Society for the protection of animals of Ljubljana is a non-profit, non-governmental, humane, volunteer organization.
Since its establishment in January 1999, we are trying to improve the situation and status of neglected animals and to provide effective means for the prevention of cruelty to animals.
By raising awareness, informing and education we try to prevent irresponsible attitude towards the animals in the long-run while we try to help as many animals in need of assistance as we can every day.
Work for the SPA is voluntary, SPA is funded from willful contributions, donations, subscriptions and from the sale of products. SPA does not have its own premises as monthly rent for an office would be too expensive for us. For gatherings and meetings we accept the hospitality of the Birdlife partner DOPPS (http://www.ptice.si/index.php).
SPA is lead by the Management Comittee in which all members are equivalent in decision-making.
Management Comittee composed of (in alphabetical order): Mojca Jager, Maja Kos, Nataša Lokar, Nuša Miklavec, Diana Vlahinič.
Expert -Supervisory Committee (in alphabetical order): Petra Mohar, Polona Samec.
Changes in the management of the Society for the Protection of Animals Ljubljana were accepted at the General Assembly on 23.2.2012.
Statute of Society
Amendments to the Statute of the Society for the Protection of Animals Ljubljana were accepted at the General Assembly on 22.2.2011
At annual General Assembly of the SPA on 26.2.2009, Polona Samec, a member of Expert Committee of the SPA and owner of the shelter Horjul, has been chosen as an honorary member of the SPA Ljubljana for exceptional achievements and efforts in the field of animal protection and animal rights.
Once a very active member of the SPA is although she has a shelter to run always available for advice, ideas and moral support to all who needs her. Her experience is relevant to the functioning of the SPA, especially issues realting to handeling animals and protection of their rights, so she certainly deserves the title of honorary member of the Society for the Protection of Animals of Ljubaljana.
Function of public interest
Since 2002 we have a status of an association acting in the public interest. This status is asigned by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food under Article of the Law on Animal Welfare as following:
Professional and unprofesional clubs in the area of animal protection operating in the public interest in part in which purpose of the establishment and functioning of societies goes beyond developing the interests of members.
The SPA operates in the public interest:
1. if it proves it actively acts on the issue of animal welfare,
2. if it organizes education on animal welfare
3. if the funds of the society are proven to be spent for purposes of public interest and
4. when practising this activity for at least 2 years