Doberman And Puppies Left To Starve In Locked Garage

1377239_560380610695504_423618532_nAndjeo Sarajevo, animal welfare activists in Sarajevo, Bosnia have saved a Doberman and her puppies from certain death. They were locked in a filthy garage with barely any food or water for who knows how long. This is their story:

We received a telephone call from people saying they heard an awful sound of whining and barking from a garage and that dogs inside have been locked in for months now, with no care other than some man coming once a week, sometimes only once in 2 weeks, bringing maybe a litre of milk. The people who called us didn’t have an idea what kind of dogs were locked inside or how many there were. They called us, hoping that we can help these dogs and to help them, because they couldn’t sleep from all the noise and because of the smell they couldn’t even open a window.

We went to the location and saw 2 shut garages, locked. There was an indescribable barking and moaning coming from inside, a cry for help, like they are dying in misery. We thought about breaking the door immediately, but in the hope the police might help, without us having to break into private property and get God only knows how high a fine, we called them. When they came and when we explained to them in detail what is going on, they only looked at us with a grin and asked, “Why were we called?”… We were left speechless. We could hear the moans of poor dogs and they were laughing at us, because it was “Only dogs”. They made a report and told us to go to the vet inspection and left.

So we were back at the beginning and we couldn’t hear the cries of the helpless dogs any longer, so we broke into the garage. When we opened the door, we had something to see. One purebred poor DOBERMAN girl who is a living skeleton, she has no meat on her bones, and her 8 little babies. We were shocked and we didn’t know what to do, while the poor puppies and her rushed to the outside to the light of day.. It was an awful sight to see. Our assumption is that someone has her for breeding and selling her babies, but she has been impregnated by a non-purebred dog and these babies are not “real Dobermans”. So he decided to lock her in a garage until both she and her babies die in agony.”

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Andjeo Sarajevo managed to get the dogs out and then to King Pension, the best pension in Sarajevo, where all dogs were immediately seen by a vet and given proper food and care.
970387_675361272474152_396855341_nSadly inspite of best efforts by everyone, one of the puppies died. It was just too late.

1382934_566321933434705_470037224_nBut the others are doing well. HELP IS DESPERATELY NEEDED HOWEVER. The cost of keeping this family at King Pension is 480 Euros (650 USD) a month. This is a lot of money, but I can attest that they will get the very best care there. Almir Kuduz, who runs King Pension, is an exceptional man who has taken in some of the direst cases, bringing the dogs back to health. But it can’t be done for nothing. If you can help, that would be wonderful – just one euro or one dollar – it all adds up. Please mark your donation for ‘the Doberman family’.

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Ideally of course we need to find a long term home for the whole family. If you can help please contact us. It would have to be in Europe as the cost of bringing these dogs to the USA is too high.
545249_675361939140752_1504462432_nWe are very wary of someone wanting the purebred mother and not the mixed breed puppies, so we need a real dog lover, someone who will not simply get rid of her puppies and sell or use the Doberman mom for breeding. We cannot let any of them suffer any more!

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DONATIONS
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: donations@awabosnia.org as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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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.

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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. 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.

KILL-LAW DEBATE IN BOSNIA

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And the same one on Change.org https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/stop-bosnia-from-implementing-kill-law – it’s important to sign both, thank you!

I have a translation of the article mentioned in the previous blog, (BOSNIA ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT KILL LAW!). This article covers the debate in Parliament on October 3rd and is written by a supporter of the animal activists. When you read it, remember that the government representatives and in particular SDP representative Nermina Zaimović Uzunović (who originally presented a Bill on changes and amendments to the Animal Welfare and Protection Act at the assembly on July 6 2013) behaved as if they heard none of the facts, explanations of the cause of the problem and how to remedy the problem.
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“Killing will not stop people from abandoning animals, and that is the cause of our situation; it is what leads to an increase in population. We should not succumb to small temptations, big goals are reached with small steps.”

THE PROBLEM OF STREET DOGS IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA: THE SOLUTION IS IN REGISTRATION, STERILISATION AND PUNISHMENT

Adnan Ucambarlic
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03/10/2013 (photo by Nedim Grabovica)

131003077.1_xl Organized by the Constitutional-Legal Committee of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly held a public hearing on the application of the Law on the protection and welfare of animals, which should help in finding solutions to the burning issue of a growing population of street dogs in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Four years after the law on the protection and welfare of animals came into force, the constitutional committee House of Representatives of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina is faced with the non-implementation of the law, people’s dissatisfaction and a growing population of street dogs, which is why today’s public hearing has been requested and organized today. Transcript of the debate and its results will be submitted to the House of Representatives, in order to make decisions.

