Another awful case of animal abuse and neglect in Bosnia Herzegovina. Dalida Kozlic saved this female rottweiler in Visoko today. The poor dog was wading in a river to try and cool herself, most likely to relieve the pain of the huge tumour hanging from her.
This dog has a breast tumour, fleas all over and many wounds on her body. Her health condition is very, very poor. Dalida brought her to a vet and the dog was treated for internal and external parasites. As soon as she gets stronger, she will be operated on. She will be placed in the vet’s pension.
Costs of the operation will be 100 Euros. Costs of the pension will be 60 Euros per month. Costs of medications will be huge, because antibiotics, analgesics, vitamins and infusion solutions are to be administrated every day in order to prevent infections and to improve her health condition.
Please look through more shocking photos in the slideshow below.
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Dalida is one of many rescuers in Bosnia Herzegovina who are also active advocates for all strays and animals in the country. She’s a lawyer and has done a number of investigations into animal abuse and is also instrumental in the fact that BiH has very good animal welfare laws (sadly, they are not implemented). Her blog is here http://protectionofanimals.wordpress.com.
It’s very common for ill or elderly dogs or cats to be abandoned. As one BiH rescuer says: “I can already imagine this dog was was abandoned because of the tumour because the owners were afraid that it was something contagious or even worse because they did not want to provide medical treatment for her but most probably it was a combined scenario, that heartless, cruel and above all provincial way of thinking” “It’s cheaper and easier to get another dog.”
Funds are needed for spay-neuter projects, to help individual rescues but also to continue advocacy work in Bosnia, uncovering the truth about what is happening there.
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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. Even just one dollar or one euro will help make a difference.