Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Let´s Adopt Year End 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

#SCREAM

 
Romania's Dog Killings 2013 - Soon to be Bosnia - Herzegovina 2013

I can't stop crying, You know whats going in this country from everything you see in the face book groups and messages, but the face to face you get with the film is horrendous. I just want to curl up and go to sleep and wake up in a kinder happier world! but you can't you have to fight, You have to!  
When you ignore evil - You become evil


You may be wondering what the hell is she rambling on about....

Bosnia - Herzegovina and the treatment of the "Street Dogs".

I have  been trying to help the situation for a few years now and we make headway one poor dog at a time when we need to change the entire countries attitude. If you have been keeping up with what's going on you'll already know what I'm talking about. If you haven't you'll soon learn by watching the video in the link.

Bosnia - Herzegovina is in the process of passing changes to the European Union's law on the treatment of animals. A law that has never been implemented, never been followed. The foul treatment of Dogs specifically, but all animals has been the attitude of a country that has an attitude of the middle ages about the treatment of domestic  animals. 

Bosnia - Herzegovina's KILL LAW must be stopped

Ask Sandra Jenson https://www.facebook.com/SandraAJensen  to join the group at  STOP BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL LAW!

And while you are waiting watch the film that caused me to cry - Please share!
If you haven't watched the excellent documentary Kinofil, please do so now - it will help explain why we need to heed what the activists say.

 

Latest Action to Take: http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/11/19/anti-kill-law-fight-how-to-help-part-five/

And : FUNDS TO HELP THE ACTIVISTS CAMPAIGN. IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASE SEND A DONATION VIA YOUCARING- NO MATTER HOW SMALL - https://www.youcaring.com/kill-law

OR directly with Paypal to donations@awabosnia.org           and mark for 'ADVOCACY'

Saturday, November 16, 2013

KILLING-LAWS - STOP THEM!

Jelena Paunović Here is translation: They do not have voting rights, but we do! For politicians supporting killing: no votes. Do you know what will happen if the new Law is passed. They will take us from the streets to death camps. Do not be accomplices because they are using your money to fund the killings. Stop manipulations and stealing.


LIKE , SHARE, or really CARE

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, a eastern Europe country is voting this week to change laws on the treatment of the street animals.

Friends have been protesting, trying to show the government that mass killings of the animals will not solve the problem of thousands of homeless starving animals.

ONLY SPAY AND NEUTER programs along with education, and better control of privately owned pets, by licensing and inspections, will solve these problems. Humane treatment in government shelters is a must.

But, I find we can post message after message asking people to help. A simple donation, even one dollar or its equal in what ever money denomination..but instead we get likes. What the heck will likes do for feeding animals or getting parliaments to enact laws that actually help?
Nothing.. Nothing I tell you. Sharing can help by getting the messages out to those who will reach into their pockets and pull out a penny or two..But do you really care? Care enough to take some kind of action?

I was asked to help provide pictures of people who are actually supporting action in Bosnia-Herzegovina. WE ask that you take a picture of yourself with a statement that you do know where their country is.  That you do support the animal activists. (Let me state here that in their language Activist is not just a person at a rally. It is also the rescuer, the person who  goes out and feeds them, the person who runs groups to gather money to pay for vets, shelters and food. ) So if you help in anyway to them you are an activists.

You see they are trying to say, that those of us signing petitions asking them not to change the laws, not to let mass killings happen in Bosnia-Herzegovina; are either not real people or we don't even know where the country is.. because we don't speak the language.

So I have been asking YOU to take a picture of yourself with a written statement on it about what you support. And that you really do know where the country is..

But, instead I'm getting all these likes.. I need pictures, I need statements. WE need shares. Am I rude by pointing this out... maybe, but I'm a 68 year old - old lady that cares what happens, if I need to be rude to get you to take action then that is ok with me.

I CARE do you? Please make a comment at the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ikwbhs and upload your picture...

And by the way.... every rescue group out there needs your support. I created a website to help you find a group you are willing to give a dollar a month to...it is at:  http://the-reason-is-love.com/ there are many ways to help that do not involve money. And you can help in your own country, find your local non-kill shelter and volunteer!

BECOME INVOLVED - Don't let Bosnia-Herzegovina become another Romania:




Tuesday, November 5, 2013

#SignPetition - We need your help

FROM SANDRA JENSEN COPY POSTED HERE BY ME PLEASE SIGN:
P.A.W.S has created another petition for us! I know there are a lot of petitions but these ones send emails out to designated people every time someone signs and we will be collating, once again, all signatures for delivery to Parliament: https://www.change.org/petitions/last-chance-for-bosnian-animals-please-vote-against-the-amendment-that-will-allow-the-killing-of-stray-animals
We must impress on the Government of Bosnia - Herzegovina that Killing strays will not stop the problem of street animals.. ONLY implementation of the laws they already have will control the problem.    

WE NEED YOUR HELP..PLEASE

USE THE LINK - 

SIGN THE PETITIONS      SIGN THE PETITIONS 
 SIGN THE PETITIONS

#KILL-LAW ANTI KILL-LAW FIGHT – HOW TO HELP, PART TWO

FROM MY EMAIL ACCOUNT......PLEASE GO READ ..... PLEASE SIGN PETITIONS AND PLEASE SEND THOSE LETTERS!! 

WHEN MASSIVE ACTION IS TAKEN - WE CAN NOT BE IGNORED

New post on IN MEMORY OF VUČKO   
   
ANTI KILL-LAW FIGHT – HOW TO HELP, PART TWO
by Sandra Jensen

http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/11/05/anti-kill-law-fight-how-to-help-part-two/ 

Monday, October 14, 2013

FLEAS Help I'm invaded!

Hi,
Today I want to talk about Fleas.

FLEAS a horrible little creature that has no need to be alive.
From this I'm sure you realist my hatred of fleas.

A little over a month and a half ago I took in a tiger stripped fully male cat someone had dumped at a business called Lamb House, it gives out money to seniors and has a second hand store ( I buy a lot of my material for dog coats there.)
Anyway he was dumped there,  a lady said he had been there at least a week already... I couldn't just leave him..

I took him home in the first three weeks I got bit multiple times so no bath for this big baby... he drew blood every time he bite me until I started using padded gloves with him.

To make a long story short he is now the most loveable cat of all ten of them. Sweet and loving but full of fleas. Everyone of my cats and my poor dog who thinks she is a cat too have fleas.



I bought Hartz products and used it - It felt like it grew fleas.. So I started giving my cats baths in Dawn soap. Love Dawn dish soap.. helped but hasn't stopped them. I bought Victor the flea trap from Amazon.com, works but not enough, bought  quite a few products that promise relief.. no help, no relief.

Do you know what I can do other then bombing my house? I give baths every other day, vacuum every other day. It hardly leaves me time to do anything else.


But, I'd still do the same and bring this big baby home.. Even cats have a hard time surviving with out human help. We have domesticated them too much.

Change of subject have you signed the petition ? Please do!

This may not effect you or your country, but if you have ever cared for an animal, Please Sign!


STOP BOSNIA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL LAW!

Petition by Sandra Jensen, Hove, United Kingdom

BOSNIA IS ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT A KILL LAW THAT REPLICATES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ROMANIA - If IMPLEMENTED IT WILL MEAN WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF STRAYS. TO STOP THIS LAW COMING INTO EFFECT IT IS CRITICAL WE LOBBY THE BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AUTHORITIES NOW.

For more information please see:

https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/stop-bosnia-from-implementing-kill-law

Have a great day... Aunti Nelda

Monday, October 7, 2013

FROZEN-CAT

Hey, GREAT PEOPLE!!!

We ask you  in the name of our  little brothers, the cats, who can not speak!

They are, like people, God's creations  with a heart and soul!

Like the people, they are can be sad and feel PAIN!

Like people, they are can be happy and  they can LOVE!

And like the people THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO LIVE!

Protect them,  their needs are not only our legitimate duty but at the same time  our human duty.

Under the European Union:
According to the law 5199 of The Protection of Animals, Recognizing the right to life of these animals, the protection of their security and livelihood, was introduced into the  LEGAL OBLIGATION for all municipalities.

But instead the poor animals are dying of hunger, thirst, cold, and from human persecution and indifference!
The municipality says let them live in the nature, in the wild. But…

What kind of nature are we talking about ?
About that nature to which the builders laid hands because of their greed to earn more , about the concrete that surrounds us, or about garbage dumps ? Yes, because the animals are trying to survive in the dumps and  trying to find  food for life there. The wild places that once belonged to them , were taken away, and they are forced to live beside humans. But humans don't help them, on the contrary, there are those of us, who banishes , humiliates and torments them. 

