Puppy run over and left to die


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This morning animal advocates in Sarajevo received a phone call from a young man crying and screaming to help a puppy who had been run over by a car on outskirts of Sarajevo, an area called Jercedoli. The puppy was injured yesterday but the poor boy only discovered him this morning in his yard. He picked him up and hid him in an improvised dog-house until someone replied to his cries for help. When advocates were contacted they went immediately and brought “Puppy” to the city center and to a vet where his injuries were examined.

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His back left paw is completely broken, an open fracture, his skin torn, on his front left paw the skin is completely shredded and you can see all the muscles and bones beneath it. He has several other injuries on his other paws but those are minor in comparison to the rest. Tomorrow he will be taken to the vet faculty for an x-ray of the injured paws and to see what type of surgery can be done. Donations for surgery, vet care and pension fees are urgently needed. He is about three months old. Please state your donation is for “Puppy”.

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UPDATE: MARCH 12 a.m.
Puppy is at the vet station. Things are not looking great. He will at least have to have one of his legs amputated. More photos have been added to the slideshow including x-rays. Donations have already come in, thank you so much, a total right now of 200 euros. More will be needed for surgery, recovery and then pension – and hopefully…. a forever home.

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UPDATE: MARCH 12 p.m.
Puppy is at Milena Malesevic’s apartment (one of the animal advocates in Sarajevo). Vet amputated his back paw and said front one needs constant vet care. This will be arranged tomorrow via the vet university. Today’s surgery cost 110 euros. More donations have come in, thank you so much. We are at about 400 euros now. Maybe if he is well enough he can be adopted in the UK on our June transport. Please contact us if you can help.

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UPDATE MARCH 13, 1 p.m
Puppy is at the vet station. Not good news so far. Dr. Selma Filipovic concludes that his front paw is in very bad shape. New photos added to the slideshow.

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UPDATE MARCH 15 a.m
Puppy is now called ‘Ado’ after Adnan, the boy who telephoned for help originally. Ado is with Milena Malesevic who is changing the dressings daily. She says Ado is eating well but is in shock and very quiet. We are very concerned about the front leg. Milena says it is not looking good. Right now we are trying to see if Ado can be taken to a clinic in Slovenia where Milena has had good luck with severely injured animals.

UPDATE MARCH 15 p.m.
Ado will be taken to Slovenia asap, where he will be looked after by Animal Angels and taken straight to the clinic in Ljubljana. The trip is a 9 hour drive.
So far costs are 395 euros, this is for his surgery, vet care, the trip to Slovenia. This leaves 300 euros left over from current donations for his treatment in Slovenia. We have no idea right now what that will cost so please help us to keep fundraising.
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UPDATE MARCH 16 a.m.
Ado is doing OK, latest photos below. He is eating, and is going to the toilet, but is quiet and needs to be kept warm as he is still in shock.
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887070_4654166554310_1207349575_oUpdate March 16 p.m
Ado now has his own Facebook Page Saving Puppy Ado
And we have started a YouCaring fundraiser (which works like ChipIn used to)
He is eating and sleeping well.

Update March 17 
Ado is in the clinic in Slovenia. His front leg is in very, very bad shape. The tissue is dying and gangrene has set in. They will try everything they can with antibiotics for 24- 48 hours, but right now it needs a miracle.

We are contacting a specialist in bone surgery and also where he is there is a very good specialist. Everything that can be done will be done.

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UPDATE MARCH 19

“They have not decided for the amputation yet the wound does not smell as bad as it did, it looks like clymicin medicine has gave some progress he is on the operation desk already for three hours, now they will probably remove just one part of his paw.

They are trying to save his leg, if it works it will be a process of two or more months, but it can happen of course the they will have to amputate, they can not say yet for now they are trying because it is not worse then it was yesterday, mabey it is even a bit better when they finish today, they will send me a report on e-mail if they save his leg, costs will be much higher, she could not tell me how much, but she said we should all raise money, because it will be probably around 1000 euros maybe more..”

