In December I wrote news of the critical situation for nine dogs living in horrifically inadequate conditions for winter in Sarajevo. Thanks to generous donations we funded the building of warm sleeping crates for the dogs.
However, we continued to worry about the dogs, as it was not easy to ensure they were being fed or cared for properly. They all have lowered immune systems due to demodex (mange) or canine parvovirus and other conditions. We decided to transfer all the dogs to a better pension. Ensar, who manages the new pension is a vet. We already are sponsoring three dogs there, and they are doing very well. Grace (right), one of the dogs rescued from the horror shelter of Hreša, was so emotionally traumatised and terrified of people, we feared she would never recover. But now she is doing much, much better.
This is a big decision: the new pension, costs 90 Euros per month per dog (about $120), while the other pension cost 45 euros for young dogs, or 70 euros for adult dogs. We already are sponsoring 3 dogs at Ensar’s, and an additional 9 dogs means the monthly cost for these dogs alone is 1080 Euros (about $1500 USD) per month. We have some money left over from the donations for better housing to go towards the first month, but after this we need your support.
All these dogs are up for adoption. We feel it is imperative to make sure they are healthy and as happy as can be possible in a ‘pension’.
Can you help sponsor one of these lovely dogs, so they can stay at this much better pension until they find their forever home?
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.
Or if you want to use the customised PayPal form, click the link below. However, a transaction fee and a percentage (2- 5.4%) will be deducted by PayPal for any contribution made.
If you want your contribution to go to a specific dog, please make a note in the PayPal comment box. If you wish to contribute via bank transfer or have other difficulties or questions, please go here.
If you think you might be able to adopt one of the dogs above, please go to www.awabosnia.org for details.
(Note: the new sleeping crates that were built are going to be moved to where 3 other dogs are being fostered, they can do with the warmer housing!)
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.