Monday, April 07, 2008


Stray dogs back on the streets as NATO Summit is over
de A.C.
Luni, 7 aprilie 2008, 9:44 English | Bucharest


All stray dogs initially picked up from Bucharest streets a few days before the NATO Summit opened up its gates for the first time in Romania, will be released back on the streets, Bucharest Mayor Adriean Videanu announced in a press conference. He argued that all facilities are overcrowded and thus dogs must be released. However, if any consolation, authorities announced that all dogs are sterilized.

Even so, several dogs were seen wondering on the VIP lanes especially designed for official delegations. Moreover, near the Marriott hotel, where American President George W. Bush was hosted some stray dogs were enjoying their freedom.

Local authorities argued that they cannot offer a clear number of dogs picked up on the streets and added that a law ruling that stray dogs should have chips pinned, might resolve this issue. Vier Pfoten foundation declared that there are some 30,000 stray dogs in Bucharest, mostly in squares and crowded neighborhoods.

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