Dog Shooting In Sarajevo


Medo, rescued from the horror of Hreša and placed in a safe shelter in Sarajevo, was shot on Saturday in front of the shelter. The surrounding concrete area was covered in blood.
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Medo is alive and receiving veterinary treatment. If you want to help, please go here or scroll to the bottom of the page for details. Food and veterinary care is needed for all the dogs rescued from Hreša. We also have a specific ChipIn for this particular cause. Regarding Hreša, if you don’t know the story, go here:  Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four.

mainfaceMedo before he was shot

The shooting has been reported to the police have been informed, but we doubt anything will be done. If you read this blog you will know that shooting dogs – and worse – is a common practice in Bosnia and very likely is even sanctioned by the government (see my recent post here).  There were many witnesses to the crime, including a small child. Some of the witnesses claim that in addition to the gun, the perpetrator was carrying picks and firecrackers – perhaps hoping to use these on other dogs in the shelter.

543804_499605823424070_1441353686_nDogs shot recently – see my recent post here


Funds are needed not only fo help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the 26 rescued dogs we are sponsoring but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia, uncovering the truth about what is happening there.

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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.

42 thoughts on “Dog Shooting In Sarajevo


  1. My God, there`s no end to the cruelty inflicted upon those poor animals in that country. I`m so sorry. Hope he will be fine. He`s after all one of the lucky ones…

  2. stop agli abusi sugli animali…
    pene severe per chi fa loro del male…
    chi nob ama gli animali non ama gli esseri umani…
    stop alla crudeltà sugli animali…
    Basta basta basta..

  3. Have the driminals been arrested?they should be put in prison immediately….They are insane Criminals…rhey are dangerous ….Why did police let this happen? Are they Incompetent….?

    • Yes, the abusers need to be condemmed but it is also Bosnians rescuing and caring for these animals. A makeshift operating theatre in the trunk of a car is hardly ideal. Plus there is daily feeding and socializing as well as costs for spaying and neutering, rabies and other medical issues. These are the angels that need our love and support. Spread the news and maybe help find a Bosnian dog a new loving home.

  4. I believe in an eye for an eye. These people need to be caught and shot so that they can’t hurt anyone or any animal again.

  5. Espèces de pourritures, tarés, dégénérés, j’espère que vous crèverez VOUS TOUS, au plus vite et irez griller en ENFER, car votre place est là !

  6. to catch all the 2legged Barbarians and send them somewhere – to leave HUMAN BEINGS AND ANIMALS to live in peace together – yes, that would be the solution……..I hope that this boy recovers completely !

  7. what the hell is wrong with the government there that they would allow such things to happen with out punishment. Wake up Bosnia, animals are gods creatures. One day you will have to explain to him for everyhting!

  8. Take care of your animals. A lot can be said about a human on how they treat animals! If you mistreat them then you deserve them or a family. I also would not want to be in your shoes when God is asking you why you did this!!!!!

  9. I will never understand how people can be so damn mean to innocent animals. I would never and could never do something like this to an animal. All I have to say is that these people are possessed by demons. There is no other explanation. This is so beyond reprehensible there just are no words….I can’t cry enough tears for all the abused, neglected, tortured, helpless and homeless animals in this world. I wish so much there was more I could do. I wish I was rich so I could donate A LOT of money to help these poor poor animals and I wish I had the power to give each and every animal on this entire planet a good, safe, and loving home with kind, loving and responsible families.

    • You’ve expressed my same feelings exactly Jennifer. The amount of CRUELTY many of us have become aware of is completely UNFATHOMABLE!!! You’ve expressed my same feelings exactly Jennifer. It’s so over the top ALARMING/FRIGHTENING I can’t stand it…just painfully breaks my heart:-( Only in addition to the wishes you’ve mentioned…another WISH of mine is for all of those that commit animal abuse is for them to be wiped right off of the map!!!!!!!

  10. It is shocking…Those insane criminals should pe put in prison immediately…including authoryties who allow this to happen…Justice for poor animals..Those people should be shoot…Please get involved….together we can be stronger…Lets demand investigation…….

  11. The only way we can help is getting involved please get involved….Be as agressive as you can…to such an agressive attack on animals….. If also good people exist in Bosnia, they should also get involved…..I have also send an email to the Mayor…..I told him exactly what he deserves to be told Please do the same…Look on google for his email….Mayor of Sarajevo…..

  12. Something is very wrong with some people….They just need to be isolated from normal people…Put together with the same race…..somewhere on an Island…….only for themselves….and no way back…..

  13. The people that do this to animals should be dealt the same, we do not need this kind of human trash running freely around civilized people. Good riddance….

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