UPDATE MARCH 20
“Today Ado’s damaged paw was thoroughly examined (he was under anesthesia). They cleaned pus focus and dead tissues, sewed what could be sewn in the upper part of his paw. In the lower area he has practically no skin, lower joint is most probably broken, 2 claws had to be removed, it seems they will have to amputate one or 2 toes. The part with no skin is protected with Hydrogel.

In the following days the procedure will be repeated, his wounds will be daily cleaned, his general condition and lower joint status will be regularly monitored.
He will be also x-rayed tomorrow. If everything goes well they try with skin transplantation though it is not necessarily always successful. Ado is on 3 different antibiotics, pain release plasters and meds like ( Rymadil, Tramal).

Ado is a doll. He is in constant pain still he bears it well. He likes to eat,( especially treats), they carry him out on the grass to let him do his business. He is smart, he would look at you with those eyes and the vets know at once what he wants. He enjoys when patted and hugged, he longs for contact with humans and he whines when he is alone. Only in case his condition gets threatening for life we will think of amputation. For now we go step by step, from one hour to another, with our fingers crossed hoping for the best..”

UPDATE MARCH 21
“From Sunday till now Ado has recieved daily changing of his bandages, including cleaning of the wound, wound irrigation ,debridement, wound closure-where it was possible, bandaging. He is recieving different kind of antibiotics and also multimodal analgesia.”

Olga visited Ado today, she says:“He is doing well for now.
I gave him milion kisses and he gave me some back.. He also got a new toy Elvis!”elvis

UPDATE March 24
A video of our lovely boy. His front leg is also broken. We will not know if we can save it for a few days yet. Most updates are now on his Facebook Page Saving Puppy Ado
Please help with funding via our YouCaring fundraiser for Ado.

UPDATE March 26
LATEST NEWS FROM MIA:
“Again, a different situation: The vets have taken out the stitches from the upper part of Ado’s front leg and it’s doing well. The lower part of the leg is not ok but they still hope they can save it. 1/3 of Ado’s tail had to be amputated. I just came from the clinic. He is so brave. I feel sorry for him, he is a fighter but still my heart is in pain. Tomorrow the vets will get results from blood test to see how his liver is doing because of all the medicine he has received.”
(Ado’s tail had been damaged in the accident and also wasn’t healing)Note: All updates will now be posted only on his Facebook page: Saving Puppy Ado.

We have raised enough for his veterinary care until now, but funds are still needed for his daily care which costs 30 euros per day.  Donations via YouCaring: http://www.youcaring.com/pet-expenses/Saving-Puppy-Ado/47574 or direct to Paypal at donations@awabosnia.org (mark for Ado).Final update May 2013:  Ado was adopted by the lovely vet who took such good care of him! He’s doing very well and is much loved by her and her husband.
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DONATIONS
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: 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.

Saving Sirotica

Todays blog was supposed to tell you about the shelters in Bosnia, how horrendous they are, not just Hreša, and to update you on the Hreša situation (not much to update, unfortunately).

But as always a crisis case comes up.

This beautiful stray dog was left for 3 days before anyone thought to call for help. Jelena Paunović and other activists rushed the dog to the vet. Surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. It’s very likely this was a stray dog used to train fighting dogs.

Sirotica is safe, at King Pension now, due to some luck as it is usually full. The activists were very happy when Almir, the pension owner, told them there is a vacant place since it is the best place in Sarajevo when it comes to injured dogs.

One day of stay at King Pension is 4 Euros – 120 Euros/$160 per month – and surgery tomorrow will cost between 35 and 50 Euros ($45 -$65). The vet exam today cost 16 Euros and transportation for the activists and the dog is 11 Euros.

With the recent rescues from Hreša (see earlier posts) and the 17 + other rescued dogs in pension and the desperate need for food for strays during the winter, funds are needed now more than ever. Please help – any amount will make a huge difference. If you want to donate via bank transfer, details are here. If you need receipts for proof of expenditure, these can be sent to you. Please help. Also if you can offer this lovely dog a forever home, contact me. ‘Sirotica’ means poor, as in poor dog. This is a poor dog, but perhaps a new home and a new name will make all the difference…

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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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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.