The reason for this situation is the lack of sensitivity, also indifference, by the people and existing laws. The government and the municipalities should be an example and support for environmentalists. Taking care of stray animals should be a reminder of the importance of support and friendship during the growth of global selfishness and indifference.You say, there are too many homeless animals, we can not solve this problem…But it is the fault of government and municipal management.  If the problem of the growth of the number of homeless animals would be treated seriously and not  indifferently, if the work on the sterilization of animals was carried out continuously, there would not be so many homeless animals around us.

Islam teaches Muslims that  they must treat cats well, providing the cat with enough water and food and giving "roaming time" (a degree of freedom of movement).

Islam teaches Muslims to treat cats well and that the cat is a creature to be cherished and loved.

Mistreating a cat is regarded as a severe sin in Islam and can lead to punishment as the story of the women who mistreated a cat and she went to hell for punishment.






Are Christians or even non-believers any less responsible for the care of stray animals? For the care of all creatures?

For all these reasons before winter  in all the districts of Istanbul ( and not only in Istanbul but the whole of Turkey), in the green spaces and parks , should be made shelters for the cats.




All homeless animals be vaccinated, sterilized, and receive care in the recovery period..

My friend!Your signature it is a small but important contribution to the victory of good. Animals need our help.

http://www.change.org/petitions/istanbulun-b%C3%BCt%C3%BCn-mahhalerinde-evli-kedi-parklari-so%C4%9Fuklar-gelmeden-%C3%B6nce-yapilmasinin-talebi-ile-rt-erdogan?share_id=IBhMXlfAEF&utm_campaign=autopublish&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=share_petition

The balance of nature under threat:
the disappearance of wildlife leads to the disappearance of humanity.

Remember!

Rains begin with one drop and after time they become a flood and you can't count them and no one can stop them.... the same can be said about doing good - one good action leads to more, lets keep the rain falling!





Written by Ayse Akgun
English adjustments made by Nelda

Sunday, October 6, 2013

#Auction for the Dogs

Hi, Guess I have become an animal activist. I have been helping in Bosnia - Herzegovina, Serbia, and Romania.

I believe with all my heart that Milena written about below deserves all the help she can get. Will you come join our auction?  Please read

PLEASE JOIN OUR AUCTION TO HELP BUY LONE BOSNIAN SARAJEVO RESCUER MILENA AN URGENT RESCUE VAN!!!

********JOIN HERE:
https://www.facebook.com/events/211093715733660/


Milena travels many miles often in very poor road conditions on her own often late at night and her car has just broken down again so she had to hire a car for her trip to Hungary to meet Europet.

She can only transport one animal crate in the back of her current car at a time and often has to carry smaller dogs in the front seat when going to the vets etc which is not safe.

Her current vehicle is now over 10 years old and has served her well but is on it last legs and breaking down a lot - and she is now in need of something larger and more reliable due to the large number of dogs that she is feeding and rescuing on a daily basis. This will help her greatly as harsh winter is fast approaching - and she currently has over 40 dogs in her care (over 30 in kennels and more at her flat) and 150 street dogs she feeds daily.

She has to buy and transport lots of heavy bags of food which is not possible in her current car and means multiple trips/petrol.

We would like to raise €5,000-6,000 which would purchase a decent second hand vehicle and have already managed to raise approximately €2,400 due to donations and a grant which has been offered - and hopefully her current vehicle can be used as a part exchange.

Milena is an ANGEL to these poor animals, and without her many would already be dead; VICTIMS of beatings, torture, poison, starvation and the cold, unforgiving Balkans winters. Milena herself has also been THREATENED numerous times with violence, but she will not give up!!!!

********** TO DONATE FOR THE VAN:
- CURRENT VAN/DONATIONS FUNDRAISING PAGE:
http://www.youcaring.com/other/a-new-rescue-van-for-milena-malesevic-/60585

Thank you so much for your support!!

ABOUT MILENA & SAVING SUFFERING STRAYS SARAJEVO

Lone rescuer Milena Malesevic feeds over 150 desperate street dogs in Sarajevo Bosnia - for over 20 years she has been caring for the sick & injured & arranging rescue & adoptions where possible (over 300 in last 4 years). Dogs face indifference, rejection, hatred, starvation, abuse, car hit and runs, poisoning, shootings & freezing Bosnian winters. Killings in Bosnia are also increasing.

