Noshten Troud Daily, February 10-11, 2000
Galya Dicheva, representative of Tzar Simeon II in Bulgaria:
The Shelter in Lozenetz is a Sorry Sight
Two months ago I had to go to the shelter in Lozenetz. I had gone out on a walk with my two house pets, but they went out of the house before me - I am living on the ground floor. When I went out the car had already taken them. But in order to get to that shelter, one should go to the Zoomilossurdie office which is by the railway station. There they would give you a permit for access to the shelter, but this is done only on Mondays and Wednesdays. If the dog had been captured on a Thursday...
They were not very much inclined to give back to me the animals. It was miraculous that they were alive, because half of the dogs brought by the same car were already dead. All the animals had been pushed in one cell; it was raining and they were showering them by a hose, so that they might awaken from the anaesthetics.
My impression of the shelter is sad, to put it mildly. What is strange is that there is no access to that shelter. What is strange is that we are the only state, with the exception of North Korea, which has not adopted a law on the protection of animals.
Related links: Dogs Bring in Good Profits to Their Murderers – the story of a former employée of the Lozenetz Dog Shelter
Published: Noshten Troud Daily, February 10-11, 2000 (No.28/2002), page 10
Author: Galya Dicheva