ÁRVÁCSKA – Animal Welfare Society and Animal Shelter
The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals named Árvácska in Szentendre was founded by enthusiastic animal lovers in 1997. Since autumn 2002 we operate as a non-profit organisation, and since autumn 2009 as an emphasized non-profit organization.
- promote compliance with the Animal Protection Act, take steps against abuse, starvation, cruelty to animals
- development of the culture and responsibility of animal keeping, and the task of educating young people to love wildlife
- improve the lives of dogs, encourage their adoption
- struggle to reduce the number of abandoned stray animals, control of excessive reproduction by spaying
The Árvácska Society operates an animal shelter for dogs and cats. In the shelter the animals are placed in ordered kennels, their daily care and provisioning is proper and continuous, regular veterinary care is provided, all required vaccinations are given. Animals are consistently spayed/castrated, and only neutered dogs or cats equipped with a registered chip are given to new masters/mistresses for good. The fate of adopted animals is followed up by us. We allow no anaesthesia in our animal shelter! We only agree with it in medically clearly necessary situations or in case of emergency.
The average daily number of dogs can be 100-110, as for cats this number is 80-90.
Even with the increased number of animals all sick animals are treated, operated on and provided with the necessary vaccinations. Due to effective healing death rate is very low. All adopted dogs get chip registration, while female dogs are spayed before adoption.
As for education for the protection of animals our main target group are children and the youth. We organise quite a few open days and public events in our animal shelter and in the settlements.
Our programs aim to promote the protection of animals, furthermore to find new adoptive masters, and raise funds. In order to win for our cause the indifferent stratum still wide enough, to familiarize people with our activities, to recruit volunteers and promote donations we constantly strengthen our relations with the local and regional media.
We are permanent member of the Britain-based WSPA – World Society for the Protection of Animals organization.