STATE OF EMERGENCY IN BOSNIA - help the animals!

For: Dogs and Cats of Bosnia via AWAB
Organizer: AWAB - Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia Herzegovina
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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:

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on August 6, 2014

Posted on August 6, 2014

Parts of Bosnia have been hit by floods again. As with the May floods, there will be a huge fallout of abandoned, stranded and stray animals again. We should keep an eye on this situation as it unfolds. This is a video taken in Travnik about an hour or so from Sarajevo

Posted on July 28, 2014

Posted on July 28, 2014

There is a new post on In Memory of Vucko, an update on three of the cats rescued during the floods: 

Flood Rescues from Bosnia

Thank you !

Posted on June 30, 2014

Posted on June 30, 2014

We have been monitoring as many dogs and cats rescued from the floods as possible, and ensuring funds are distributed where needed. Three cats were rescued from Samac, one pregnant, the other thought to be pregnant but was in fact ill and had to have her uterus taken out. She's not doing so well but is in the best of hands. The cost of her vet care and foster home has been covered by this fundraiser. The kittens are thriving and we will ensure they are cared for and that mother and kittens are sterilised when possible.

Many of the rescued dogs from Samac area were housed in temporary shelter in Odzak by Zlatko Lemut, who was able to locate the original owners of many dogs and reunite them. However there are still 11 dogs at the shelter, and two litters of puppies.  Zlatko has started making kennels in his own garden as he has a deadline to leave the temporary shelter in one month. He is now missing financial support to finish those boxes and move the dogs at his own place if he doesn't adopt them in this short time period, and funds from this fundraiser will go to assist his work. 

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