VIDEO OF MILENA'S LIFESAVING WORK:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOux43MfUhQ&feature=youtu.be

Milena Malesevic's personal facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/milena.malesevic.52?ref=ts

FACEBOOK GROUP:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/SSSarajevo/

ADOPTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Suffering-Strays-Adoption-Page/297472987059163?fref=ts
PLEASE JOIN OUR AUCTION TO HELP BUY LONE BOSNIAN SARAJEVO RESCUER MILENA AN URGENT RESCUE VAN!!! ********JOIN HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/211093715733660/ Milena travels many miles often in very poor road conditions on her own often late at night and her car has just broken down again so she had to hire a car for her trip to Hungary to meet Europet. She can only transport one animal crate in the back of her current car at a time and often has to carry smaller dogs in the front seat when going to the vets etc which is not safe. Her current vehicle is now over 10 years old and has served her well but is on it last legs and breaking down a lot - and she is now in need of something larger and more reliable due to the large number of dogs that she is feeding and rescuing on a daily basis. This will help her greatly as harsh winter is fast approaching - and she currently has over 40 dogs in her care (over 30 in kennels and more at her flat) and 150 street dogs she feeds daily. She has to buy and transport lots of heavy bags of food which is not possible in her current car and means multiple trips/petrol. We would like to raise €5,000-6,000 which would purchase a decent second hand vehicle and have already managed to raise approximately €2,400 due to donations and a grant which has been offered - and hopefully her current vehicle can be used as a part exchange. Milena is an ANGEL to these poor animals, and without her many would already be dead; VICTIMS of beatings, torture, poison, starvation and the cold, unforgiving Balkans winters. Milena herself has also been THREATENED numerous times with violence, but she will not give up!!!! ********** TO DONATE FOR THE VAN: - CURRENT VAN/DONATIONS FUNDRAISING PAGE:
 http://www.youcaring.com/other/a-new-rescue-van-for-milena-malesevic-/60585 
Thank you so much for your support!! ABOUT MILENA & SAVING SUFFERING STRAYS SARAJEVO Lone rescuer Milena Malesevic feeds over 150 desperate street dogs in Sarajevo Bosnia - for over 20 years she has been caring for the sick & injured & arranging rescue & adoptions where possible (over 300 in last 4 years). Dogs face indifference, rejection, hatred, starvation, abuse, car hit and runs, poisoning, shootings & freezing Bosnian winters. Killings in Bosnia are also increasing. 
VIDEO OF MILENA'S LIFESAVING WORK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOux43MfUhQ&feature=youtu.be 
Milena Malesevic's personal facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/milena.malesevic.52?ref=ts 
FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SSSarajevo/ 
ADOPTIONS FACEBOOK PAGE:   
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Saving-Suffering-Strays-Adoption-Page/297472987059163?fref=ts

Friday, October 4, 2013

BLOODY MURDER TO HAPPEN IN BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA

BOSNIA ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT KILL LAW!

urgent

BOSNIA IS ABOUT TO IMPLEMENT A KILL LAW THAT REPLICATES WHAT IS HAPPENING IN ROMANIA. TO STOP THIS LAW COMING INTO EFFECT THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ARE CRITICAL.
Pas ugiba Foto Bug ba (10) It is crucial that everyone, especially in Europe, lobby their embassy and MEPs. We need to keep the momentum, with press, meetings, lobbying and letters.
On Thursday the 3rd of October the Bosnia-Herzegovina Parliament held a debate on whether or not to change the existing animal welfare law to allow ‘euthanasia’ of dogs held in shelters for more than 14 days without adoption (see below if you think this is an effective means to curb stray populations).
Those opposing the change in the debate (local representatives from Dogs Trust, various pro-animal NGOs, ordinary citizens, veterinary experts from the Veterinary Faculty, professors, lawyers) took more room and were in all ways more articulate. See this article on Klix.ba (Serbo-Croatian, you can google translate The problem of street dogs in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The solution is in registration, sterilization, and Punishment.)
However, the government representatives and in particular SDP representative Nermina Zaimović Uzunović (who originally presented a Bill on changes and amendments to the Animal Welfare and Protection Act at the assembly on July 6 2013) behaved as if they heard none of the facts, explanations of the cause of the problem and how to remedy the problem.
It will be hard to keep the law as is. The next 2 weeks are critical.
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We are drafting a new petition on change.org but cannot post final up until early next week. There are existing petitions you can sign below.
But what is important right now is to lobby your embassy representative in Bosnia and at home and your EU Member of Parliament.