In June, the Parliamentary Assembly received a proposal of Amendment to the Law on the protection and welfare of animals, which is still in the legislative procedure.

As early as February, a number of the representatives February launched an initiative asking for an analysis of the implementation of the Law, the results of which were available only in September. The analysis confirmed that the law was good, but it was not being enforced. Meanwhile, Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović, a member of the House of Representatives, proposed amendments to the Law. The debate has been launched in order to get instructions from the public what the measures should be.

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The law is absolutely enforceable

State Veterinary Inspector for the control of animal welfare, Inga Dujmovic, explained that we are currently in a phase where we finally have to sit down and discuss problems related to this Law. This discussion of the Law is an examination of our behavior towards the animals. Although the effects and contributions of the Law may seem negligible, it is the basic system offering solutions for the protection of animals and the decisions should be acquiesced to, even when they do not seem to be perfect at the time. The Law IS enforceable, but the information from the field indicates that the system does not exist. The fact is that the SVO (State Veterinary Office) partially failed, since it has not issued regulations on identification of dogs and cats. This identification system is essential in order to punish irresponsible owners, as they are the cause of this problem.

The question we need to ask is who produces irresponsible owners. We do: those who do not report irresponsible owners, as well as those who have not made a census of the animals,” said Dujmovic.

Legislation on identification would help organize shelters, beside the necessity that each municipality has information about the population of dogs at their disposal, which is important for disease prevention. After assessing the population, it is necessary to do triage on the ground and to neuter and spay the animals, she said.

Killing will not stop people from abandoning animals, and that is the cause of our situation; it is what leads to an increase in population. We should not succumb to small temptations, big goals are reached with small steps,” Dujmovic said.

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Professor Selma Filipovic, Head of the Department of Surgery, University of Veterinary Medicine in Sarajevo, is also involved in finding a solution to this problem by enacting legislations and participates in a number of projects related to the problem of dogs. She states that, after four years of non-enforcement of the Law, this issue deserves to come to a public hearing.

Calls to kill are despicable moves by political lobbies in order to buy sympathy from the public, on the basis of inaction. Without analysis, they turned on the weakest link – street animals. This debate is an opportunity to dispel myths about the Law as well as to resolve the issues of responsibility and of who profits from the current situation, and finally, to agree on how to proceed,” Filipovic said.

The Law,” Filipovic continues, “is being held responsible for the problem and is deemed incomplete and non-enforceable. However, this problem did not come to existence in 2009 by the enactment of the law, but is rather the result of many decades of bad practice and elimination of consequences and not of the actual cause of the problem, as well as poor veterinary practice. There was never a desire to prepare the ground for the Law, and four years later, it is absolutely enforceable.”

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“A stray dog is always the consequence, not the cause of the problem; a fact recognized by Law. Program of population control is a form of treatment of this problem, just as well as neutering and environment control are. The most important thing is to identify ownership in order to solve this problem. There are also means of sterilization, education and control of waste, all scientifically and empirically proven methods, implemented by dozens of countries. Street dogs are not strays, but abandoned animals,” Filipovic stated.

Increased number of dogs is direct result of non-selective implementation of the Law, and one of the causes is also the one-year period after the Law was brought in, when mass sterilization should have been carried out.

There is also the difficult economic situation, the issue of being able to afford a dog. With the bad economic situation in our country, it is difficult for a family to adopt a dog.

“The method of killing is unacceptable in the world today. Desire for a quick solution is the result of lack of information. Also, examples of badly-managed shelters are numerous: look at Prača, which is more like a concentration camp. If we keep shifting responsibility and continue with the non-enforcement of the law, there will be no quick solution, even with amendments,” Filipovic added.

As a possible solution to the problem, Filipovic suggested urgent registration of dogs and cats, punishing irresponsible owners, sterilization, strengthening cooperation with citizens, improving the situation related to the number of shelters and adoptions, as well as training veterinarians and inspectors. The system to the solution is contained within the Law; a problem that has been created over decades cannot disappear overnight.

Killing is neither humane nor civilized, and we will condemned by the EU. We are pursuing integration and repeating genocide,” Filipovic said.

