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We have rescued and imported dogs from France, Spain, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Georgia.


Bans on Circuses, Fur Farms, Dolphinariums, Pet Stores: Progress for Animals Is Passed Into Law in France

Spain passes new law: Pets will be recognized as legal family members

Holland Becomes First Country to Home Every Stray Dog

Bhutan PM Asks All Citizens to Adopt a Stray Dog or Plant a Tree for King's Birthday

Animal Cruelty in Greece Now Punishable by Up to 10 Years in Prison


Topping the list of countries with the strictest animal laws is this European country. The Swiss Ordinance on the Protection of Animals of 2008 was enacted and its laws became some of the strictest in the world.

Bulgaria has very good, modern Animal Welfare Law (APA 2008) that forbids inhumane handling of animals and places strays under special protection. On 14 April 2011, Bulgarian Parliament passed an amendment in the Penal Code, which criminalizes Extreme Cruelty to Animals. That came onto force on 27 July, 2011

Why are there no stray dogs in Germany? The main reason why the Germans break up with their pets is to move. In many homes it is forbidden to keep pets. This is always mentioned in the rental contract and this means that they cannot be maintained at all, because the guilty party will definitely know about this and will be held responsible for sure. Apr 14, 2019

Turkey has a "no kill, no capture" law towards all its stray animals, including the 100,000 dogs that roam the streets of Istanbul. The dogs' lives are also so radically different from those of so many humans, viewers can glean lessons from watching these peripatetic routines. Mar 7, 2021
Turkey passes new law to protect animals