DVM Blendi Bejdoni is not only our veterinarian but also the project manager of StrayCoCo in Kosovo. He has been part in the SKDCS project (South Kosovo Dog and Cat Shelter) and has a rich and exceptional experience in CNVR-campaigns. He studied in Tirana/Albania (as did his wife Eriola Palla Bejdoni), is specialized on small animals, is living in Gjakova and working in the new animal clinic Pro Vet Gjakova.. Some dogs live continually in the Sanctuary of the clinic as they are handicapt and not able to survive in the streets.
DVM Blendi Bejdoni is working at Pro Vet together with his Albanian wife DVM Eriola Bejdoni (Photo visiting a school)
Kosovo Small Animal Welfare is the in April 2018 newly founded NGO for pets. President is our veterinarian DVM Blendi Bejdoni, joined by the co-founders, DVM Eriola P. Bejdoni, Ermir Berisha, vet tech, Mag. phil. Erza Cermjani (from Pro Qen Albania) and Dr. Helen Wormser (from StrayCoCo)
This Foundation is no longer registered, as we pay fully for treatments. But we are a free group and will continue to help the pets in our working regions.
End of 2018 we started a small partnership with DVM Zenel Zhabari in Vushtrria, who continually spayed/neutered street dogs and built some food stations next to the city.
He also has installed a place where injured or sick dogs can stay forever - the Sanctuary Vushtrri/Nevolan.
Important was also his good relationship to the former Mayor Dr. Xhafer Tahiri who is supporting our work.
Beginning of 2021 we did a one year CNVR program in Mitrovica with our partner DVM Labinot Osmani. He rents an old factory for his work where we installed a small Sanctuary for those dogs who need longer treatment. The Sanctuary can be visited and the dogs adopted.
Due to the fact that the Mayor did not keep his promises, DVM Osmani changed 2022 to Skenderaj. We have a contract with the Municipality there who supports our CNVR program financially. So Mitro-Vet clinic continues the job in the neighbourhood.
DVM Shaban Mehmeti is our partner since 2021 in Drenas - the central region of Kosovo. With our help he constructed last year a small Sanctuary and is now building a TCC (transitory care center) next to it.
His CNVR work in Drenas was welcomed by the Mayor and his staff. We got a one year contract and financial support for each treatment.
End of 2022 we have been working there two years with the Family Vet Team, volunteer adviser is Ratko Rale Janjic from the Propaganda Bar, good connected with the politicians and a dog lover.
Aleksandra Krivokapic with Martina are the two veterinarians from the Family Vet Team in Niksic. They are very dedicated to their work, helping street dogs often for free and doing a good volunteer job most of the time.
For us they treat now street dogs and will take care of the poor creatures in the state shelter Niksic, supported by their secretary Vesna Koprivica.
We started our work in MNE end of 2019. Since 23rd June 2020 they have an agreement with the Municipality about CNVR! We have our agreement with the Mayor, not to kill healthy dogs in the Municipality shelter and not take more than 50 of them. But due to the fact that the shelter is in the mountains, 20 minutes out of Niksic, no one visits and adoptions cannot happen.
Due to the fact that our treated dogs were brought to the Municipality Shelter and kept under maltreating conditions, Family Vet and we decided to quit the program End of January 2023. But we still support the food for the dogs in the Family Vet Sanctuary.
PRO QEN ALBANIA is a small Austrian Association in GRAZ-A.
Pro Qen Albania is represented by its president Erza Cermjani, living in Graz and actually teaching in Shkodra/Albania. Together with the local Veterinarian Dr. med. vet. Rubin Piranaj we contribute to a reduction of the stray dog population with regular CNVR work.
JETA Tier und Mensch,Wauwil, LU - CH
With this Swiss Association we built up a cooperation for CNVR in Fieri and Durrës/Albania. Together with their local Veterinary Team we vaccinated and castrated stray dogs since beginning of 2017 until 2021
The Animal Rights Foundation Kosovo - a kick-off from our Foundation after the model of the Swiss NGO "Tier im Recht" - is reporting maltreatment cases in Kosovo to the police and taking part in legal procedures at the Food & Veterinary Agency.