One of the wounded dogs was just laying there for 10 hours before animal rights activists found him. With the help of Croatian colleagues he was transported to Zagreb where he will undergo surgery.
On Tuesday (May 20th) unknown perpetrators shot stray animals from fire weapons in Bosanski Novi/Novi Grad. The bodies of the dogs were not found, but the wounded and killed dogs left blood stains behind in multiple locations.
One of the wounded dogs was just laying there for 10 hours before animal rights activists Ivana and Milan Begovic found him.
With the help of Croatian colleagues he was transported to Zagreb where he will undergo surgery. It is interesting to mention that this is not the first first time the dogs are being systematically killed, and this time the floods were used as an excuse for animal disappearances.
The shootings happened just two days after night watch in the city was rendered inactive due to flood risks. A few days earlier, on Saturday, Sana river flooded a part of the city, near the train station a part of Urija municipality next to its coast. Most of the city was saved thanks to the city key, as well as a pump system that was set up after the 1955 floods and the efforts of citizens. Between 16.05 and 19.05 night watch was set up to build additional banks and the watch ended Sunday evening when the water level started to drop.
As the flood danger ended, shots were heard throughout the city. Multiple citizens heard the shots between 5.30am and 6am, and the perpetrators hid the bloody trail. During the day the news o the wounded dog who was taken to Zagreb also appeared on Facebook. The shooting is just the latest in a series of troubles that the dogs in Novi have experienced as of late. During the weekend, water came into the Begovic family house, where a great number of stray dogs were homed.
According to the activists this was not an isolated case, and mass killings occurred earlier as well. The photos taken at the city depot, showing corpses of dead dogs, show that this is, as the activists say, an organized and systematic action.
Although there in no evidence as to who is committing these killings, it is clear that disturbed individuals would not be bothering with hiding the bodies. All evidence in the city points to city authorities as the perpetrators, using mass killings as a cheaper solution, opposed to the legally prescribed management of stray dogs and cats.
Originally posted on http://www.6yka.com/novost/56912/nakon-sto-su-izbjegli-poplave-u-novom-ubijani-psi