Write a PERSONAL, POLITE LETTER asking them to strongly urge the Bosnia-Herzegovina government to not change the law but instead to start actually implementing it! (For a full translation of the existing law, please download this PDF.)
See here to find your Embassy in Bosnia-Herzegovina:
http://embassy.goabroad.com/embassies-in/bosnia-and-herzegovina
There is also a listing of some of the Embassies on the
ACTION TO TAKE page. 
Find your MEP and write a personal letter to them as well.
See here to find any MEP in Europe –  ‘Euromap’.
Also on the  ACTION TO TAKE page there are further links and suggestions of particular MEPs to write to. Make sure to end your letter with your name and contact details. 
THE NEXT TWO WEEKS ARE CRITICAL.
We need to keep the momentum, with press, meetings, lobbying, letters.
A key member of the animal welfare lobby has stated:
“We need to play this smart, plan good timing for every action and save some ammunition for the days and weeks to come!”
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If you are from the UK, you can mention in your letter an incident concerning SDP representative Nermina Zaimović-Uzunović, the Member of House of representatives of Parliamentary Assembly who proposed amendments to the law.  Nermina Zaimović-Uzunovi said she was disappointed the discussion focused on Dogs Trust and their project (spay-neuter of 3000 strays in June 2013 in Sarajevo) which was financed by “the Queen” – and that Dogs Trust only worked in their own interest and this interest was financed by the “Queen”. Instead of acknowledging the good work done by Dogs Trust, and at great expense, she dismisses it, and certainly does not acknowledge that if her changes come into effect, the 3000 dogs sterilised by Dogs Trust will probably be killed. What a waste!
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If you have been reading this blog (see in particular this post, and this) you will know that to reverse or change the existing law (which, although not implemented, has an excellent basis for a humane management programme) for a kill law will be a disaster for a number of reasons, not least of which:
  •  It will damage Bosnia-Herzegovina’s international image
  •  It will fail
  •  It will allow wholesale murder of stray dogs and cats
We already have documentation of how ‘shelters’ tend to ‘euthanise’ animals: by clubbing, injections of bleach and so on. So you can be sure that if the existing animal welfare law is changed, such means of ‘euthanisation’ will become commonplace.
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Also, the studies on management of stray dog and cat population are unanimous in that euthanisation is NOT the most effective way to control populations. Euthanasia deals only with the symptoms and not the cause of the problem. It is expensive, inhumane and will not provide a permanent solution. Studies have shown that TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return) and CNR (Catch-Neuter-Return) programmes are far more effective (and far more humane) than euthanasia to reduce the street animal population. Please read this post for more information.
295623_587838614561266_1046506254_nPlease join the Facebook Event for latest news and updates: STOP BOSNIA FROM IMPLEMENTING KILL LAW
PLEASE SIGN THE EXISTING PETITIONS (AND CHECK BACK NEXT WEEK FOR THE NEW PETITION).
RELATED POSTS ON THIS BLOG:
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DONATIONS
Funds are needed not only to help individual rescues and to help us keep safe the 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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Friday, September 27, 2013

Help Pozega Dogs - need funds desperatly

Cover PhotoHelp Pozega Dogs

 This group is created to help volunteers from Belgrade HumAnimal who rescue dogs from the Pozega horror shelter in Serbia. It's estimated over 7,000 dogs have abeen killed there and well known they are tortured & systematically starved - we have been trying to save as many as possible by reserving them vetting them/placing them in private kennels & finding them fosters or adopters. But we have run out of funds & need urgent help!

We will raise funds, build awareness and assist with lobbying the government.

This infamous torture dog pound ironically called "Our Home":

- is catching dogs from 7 Serbian cities
- after a few weeks dogs are killed with t61 injenction & no legally required sedation
- or they are strangled or beaten!!!
- dogs are literally starved before they die
- most dogs can no longer walk
- & can barely lift their heads

Pups only couple of months old are curled up on the ground & do not react any more to the human voice.

VIDEOS ABOUT POZEGA:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=afWUo5GMB-c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3g9kygDbl1Y&feature=player_detailpage
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zM278uM0iWs&feature=youtu.be

It is well known that the shelter supervisor & the vet torture the dogs. There are 17+ criminal charges against the management of the pound, but they continue to catch & kill these poor animals.

- around 300-400 dogs are killed per month
- Local Authorities pay 100 euros/dog to the pound!
- they earn around 400.000 euros/year

IN LAST 5 MONTHS 108 DOGS SAVED - 96 SURVIVED BUT HUMANIMAL HAS RUN OUT OF FUNDS :(

- many saved have serious health problems, due to being starved & butchered sterilisations
- some are fighting for their lives
- 38 were very sick
- 11 very sadly died due to being starved/distemper
- 60+ are waiting for adopters

PLEASE HELP STOP THE HORROR!

