In Memory of Layla

If anyone is in any doubt about the situation in Bosnia regarding stray dogs, then here is the story of little Lajla (“Layla” in English), who died last night.

One of the many freelance animal welfare volunteers was contacted a few days ago about an area of Sarajevo where stray dogs were being stoned, beaten using metal bars. A few times people heard gunshot. The volunteer went with others to the area and the dogs had disappeared except for this little puppy who was hiding near abandoned houses. They managed to catch her. They named the puppy Layla. Layla was terrified, extremely thin and could hardly walk. She refused to eat or drink – they tried everything.  She was either dehydrated or her bowels had ceased to function through lack of food. The dog was refused veterinary help as the volunteers did not have money to pay immediately.

The dog was taken to one of the volunteer’s homes, and the following day she ate a few pieces of meat and drank a little water but she could still barely walk. And then she began to cry and didn’t stop. People started to rally on Facebook, trying to find funds to take Layla to the vet. But she could not hold on any longer, she died last night.

If you would like to be an ’emergency’ relief person who can be contacted if a similar situation arises, providing funds for a veterinary examination and immediate care, please contact me. The cost of a basic examination and some immediate care is anything from 10 – 100 Euros.

For Layla, may you rest in peace.

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This site is dedicated to Vučko. Read his story and don’t let him have suffered and died in vain. Please help the stray dogs and cats in Bosnia-Herzegovina. The situation there is utterly dire, Vučko is but one amongst many horrifically abused animals. Go here to find out how to help them.  Money is needed for food, medicine and foster housing. You can donate via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

 

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PUPPY WITH DEMODEX NEEDS HELP

URGENT: 50 EUROS NEEDED BY SUNDAY AUGUST 25 TO PAY FOR MEDICATION FOR THIS 4 MONTH OLD PUPPY

This puppy, Erik, has demodex (mange) and another problem as yet undiagnosed with his penis. 50 Euros is needed to pay vet bills or the dog has to go back on the street. Can you help?  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

Also needed are supplies of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Advantage Multi’ by Beyer for demodex. It isn’t available in Bosnia. Email me if you can help.

 

How to save a life in a few steps

How to save a life in just a few steps

Thanks to the hard work of Jelena Paunović and Dzenana Vukovic and other freelance animal welfare volunteers, and to donations from followers of this blog and from my Facebook friends (Jenny Graves, Patricia Vives, Julie Berry, Michelle Stark), Marley has been rescued from the streets and taken in to foster care to have his demodex treated.. this is what all of you have done, thank you all so much.

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Please know that Marley’s situation is still critical. He will need ongoing care, neutering and vaccinating, and then, found a home. Can you help? If you think you might want to adopt him, let me know.  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

And don’t forget the other dogs and cats needing help.. read the other posts. I will update any posts in the comments if their situation has been resolved.

URGENT: ANOTHER DOG NEEDING HELP

URGENT: DOG NEEDING HELP

This puppy also has a bad case of demodex (mange). A proliferation of demodex mites can lead to serious skin disease and is a sign of malnutrition and stress. This puppy was found on the streets is in a ‘pension’ but there is no money to pay for medical attention. 50 Euros is needed. Can you help?  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

 

 

NEWS OF MARLEY – SITUATION BETTER BUT STILL CRITICAL


NEWS OF MARLEY – SITUATION BETTER BUT STILL CRITICAL

Thanks to donations from followers of this blog and also from my Facbook post of this little dog, “Marley” is now in a safe place and can be treated for his very bad case of demodex. A rescue operation had to be undertaken by Jelena Paunović, as the dog was still at large in the streets outside of Sarajevo when I posted about him yesterday.

But he still needs all the help he can get. There is enough money to keep him in the foster home / pension for one month, but if no more donations come in or no home is found for him he will have to be returned to the streets. He will also need to be neutered and vaccinated. If you can help please Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.


 

URGENT: DOG NEEDING HELP


URGENT: DOG NEEDING HELP

This puppy has a bad case of demodex (mange). A proliferation of demodex mites can lead to serious skin disease and, ultimately, death. This little dog was found on the street, and unless money can be raised to isolate him in a home and give him proper medical attention, he will have to go back onto the streets – potentially spreading the disease amongst other stray dogs.

Ma;nutrition, lowered immune system and stress are prime factors in demodex.

Please help save this puppy and give him a chance to heal by staying in a special dog ‘pension’ (hotel). This costs between $3 – $10 per day depending on the quality of the pension.  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

 

An evening in the life of an animal welfare volunteer in Sarajevo

The following story is just one evening in the life of Jelena Paunović, a tireless volunteer trying to save the thousands of starving and abused dogs in Sarajevo and Bosnia:

“Tonight I went with Arijana to feed dogs at Kosevsko (part of Sarajevo), people hate dogs there. Also, tonight, Dzenana and I went to the hills surrounding Sarajevo and feed probably one hundred dogs. Among others we stumbled upon a few puppies left to die by the road. Someone left cakes for them to eat… They had no water, so we fed them proper dog food and gave them water and deworming pills (their stomachs were bloated.) They live among human feces, literally.
This puppy to the right is one of many that somebody left beside a busy road near the woods. Yesterday we left them food and water, but it’s too far away for us to go there every day. In addition, the question is when will they be crushed by cars or when will one of the locals strike them?”

Can you help Jelena and the other people who are trying to save the dogs (by feeding and catching them and neutering them or spaying them or bringing them to ‘pensions’ for daily food and care?) It’s simple: they need donations. Go here to find out how. Even just one dollar or one euro will help. Jelena has also rescued several dogs and is looking for homes for them. Find out more on the Please Adopt Me page.