Another Dog Tortured by Wire in Bosnia

1959250_633031540097077_141919779_nYet another case of appalling animal cruelty in Bosnia Herzegovina.

Yesterday this dog was spotted from a car by accident.  Animal welfare charity Andjeo Sarajevo saw a wire around his neck.

1904083_633030283430536_765430982_nThis poor dog passed by thousands of people on a busy street in Hrasnica, Sarajevo, and of course no one paid any attention to him, he’s a big enough dog but they acted like he didn’t even exist. Andjeo Sarajevo stopped and saw the same thing they had seen a little while ago with Faith. A tight wire deeply sunk into his neck.

He didn’t resist much, either he didn’t have the strength to or else he knew we could help him. We contacted the vet on call and took him there straight away, the scene was even worse under the harsh light of the clinic.

1888511_633030413430523_2091953268_nThe photos show a lot more. The wire was very deep inside the flesh. It was successfully removed and the wound cleaned, and the dog is still at the clinic.

We have named him Fidel.

Soon we’ll know more. According to the vet, Fidel needs to have an X-ray in order to see if his oesophagus has been damaged. If it is damaged, it’s probably best to end his suffering. He’s a medium sized dog, his head is similar to a Kangal dog.

1976973_633031666763731_1589844370_nThis morning the vet said that Fidel is eating well, and he doesn’t have problems when he eats. So far all 4 vets in the clinic say that it’s important to give him a chance, and that he is very cuddly and friendly with people, after all this… The vet also stated that if Fidel hadn’t been found, the wire would have permanently embedded into the dog’s neck doing terrible harm.
Fidel almost definitely has a chance to live, but it’s going to take a lot of time and hard work.
Fidel is also visibly malnourished. If he survives, he’s going to need our help to bring him back to health, to keep him off the streets and to then find him a forever home. (Faith is doing well and will be on her way to the UK in April! We are still fundraising for this huge project, bringing 19 dogs out of BiH.)

1970735_633030056763892_1466332539_nIf you can help Fidel, please follow the donation instructions below, and mark your donation for ‘FIDEL’.

UPDATE: Fidel is now entirely well, but he is still in pension in Sarajevo. He desperately needs a home!

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DONATIONS

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: donations@awabosnia.org . Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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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.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Another Dog Tortured by Wire in Bosnia

  1. I ask myself when will this heartrending,heartbreaking cruelty stop,it has gone on for too long c is nothing more than sick,ignorant brutality.

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