DONATE to paypal - humanimal.org@gmail.com
or:
http://www.youcaring.com/other/help-70-dogs-saved-from-horrific-pozega-torture-kill-pound/73393

ADOPTION PAGE:
https://www.facebook.com/PozegaDogsAdoptionPage?fref=ts

RECENT PHOTOS OF POZEGA (before photos BANNED):
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.163804050472815&type=1
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.164334007086486&type=1

VIDEOS OF RECENT DOGS SAVED:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MXZnboJMhY
- http://youtu.be/6Pmv7EZWcBc
- http://youtu.be/Y4htiXMD8UE
- http://youtu.be/yFuDh2t8H18

SIGN THE PETITION:
https://www.change.org/petitions/local-and-state-authorities-in-serbia-as-well-as-the-european-union-shut-down-the-horror-dog-shelter-in-pozega-serbia#

SEND THIS PROTEST LETTER!
http://www.oipa.org/international/abandonment/alerts/serbia.html

HumAnimal has saved over 350 dogs from Pozega so far and also from other kill shelters & or where dogs are beeing killed but live in horrible conditions as Stara Pazova, Rakovica in Belgrade etc. Over 250 dogs have been adopted in Italy, some in Germany & some in Serbia.

We will not tolerate any profanities or arguing on this site.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MURDER - BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS

This is a critical petiton to sign given what is happening in Romania right now. Bosnia may well decide to do the same thing.

Animal abuse is rife in Bosnia Herzegovina and the problem of companion animal, particularly dog overpopulation has become a problem of epidemic proportions; there are no humane animal control programs in place and the corruption occurring at management level in many public dog 'shelters' means that shelters are part of the problem, with dogs left to starve or being "euthanised" by injections of bleach or clubbing. The general populace of this country views stray dogs and cats as nothing more than a vermin to be exterminated – or worse.
It is critical that the government of Bosnia Herzegovina immediately implement a mandatory spay neuter program for strays (catch-neuter-return) and also for owned pets; mandatory microchipping; prosecution of animal abusers and corruption in shelter management and education of the populace in the importance of humane treatment of all animals. The link between animal abuse and crimes against people has been documented for decades and needs to be understood by the government and people of Bosnia Herzegovina.

http://www.change.org/petitions/bosnia-implement-humane-stray-dog-and-cat-population-control-and-treatment

PETITION CREATED BY: Sandra Jensen


Hi,
I would hope, pray, beg that the action on going in Romania would never have happened but facts are facts. Horrible death, tortuous death, being beaten, stabbed, hung.... Every means of death the people on the streets can do.

We can not allow this to continue and spread to the other countries. WE must stop the spread of this craziness, MURDER is not the way to animal control.

Education of animal owners, neuter and spaying adoption and sponsorship are the means of control.

Please if you have ever had a pet, if you have ever had a friend with a pet, use the link above go sign the petition. Have your family sign, your friends sign, your neighbors sign.. It is only with hundreds of thousands of people protesting will there be a change, only with the European Union taking action....Will the MURDER STOP.

"Recognizing that man has a moral obligation to respect all living creatures and​​​​​​​​​​​​ bearing in mind that pet animals have a special relationship with man"​​​​​​​​​​​​​

- European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals,  Strasbourg,  13.XI.1987

To see the entire story see:  http://inmemoryofvucko.org/
Blog raising awareness and funds to stop animal suffering in Sarajevo and Bosnia-Herzegovina

Friday, September 20, 2013

BOSNIA-HERSGOVINA Killing Dogs is no different from Romina's killings....

The latest posting on In Memory of Vucko: 


 As you know, the Romanian Parliament has ruled that all stray dogs will be killed if, after fourteen days, they 
 remain unadopted. The authorities in Bosnia-Herzegovina will use this as an example to enforce the same law and make it legal to kill all stray dogs. In fact, it’s already happening in Bosnia in spite of existing 
animal welfare laws!  
 Unlike in Romania, there are no celebrities or high profile activists telling the world about it!

The existing Animal Welfare and Protection Act of Bosnia-Herzegovina is in fact a good and functional law. It’s just not being implemented because certain political and professional circles do not want to implement it.
PLEASE READ THE REST AT: 
http://inmemoryofvucko.org/2013/09/20/bosnia-killing-dogs-no-different-to-romania/


Monday, September 2, 2013

The reason is love!

