If you wish to donate directly via paypal: [email protected] (mark BE A HERO)
In early April twenty one dogs and cats have a chance to leave the horrors of Bosnia Herzegovina, to live in safety where they will know love, care, warmth and a full belly.
But they cannot go without your help. Can you be a hero to one of these lovelies, and help fund their way?
We have booked transports for early April. One transport will travel from Sarajevo to the United Kingdom. 12 dogs and 3 cats, all rescues, have fosters or forever homes waiting for them in the UK and Spain.
The other transport will take three dogs, Lana and Fluffy and King, and three cats, Sydney and Glee and Hope, all the way to Finland with Miska Oksanen.
The transport cost per dog or cat is around 400 euros. The preparation costs (all vaccinations, sterilisation, paperwork etc) are approximately 130 euros per dog or cat. If we manage to transport nineteen animals, the cost is well over ten thousand euros (and this doesn't include pension/kennel/food costs from now until they go...)
However, due to the generous support of Blind Dog Rescue UK, The Harmony Fund, the adopters of several of the animals and other individual donations, all we need is 3 900 Euros to cover all transportation and preparation costs, but we need it very soon.
Many of these dogs and cats have come through horrific suffering. Glee was deliberately blinded (she can now see a little out of one eye); Dennis nearly died of a botched castration in one of Bosnia Herzegovina’s infamous ‘shelters’; Faith was tortured with wire around her neck and leg, left to die from starvation or the infection from her terrible wounds. She was saved, she had to have her leg amputated however. Hero ,our special mascot for this fundraiser, is also a tripod. He was found on the streets, half-blind, with a suppurating fracture on his leg. All of these animals have a story to tell, and we want the ending of the story to be ‘and they lived happily ever after.’
Please help, any amount, no matter how small is much appreciated.
The dogs and cats who are are booked on the trip are:
Dennis, Nova, Mama Puppy, Bubi, Fikret, Hero, Nodi, Harpo, Faith, Fiona, Ginger, Velvet, Black Jack, Fluffy, Lana, Glee, Sidney, Basil, Hope, King, Lucia
If you think you can offer a home to another dog or cat, please contact us at [email protected] and visit our adoption page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/AdoptionAnimalsBosnia(there are several dogs/cats looking for homes who are not yet listed here)
This fundraiser is run by AWAB, animal welfare advocates for Bosnia-Herzegovina
Administrators are Miska Oksanen, Mette Lunde, Debbie Ryan and Sandra Jensen
More information: [email protected]
You can read about Glee here:
And about Hero here:
Our Facebook page and group:
For more about the situation for dogs and cats in Bosnia Herzegovina: