Thanks to the wonderful generosity of Paul Connolly’s Wolfspeak Charity Fundraiser, AWABosnia is now able to launch its new focus on spaying and neutering with a spay project for Anela Elkazevic, who lives in Travnic. Anela takes care of many of the street dogs in her area. Please join our Facebook event for this project!
This project is in honour of Beba, one of the dogs she’s taken care of…. here she is: Beba’s mother was used as a “puppy factory” and then thrown out as if she were a piece of garbage, just as she was giving birth to yet more puppies. This is how Anela found her. One of the puppies was stuck inside, and Anela managed to pull this puppy out and save her life. She named her Beba.
Beba has grown into a lovable gentle giant and is, of course, spayed. But Beba’s story did not end there … after Anela had her spayed, Beba was hit by a car and all her legs were broken. Anela dropped everything to take care of her, and although the vet insisted Beba should be put to sleep, Anela did not agree and spent more than three months nursing Beba back to health. Here is a video of Beba during her healing process…
But as if this wasn’t enough trauma for one dog, a man kidnapped Beba and raped her. Anela did what she could for the bleeding and physical trauma, and Beba healed well. But it took a long time for her to trust people. She would only let Anela and her friend come close and stroke her. Happily, Beba is doing much better now. She is still gentle and loving in spite of the terrible suffering she has been through.
Anela currently has a critical situation with the strays she feeds in her area. There are 10 female dogs and two are already pregnant, so AWABosnia is funding the spaying for the remaining 8 female dogs. These strays are treated very brutally, with people beating them and killing them. Spaying these female dogs means preventing suffering for dozens of new puppies.
AWABosnia believes that one of the only effective and humane methods of stopping the suffering experienced by stray dogs and cats in Bosnia Herzegovina is through sterilisation programmes to prevent even more unwanted animals being born and suffering death by starvation, injury and disease, or by inhumane “culling” methods.
Sterilisation costs vary from about 50 to 150 euros per dog, depending on the vet, the after-care required, and whether the animal is male or female. Every 50 euros means preventing hundreds of puppies being born into a life of horror, hardship, neglect and violence. Let’s all get together and PREVENT this from happening!
If you want to support AWABosnia for further spay-neuter programmes, please send donations via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org and mark for ‘Spay-Neuter’. Please join our Facebook event for this project!
Video of some of the dogs Anela takes care of:
If you would also like to help Anela with food and vaccinations for the dogs and cats in her area, please mark this in your donation.
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: email@example.com as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.
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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.