Saving the dogs of BARK ARK shelter in Prnjavor, Bosnia

Animal Webaction launched a campaign to collect food for the in Prnjavor. There are over 700 dogs in this shelter and food and medical care are only provided by outside donors, even though this is a ‘public shelter’. The Government only covers a one-time fee that barely covers vaccinations. They have an amazing advocate, Bojan Veselica, and he along with supporters have managed to do a lot for the dogs and to try to make the shelter safe, but without food, the situation is impossible. The dogs come from a hard life as strays on the streets of Prnjavor, Samac, Celinac, Modrica and other cities in Northern Bosnia. Others are surrendered by their heartless owners after a life on a chain because they are too old or got sick. All of them have one thing in common: they need to eat to survive.

More than 150 dogs find warm and loving homes each year and Bojan is working on increasing these numbers. But he needs help to keep them safe until then. Animal Webaction is a four day ‘action’ that allows people to either donate money for food, or to simply click the campaign, without donating anything. You have four free clicks per day, With each click you donate 1 gram of food for the dogs. A great many clicks will be needed to reach the goal of over 4000 Kilo in four days and if the goal isn’t raised, the shelter will not get anything. So please help.  If you share this campaign with your friends on Facebook and Instagram, I am sure the campaign will succeed! This would be such a big help for Bojan and the dogs.

So please, starting now, click, share and help!!

Bark Ark group on Facebook


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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. Even just one dollar or one euro will help make a difference.

Please help Betty and her sister Lady find a forever home!



Betty and Lady were found as very young puppies with their sisters in Sarajevo, in the middle of nowhere. They were all rescued and put into pension. Unfortunately there was an outbreak of canine parvovirus and five dogs out of thirteen died. It was a terrible time.

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But Betty and Lady survived. Because of their lowered immune system, both then caught a mild case of demodex, but were able to heal and are doing much better now. Betty is gentle, lively, an ‘ideal’ dog, she’s been described! Lady is a little more dominant, very playful and cuddly. They know how to walk on a leash, love people and just love to play. They have spent all their lives in pension (kennels), so we really need to find them that perfect home where they can get the comforts and cuddles they deserve.



Both are medium sized dogs, about a year old, a collie-mix, black and golden coloured with thick coats.


Our group, AWAB, Animal Welfare Activists for Bosnia, have a transport from Bosnia to the UK, set for June. There are still 12 rescued dogs who haven’t had anyone ask about them, or offer them home, and Betty and Lady are amongst these 12. You can find the full list on the AWAB website.
580352_4689308953485_1958183100_n Please also consider fostering. This would provide a dog with a safe and caring home environment (far superior to that of a Bosnian pension) as well as providing the dog with house-training, human/animal contact and getting the dog used to a new domestic environment. It would also offer the opportunity of the dog finding a forever home locally! Through fundraising, we would provide both the food and pet insurance (including public liability) for the dog while it’s in the foster home. In addition AWAB would continue to collaborate with the fosterer to promote the adoption of the dog.

Another way to help is to sponsor a place on the transport. The cost is about £245 or 300 euros. If you think you could help, please contact us at

bothLady and her sister Betty. Can you help them find a home? 

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Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the 20 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.