Sofia Mayor Finds Out Aggressive Stray Dogs Don't Belong on Streets

Society » ENVIRONMENT | April 4, 2012, Wednesday // 16:38| Views: | Comments: 4
Bulgaria: Sofia Mayor Finds Out Aggressive Stray Dogs Don't Belong on Streets Yordanka Fandakova, Mayor of Bulgaria's capital Sofia. File photo by BGNES

Aggressive packs of stray dogs do not belong on the streets, Sofia Mayor Yordanka Fandakova declared on Wednesday.

Fandakova's revelation comes several days after the latest accident involving aggressive stray dogs shocked the city.

At the end of March, 88-year-old economy Professor Boteo Tachkov was brutally attacked and almost killed by an pack of stray dogs in Sofia's Malinova Dolina district.

On Wednesday, Fandakova announced that efforts will be made for the construction of an open-type dog shelter that would ensure both the removal of stray dogs from the streets and ensure their humane treatment.

"Starting with the construction of shelters and the collecting of dogs, we will set priorities so that all this can be realistic," the Mayor told reporters.

Officially, there are about 10 000 stray dogs in Sofia, even though some believe the number to be much higher. Despite promises made by Fandakova that the stray dogs issue will be adequately tackled, the number of stray dogs in the capital appears to rise instead of decrease.

April 4th is the World Stray Animals Day.

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bogman123 - 5 Apr 2012 // 17:20:54

Good old Youdumbkopf Flipadonkeyover....bright , isn't she...nearly 4 1/2 years on the same promise of doing something about stray dogs....well....she's as good as her promise....she's done something....(talk about them)

sa-sha - 5 Apr 2012 // 16:13:59

The only consolation, Mr.Kuzmanov-if it may be "consolation"-things
with stray and lost dogs in Russia are worse, much worse than in Bulgaria.

kuzmanov - 5 Apr 2012 // 14:47:46

Shame on you, Mrs. Fandykova! Why four already existing municipal facilities are not accepting an Open Type Shelter Policy? And what about the fate of rest 10,000 tame dogs your team reportedly impounded between 2009 and 2012? Behind your empty words, do you serve the illegal animal dealers by maintaining the Sofia Dog Farm already established under the rule of your predecessors, Sofianski and Borisov?

sa-sha - 4 Apr 2012 // 17:33:25

"April 4th is the World Stray Animals Day..."-----obviously Sofia Mayor knows it. As to Stray Dogs themselves....................

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