Following the invitation of representatives of local self - governments and citizens, Kotor - Tivat dog shelter workers take out abandoned and lost dogs daily, especially in the city center, Radovici, Ostrvo cvijeca, Krasici, Gradiosnica, Donja Lastva and Seljanovo.
In the Tivat municipality alone, 177 dogs were collected last year, said the newly elected Dog Shelter’s Director, Milan Popovic, stating that, to their knowledge, vans from neighboring cities and the north are coming and leaving dogs in the territory of the two municipalities.
He stressed that the biggest problem facing the workers and animals is overcapacity: "At this moment we have approximately 220 dogs, which is 70 more than the number predicted by the current shelter’s capacity.
The capacity is 150 dogs, and we have about 220 of them. Vans from neighboring coastal towns and one from the north come to leave about twenty dogs each, and we are obliged to collect all these dogs from the territory of the municipalities of Tivat and Kotor upon the request of citizens and institutions, and then they create a problem for us."
Solution to this problem is expanding the capacity and upgrading the dog shelter for which there is a design, but in addition to the budget available, additional funds are needed, Popovic points out: “The Utility company has addressed our investors, municipalities Tivat and Kotor for additional funds to this budget and we hope that by the end of the year when the draft budget will be in preparation and ready for public debate, that the funds planned according to this design will be allocated."
The Dog shelter’s capacity expansion project requires over €100,000 in funding, which will mean that the funding and all other costs that will follow that expansion will be much higher, Popovic concluded, telling anyone who would like a dog to visit the shelter because the primary goal of this institution is to care for and provide home for each abandoned animal, especially puppies.
Please visit the site if you want to adopt or volunteer https://www.azilkotor.org/
Text by Radio Tivat, on November 11th, 2019, read more at Radio Tivat