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With the worst flooding in over 120 years thegovernment of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina has declared a state of natural disaster.
Please see In Memory of Vucko for more details.
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.
Bodies of dogs and cats are being found, and dogs have been found left chained up outside homes that have been evacuated… remember there are well over 10,000 strays in the city of Sarajevo alone…
Animal 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.
They need help to buy food, petrol, hire vehicles, give medical care both immediate and in the ensuing consequences of such a disaster even when the flooding ceases: outbreaks of canine parvovirus, distemper and other diseases.
AWAB, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia Herzegovina will be sharing all collected funds with several groups and animal welfare advocates within Bih including Sapa Zenica, Andjeo Sarajevo, Marianne's Dog Food Bank, Angel's Breath as well as independent rescuers and Journalists for Animals. Funds will also be needed to help document the situation for animals - how are the dogs in the notorious public shelters? We fear the worst.
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For more about the situation for dogs and cats in Bosnia Herzegovina: