Considering the fact that every animal has rights, and that there are people who are ruthlessly violating them, we felt the urgent need to get together and try to tackle the existing problems of animals. Through its activities, animal shelter “Prijatelji” is trying to eliminate the prevalent narrow-mindedness and citizens limited awareness on the issue of animal rights, encourage their protection and promotion, and find homes for as many abandoned and deserted animals as possible. One of the main goals of our shelter is the education of citizens about animal rights. A large number of abandoned animals is an indication of lack of moral maturity in individual citizens. This problem cannot rest only at the expense of our shelter; it is a problem of the whole society in which we live, and no one should turn a blind eye on this.