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…


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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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.