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Micro chipping and registration as a solution

Sanda Ljubic of Association “Stop Bite” sees the animal protections activists as associates in finding the solution to the problem, and the citizens as the weakest link. In her opinion, the Law is not good, as it implies that all fishermen or bullfighting fans were violating it, and the relevant institutions are not able to implement it.

As Ljubic further states, the only driver of the implementation of the Law is the court, i.e. bite victims. Many municipalities do not want to build shelters without amendments to the Law.

Ljubić is for micro chipping and registration of dogs, but also for limiting the period for which the dogs are put up in shelters. She further states that the Law is indeed necessary, but one according to European standards, and that it should be amended now, to prevent major consequences.

Professor of Ecology at the Veterinary University in Sarajevo, Abdulah Gagić states that ecology is an area within which the Law should be revised, and says that nobody had ever consulted him when making it. In his opinion, the Law was issued in cooperation with civil associations, and his main criticism is that it was viewed from the aspect of man, the culprit and generator of this problem. He states that even sterilization is a violation of one of animals’ basic rights ­‑ reproduction, and is therefore not “protection of animals”. He requested that euthanasia be implemented as the solution to the problem. As objections to the Law he listed omitting facts about halal and kosher slaughter, and animals that are not as exposed to the public.

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Citizen Mia Ožegović said it was devastating that the Law is being discussed four years after its enactment and not one year. The Law has never been explicitly implemented, which is the responsibility of its enforcers. Ožegović is of the opinion that the dogs should be removed from the streets and the Law should finally start being enforced, and that each municipality should have its own shelter.

“We cannot find homes for all the dogs being brought in; hence, we have to address the consciousness of people. Also, the dogs should be registered and selling dogs should be done responsibly, especially when dealing with dangerous breeds. Killing of dogs is not going to achieve anything, and the money inappropriately spent on shelters will not be spent on adequate execution of euthanasia,” Ožegović said.

Project leader of the British organization Dogs Trust in B-H, Anel Bećirović said that Dogs Trust, in addition to considerable resources, also brings knowledge.

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Unique database is required

The Law contains advanced and effective provisions for identification and control of dog population, like the ones used in European countries. That is why we decided to come to B-H. Dogs do not belong on city streets, and the problem should be dealt with legally prescribed solutions. The problem is not the law itself; euthanasia is being allowed by it in as much as five cases, thereby the safety of citizens is protected. If animals as defined in those five cases were euthanized, healthier ones adopted, and the rest were to be medically treated and returned to their habitat, the problem would soon be solved,” Bećirović explained.

He also pointed out that it is necessary to urgently create a unique database of registered dogs, and that the problem lies in the people who create it, an in those who do not sanction it. Amendments to the law would not yield results, and they do not reflect a professional approach, since they deal with the consequences and not with the problem. Also, the amendments are not financially viable, as they would result in additional costs of euthanasia, which is five times more expensive than sterilization.

“Legal measures take longer, but they are far more efficient. On April 8, the Council of Ministers adopted the decision that the Law is absolutely enforceable, and I appeal for its immediate implementation, as all of us have one goal,” Bećirović added.

The only lawyer dealing with legal protection in cases of abuse of animals in B-H, Dalida Kozlić also stressed the importance of micro chipping, establishing ownerships of dogs as well as penalties. She believes that penalties are very important because it is one way of imprinting in the citizens’ consciousness what is bad and what is not. She also pointed to the problem of money-laundering by the authorities, as well as to the fact that daily costs for a dog in a shelter are not 153 KM, as being stated, but about 50 KM, depending on the size and medical condition of the dog.

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“Main culprits for the lack of implementation of the Laws are veterinary inspection, police and prosecutors. Veterinary inspectors have directly violated the Law, and some even go as far as to publicly say that it is unenforceable and, as such, should not be to implement,” Kozlić said.

President of organization Friends Mostar, Aida Čizmić also believes that the Law is definitely enforceable, and that the problem is dogs, but it is created by man. Čizmić too believes that a central database and registration of dogs are vital, just as micro chipping, sterilization and education, as well as introduction of penalties for irresponsible owners and officials.

Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović, Parliament member who proposed amendments to the Law, said that she was disappointed that the discussion focused on the implementation of the project “assigned to B-H by the queen”, and that the current way of solving it has proven unsuccessful, resulting in more and more dogs every day. The Law has not solved the problem and municipalities cannot implement it. A solution fitting the citizens, not organizations needs to be found. In her opinion, maintaining the Law is in financial interest of people who are fighting for it.

