy - 6 Nov 2013 // 07:49:06

Can someone just remind me when the present wave of refugees started arriving? ;)

Sandro of Chegem - 6 Nov 2013 // 02:01:45

Two years ago, Sofia had 10,000 strays, and now only 6600. Wow, still a great city for dogs..

Two years ago Burgas, Bulgaria's most livable city, had one stray, but now has 6, though I haven't seen the other 5..

kuzmanov - 6 Nov 2013 // 00:04:08

The "Mayor Fandykova's Alliance for Animals" continues to maintain a large scheme for illegal disposition of shelter animals. Indeed, 20,000 to 40,000 stray, roaming, and lost dogs were caught by the local animal control services last four years. And there is no a piece of evidence of the humane treatment to practically all of them. Some catch-and-sell-to-buisnesses policy must be seen behind the Fandykova's mantras. It is illicit industry. Shame on you, Mayor Fandykova.

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