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 animal clinic Pro Vet at Nagavc. Some dogs live continually in the shelter 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 Palla Bejdoni
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 will be our closest partner, specially concerning the planned Mobile Animal Clinic of Kosovo.
Our most important regular contacts are to the CEO Dr. Valdet Gjinovci of Food & Veterinary Administration Kosovo.
Our Partner PRO VET signed a contract with the Municipality of Gjakova in summer 2015. Since then we are continually doing CNVR in this city, controlled by the Veterinary Inspector.
In August 2016 we started the CNVR work in Rahovec and have a good cooperation with the head of the environment dept. , Muhamed Behra.
Here our Partner Veterinarians started to work in the streets in 2017, thanks to the repeated request of Murat Hoxha from the Municipalities Administration.
The Vice Mayor of this Turkish Municipality, Mrs Sadiku, asked KFOR to help with stray dogs. And with their mediation we started the CNVR program in May 2017 also in Mamusha.
19th October 2016 HELEN WORMSER was officially nominated as representative OIPA for Switzerland (see LINK)
Founded in April 2018 this Foundation "Animal Rights " in Kosovo can be with the time one of the most powerful NGOs there.
Kosovo has a few laws for animals, but not clearly specified for pets. Furthermore no one cares what is the law. For example dog fights are forbidden, but police will not stop them. Cruelness towards animals is forbidden, but who cares?
We hope that the Animal Rights Foundation will find ways to make the law "exist" and to be applied by the administrations, the police and the courts, also concerning Pets!
Thank you to Susy Utzinger Foundation for her consulting about Animal shelters and for sharing her Booklet for children with us (This booklet for children is published in shqip and available at Pro Vet Nagavc - or per e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beginning our work in Kosovo we relied in the first line on the studies of Isabelle Sternheim, president of the Stray Animal Foundation Platform, where we are in the meantime an affiliated Foundation. The Stray Animal Foundation supports help to stray animal welfare organisations all over the world - and their network is a helpful source of informations.
Since our first meeting in October 2016 with DVM Xhevdet Krasniqi, President of the Veterinary Chamber of Kosovo, and DVM Kreshnik Rogova from Theranda Vets in Suhareka, our contacts have been intensified. End of Year 2016 the Chamber declared officially to the press, that they support CNVR throughout Kosovo.
Furthermore the Chamber will organise post graduate workshops for all veterinarians in Kosovo to teach Ovariectomy with small cuts, we will support this workshops and invite veterinarians from EU that can teach those skills!
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, Ibach/SZ
With this Swiss Association we built up a cooperation for CNVR in Fieri/Albania. Together with their local Veterinarian DVM Artenis Limoj we vaccinate and castrate stray dogs from this town since beginning of 2017.