Saving Laurel and Hardy Part Two

Please read the first post here: Can You Help Save Laurel and Hardy?

Laurel and Hardy are getting better! Their appearance is beginning to improve slowly. Medication, the quiet environment, food and good nutritious care and cuddles are starting to work their magic. Laurel’s skin is already showing signs of healing. His wounds and demodex diseased skin is treated daily. Mia says he’s such a wonderful dog and will  be a very handsome boy once his treatment is over.


Lovely Laurel.



Hardy’s condition is getting better as well. “His wounds have healed entirely and his new gorgeous wheat-coloured coat will soon be a show stopper!”

If all goes well, in three months they will be cured and ready for adoption. But we need to ensure they can stay on highly nutritional food and supplements and the veterinary medicine. Donations have been generous and we are very grateful for this, but money is still needed for the veterinary bills, special creams and shampoos and vitamin supplements.

419142_10201209063005988_1730702780_nIf you look at the pictures, poor Laurel still looks so thin, but believe it or not he’s put on weight since he was rescued.

We are also looking sponsorship for a lovely old dog, Granny Bubi.


This poor old girl 12 years old, belonged to a wonderful man, 86 years old, a hiker and retired high school teacher. He found her while hiking on a mountain. She was in a terrible state, with a very bad case of demodex (mange). Unlike so many others in Bosnia he did not throw stones or kick or ignore her or call others to help. Instead he took her home himself, all the way down the mountain in his arms. He looked after her inspite of the fact where he lived Bubi was not loved. His own family – his brother and his wife – said that when he dies, the dog will be kicked out. He paid for her care, and expensive veterinary surgeries out of his minimal pension.

Two months ago, he developed cancer and was rushed to hospital. Although the brother and his wife knew that if anything happened to the old man they were to call the animal rescuers, they did not, they put her in a terrible kennels. For weeks Mia and others tried to find out where Bubi was, but were told lies. Finally they found her, but the owner of the pension said she was aggressive, sick and and that he will euthanise her unless she was taken away.

923294_10201100408089683_1002362346_nGranny’s awful home for two months

After much difficulty Mia went to the kennels and poor Bubi ran  in fear, . She was so scared and afraid Mia started to weep, that such a lovely once-cared for dog was in such misery. Mia found her a place in the wonderful King Pension, where she is slowly gaining her trust and confidence, and slowly healing. Mia is looking for a long-term home for her, but in the meantime any help is much appreciated towards the cost King Pension (120 euros/ 160 USD a month ). Please mark for ‘Bubi’.



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Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the rescued dogs we are sponsoring and finding homes for 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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