Sat, May 25 2013
Photo: Georgi Kozhouharov
An archive photo taken at Sofia zoo in May 2008.
Photo: Julia Lazarova
Sofia's stray dog population increased to 9500 in May 2010, from 8500 in November 2009, an official said.
Deputy Pernik mayor Ivan Dzhegalski said the dogs were targeted and fed personally, and that there was no evidence of poison being administered across the town
Sofia residents will be allowed to walk their dogs only in designated areas that will be proposed by district mayors, according to a new proposal by Bulgaria’s largest municipality.
A pack of strays invaded the grounds of Sofia Zoo and killed a total of 15 animals, including deer and fawn in what was the latest brutal attack perpetrated by dogs
Blame for the little girl's death in Sushevo lies not with the dogs but with the institutions who let it happen, Four Paws foundation says
Seen by pollsters as leading in the field of 18 candidates to be elected mayor of Sofia, Yordanka Fandukova says she will work to draw EU funds to the city, not increase local taxes, and deal with Sofia’s worst problems – traffic, public transport, street repairs and stray dogs.
A pack of stray dogs dismembered six-year-old Kristiana Marinova from the Razgrad village of Topchii
According to statistics released from Ekoravnovesie, in 2008 5000 were apprehended, of which 200 were adopted, 600 were killed, whereas the others were castrated, sanitised and returned to the street.
Sofia municipality announced plans to build one or two shelters for stray dogs by the end of 2009, which will allow a gradual pullout of the animals off the streets until they are entirely "cleaned up" by 2011, Miroslav Naidenov, head of the municipal company Ecoravnovesie told Focus news agency on January 12 2009.
Under the Animal Protection Act, which went into force on January 31 2008, there should be no stray dogs left by 2011. Any municipality that still has stray dogs after 2011 would risk a fine under the Animal Protection Act. On April 24, the Sofia municipality adopted a programme which aims to eliminate stray dogs by 2011, Zagrada.bg reported.
The funding is provided under the foreign military sales programme of the US army's Program Executive Office of Simulation, Training and Instrumentation.
The UK nationals were arrested after throwing beer bottles at people after being refused entry to a restaurant that had closed for the night.
Restoration and development projects include Madara Horseman, Arbanassi fortress, Magura cave.
Simeon Saxe-Coburg and his spouse Margarita opened a new heating and insulation system at the Tsar Ferdinand Hospital for Pulmonary Diseases in Iskrets, a project implemented thanks to the Embassy of the Sovereign Order of Malta in Sofia and the Nando Peretti Foundation.
According to the law's provisions, the commission will have the power to investigate individuals without prior notification and would not require a criminal conviction in order to launch an investigation.