Successful Donation Action for Animal Shelter in Pazin, Istria

By 5 October 2019

Animal welfare is a burning issue for anyone who has half a heart, and in Croatia, there is a lot that could be improved at the city, county, municipal and even state level when it comes to respectable animal welfare practice. While some more popular tourist cities, such as Dubrovnik, continue to act ignorantly and fail absolutely miserably when it comes to animal welfare, other cities across Croatia are much more proactive. Pazin in Istria is one of them.

As Glas Istre/Andjelo Dagostin writes on the 4th of October, 2019, in the popular Poreč Italian Community building, a donation action for the Happy End Association - an asylum for both dogs and cats in Pazin, organised by the Poreč Lions Club, was held in Poreč's Freedom Square (Trg Slobode).

In the aforementioned building, a large number of members from Novigrad, Pula, Poreč and Opatija, as well as the residents of Poreč and a large number of children gathered together for the donation action.

It was an evening of magic, cabaret, poetry, dance, music with the participation of the magician Dario, cabaretist Davidina from Trieste (Italy), duo Anita and Dante Marušić from Buje, tenor Kristian Marušić from Grožnjan, poet Valter Turčinović from Buje, cellist Hana Gubić from Poreč, pianist Suzana Uršić, flamenco dancers of ASD Ventaglio from Trieste (choreographed by Hana Rivano), "Wild Country Dancers" from the Buje-based ''Liv'' Association, Ele Dance from Trieste, Mrs. Bojana and her dog Frida's show, and the presentation of the dog hotel ''Istra Dog Land''.

All the performers performed for free in order to collect animal food, medicine and donation money for the Pazin-based Happy End Association, which cares for a large number of dogs and cats in its asylum. Everybody in attendance donated money or brought food for the dogs and cats instead of tickets, and a light dinner and drinks was organised for everyone after the show.

A special contribution was made by the Bau Miao Help Association from Buje, which collected and brought in 29.5 kilograms of dog biscuits, 14 kilograms of cat biscuits, 21 kilograms of wet food (meat) for cats, 21 kilograms of cat meat, five kilograms of cat litter with anti-odor granules included, large and small containers, pillows and blankets.

In total, more than ten thousand kuna was donated in cash for the purchase of yet more food and animal medicines, and around the same amount was donated in both dog and cat food.

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