Winter is here, a catastrophe for strays in Bosnia

This weekend was the first frost in Sarajevo, and much colder in other parts of Bosnia. In Winter temperatures go down to minus 30 with snow. This is a very bad situation for the thousands of strays (10,000 in Sarajevo alone); and for the animal welfare activists who go out each day and night to feed and help the animals.


Last winter in Sarajevo the snow was almost two meters high and every day they would find many dogs and cats dead on the streets, dead from starvation or frozen to death.

There is no question this winter is going to be as harsh as the previous one. The activists need to start making preparations in order to collect/buy as much dog/cat food as possible so they can face the winter period prepared and ready to help.The number of stray/abandoned dogs/cats in Sarajevo is getting higher every day.


Also, many of those who try to feed the animals are elderly people that just love animals and want to help them as much as they can, not animal activists.The animal activists in Sarajevo usually are aware of these animal lovers and gladly give them the food that they have received through donations. Everyone is in this together and everything that is collected –  be it food, medication (vaseline, Frontline, antibiotics, etc.) or blankets, are shared and dispersed among everyone.I cannot emphasize enough the sheer need and desperation of the winter situation. The horror of seeing a dog or a cat lying frozen in the snow because he died out of starvation and cold, cannot be explained with words.
One bag of the cheapest dog food for adult dogs, 20 kilos, is 20€ (about $27). For puppies it is 30 or 40€ ($40 – $55).Please donate – any little bit will help. Make a note in your donation that it is for winter supplies.

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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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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.

PUPPY WITH DEMODEX NEEDS HELP

URGENT: 50 EUROS NEEDED BY SUNDAY AUGUST 25 TO PAY FOR MEDICATION FOR THIS 4 MONTH OLD PUPPY

This puppy, Erik, has demodex (mange) and another problem as yet undiagnosed with his penis. 50 Euros is needed to pay vet bills or the dog has to go back on the street. Can you help?  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

Also needed are supplies of ‘Advocate’ or ‘Advantage Multi’ by Beyer for demodex. It isn’t available in Bosnia. Email me if you can help.

 

How to save a life in a few steps

How to save a life in just a few steps

Thanks to the hard work of Jelena Paunović and Dzenana Vukovic and other freelance animal welfare volunteers, and to donations from followers of this blog and from my Facebook friends (Jenny Graves, Patricia Vives, Julie Berry, Michelle Stark), Marley has been rescued from the streets and taken in to foster care to have his demodex treated.. this is what all of you have done, thank you all so much.

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Please know that Marley’s situation is still critical. He will need ongoing care, neutering and vaccinating, and then, found a home. Can you help? If you think you might want to adopt him, let me know.  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

And don’t forget the other dogs and cats needing help.. read the other posts. I will update any posts in the comments if their situation has been resolved.

URGENT: ANOTHER DOG NEEDING HELP

URGENT: DOG NEEDING HELP

This puppy also has a bad case of demodex (mange). A proliferation of demodex mites can lead to serious skin disease and is a sign of malnutrition and stress. This puppy was found on the streets is in a ‘pension’ but there is no money to pay for medical attention. 50 Euros is needed. Can you help?  Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.

 

 

NEWS OF MARLEY – SITUATION BETTER BUT STILL CRITICAL


NEWS OF MARLEY – SITUATION BETTER BUT STILL CRITICAL

Thanks to donations from followers of this blog and also from my Facbook post of this little dog, “Marley” is now in a safe place and can be treated for his very bad case of demodex. A rescue operation had to be undertaken by Jelena Paunović, as the dog was still at large in the streets outside of Sarajevo when I posted about him yesterday.

But he still needs all the help he can get. There is enough money to keep him in the foster home / pension for one month, but if no more donations come in or no home is found for him he will have to be returned to the streets. He will also need to be neutered and vaccinated. If you can help please Go here to find out how to donate – it would be directly to me via PayPal and I would then transfer the money to Bosnia. I can also give you the PayPal email address of my Bosnian animal welfare contacts if you prefer.  Even just one dollar or one euro will help.