Horror Shelter in Hreša PART SEVEN

73749_451005474966352_1929749344_nNews Article from 4th February

Three other Mayors of municipalities in Sarajevo City have given support to Ibrahim Hadzibajric at a meeting regarding the agreement Hadzibajric signed with Hreša.

All mayors think that the animal welfare law should be changed since they think that in its existing form the law cannot be implemented. Municipalities have invested time and significant funds trying to comply with the law requirements and to implement the law but results have not been adequate. The mayors agreed that the law should be changed in accordance with good/positive experiences of other European countries.”

The news and the mayors don’t, of course, directly say anything about the fact that one reason to have the agreement with Hreša is because Hreša is in Republika Srpska where it is legal to ‘euthanise’ dogs in shelters after 30 days.  Note that while the RS law states that dogs may be euthanized after the 30 day period expires (if dogs cannot be adopted from shelters within that period) not that the dogs must be euthanized after 30 days, I have been told by a trusted source that in many shelters even the 30 day period is usually not respected. Dogs are often killed on the day of arrival or few days later. The shelters mark them as sick or old or in pain to cover up killing a perfectly healthy dog.

Note also that ‘euthanasia’ is generally not any Western concept of “euthanasia”: clubbing, poisoning, shooting, starving and even just freezing them in industrial freezers.

Below are two Images from a dog “shelter” in Republika Srpska in the town of Bijeljina (not  Hreša). Conditions are terrible but we have heard that it is one of the rare places in Republika Srpska that respects the 30 days period as long as there are not too many dogs.



Here is the earlier story of Hreša:  Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four – Part Five – Part Six

Also see my post on shelters in general in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia

Please sign and share the following three petitions:

Demand Investigation into Horror Shelter in Hresa, Bosnia
Protect the stray dogs instead of killing them
Stop the slaughter of stray dogs in Sarajevo, Bosnia

Please join our Facebook groups for updates and for copies of letters to send to authorities:

Save the Hreša Dogs – http://www.facebook.com/HresaDogs
Animal Advocates for Bosnia –http://www.facebook.com/groups/AWAbosnia

See also, on this site : Action to Take


Funds are needed not only to 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.

6 thoughts on “Horror Shelter in Hreša PART SEVEN

  1. So sad…… I am wondering if the term ‘euthanasia’ is appropriate as it means ‘painless killing’. Unless these poor souls are given a ‘proper’ lethal injection they aren’t being euthanized, but murdered heinously.

    • You are WRONG! Take the 30 seconds and look up the definition of the word euthanasia. It means painless death for an incurable medical condition. If you administer a painless death to one that is not suffering it is murder.

      • What Val meant was can we use the word ‘euthanasia’ in the context of what is happening in Bosnia. She is right, for the most part we cannot. I have been told that it is easier – and cheaper – for people to use non-humane methods to dispense with the dogs lives.

      • jp11 next time read the postings more carefully. These dogs get anything BUT a PAINLESS DEATH!!!!! Don’t you think I KNOW THAT!?

  2. Val Wolf, you are so correct, but how do we change attitudes. What organization could step in and stop this type of action? Is there protection for animals under the United Nations? This country, needs help, if your hungry need money to pay bills…you’ll do just about anything to get money.
    Oh don’t think I’m for this… not even If I knew of a way to stop this I’d give my right arm to stop it. I tried e-mailing a branch of the United Nations to see if anyone could step in…Not even an answer,
    I donate twice a month, not much, but, as much as I can. In the United States, I’m considered under the poverty level…But I can’t not help. The more Dogs/cats we can get off the streets the fewer will be beaten to death.

    You want to stop this – then write letters, sign petitions, donate money … help in anyway you can.
    Tell your friends, get them to help too.

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