Winter is coming and 300 stray dogs in Dubrovnik would face death if it were not for the efforts of volunteer animal lovers. These brave people have created a shelter because Dubrovnik has ignored Croatian law and failed to do so. These animal lovers deserve the nation’s thanks, but instead their Zarkovica Animal Shelter has been illegally raided by Dubrovnik officials and its founder arrested. We urge the Minister of Agriculture and the Mayor of Dubrovnik to end this shameful situation and act immediately to provide all the supplies Zarkovica needs to get the dogs through winter and to urgently construct a safe haven for the dogs.