The Kiev Veterinary Department started struggling with the animals living on people's balconies. There are about 3,000 pigs, 500 cows and 1,000 goats living in the Ukrainian capital Kiev now. The animals are not aggressive but they smell very bad and people constantly complain of being disturbed with the smell and bleating.
Veterinary Department decided to fine the owners of balcony animals. In addition, fines will be imposed on the people, who walk their dogs without muzzles on. Specialists say, about 500 of Kiev residents suffer from dog bites every year. It is also planned to open a special cemetery for dogs in 2005. The cemetery will be outfitted with a crematorium and a medical laboratory.