More publicity on the murder in Bogrov

Posted on 01 September 2010

The horrid story of Jessy is now known to many – some are shocked, others unfortunately comment with unbeleivable negativity: “why one by one, we should kill them all at once” or “they killed her themselves to gain popularity”. We hope the savage murder of Jessy will show once more the need to change the Penalty Code to criminalize cruelty to animals.

Police officer Bodurov from Police district №5 is investigating Jessy’s cruel murder.

We thank the many people who gave their support to Animal Rescue Sofia.

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Horrible crime in shelter Bogrov

Posted on 28 August 2010

Early morning on 28.08 one of our puppies – little Jessy who was ment to go to her new family this very day, was found brutally murdered and skinned at the shelter ground. What reamined of her was put out as some sick sort of a demonstation on the shelter premises – WARNINGgraphic IMAGE.

We have immedeately alerted the police and will follow the investigation closely. Information of this vile, cruel act has been aired on Nova TV, bTV, Pro-BG, BBT,, 24 chasa, Standart and CNN.

Animal Rescue Sofia and Vier Pfoten offer a 1000 lv reward to anyone who can offer sustainable information and is willing to testify for the police and in the court on the brutal murder of Jessy. This is yet another horrid animal cruelty case that shows the urgent need of changing the penalty code to incriminate cruelty to animals.What is most worrying is the demonstrative and arrogant setting of the scene of the crime. With the current laws and Penalty code the criminal may be charged as little as an administrative tax of up to no more than 500 lv (the equivalent of 250E).

Volunteers and staff of Animal Rescue Sofia have taken up a night watch at the shelter untill the matter is settled with the municipality.

Please, support our efforts in not lerring this horrid crime remain unpunished. The Bulgarian Penalty code must be changed to include acts of cruelty towards animals as a crime.

Please note, violent comments will be removed from our blog immedeately. We understand your concerns and resentment, but do not support violence in any shape or form. The police has been alerted of the comment, posted in our blog at the night of the incident stating dogs were very tasty and giving ideas on dog-skinning. We understand you are upset, but kindly ask you to keep a cool mind and show that friends of animals are different and well-organized. All our energy should go into pointing out once more changes in the Penalty code must be made. Thank you for your support.

ARSofia in

Posted on 23 August 2010 made a report about our lucky pack’s departure to Austria and the Netherlands!  Warm regards,  although it’s so sad to see this many people comment negatively on the fact that homeless animals are being found homes. “All homeless mongrels should be put to sleep”, “Help people, not beasts” and many more agressive and abusive comments show once more that people lack information and understanding of the stray dog problem.

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ARSofia on TV7

Posted on 23 August 2010

Saturday for the 19-th time people around the world agnoledge  the Homeless Animals’ Day. We welcomed TV7 reporter Merim Tenev who aired a report about the importance of castration and our work in the Bogrov shelter.


100 castrations in the Bogrov clinic!

Posted on 16 August 2010

We’ve reached a sort of a jubelee! D-r Marietta Stankova has Neutered her 100-th animal in the clinic! Hope to see many more in the future, because Spay/Neuter is the only way to stop the suffering of homeless animals on the streets of Bulgaria. We Neuter females mostly and work weekends as well.

ARS at Spirit of Burgas festival

Posted on 12 August 2010

Warm regards to the people who organize Bulgaria’s biggest music festival – Spirit of Burgas for supporting the anti-violence campaign! Volunteers of Animal Rescue Sofia, City For People, Vier Pfoten, Animal Friends-Burgas, and representatives of the Facebook group against cruelty to animals will have their own stand at the sestival giving out leaflets and creating awareness.


ARS on bTV

Posted on 10 August 2010

A report about the shelter in Bogrov was aired on Bulgaria’s biggest television – bTV.

See the full report in the bTV news website *Bulgarian only*

ARS in Novinar daily

Posted on 04 August 2010

Thank you to journalist Mr.Angel Zafirov who wrote a great article about us in the Novinar daily!

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Weekend volunteering in Seslavci

Posted on 02 August 2010

You can now help the dogs of Seslavci during the weekends! A new volunteer group has started going to Seslavci – great weekend helpers who clean and walk the dogs. The Seslavci management has made rearrangements in their staff during the weekends to be able to have volunteers on the spot – utill recently the shelter was closed on Saturday and Sunday.

Join the Facebook group HELP SHELTER ANIMALS and RVSP to their event WEEKEND HELP FOR SHELTER ANIMALS. Work starts 10 o’clock in the morning every Saturday and Sunday in Seslavci. Come and do something for the hundreds of animals craving human contact!

See a photoreport from the weekend:

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Leo Bianchi volunteers with ARSofia

Posted on 26 July 2010

After placing a donation box at his lovely restaurant Leo Bianchi came to the Bogrov shelter as a volunteer together with his life companion – Lucia Andreucci.

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Support from Leo’s pizza

Posted on 23 July 2010

Leo Bianchi has placed a donation box for Animal Rescue Sofia in his lovely restaurant Leo’s Pizza!

Vizit this wonderful Italian restaurant for a taste of the finest pizza and pasta in Sofia!

Address: Sofia, 11 Iskar Str.
Working time: 10:00–24:00
Mobile: 087 864 28 25

Food from Austria and Germany

Posted on 22 July 2010

Warmest thanks to Mrs.Heidy Bernhart of Aktion Tiere in Not e.V. – Austria for a tonne of food she has sent for the dogs of Bogrov and Seslavci! Warmest thanks to Mr.Sigurd Tenbieg of Tierheim Kranenburg for sending 400kg of food as well! A lucky day for the boys and girls in cages.

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