BE THEIR HERO: a better life for nineteen dogs & cats

youcaringdbetheirheroIn early April nineteen dogs and cats have a chance to leave the horrors of Bosnia Herzegovina, to live in safety where they will know love, care, warmth and a full belly. But they cannot go without your help. Can you be a hero to one of these lovelies, and help fund their way?

We have booked two transports. One transport will travel from Sarajevo to the United Kingdom. 8 dogs and 3 cats, all rescues, have fosters or forever homes waiting for them in the UK, and one in Spain, our lovely Fiona…


The other transport will take two dogs, Lana and Fluffy, and two cats, Sidney and Glee, all the way to Finland with Miska Oksanen. You will remember Glee’s story…the cat who survived deliberate blinding…

The transport cost per dog or cat is approximately 400 euros. The preparation costs (all vaccinations, sterilisation, paperwork) are approximately 100-130 euros per dog or cat. If we manage to transport nineteen animals, the cost is over ten thousand euros.

Due to the generous support of Blind Dog Rescue UK, The Harmony Fund, the adopters of several of the animals and other individual donations, all we need is 3,500 Euros to cover transportation and preparation costs.

But we need it very soon. If you can help, have a special YouCaring fundraiser for this huge project, or you can donate directly via PayPal to (mark BE A HERO).


Many of these dogs and cats have come through horrific suffering. Dennis nearly died of a botched castration in one of Bosnia Herzegovina’s infamous ‘shelters’ at Doboj.
Faith Faith was tortured with wire around her neck and leg, left to die from starvation or the infection from her terrible wounds. Faith’s life was saved, but she had to have her leg amputated.

Hero1And Hero, our special mascot for this fundraiser, also lost a leg. He was found on the streets, half-blind, with a suppurating, infected fracture that meant he had to have an amputation.

All of these animals have a story to tell, and we want the ending of the story to be ‘…and they lived happily ever after.’

Please help, any amount, no matter how small is much appreciated, and join our Facebook Event to keep up to date with our progress on this fundraiser!

There will be room on the transport for four more dogs or cats and we are going to do our best to find four perfect homes for some of the many rescues in desperate need. If you think you can help, please contact us at and visit our adoption page on Facebook:

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Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia Herzegovina, 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: . 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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