On April 1, 2012, the representatives of NGO“Georgian Society for the Protection and Safety of Animals” (GSPSA)and “Homeless animal protection society” had an official visit to the City Hall Municipal Animal Shelter, which is under construction. The representatives of NGO and journalists were showed newly constructed shelter and were informed about technical sides of the object by ‘Agency of Emergency Situations’. Completion of shelter construction and delivery of the object is defined in May 2012. Municipality shelter should receive 400-450 homeless pets monthly. According the program the main goal of the shelter is veterinary service, vaccination, sterilization, castration and authanizing (in case of incurable diseases, excessive aggression) of homeless animals. After the quarantine period and veterinary service the program aims to give healthy animals for adoption, but identified animals will be returned to their places. These issues are planned in close cooperation between Georgian NGOs and International Animal Protection. The existence and functioning of such municipal shelter will play an important role in the regulation of animal population.
The meeting was attended by Teimuraz Tsikoridze, the Chairman of “Georgian Society for the Protection and Safety of Animals” (GSPSA), Ms. Adelina Sang, Manager of International Relations, and Ms. Mariam Chkhikvishvili, the Chairman of “Homeless animal society”.
The representatives of Municipal Service and NGOs will continue their cooperation in order to control homeless animal population in Tbilisi. NGO representatives gave positive assessment to existence of this important facility and starting it functioning and protect animal rights according the international standards.