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.


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.


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, 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.


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.