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Ministry Says Assistance Provided for Domestic Animals in Quake-Hit Area

ZAGREB, Dec 31, 2020 – The Agriculture Ministry has been coordinating activities with the relevant services in the areas hit by Tuesday’s 6.2 magnitude quake in Sisak-Moslavina County to secure help in providing shelter for domestic animals and buying and distributing animal feed.
The ministry noted that family houses and barns in the areas of Glina and Petrinja had suffered extensive damage and that the collection of information on the damage was continuing.
Thirteen carcasses were removed on Wednesday, the ministry said, noting that if necessary, transport and accommodation would be secured to cater to 1,400 heads of cattle on farms in the area of Krizevci.
The ministry noted that sufficient quantities of animal fodder would be secured and distributed in the quake-hit area.
Local farmers will be able to renew their herds and production capacity with the help of measures from the Rural Development Programme, the ministry said, noting that application for EU funding would be expedited.
It also said that pets in the quake-struck area were being provided for in cooperation with animal shelters, associations and temporary carers.