Four Rescued Dogs Need Help

tessa-1Four rescues from the streets of Sarajevo are very sick with demodex. Gizmo, Coko, Beauty and Tessa.  I have already posted up about three of them here. These poor dogs were rescued as young puppies last year – all found in a garbage bin.


They are amongst the few survivors of a bad outbreak of canine parvovirus, and have lived all their lives in ‘pension’ (kennels). This is safer and better than on the streets, but not at all what these dogs need.

While we are trying to make sure they get the best veterinary treatment for the disease, and all except Gizmo show some improvement, it has become clear to us that the only way they will fully recover is if we find them forever homes where they would get special loving care in addition to medical treatment. The neurological causes behind demodex can only be helped with a stress-free, calm and loving environment.

coko-1-3Such dogs need stability, familiar people and environment to live in or the condition will re-occur.

So please, help us find homes for these lovely dogs! We have a transport from Sarejevo to the UK booked for mid-June. Drop-offs along the way can also be made. Note: demodex is not contagious. For more details please see our sister website:

gizmobadGizmo, almost bald, not doing well at all.

The Dogs:
Beauty is a very gentle dog and we have one offer of a home for her, which we need to confirm. Gizmo is also a gentle and calm dog. Coko and Tessa need special help, in particular Tessa who has an enlarged heart after surviving canine parvovirus and pneumonia. Both these dogs are a little afraid and need extra attention.

Beauty and Coko
Gizmo and Tessa

How they looked before demodex:

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Beauty and Coko

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Gizmo and Tessa

For more photographs and information about adoption please go to our sister website, AWAB, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia:

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Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the 20 rescued dogs we are sponsoring but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia, uncovering the truth about what is happening there.

On our sister site, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia, you can set up a monthly donation via PayPal, or if you want to make a one-off donation, please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: 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 or cause, 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.


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.

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