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Warden Message: Kosovo (Pristina), Stray Dog Kull

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U.S. Embassy Pristina released the following Warden Message on April 15, 2011.

The U.S. Embassy Pristina informs U.S. Citizens that Pristina Municipality is continuing its efforts to reduce the stray dog population in and around Pristina.  Over the next two weeks, the municipality will shoot and kill stray dogs in and around Pristina during the nighttime hours.  We urge U.S. citizens to exercise caution and avoid walking or driving the streets of Pristina during the time of the operation due to the danger of stray gunfire.  If you have pets, ensure that they are secured inside your residence.  The Embassy recommends that you do not leave pets outside in your yard during this operation.

Within Pristina city limits, you may hear sporadic gunshots from the culling operation at night.  These operations are scheduled on the following days:  April 15, April 18, April 20, April 22, April 25, April 27 and April 29 between midnight and 0700 hours.  However, it is recommended that owners follow the guidelines in the paragraph above for the entire two week period.

In the event that we obtain additional information regarding the culling operation in Pristina or other locations in Kosovo, U.S. Embassy Pristina will provide updates via this same channel and on the Embassy’s website.

You can stay in touch and get U.S. Embassy updates by checking the U.S. Embassy Pristina website.  For the latest security information, U.S. citizens living and traveling abroad should regularly monitor the Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs website, where the current Worldwide Caution, Travel Alerts, Travel Warnings, and health-information resources can be found.  Up-to-date information on security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the U.S. and Canada or, for callers in other areas by calling a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444.  These numbers are available from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We encourage U.S. citizens living or traveling abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate through the Smart Traveler Enrollment ProgramU.S. Embassy Pristina is located at 30 Nazim Hikmet St. in the Arberia/Dragodan area of Pristina. The telephone number is (381) 38-5959-3000.  You may also contact the consular section of Embassy Pristina via e-mailU.S. Embassy Skopje is located at Samilova 21, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia.  The Embassy can also be reached via telephone (389) (2) 310-2000, and via the consular section’s e-mail