Finding a permanent solution for the street dogs of Dubrovnik is taking time and energy, Political Animal Lobby (PAL) won’t rest until hundreds of dogs that lead a precarious existence on the mountainside above Dubrovnik are properly housed and fed and have regular access to veterinary care.
ASI is working with the mayor of Dubrovnik, Mato Francovic to construct of a permanent, well-resourced animal shelter for Dubrovnik. A site has been secured, but COVID has halted construction.
In the meantime, this leaves Dubrovnik’s street dogs with only one source of help – the private and illegal Zarkovica Animal Shelter which is home to 300 dogs. Zarkovica is in a poor location on a bleak mountainside assailed by the elements − wind, rain and snow.
The dogs who live there are cared for by a small group of volunteers supported by funds from ASI’s sister organization Network for Animals.