Dog bleeds to death due to poor shelter conditions!


This dog died a horrible death yesterday, he was in Prnjavor public dog shelter. He died because of a dog fight. If he had been in his own kennel, he may still be alive today.

Bojan, who volunteers his time to try and help the dogs in this shelter writes: “He was a male dog. We got to him and pulled him out. he was in an awful condition. I did I best I could on the spot with the wounds. I gave him antibiotics right away and sprayed the wounds with disinfectant. Then the vet came to take him to the office… but he was gone by the time he got there. He’d lost too much blood.”

This is a photograph of him when he was alive:
This is the second dog who has recently died in a dog fight in the shelter. One reason is if the dogs are not sterilised. The other reason is overcrowding in the kennels (we have a fundraiser to make sure all dogs are sterilised). It is not easy to keep aggressive dogs separate from the others.

11953436_10153406089493387_4337853566409351653_oThanks to contributions by Stichting Dierennood we are helping fund 10 new kennels.

But there still will be not nearly enough kennels for the dozens of dogs in this shelter, with new dogs coming in all the time!

If we can get 15 more kennels made, then Bojan can ensure that any aggressive dogs are kept to their kennel and chained. This is not an ideal situation for a dog, but we cannot have another death like this!

Just 35 euros (about 40 USD) means a home and safety for one of these dogs!

There is a YouCaring Fundraiser set up to fund these kennels:
Screen Shot 2015-10-20 at 20.34.42If you wish to make a direct donation via PayPal, you can do so to the PayPal account: – please mark your donation as ‘Prnjavor Kennels’


12108719_10153497404398387_8926819518275793366_nPlease look through the images in the slideshow below and if you can offer a home to one of these dogs, contact us at (Note that some of the photographs are taken by a professional photographer who donated his time. They are beautiful photos, and they do make the shelter look quite nice, please be assured that this is NOT a place for dogs to live in. Bojan does the best he can, simply because he loves dogs, spending hours every day without any pay).

12113362_10153497405148387_5199189305745356322_oAlso Bojan is asking all animal lovers to take a look at the photographs on his Facebook wall and in this album and contact him if they would like to adopt a dog. Anyone interested can reach him via e-mail at

Prnjavor is a town in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina and is a part of the Republika Srpska. The RS law limits a dogs stay in shelter to 30 days. If no one has offered to adopt a dog in this shelter after 30 days, the dog is euthanised. Thanks to Bojan, a lone volunteer who is really caring for these shelter dogs, some of the dogs find homes and he tries to get the 30 day stay extended for those who are on death row. It is not possible to separate males and females in this shelter, so if the dogs are not sterilised, more lives are brought into the world to suffer, living in sub-standard conditions.


Please help us to make the conditions for these dogs more bearable. Please help us to prevent terrible suffering.

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Shelters in Bosnia Herzegovina
Bosnian public shelters for stray dogs – A True Horror Story
What to do about Gladno Polje Shelter in Sarajevo?
Uncertain future for Dogs at Gladno Polje Shelter in Sarajevo
Saving the Dogs of Gladno Polje, Bosnia
Veterinary Office of Bosnia: is it possible to solve the problem of stray dogs?
Another Horror Shelter in Bosnia

Saving Lucia and the dogs of Foča and Gorazde
Dog Shelters in Bosnia: A Complex Situation
Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia
Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend
Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend PART TWO
Mass Graves Found Near Dog “Shelter”
Hresa Shelter:
Part One – Part Two – Part Three – Part Four – Part Five – Part Six – Part Seven


Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the rescued dogs we are sponsoring but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia, 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: 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 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.


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.

Dog Catchers of Sarajevo: Latest news

By Dalida Kozlic

Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 14.15.09The critical situation in Sarajevo is getting worse and worse. One of the citizens of the city has managed to video the dog catchers of P.E. “Lokum” of Novi Grad, Sarajevo, while they were catching a stray dog in Dobrinja (Sarajevo) yesterday. This is new evidence that the notorious group of Lokom dog catchers has started working again. Unfortunately we cannot show the video, as we need to protect the person who made it.

Mustafa Mrkulic, the infamous veterinarian who worked as a director for the P. E. Veterinary station Reljevo, owned by P. E. „Lokom“ ltd., was fired but things have not changed. After Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 14.14.58changing veterinary personnel, dog catchers have regrouped and started their illegal activities again.

Activities of Lokom dog catchers have also been noticed in the municipality of Novi Grad. The dog catchers of P. E. Lokom catch dogs in other municipalities of City of Sarajevo every day.

Dogs that are caught by Lokom dog catchers are taken to a veterinary station in Reljevo to be ‘euthanised’ – it’s a place where it is very difficult to save dogs.

