ACTION CONTACTS – People can write directly in support of Slavica and the EPAR dogs by sending e mail letters to the following:
Mrs Matilda Seker email@example.com,
Mrs. Usumovic Davcik Masrija firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor of Subotica, Mr. Sasa Vucinic email@example.com,
Mr Sasa Dragin- Minister of Agriculture firstname.lastname@example.org
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Slavica from EPAR shelter is having very big problems with the Subotica city authorities – a self appointed authority to determine what is done to stray animals in the city. SEE LINKS ABOVE for more information.
Veterinary inspectors have demanded that Slavica must have all the (stray) dogs which Slavica cares for at EPAR shelter microchipped.
The authorities have logged Slavica’s name on the city database as being the ‘owner’ of all the dogs; even though everything she has at EPAR shelter is an animal saved from the streets and certain death.
Because her name has been put onto the central register, Slavica has been recorded as the ‘owner’ of all the dogs. Because of this, Slavica is obligated to pay for the care of all the dogs at EPAR shelter out of her own money; even though she has taken the street dogs of Subotica City and saved them. The city authorities are denying that the dogs at EPAR shelter are anything to do with their financial responsibility. Instead, they have set up the database to show that Slavica is the ‘owner’ of the stray dogs, and as the owner she is responsible for paying for all their needs; removing any responsibility from the city authorities.
When Slavica met with the Subotica authorities last week to discuss the situation, the authorities informed her that only she, as the ‘owner’, has an obligation to pay for the care of the dogs at the shelter. By making Slavica microchip every dog at the shelter, they can now record her name on the database as the owner of the dogs. Thus the city (authorities) have no obligation to care for them. The authorities were very rude to Slavica at the meeting.
Slavica knows that she is not the legal owner of the dogs; they are just at her shelter being cared for – they are strays. But if she hands any of the dogs over to the authorities then they will kill them as the city authority is very keen at breaking the Serbian law and killing animals.
The authorities are playing a very sick, dirty and non legal game.
This is what Slavica has to say in her very own words about the situation –the text is un-edited and comes directly from Slavica:
This is their very perfide and very danger dirty game.
Vet inspectors have demand microchiping and vaccination all dogs or I will be punished because keeping unmarked dogs .I did do and have pay .
By that way all marked dogs are under my name in Central Register of dogs of Serbia. There are a few who are not marked yet for now, because they ask more money and I had not .
Now Director of vet department of Serbia , mr. Micovic said that I must pay all for care in all these years in past and now , for everything what was and will be because I am owner of place and of objects at the shelter – although I am only donator and fighter for these dog rights to live .
Mrs Matilda Seker – Chief of Comumal Department of Subotica and Maria Usumovic-Davcik ( there was present Adrijana Nadj our activist too )said on meeting on 20-th August 2010., that I must pay everything for keeping and for everyhting for care dogs because I am owner because so write in Central Register and like an owner I have obligation finance everything – But in other hand , said mrs Matilda Seker , by new Demand of Comunity Subotica – it is in form of Plan for now, every owner could keeps only 2 dogs and by that way maybe I will be punished because I have more then 2,and dogs will be killed by humane euthanasia – those 4 member Commision will make lists for euthanasia , except 2 ,because I have more then 2, but it will be permited only 2.
By this way republic and local authorities violate animal rights and our human rights- they have plan kill animals and they think that I will feel fear of them and say ok I will give dogs to shinters, please just don`t punish me – but I never will do that .
Difference between these 2 is only in fact that they couldn`t kill me – only punish me , but they could kill dogs- they could ask police assitance if I will not collaborate and if I don`t want give them dogs ,but by that way they will kill me indirectly, because I prefer to do suicide in front of them , than give the dogs to the shinters – because if I give dogs to shinters by that way I will throw out all dogs life and throw out all my life mission too.
And If I be not able defend these animals then my life is nothing and I am nothing and nobody .
After meeting ,I have contact Ombudsman for human rights of Republic of Serbia and I told him all , he said me that it is correct that my human rights are violated , but I must respect procedure and like a first step I must go to Subotica`s Ombudsman for human rights – mr Zlatko Marasiuk , and if he do nothing then it would be necessary that I contact republic ombudsman, mr Jankovic”.
Currently, Slavica is going to present her information to the European Court – a process and system that she has been working with for a while now. The court has asked Slavica to provide them with any new information when it happens. This abuse of animal and human rights by the Subotica City authorities is very much an example of the corrupt systems which are happening in Serbia.
Slavica is now fighting for the lives of all the animals at EPAR shelter because the city authorities have corrupted the system to make her the ‘owner’ of street strays she has in her care.
Now we see what the European court will do from the evidence provided by Slavica.
One thing that could be said is that by these actions, Serbia is certainly not worthy of becoming a member state of the EU !
If you can help Slavica and the EPAR dogs with a donation:
Please use the following for any donations to EPAR shelter:
One of the best and cheapest ways to send money donations internationally is by Western Union.
Transfer costs vary and are worked out simply depending on the amount of the donation – you only pay more if you donate larger quantities.
In most countries donations can be done on line, by telephone, or visiting a local agent.
Please look at the web site for further info:
For direct donations, the following EPAR account in Hungary should be used as a preference to Serbian accounts:
Account number : 11775355-37518886
Account name : MAZAK-BESLIC JANOS
Address : Subotica 24000,Matka Vukovica, 9
IBAN : HU31117753553751888600000000
Swift : OTP VHUHB
This way is the best, because in this way tax for money transfer is very low and it is not needed to pay tax to Serbian authorities who have done nothing for dogs, but ask high tax for donations.
Thank You so very much and
Slavica Mazak Beslic.
Does anyone know of legal people who can give free help and advice to Slavica to fight this case better ?
Please help if you are able.