By presenting the correct values and habits related to responsible ownership, the goal is to teach as many people as possible what it means to be a responsible owner.
A big problem in the region is the irresponsible attitude of citizens towards animal ownership. After the pet stops being interesting to children, it is often thrown out onto the street as a “toy” that is no longer needed. There is also resistance to the sterilization of animals, even though it is defined by law. Animals are thrown out into the street every day, most often at birth or immediately after giving birth, and at that moment, this problem mostly affects the volunteers of animal protection associations and individuals who spend their time, money and are exposed to great stress.
The community of animal lovers represents one of the largest groups of volunteers in the entire region. Although the media neglect this group, it has many obligations and a lack of funds. There is a great potential to educate young people about proper and responsible ownership, which would prevent the throwing out the animals and increase the number of stray animals in the future. By organizing education, creating advertising materials, postings on social networks and various written promotional materials, it is possible to present goals and ideas through workshops and therefore help to combat this problem.
The goal is to encourage citizens, especially young people, to develop an awareness of whether they have the necessary time and resources to be animal owners and whether they are ready to comply with all legally defined obligations. It is essential to understand that in most cases, an animal is still not a good gift because, in this way, the youngest members of society feel that the animal is just one more in a series of objects and not a living being that needs a lot of care, love and attention. Education aims to inform as large a percentage of the population as possible and ensure that all animals have the happy life they deserve.
By presenting the correct values and habits related to responsible ownership, the goal is to teach as many people as possible what it means to be a responsible owner. A responsible owner takes care of the hygiene of his pet but also cleans up behind his pet, especially in public areas. Also, an exemplary owner teaches his children to love and respect all animals and treat pets and the entire environment in a moral, humane and mature way.