Beba’s Friends Spay Project for AWABosnia


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!
anelaThis project is in honour of Beba, one of the dogs she’s taken care of…. here she is: bebaBeba’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.

beba3Beba 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.

10389510_10203573652609542_1980834774177953018_nAnela 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.


10457822_10203703916626061_4065219565005845150_nAWABosnia 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: 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.

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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.

If you want your contribution to go to a specific 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. Even just one dollar or one euro will help make a difference.bannerfinal

2 thoughts on “Beba’s Friends Spay Project for AWABosnia

  1. Hi SandraI don’t have a lot of disposable income but if you plug the pet portraits and the key rings and fridge magnets with the portraits or a photo in then we could drum up some money. Christmas is coming and the portraits will make good presents for relatives and friends and the key rings and magnets would be good stocking fillers. Several people have said they make nice thank you presents if someone has looked after the furry for a holiday or something. That way I can turn a few quid investment in blank keyrings etc into 3 or 4 times as much and 3 portraits is another dog neutered. Anyway they’ve been quite successful up to now with the other auctions so let’s hope they do a bit of good for this one. Best to do it as a ‘Buy it Now’ as that saves you admin time as they just paypal the ?20 to you and the p&p to me, then pm or email me the picture – we can fit more in that way. You would just need to let me know when you get the money and I’ll send the portrait / keyring / magnet off to them. Seemples. Good luck with this new project – brilliant idea, neutering is the answer.

    Best wishes


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    Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2014 14:54:57 +0000

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