Stericycle Romania will incinerate the dogs’ corpses for 1.2 million RON (270.000 EUR).
The romanian Authority for the Supervision and Protection of Animals (ASPA), led by Răzvan Băncescu, is planning to cremate, by the end of next year, the bodies of over 16.000 dogs.
For the cremation of the euthanized dogs ASPA has signed a framework agreement, worth 1.258.513 RON (283.036,392 EUR) VAT included, with Stericycle Romania for the next 21 months.
According to the specifications, the company will have to get the corpses from Pallady Base, Bragadiru Base and Mihăilești Base. The document also states an estimated total weight between 387.000kg and 567.000kg. If we were to approximately calculate the number of bodies to the average dog weight of 25kg, we would get over 16.000 dogs.
The statistics at the end of last year were showing a number of 63.000 stray dogs, as even Mayor of Bucharest Sorin Oprescu stated, while quoting a report from the Romanian Intelligence Service on the number of dogs on the streets.