Hi,
It has been forever since I've written a message for you all. Can you look at the face of this great dog and not wonder what brings the sadness to her eyes.

Like most of the deserted and abandoned street dogs and cats in Eastern Europe. All she wanted was a home.

In this case although, faced with being abandoned as a puppy a great man found her and took her to the home he shared with his brother and sister-in-law. They hated the dog for years the man protected her and supported her on his meager funds.
But the story turns sad here the man being elder, died. His brother took the dog to one of the kill shelters, but friends found her after 2 weeks of searching. she was rescued and is now homed in Germany.

If this story seems unusual, in a way it is, She was rescued... Most dogs and cats in Eastern Europe are beaten to death, poisoned, starved, hit, chased, exposed to sickness, frozen during the sub zero temperatures during the winter.

So you see she was very lucky. She was saved twice...

I have created a webpage for you to use to locate a shelter, group or individual you would like to help feed, house and vet these beautiful animals.  Go to - http://the-reason-is-love.com/  Pick a group to help, then share their information. The more people to help, the more we can save!

Nelda

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Milena Malesevic an earthbound Angel

Hi,
Happy Father's Day to those of you blessed enough to be Father's, or soon to be Fathers... and we can't ever leave out Grandfathers.

Well, Lucy decided to change Milena's video a little, so the old link is no longer working.  This one still has a few errors in it, but minor ones. Nothing of consequence. 

Please visit and share and by all means tweet it...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOux43MfUhQ&feature=youtu.be

We need help raising funds.  It is important to get as many Dogs as possible re-homed. It may seem way to far into the future to talk about the coming winter, but it is there just a few just a few short months from now. Those of us who  can sew, are already making padded rain proof winter coats for the dogs who may still be in open shelters. The less expensive shelters have no heating, even if they have roofing. The best is King's Pension (that is the Bosnian term for Shelter). That costs 120.00 Euro per month. Right now 50.00 EURO runs about $64.00. so we are looking at over 100.00 USD per month for any dog there.. But here they are fed, the kennels are heated and the man who runs it works with the dogs getting them used to being handled and helping them build up their confidence. Well worth the charge, but help is needed, to cover it.

You can donate directly to Milena, via http://www.Paypal.com      just use her email address:
milena.malesevic@hotmail.com
A monthly donation of 5.00 - 10.00 dollars  even a one time donation of one dollar buys just that much more to help the street dogs.

The puppy graphic above is just one of the many computer generated, hand drawn, or photos used in the graphics for Milena's store.  Come visit... http://www.cafepress.com/stravingstrays
The link sometimes takes you to the general store instead of Saving Suffering Strays of Sarajevo.. Milena's so please just add the /starvingstrays part...

Have a great Day...
Nelda

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Introducing Milena Malesevic, my hero!

There are times in our life's when a little shame brings us back into the fold.. I am sharing one of those time with you today.

On Face book, I have met and joined a group of people worldwide who are trying to help animal activist  in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

The reason I am ashamed is that I can't seem to be motivated to post to this blog daily... What does it take 5 minutes a half-hour??  And yet there is a Lady in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, who spends her days, day after day, year after year going all over Sarajevo and other areas of Bosnia-Herzegovina feeding the homeless, deserted, vile verman - THE STREET DOGS.

Take a minute, no it will take you longer then that just to stop crying; view and share this video introducing you to Milena Malesevic. 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRdaVkyGPPg&feature=youtu.be

Who is a dedicated animal activist. The video was created to introduce you to her is as magnicifant as Milena is.
WATCH and share and maybe, just maybe donate even just a dollar to help her help the voiceless, the helpless, the deserted.

WE thank you and know you will be blessed for sharing this...nelda

You can also help support her by shopping at http://www.cafepress.com/starvingstrays

Thursday, March 28, 2013

SICKENING PICTURES - DON"T LOOK!

Dear Friend,
I don't mean to offend you with the pictures included in this posting, but the reality of the fur trade allows nothing else.

Why do we need to wear fur real or what we think is fake fur? Do we consider that an animal is killed to get that fur off the body? Well by the end of this message you will look facts right in the face!

WE think they are killed first to skin them but no more then half are skinned alive. YES SKINNED ALIVE!
Reality is heart breaking sickining and horrible. But what must the dogs feel when this is done to them, What your feeling right now from looking at the pictures does not compare! ....remember the name MARC JACOBS







Real Dog Fur Found Labeled as Fake by Fashion Designer Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is in hot water after an investigation indicated that the brand mislabeled real fur as fake and used raccoon dog hair on some of its faux fur.

