Our No kil proposal for solving the cause of the problem of uncontrolled reproduction

with this program we want to stop uncontrolled reproduction and in this way prevent unnecessary suffering of dogs and cats.
 

 
Program for control and reduction of the population of abandoned dogs and cats on the territory of the local self-government unit

I. This Program regulates the control and reduction of the population of abandoned dogs and cats on the territory of the local self-government unit according to the specifics of the environment. 


II. The large number of abandoned dogs and cats on the territory of the local self-government unit is mostly a consequence of the irresponsible behavior of owners, citizens and natural reproduction. The exact number of abandoned dogs and cats is very difficult to determine, because there are a large number of dog or cat owners who consciously or unconsciously reproduce and leave their pets, which contributes to the increase of dogs in public areas of the local government unit. Article 66 of the Law on Animal Welfare ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 41/2009) regulates that the body of a local self-government unit is obliged to provide shelter if there are abandoned animals on its territory. The body of the local self-government unit is obliged to ensure the collection, transport and care of abandoned and lost animals, as well as to provide them with assistance, care and accommodation in a shelter in accordance with this law.
The body of the local self-government unit is obliged to provide appropriate veterinary assistance to abandoned and lost animals that are sick or injured, and to provide deprivation of life for terminally ill or injured animals in accordance with this law. In order to solve the problem of abandoned dogs and cats, it is necessary to achieve full cooperation between the competent ministry, local self-government, public utilities and other public companies, veterinary services and associations for the protection of animals and citizens.In order to solve the problem of abandoned dogs and cats, it is necessary to achieve full cooperation between the competent ministry, local self-government, public utilities and other public companies, veterinary services and associations for the protection of animals and citizens.In order to solve the problem of abandoned dogs and cats, it is necessary to achieve full cooperation between the competent ministry, local self-government, public utilities and other public companies, veterinary services and associations for the protection of animals and citizens. 


III. The goals of adopting this program are:
1. social security - reduction of attacks on citizens as well as disturbances of public order and peace
2. economic - reduction of costs in case of citizens' compensation claims
3. health - prevents the spread and transmission of infectious diseases, as well as diseases that are common to humans and animals (zoonoses)
4. hygienic-ecological - prevents the dispersal of waste from waste collection containers and prevents contamination of public areas
5. educational - raising the overall awareness of all citizens
6. humane treatment of animals - humane treatment of animals is a measure that is in the interest of both humans and animals. 

 
IV. The goals set out in point 3 of this program will be realized by the following measures: 
1. Registration and marking of abandoned dogs and cats. The population of abandoned dogs and cats is increasing due to the inadequate attitude of owners, ie owners of dogs and cats. Given that a large number of owners, ie dog and cat owners are leaving their animals, it is necessary to register and mark these animals, as well as to stimulate the owners, ie dog and cat owners, to mark, vaccinate and sterilize. 
2. Construction of shelters. The obligation to build a shelter is provided by Article 66 of the Law on Animal Welfare, according to which the local government body is obliged to provide shelter if there are abandoned animals on its territory, to provide collection, transport and care of abandoned and lost animals, as well as to provide assistance. , care and accommodation in a shelter. 
3. Sterilization of abandoned dogs and cats, Sterilization and surgery is performed by a veterinarian, and includes ovarian hysterectomy of females and castration of males, and will be used for therapeutic purposes and for the purpose of population control. This measure most effectively reduces the population of abandoned dogs and cats, regulates the population of owner dogs and cats, as well as in the shelter their uncontrolled reproduction after disposal from public areas of local self-government. 
4. Adoption, Adoption of abandoned dogs and cats from shelters is the most humane way of taking care of them and on that occasion they must be vaccinated, sterilized and marked. Cooperation with animal protection societies must be at the highest level in order to inform citizens about the possibilities of adopting dogs from shelters to give the expected effect. 
5. Education and informing of owners of animals about the characteristics and needs of animals and legal obligations of owners, ie keepers (education and informing). Education is to acquaint animal owners and citizens with the characteristics and needs of animals, their own motives for keeping animals, legal obligations of animal owners. In addition, citizens must be familiar with the elements of this program in order to better understand the rights and responsibilities of all obligation of the owner or keeper of the animal. Information through the media has a very important role in educating and raising awareness of citizens about the problem of abandoned animals.   
6. Other measures in accordance with the law. Other measures in accordance with the law, in the circumstances and in the manner provided by the Law on Animal Welfare, as well as other measures aimed at reducing the population of abandoned dogs and cats.
The "catch-sterilize-release" strategy is a method that was introduced as a humane alternative to euthanasia that did not have a good enough effect on the presence of abandoned dogs in society, so we must take the recommendations of the World Organization for Animal Health. The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) recommends that street animal population control programs must be based on humane methods, primarily sterilization. 
7. Population size can be most effectively controlled if, in accordance with Article 55 of the Animal Welfare Law, compulsory free sterilization and castration of owner dogs and cats is introduced at the expense of the local government budget, because if we take into account that municipalities have invested money in hiring zoo -hygiene that provided their services for the agreed amount of money and which still did not solve the problems of the local government and that dogs are still present despite the removal of dogs from public areas and that the local government had to make cash payments to citizens for damages due to bites by abandoned dogs.If we look at this way of solving the problem with abandoned dogs and cats and take into account the financial construction of the money spent on solving the problem with abandoned dogs, we come to the conclusion that no solution was reached while millions of money from the budget were spent.

