Andjeo 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.”
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.
Sadly inspite of best efforts by everyone, one of the puppies died. It was just too late.
But 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’.
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.
We 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!
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.
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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.