Saving Felicity – dog tortured with wire in Sarajevo


This morning Sarajevo rescuer Edina Pasic (Andjeo Sarajevo) received a call reporting a tortured dog in Ilijas, Sarajevo, who also had 4 puppies. Someone had knotted a wire around the dog’s neck, so deeply the dog could barely breathe or eat and its face was horrifically swollen.

Thousands of people on a busy street must have seen her and done nothing. The woman who sent Edina the photos cried like baby… of course Edina could not say no, she went to save the dog, to bring her to a vet.

She searched for the dogs puppies, but they could not be found.

This is the third dog we’ve seen with wire deliberately tied around the neck, an act of unimaginable cruelty. There was Fidel, and Faith, both rescued by Edina Pasic. Both are doing well now, but after a very long journey of physical and emotional healing.

Edina called the dog Felicity, which means Happiness. We hope she can be happy one day. Will she ever trust people again?

She underwent surgery immediately.


Edina wrote: “The wire wasn’t just tied around her neck, but it penetrated through the skin and was tied at the end. How someone did this and how heartless could have they been, I don’t know. Her entire head was swollen and there was a massive haemorrhage bellow her neck. The vet says it must have been like this for at least 15 days. They said that in this condition she would have survived for 2 days maximum. She is only 17kg and she should have been at least 30kg. She is just skin and bones, my soul is hurting over her. Sadly I couldn’t find her babies, but I will go back for them. I hope they didn’t die on the high traffic street because the lady that is there hasn’t seen them for 2 says. This is a horror and such abuse on a helpless little thing and it never ends… Every day something new and it just makes you crazy.”

Sweet Felicity is shy but she let Edina touch her, she didn’t try to bite, she didn’t growl. She knew she was being taken to safety, she knew she was going to be helped.

Edina waited at the veterinary practice while Felicity had her operation, and it was successful. This poor girl has just woken up as I write this. She will need time and a lot of care before we know if she is entirely recovered. What a brave, special girl she is.

Edina wrote: “She is so gentle and good that I can’t express how sorry I am for the betrayal she experienced by humans, how sorry I am that she believed wrong people … The operation was long and very complicated because her skin thickened (because of the wire around her neck) … I was with her ll the time I can tell you she is already big part of my heart and soul…She will stay at clinic some days..”Edina needs your help. There are veterinary costs, and pension costs, and for her puppies too if they can be found. And most importantly, Felicity needs a home. Please contact Edina via her Facebook page if you can offer her a home. And if you can donate that would be great.

You can donate directly to Edina via Paypal at but be sure to mark for ‘Felicity’. Or you can donate via AWABosnia at – again mark for ‘Felicity’.

Please share this blog, we must tell the world what terrible things are happening to the strays of Bosnia. Reports of animal cruelty are amongst the highest of all countries. This abuse must stop, and we must help these poor animals and show them that not all people are tortures.

And again, please show your support for Edina, please go to her Facebook Page

UPDATE May 29: Felicity is doing well! What a sweetheart.

UPDATE November 2017: Felicity is happy in her home in Germany!


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Unimaginable cases of torture and killing of stray animals in Bosnia
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Poisoning of dogs ordered in Donji Vakuf, Bosnia
Monstrous Killing and Injuring of Stray Dogs in Zenica, Bosnia!
Dogs found slaughtered outside Shelter in Sarajevo
Puppy Flung off Bridge in Sarajevo, Bosnia
Puppy dies after horrific attack in Bosnia Herzegovina
Loved Street Dog Hanged in Gradiska, Bosnia!

Boy steals puppy and hangs it – Prnjavor, Bosnia Herzegovina

Dog’s Skull Deliberately Crushed in Bosnia Herzegovina

Another Dog Tortured by Wire in Bosnia
Puppy burned alive in Bosnia Herzegovina!
Dog Beheaded in Bosnia


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.

4 thoughts on “Saving Felicity – dog tortured with wire in Sarajevo

  1. So sickened to read of this beautifull dog felicity being so terribly torchured its beyond comprehension that anyone could do this to a dog,thank god the lady phoned that someone cared gives a ray of hope to the dogs that live in this cruel country,i wish i could give her a home we live in the u.k,praying she makes a full recovery and that you find her puppies safe ,we will send some money towards her care next pay day.thank god the animals have you x

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