According to the recommendation of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) that sterilization is one of the most efficient methods and that sterilization and castration of owner dogs and cats initially stops reproduction that ends from households in public areas of the local self-government unit. For the mentioned reasons, it is recommended to the local self-government units to allocate funds for financing the obligatory free sterilization and castration of owner dogs in accordance with Art.55 of the Law on Animal Welfare and the budget of the local self-government unit, as well as the introduction of a tax for owner dogs and cats whose owners refuse to sterilize their dogs and cats, and the recommended price of the tax would be one sterilization. This strategy does not apply to registered kennels that are registered in accordance with the rule book on the conditions that must be met by kennels and which is prescribed by the Ministry ("Official Gazette of RS", No. 14/2012)

V. On the territory of the local self-government unit, the tasks of collecting, transporting and taking care of abandoned dogs and cats in the shelter of the local self-government unit are performed by the established zoo-hygiene of the local self-government unit. Vaccination, sterilization, chipping is performed by a professional person prescribed by the Law on Veterinary Medicine (Official Gazette of RS, No. 91/2005). Adoption is performed by the responsible person of the shelter in the presence of veterinarians as well as in cooperation with associations and citizens.

  
VI. Establishing all types of cooperation with citizens, organizations and institutions operating in this area.
A humane and efficient way of solving the problem of abandoned dogs or cats implies, first of all, cooperation of the local self-government with citizens, communal companies, veterinary stations, associations and competent Ministries, ie veterinary inspection. All forms of cooperation that can contribute to the permanent solution of this problem are planned. Owners and keepers of animals, all other bodies and organizations, institutions, associations and citizens are responsible for the implementation of this Program.

The main holder and coordinator of the implementation of this program is the Municipal Administration. 
The Municipal Administration - Department in charge of communal affairs in cooperation with the Department in charge of budget affairs and competent commissions is obliged to submit to the Municipal Assembly and the Mayor reports on the implementation of activities envisaged by the Program at the end of each calendar year.
The local self-government unit must carry out all activities in cooperation with the veterinary inspection in order to ensure the implementation of the Law on Animal Welfare and the Law on Veterinary Medicine, as well as the accompanying bylaws.
Funds for the implementation of this program will be provided separately for each calendar year in the budget of municipalities in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
Other funds provided in accordance with the law (financing from donations, projects, etc.) will be used for the implementation of measures for the implementation of this program.

Priorities in financing, funds and deadlines, at the proposal of the Municipal Administration and the competent commissions, are determined by the Municipal Assembly every year, no later than January for the current year, and if necessary during the year.
The program of control and reduction of the population of dogs and cats on the territory of the Republic of Serbia shall be published in the "Official Gazette" as well as in the Municipal Official Gazette.