Rotweiller with breast tumour left to die…


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.

10599595_10203574287231393_5609431378958538596_nWhile she was standing in the water, Dalida called out to her, the dog came over and Dalida was able to put a collar on and put the dog into her car.

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.

10350631_10203574302431773_2734972148883336770_nCosts 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.

If you can help Dalida send donations by Paypal to –
Mark for “Roty” and please click confirm receipt after making your donation, or make your donation to AWAB in the instructions at the bottom of the page, but make sure you mark the donation for ‘Roty’. 

10628435_10203574298711680_973308657488021925_nAlso know that Dalida has a number of other rescues in her care and needs as much support as possible to keep them safe until she finds forever homes for them.

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

10577102_10203574305031838_7586275720764423216_nIt’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.”

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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.

Donations are managed by AWABosnia, an independent group of animal advocates. On their website, 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.

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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.

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