WHAT IS ORCA MODEL ‘FOR PEOPLE AND DOGS?’

By applying this model, through unique, specially designed methodology,
in cooperation with the city or municipality, we develop dog population control plans
or programmes, adapted to the specific characteristics of the environment.

ABANDONED DOGS – THERE IS A SOLUTION!

Call for local self-governments that need help to develop
a dog population control programme in their local community, which will contribute to the
permanent – humane and efficient solution to stray dog problem.

MODEL OF PERMANENT SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM

ORCA model ‘FOR PEOPLE AND DOGS’ is implemented by the expert multidisciplinary team composed of veterinarians, ecologists, lawyers and sociologists. The team ensures the quality of application of the methodology used by ORCA, as well as reliability of the results.

Unique and complex methodology of the model ‘FOR PEOPLE AND DOGS’, ORCA has developed based on its over 15 years’ experience in dog population control and in cooperation with experts from Great Britain and Switzerland.

In this way, the approach was created, which responds completely to the needs of the local self-governments in the Western Balkan countries and is in line with the standards of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in relation to stray dog population control.

WHAT IS THE SITUATION IN THE WESTERN BALKANS?

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Serbia
Kosovo*
TITLE: Serbia

POPULATION: 7.040.272
(source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia, 2017)

Serbia
In Serbia, Veterinary Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management is competent for dog population control in terms of enforcement of the legislation in this area, i.e. implementation of important measures such as identification and registration, dog vaccination and similar.

Local self-governments are competent to:
  • establish a zoohygiene service for catching and placing dogs in shelters (Article 46. of the Veterinary Law)
TITLE: Kosovo*

POPULATION: 1.907.592
(source: Kosovo Agency of Statistics, 2011)

Kosovo
In Kosovo, Ministry of agriculture, forestry and rural development is competent for enforcement of the Law on Animal Welfare, while municipalities are competent for:
  1. dog registration;
  2. annual vaccination against rabies and echinoccocus by removing larvae or worms;
  3. catching of stray dogs and cats and if needed their euthanasia;
  4. removal and safe disposal of the carcasses mentioned in point (c);
  5. establishment of dog and cat shelters according to needs.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions or status, and in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo Declaration of Independence.

Bosnia and Herzegovina
TITLE: Bosnia and Herzegovina

POPULATION: 3.531.159
(source: Agency for statistics of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2013)*

Bosnia and Herzegovina
On state level, Animal Health and Welfare Department of the Veterinary Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations of Bosnia and Herzegovina, has competence on animal welfare (including protection of abandoned and lost animals).

On entity level, competence for animal welfare (including protection of abandoned and lost animals) is given to:
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management of the Republic of Srpska – department veterinary office;
  • Ministry of Agriculture, Water Management and Forestry of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • Republic Administration for Inspection Activities - Veterinary Inspection Service;
  • Federal Administration for Inspection Issues - Inspectorate of Veterinarian Inspection;
  • Department for Agriculture, subdepartment for veterinary services of the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Inspectorate of the Brčko District

On local level, administrative body of a canton, city or a municipality is competent for dog population control.

** The methodology used for population census in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2013 as well as the official results are not recognised by Republic of Srpska.

Montenegro
TITLE: Montenegro

POPULATION: 620.029
(source: MONSTAT – Statistical Office of Montenegro, 2011)

Montenegro
Directorate for Foodsafety, Veterinary and Phytosanitary Affairs of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is competent for identification and registration of dogs, i.e. enforcement of legislation related to veterinary and animal welfare issues.

The manner of handling abandoned and lost animals (pets), manner of their care and reproduction control is prescribed by the competent body of the local self-government. Collecting of abandoned and lost animals is organised and funded by local self-governments.
Legislative framework:
  • Animal Welfare Protection Law (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 14/2008 and 47/2015)
  • Veterinary Law (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 30/2012, 48/2015, 52/2016)
  • Law on identification and registration of animals (“Official Gazette of RM”, no. 48/2007, 73/2010, 48/2015)
  • Regulation on the manner of keeping the Register and issuing pet passport (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 53/2015, 28/2017)
  • Regulation on the conditions for non-commercial movement of pets (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 42/2016)
  • Regulation on the conditions required to be met in boarding kennels and shelters for abandoned animals (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 28/2015)
  • Regulation on the conditions required to be met in boarding kennels and shelters for abandoned animals (“Official Gazette of the Republic of Montenegro”, no. 28/2015)


FYR of Macedonia
TITLE: FYR of Macedonia

POPULATION: 2.072.490
(source: State Statistical Office, FYR of Macedonia, 2016)

FYR of Macedonia
Food and Veterinary Agency of the Government of FYR of Macedonia is competent for enforcement of legislation related to animal welfare and dog population control.

Municipalities, municipalities within the scope of the city of Skopje and the city of Skopje are competent for dog population control. They are obligated to:

  • collect and temporarily place unregistered dogs in shelters, as well as registered dogs found on public property without the presence of an owner (Article 28, paragraph 1, Animal Protection and Welfare Law)
  • develop and adopt a multi-year plan and programme of the abandoned dogs population control, which should be approved by the Food and Veterinary Agency of the Government of FYR of Macedonia (Article 28, paragraph 3, Animal Protection and Welfare Law)

Legislative framework:
  • Animal protection and welfare Law (Official Gazette of FYROM, no. 149/2014);
  • Veterinary Law (Official Gazette of FYROM, no. 113/2007);
  • Law on identification and registration of animals (Official Gazette of FYROM, no. 95/2012);
  • Regulation on identification and registration of pets (Official Gazette of FYROM, no. 18/2013, 153/2015);
  • Regulation on technical conditions for shelters, conditions for keeping animals in shelters, procedure of euthanasia, manner of keeping records and manner of control, format and content of the registration...


Albania
TITLE: Albania

POPULATION: 2.876.591
(source: INSTAT – The Institute of Statistics of Albania, 2017)

COMPETENCE IN AREA OF DOG POPULATION CONTROL:
Veterinary Directorate of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development is competent for the enforcement of legislation in area of veterinary medicine and implementing measures of identification and registration of dogs.
On local level, municipalities and cities have competence for dog population control in Albania.

Legislative framework:
  • Law no. 10465 dated 29.09.2011 on the veterinary service in the Republic of Albania
  • Law no. 70/2013 amending and supplementing Law no. 10465 dated 29.09.2011 on the veterinary service in the Republic of Albania
  • Regulation on rules in area of health and welfare of animals, no. 382, dated 31.07.2006


Blog - 10.01.2018