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The Mayor of the city of Maribor, Boris Soviи, has finally made transparent his attitude towards the care for abandoned animals in Maribor.
It is now clear that Mayor Soviи is not really concerned about the humane treatment of animals or the legality of the animal shelter, provided so far by the Maribor Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The only concern on his agenda is to remove this delicate issue from Maribor – precisely, 40 kilometers away, to the village of Dramlje.

As of February 2nd, 2006, the Maribor Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals - the first animal shelter in Slovenia - is no longer allowed to provide care to abandoned, strayed or hurt animals in the municipal area of the city of Maribor.

For several years now, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals had been trying to obtain the necessary location and building permits for the construction of a shelter at Zrkovci near Maribor. It has never defied the law or shown disregard for the issues of legality of the premises.
That is why we find the unreasonably harsh and hostile measures taken by Mayor Soviи all the more incomprehensible. Indeed, he did everything in his power to prevent us from obtaining the permits and other legal documents we needed. And by organising a veritable campaign against the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Mayor Soviи has cornered us.

Because of Mayor Soviи's unreasonable actions, our Society won't be getting any more funds from the Maribor municipal budget. That amounts to around 6 million SIT – 6 million SIT, from which we paid the manager of the shelter and caretakers who provided animals with professional care around the clock.
We will continue to do so. Unfortunately, we will no longer be able to provide shelter and care to abandoned or hurt animals in the city of Maribor, but to those in the wider area of Podravje.

It is a sad conclusion that the Mayor of Maribor has resolved the immediate »annoyance« that our shelter for abandoned and hurt animals represented for him (at least until the end of March 2006) – but he has failed to solve the problem of proper care for abandoned animals in the city of Maribor.
The proposed alternative – the »Hotel for Small Pets«, at Jarmovec 5, in Dramlje near the city of Celje, isn't an adequate solution. Not only are their services much more expensive; the village of Dramlje is 40 kilometers away from Maribor, which makes the reaction time for rescue interventions in the municipality of Maribor considerably longer.

From now on, the citizens of Maribor - the second largest city in Slovenia - missing a pet animal will have to travel 40 kilometers, all the way to Jarmovec by the village of Dramlje, near the city of Celje, to see whether their pet has, perhaps, ended there - a highly uncomfortable »solution«.

To avoid any misunderstandings, we would like to point out that we are not against the animal care center in Dramlje. But it is not an adequate solution for abandoned animals from the Maribor urban area; and it is they who will pay the highest toll of such a decision.

Furthermore, animals will not be able to stay in Dramlje long enough to find an owner for them, but for one month only, at least officially. After a month, any strayed animal will be put to sleep.

This desperate situation has forced us to raise our own voices - for animals cannot do so - and ask all of you, individuals, companies, media, politicians, municipalities, all animal lovers, to help us in our efforts to appeal to the human conscience of the Maribor government officials, and especially Mayor Boris Soviи - for it is not too late for a change of heart.


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