This is Marley. Many of you know him and have donated towards his care. Remember the post ‘How To Save A Life in a Few Steps‘? Well, we saved his life. He was found as a young puppy, severely affected with demodex (mange). He was put into foster care and then pension. He caught canine parvovirus which spread around Sarajevo. Marley was one of the few to survive. He is on our list of dogs up for adoption, but we need to do something for him as soon as possible. He is a very shy, very timid little boy, and is often subject to aggression from the other dogs in the pension where he is. The pension does not have individual pens so he suffers. We need to move him to a better pension, which will cost 120 euros a month. Can anyone sponsor his stay? Or better, would you like to adopt him? Go here to help or scroll to the bottom of this page.
This is Eric. Eric was also rescued from the streets of Sarajevo, and is also on our list of dogs up for adoption. He also had demodex. But now he seems to have another skin problem which is not healing.
He’s received many vitamins and skin therapy from the vet, but he keeps scratching himself and things are getting worse.
Eric needs to have a proper veterinary check up with blood tests to find out what is wrong with him. Can you help sponsor Eric?
Go here to help or scroll to the bottom of this page.
This is Les. Les was found with such severe marks on his body it’s certain he’d been abused: his skin was badly scared by chains. Les is fine now, he is good with other dogs, but he doesn’t allow people to hug him around neck. Because of this, it is feared he will never be adopted.
Please, if you feel you are the right home for Eric, contact us on our adoption website, http://awabosnia.org.
This is Endy, a beautiful German Shepherd mix. Endy was rescued from a park in Sarajevo. She survived distemper but she is a very frightened dog, she hides in her cage all the time. Jelena does not know what to do. She feels the only hope is to put Endy in King Pension to see if Almir Kuduz can help socialize her, and bring her confidence back. A place is booked for her on the 25th of January, but we need funds to ensure she can stay for some months. Go here to help or scroll to the bottom of this page. Endy is also on our list of dogs up for adoption, so if you have experienced with emotionally damaged dogs and want to adopt her, please contact us.
And to the last story for today. Jelena Paunović and Sandra Kenda, another animal welfare activist received a phone call today, telling them that several dogs were captured in the grounds surrounding SIGMA, a manufacturing company in Butmir, Sarajevo. They went there tonight and saw the dogs. They were caged behind a make-shift fence without food or water, 12 adult dogs and seven puppies. One female dog is about to give birth. Jelena and Sandra Kenda were told that the director of the company ordered his employees to collect all the dogs near the grounds and cage them behind a fence. The dogs have been there for more that 24 hours without food and water. Jelena notified the veterinary inspector about the situation and the dogs were given food.
The oldest of the dogs is six years old and has been living in this area for all his life. The dogs have been living in the area for years, being fed by the employees of the company. Why the director is suddenly trying to get rid of the dogs we don’t know. Jelena is planning to telephone the director tomorrow and to find out what is going on. If I have news I will update this page.
HOW TO HELP
Please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: firstname.lastname@example.org as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.
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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. Even just one dollar or one euro will help.