Citizen Stevan Drašković believes that the Law is unsuitable because people have become the endangered species, and lawyer Goran Jeftić claims that is not enforceable, as “it is not normal”. He states that, prior to the enactment of the Law, five thousand dogs were killed in Zenica every year, and that sterilization and consequent return to the streets are not normal.

“How can dogs and cats in the countryside be registered, when I cannot be found by a postman? The system does not function. This can only be done in well-organized Europe,” Jeftić said.

Mayor of Travnik, Admir Hadžiemrić, said that was up to him to enforce the law and create a compromise between animals and people, and added that he had been implementing sterilization for two years.

“I am not bias towards either side, but let us enforce the Law or to make it enforceable,” he said.

Adnan Ucambarlic
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03/10/2013 

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DONATIONS
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: donations@awabosnia.org as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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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.

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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. 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.

Safe haven for dogs and cats needs your help

KizaFedin Gunić and his parents built a private shelter for dogs and cats in the Kozarac and Prijedor municipality of Bosnia-Herzegovina, a place where during Bosnian war in 1992 some of the worst war crimes and crimes against humanity occurred in Europe since WW2.

282496_2314649427981_5213871_nFedin’s family were refugees in the war and only returned to their farm in 2002. Kittens and puppies were all the time being dumped on their farmland. They could not watch them starve or get run over by cars so they took them in and cared for them. In 2004 they built the shelter that now provides care for almost 60 dogs and 40 cats. The three of them do all this without having any material or financial benefit. They built the shelter using savings and bank loans, and have managed until recently to keep the shelter running on the small salary of Fedin’s mother as well as income from his father’s shoe repair shop. Sometimes donations from welfare organisations come in, but these are few and far between and right now funds are exhausted.

Please help the Gunić family continue their sterling work with their rescues. For donations via PayPal, please donate to: erdelman@live.com 

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You may know about other “shelters” in Bosnia. If not please read about them here. Unlike these state funded concentration camps for dogs, the Gunić family has created a truly safe haven for animals. I’ve seen the progress of many direly sick dogs and cats that have come under their care, animals who would have most likely died in any other circumstance. But Fedin and his parents are able to perform miracles.

Please see for example the story of little Lyra, found late last year, a kitten so severely mauled by a dog her intestines were protruding from wounds in her abdomen:

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Lyra needed 24/7 care and developed a number of complications during her healing process, and although she no longer has the use of her right hind leg, she is a now a very healthy, happy young cat:

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156823_1774646568247_5285282_nThe family has had to deal with threats from local authorities, in spite of the fact they are doing the state a service and have a legalized shelter. In late 2011 the municipal veterinary Inspectors decided to shut them down and take away all the dogs to the Ljeskare-Kurjevo dog shelter in Prijedor municipality where the dogs would be killed. This was most likely in retaliation for the fact that the Gunić family had reported this public dog shelter to the State Veterinary Inspector and to the animal welfare organization NOA Banjaluka – as a result of this report the State Inspector gave a one year deadline to the Ljeskare-Kurjevo dog shelter to improve conditions there.

However, the decision of municipal veterinary inspectors was annulled by State Minister after the family’s appeal. It was established and confirmed that the veterinary inspectors made serious mistakes in their conduct with the Gunić family and broke several laws in their investigation.

155046_1767170621353_7351908_nIf you are in any doubt as to the legitimacy of Fedin and his family, I can tell you more. In 2008 Fedin Gunić worked for the animal welfare organization NOA Banjaluka which saved, with the help of other organisations and a few local people, a brown bear, Miljen, kept as a pet by an infamous Bosnian mobster. Fedin took care of all the complex negotiations required for Miljen to enter the EU. Miljen is now in a sanctuary in France. Der Spiegel published an article about this incident and there is a Reuters report on YouTube here.

willyjazoFedin has been involved in other high profile cases, trying to change the conditions for abused animals in his country, including a Lipizzaner Stud in Prnjavor where the horses were kept in appalling conditions. Prior to this kind of activism Fedin worked as a humanitarian worker for Dorcas Aid International and also as a project assistant for British ODA (Overseas Development Administration) and later DFID (Department for International Development). Most of the work related to the returning of refugees and displaced persons to their homes. Other projects included renovation of schools and clinics in the towns and settlements where the refugees had homes.

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Please help the Gunić family continue their sterling work with their rescues. For donations via PayPal, please donate to: erdelman@live.com 

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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. 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.

 

Saving Arca

While my focus these days is to tell you about the horrific plight of dogs in state ‘shelters’ (please see Horror Camps for Animals in Bosnia) every day there are crisis  cases found by Jelena Paunović and the other animal welfare activists. One that particularly touches my heart is Arca.

Arca is not even a year old. She was found on Sunday the 18th of November near one of Sarajevo’s gymnasiums. Her left rear paw is gone, dropped off from some awful injury (who knows what, probably a car accident), but healed, by itself, apparently without veterinary assistance. On the street.

But… she was found with a several day old terrible injury on her right rear paw. This injury had dead and infected tissue. The visible part of the bone had changed the color to gray, which is not a good sign or a good prognosis.

Throughout her body there are are less visible wounds, scratches and contusions. She could only move using her front legs, dragging her hind legs behind her. She was brought immediately to the vet and to King Pension which has an excellent record for caring for very injured dogs.

On Tuesday the 21st she was operated on. The wound was cleaned, withered tissue removed and much of the wound has closed. That which could not be closed will be treated daily until healed. Another veterinary investigation is scheduled for Friday.

Funds were raised to cover initial veterinary fees and her stay at King Pension (the latter costs 120 euros/ $155 a month), but she will need more funds to ensure she makes a complete recovery and can stay the winter at King Pension. As per usual in Bosnia, there are no foster homes available for this poor dog, but she needs such ongoing care that she is better off right now at King Pension. She will also need her vaccinations and to be spayed. Spaying costs approximately 80 – 100 euros, vaccinations 10 – 20 Euros each. She may also need a dog ‘wheelchair’ to help her get around if the new injury does not heal.

If you think you can offer Arca a forever home, please contact me. It is possible to adopt dogs out of Bosnia, into the USA or other parts of Europe. It’s difficult, but possible. Tinchicy, a disabled dog who was in a state shelter in Sarajevo, was adopted by Tracy Fry in Victoria, Canada, and Loppy – who you can read about here – will be soon in the UK with Sheila Prestwich. It takes a lot of fundraising and effort, but where there is love, there is a way.

Please donate to ensure that Arca receives all the care and time she needs and for a possible re-location outside of Bosnia (this costs from $500 – $1000), even just one dollar or euro will help.

UPDATE November 22: Enough funds have come in for 2 months pension and her veterinary care! Thank you everyone!

UPDATE February 22, 2013: Arca has been adopted in Slovenia, in a lovely home where she has the company of two cats and two dogs. All of them have some handicap, and are taken very good care of.

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HOW TO HELP:
Please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: donations@awabosnia.org as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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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, 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.

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Surviving Dogs from the Canine Parvovirus Crisis Need Help

Lady, Nena, Blackie, Tesa and Eric – I think Marley is in the little house

For those of you who read this blog, you will know that canine parvovirus spread amongst a group of puppies Jelena Paunović and Arijana Ari had rescued off the streets of Sarajevo. If you haven’t read about them, here is the beginning of the story, and news of the survivors. Eric and Oldie, the adult dogs, survived. Five of the thirteen puppies died, inspite of intensive veterinary therapy and everything Jelena and Arijana could do.

Jelena had to pay nearly 800 euros for the 10 days of therapy. Tesa, one of the surviving puppies, had pneumonia and an enlarged heart and needs ongoing treatment.

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Donations came in to cover much of this, but unfortunately there was not enough to pay for the puppies stay at the pension. Jelena and Arijana now owe the pension 350 euros. The owner of the pension is very upset, and has ceased all communication about the puppies until the fee is paid. They will also need funds to cover their winter stay and food in the pension. This costs, per puppy, about 70 euros per month, and for older dogs about 75 euros per month.

Lady. Nearly all of her siblings died from the virus.

Preferably they should be moved to King Pension, where conditions are better. Winter is a very bad time with heavy snow and extremely low temperatures. King Pension costs 120 euros per month per dog, including food.

Tesa, with her weakened immune system, should definitely go into King Pension, but there is no money for that. 


Please contribute, even just one dollar or euro will help save these dogs lives. And if you think you can offer one of them a home, please contact me.

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HOW TO HELP:
Please go to your PayPal account (or set one up, it’s very easy) and send the money to: donations@awabosnia.org as a ‘gift’. Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

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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, 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.

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NOTE: These stories are only a few of hundreds. Every day animal welfare activists in Bosnia find abandoned, abused, ill, starving stray dogs. The government is doing nothing. The animal welfare activists rely totally on donations to pay for food, housing and medical fees.

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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. 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.