DAY THREE: STATE OF EMERGENCY – all help needed!

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The government of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina has declared a state of natural disaster.


Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, landslides have buried houses. Whole suburbs of Sarajevo and other towns have been submerged. Army helicopters have been sent to evacuate thousands of stranded residents but reports say bad weather is hampering the rescue efforts.

banjalukadogAll animal rescuers are doing everything they can but with great difficulty as the worst hit areas are impossible to reach. We’ve raised donations for food supplies for strays and animals left behind but now there is a concern that local stores are not even able to supply enough.

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Even when flooding ceases, the situation will continue to be critical as we are probably looking at outbreaks of canine parvovirus, distemper, demodex and other diseases. So the rescue efforts need to be sustained!

We have contacted WVS and they have stated they will try to assist. In the meantime we continue to fundraise and have created a special YouCaring fundraiser for the emergency efforts:

Screen Shot 2014-05-16 at 19.04.22There is devastation everywhere, not just for dogs but for cats too…on BHT1 TV channel today (Bosnia Herzegovina public national broadcaster) the reporter from Doboj town explained how bad the situation is in Doboj and at the end of his report he added that there are many cats on roofs of houses and buildings that he can see from his apartment…

Drowned animals are found everywhere….

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Help is needed! Donations for petrol, veterinary care, food, everything. No amount is too small, with 10 euros it is possible can buy 10 kilos of dry food for dogs. If you can help please donate via our YouCaring or Paypal to donations@awabosnia.org as per the instructions below and mark it for EMERGENCY FUNDS. Thank you!!

PLEASE ALSO CONTACT YOUR COUNTRY’S ANIMAL WELFARE ORGANISATIONS AND VETERINARY ORGANISATIONS AND ASK THEM TO ASSIST!

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News articles:

The government of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina (FBiH) declared a state of natural disaster
Bosnia and Serbia emergency after ‘worst ever’ floods
Land mines shifted by Bosnia Flooding
Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina Slammed By Worst Flooding In Over A Century
House collapses into river

Related posts:

WORST FLOODING IN 120 years! Strays and pets are in dire need!
EMERGENCY IN SARAJEVO – the strays need your help!

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DONATIONS

Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia Herzegovina, 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 . 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.

WORST FLOODING IN 120 years! Strays and pets are in dire need!

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As you know from our post from yesterday, (EMERGENCY IN SARAJEVO – the strays need your help!) flooding conditions in parts of Bosnia Herzegovina have reached an
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Donations have been coming in and we have been sharing these amongst as many areas and rescuers as possible, THANK YOU!

But still rescuers all over the country need our support in their rescue efforts – very few have cars, and fewer still have cars that can handle these kind of weather conditions but they are doing their best, working around the clock to search all areas that are worst hit.
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This is a state of emergency for the people of the country, but in these cases, especially in a culture that does not value the life of animals, the strays and even owned animals are the ones who will suffer the most.
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There are good people helping… watch this amazing dog rescue from flood debris – in Zenica, Bosnia & Herzegovina:


and this soldier saved these puppies…
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Rescuers are out trying to feed and save as many animals as possible…

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NEWS:
Chicago Tribune – Five dead as worst floods in 120 years hit Serbia, Bosnia
REUTERS –Bosnia, Serbia hit by worst flooding in 120 years; three die
Focus – Bosnia and Herzegovina: An emergency state in several cities due to the floods, highways and regional roads have been closed

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DONATIONS

Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia Herzegovina, 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 . 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.

EMERGENCY IN SARAJEVO – the strays need your help!

1610034_10152172951708995_3117739561006165510_nHeavy rainfall in Sarajevo and other areas of Bosnia Herzegovina has created an emergency situation.  The rain is pushing rivers to critical levels. The center of Sarajevo is almost closed and water is so high most of the bridges are closed. The situation is desperate, lots of dogs are missing and water is everywhere…

dog3Strays and also rescues in pensions and shelters in low lying areas are in great danger. Gladno Polje shelter is in one of the worst hit areas, and Betty Pension where over a dozen rescue dogs and cats are being kennelled is currently entirely cut off, and has no electricity…

dog1According to forecasts Central and Eastern Bosnia could get a month’s worth of rain or even more to fall in the next three days, so we can assume that the situation will only get worse.

The main problem is if flooding in some areas gets very bad then the Civil Protection Service will order mandatory evacuation of people and if possible cattle and pets and in the case of dire emergencies cattle and pets would be left behind. Of course the strays will have no help other than from animal welfare activists.

dog2Animal activists are working 24/7 to do what they can – where they can they are driving to check areas to look after and help the animals. They will try to go to Gladno Polje tomorrow and will also check any evacuated houses for pets left behind. Also our rescuers will check on Jela, the 89 year old lady who looks after many rescued cats….But there are very limited resources!

Help is needed! Donations for petrol, veterinary care, food, everything. No amount is too small, with 10 euros it is possible can buy 10 kilos of dry food for dogs. If you can help please donate via Paypal to donations@awabosnia.org as per the instructions below and mark it for EMERGENCY FUNDS. Thank you!!

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News items

Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Swollen rivers and streams, the villagers of Ilidža panicking
Video from radiosarajevo.ba
Rain-filled river threatens Bosnian capital

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DONATIONS

Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues but also to continue our advocacy work in Bosnia Herzegovina, 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 . Click on the image below to be taken to PayPal’s home page.

paypal_banner

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.