Mass Poisoning of Dogs in Bugojno, Bosnia

Pas ugiba Foto Bug ba (10) article: Mass Poisoning of Dogs in Bugojno, Bosnia (in Serbo-Croatian) additional photographs can be found with the article. Translation of an excerpt:

“Representatives of Flekica, the Association for the Protection of Animals in Bugojno, are outraged at a recent case of stray dog poisoning at the beginning of Ramadan. This is not the first case of poisoning stray dogs in Bugojno municipality. All previous investigations have shown that the poisonings were deliberate, by still unknown and irresponsible individuals…” Pas ugiba Foto Bug ba (23)The above photograph shows a group of local children who wanted to help one of the dogs. They managed to gather 50 KM (35 USD) to pay for the dog’s euthanasia so that it would not suffer, but no vet was available.Pas ugiba Foto Bug ba (27)

Admira el Falah, the president of Flekica, the Association for the Protection of Animals in Bugojno posted the video below, stating: “Despite all of my grief and horror watching this I had to share it. This killing of the oldest dog in Bugojno who was in his old age, a peaceful and good dog tended by the entire village, who especially loved children. He wasn’t afraid of people, he loved dear souls in torment and welcomed me always with wagging tail…”

Warning: distressing footage:

Bugojno is the same town where a girl threw puppies into a river, documented on video here (warning, distressing footage).


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13 thoughts on “Mass Poisoning of Dogs in Bugojno, Bosnia

    • Michel – this website advocates for all strays and abused dogs and cats in Bosnia.. this poisoning is just one of many such cases. Money that is donated to AWAB goes to feed strays, to pay for veterinary costs for emergency cases and other situations. Yes it is too late to save this dog’s life, but Flekica, the Association for the Protection of Animals in Bugojno, desperately needs funds to help the hundreds of strays in the town. Most vets in Bosnia will not treat an animal unless funds are paid upfront, and generally the animal activists and animal welfare groups do not have such funds available. It’s a very sad situation.

  1. Internal bleeding rat poison warfarin .no need to have killed this dear dog, whoevr did this I wish a very unhappy future for you and yout family

  2. This is one sick country and sure let’s just video tape and do nothing about the poor dog laying there dying. I don’t get it. As far as the sick little bitch throwing the puppies in the river I liked to smack the shit out of her. People like these two, and all animal abusers need to quit breathing.

    • My apologies. I see now that local children did try to aid the dog, but sadly there was no vet available. Such a shame…

  3. what a bastard people! this scum don t go in the prison for doing this!? is possible in this place the vet are fuck selfish!? in 2013 and this thing still happening and nobody are stopping this cruelty on animals ! disgusting..

  4. RIP, poor dog. May you run free, happy & healthy on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge and enjoy the life you were denied on this earth. When will this senseless killing end? Those poor kids; they tried to do something for this poor animal. May Karma find the one who did this

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