Dogs that are caught by dog catchers of P. E. “Rad” Ltd. Sarajevo, the hygienic service for catching stray dogs, are taken to the Cantonal veterinary station where so far many dogs have been saved by rescuers, but a lot of dogs have been taken to illegal shelters or they have vanished.

Please read related articles/blogs on this site for more information:
Disturbing Irregularities found in Dog Catching Service of Sarajevo
The Dog Catchers of Sarajevo are Back
Pope’s Visit to Sarajevo Means Death for Dogs

Sarajevo Demonstrations Against Illegal Dog Catchers
Former Military Base in Sarajevo involved in dog killing?
2014: What is happening to the strays of Bosnia Herzegovina?
Animal Advocates Assaulted in Sarajevo
Bosnia: Let’s Respect Animals and their Right to Life
Veterinary Office of Bosnia: is it possible to solve the problem of stray dogs?
The “Aggressive” Dogs of Sarajevo
The Campaign Begins With a Slaughter: You will kill the dogs, but what will you do with the beasts?
Stray Dogs of Sarajevo to be Killed in Election Ploy
Stop the Killing of Strays in Sarajevo
Bosnia: Sarajevo set to become the next Bucharest
BOSNIA: kill and slaughter until the dog is no more…
Bosnia Killing Dogs – No Different to Romania!


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.

Puppy Flung off Bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia

12092513_1720431424857520_1562241327_nThis is Precious. Two days ago, her rescuer, Fahrudin Caki Bravo, told us:

12112346_1721474034753259_1876745766829301075_nThis innocent soul is only 4 months old, but she has already had a horrible destiny so far… Some monster from Sarajevo threw her of a bridge, 7-8 meters high. She weighs only 5 kilos… The police was informed as this action was witnessed but the monster ran off and nobody could find him or this baby. Finally a lady found the puppy crawling down the street, in the middle of the pouring rain… Many people just walked by her while she was dragging the back of her body down the wet concrete. She was brought to the vet and received first aid and they also did an X-ray… She has a complicated back injury… Please help me save her. Her debt at the moment is 105e for boarding and 30e for the X-ray. She will also need Rimadil and diapers…. I`m so disgusted by all this that I don`t know what to write anymore….

The bridge….

12072702_1720335641533765_6105211529566076252_nAnd the little soul, at the vets…

The vet in Sarajevo told Caki that she needs an MRI which is not available in Bosnia. He drove her to Split, where she received a full examination.

In Caki’s car, on the way to getting help….

The kind vet refused to charge, saying this was her contribution to the dogs of Sarajevo. However, the sad news is that Precious has a spinal injury which needs immediate operation, which can be done in Zagreb. Caki is driving her to Zagreb, and she’ll be operated on tomorrow. The cost for the operation will be around 700 or 800 euros.

If you can help, we have set up a YouCaring:
Screen Shot 2015-10-13 at 17.45.02Or you can make a donation directly via Paypal to: and mark for ‘Precious’.

10310114_679331748768764_2399252418801957405_nCaki was one of the people helping the most in the terrible floods of 2014, spending his days saving lives. When the dog killers descended on Sarajevo to ‘clean the streets’ in anticipation of the Popes visit he spent hours trying to find his local furry friends. The strays he had loved, fed and cared for over months or years, many lives were lost but he was there to coax the lucky ones out from their hiding places.

He has 39 rescues in pension and struggles terribly to raise the funds necessary to keep them safe off the streets and away from the dog catchers. Precious’s additional costs will break him.  We are hoping people will step up and help – every amount makes a difference, no matter how small. Every euro makes a difference.

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Brutal Murder of Dogs in Zenica, Bosnia
Extermination of dogs at Breza Coal Mine, Bosnia

Mass killing of stray dogs in Banovici, Bosnia

Dogs Poisoned in Donji Vakuf, Bosnia

Another Mass Killing of Dogs in Bosnia

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Loved Street Dog Hanged in Gradiska, Bosnia!

Boy steals puppy and hangs it – Prnjavor, Bosnia Herzegovina

Dog’s Skull Deliberately Crushed in Bosnia Herzegovina

Dog Slaughter in Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina

Yet another brutal dog murder in Bosnia Herzegovina
Another Dog Tortured by Wire in Bosnia
More than 40 killed dogs found in garbage dump
Poisoning of Dogs and Cats in Glamoc, Bosnia Herzegovina
Puppy burned alive in Bosnia Herzegovina!
Mass Murder of Dogs in Bosnia Herzegovina
Dog Massacre in Dobosnica, Bosnia Herzegovina
Mass Poisoning of Dogs in Bugojno, Bosnia
Dog Beheaded in Bosnia


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.