Marc Jacobs fans and animal rights activists got a bit of a shock this week.
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TO PETITION:
https://www.change.org/petitions/marc-jacobs-you-were-caught-selling-dog-fur-stop-using-all-fur-in-your-designs?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=21058&alert_id=yJtdjngCEV_cyHKFxDhWH

READ ARTICLE:
http://news.msn.com/pop-culture/marc-jacobs-faux-fur-coats-found-to-contain-real-raccoon-dog-fur?utm_source=action_alert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=21058&alert_id=yJtdjngCEV_cyHKFxDhWH

WHY IN GODS NAME DO YOU NEED TO WEAR FUR!
 
PLEASE RECONSIDER FUR   
AND 
BOYCOTT  MARC JACOBS FASHIONS


Friday, March 15, 2013

MY STORE - TO HELP SAVE ANIMALS

Hi,
Have you ever surprised yourself with what you can do? Well, I did this week.

I have created a store front over at http://cafepress.com.  You would not guess just how many different items they have there. Items from phone covers to dog hoodies jewlery to yard signs to coffe mugs and don't leave our clothing.

The ability to put your designs on these items is thrilling. I know you will go look and buy some of these.  Just look at some of the pictures I've used. These pictures can be placed on any one or number of items you desire.  I will even use your pictures, as long as you created it.. No Copy right violations...

http://www.cafepress.com/bosniaanimalrescuers

The profits go directly to AWABOSNIA.ORG but if we raise enough money, I'll be paying the taxes on it.
The group is in need of funding there are 20+ dogs that are being adopted in England if they can raise the money to pay the ticket fees.



BE A HERO - SUPPORT A HOMELESS DOG OR CAT IN BOSNIA

ADOPT INTERNATIONALLY

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The pictures included with this petition are very graphic..


.Use descrection when viewing.



Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend

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This photograph was taken just a few days ago in Sarajevo, at the dog “shelter” called ‘Prihvatilište KS Prača’, commonly known as ‘Praca’. Praca is a private shelter owned and built by Murai Komerc (a construction company) with contracts with Sarajevo municipalities to take in dogs from the street (on a per dog basis) and to provide them with appropriate care.
Below is a photograph of some of the dog pens – in midday.
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Taking photos in the “shelter” is forbidden. These photographs were taken secretly. In order to visit you have to say which dog you want to visit. You cannot just go and walk in or walk around. Praca is about 45 km away from Sarajevo, and difficult to get to by public transport, thus making it difficult for anyone to visit to check on activities there.
Praca in 2012
Two months after Praca was built (March 2012, it opened on 30th March 2012) reports said there was no electricity or running water in the “shelter”, that there was no fence around the compound, nobody there during the night, not enough food for dogs, no veterinarian. There were 15 workers and 500 dogs.
The following photographs were taken late last year:
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An attempt to publicise the situation (with these photographs) last year did not have any results. After that, we did not know what exactly the conditions were in Praca other than most animal friendly citizens in Sarajevo described it as ‘a concentration camp for dogs’.
Praca in 2013
‘”The picture is scary with creepy sounds and incessant barking. Everything is terribly dirty, unfinished buildings, leaking from all sides…. Stench spreads all around. There are many cages facing each other, divided by a narrow corridor. Almost no light enters most of the cages, cages are in pitch dark during the day.  Many cages are floating in water, mud, urine and faeces. Small/young dogs are barking, terrified of bigger dogs that are facing them in opposite cages. Blankets or rugs donated are not used. Workers say: “Don’t you see how much water there is, as soon as we put blankets in or over the cages for cover, they become wet and we have to throw them away … we do not have possibility to wash or dry them …“‘
HOW TO HELP
Please sign and share the following petition:
Demand Investigation into Concentration Camp for Dogs in Sarajevo
Please note, March 7, 2013 - This post has been modified from its original version in order to ensure the safety of anyone who might be connected to the photographs.
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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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I Know you will sign the petition Please share it with your friends and family.  This type of treatment MUST stop.. With your help  it can...
Hi,
I wanted to help the AWABosnia group by making something to sell in their store, but after checking weighted and flat rate costs to Canada and England from USA. The cost would be more then the item was worth.. 
 So I took my drawings, graphic arts and pictures I had permission to use and created a store front at CafePress.com 
 This store will give 20% of the sale to the group if you buy from the store. You will be surprised at the different items for sale there. 
 
This is the link: http://www.cafepress.com/bosniaanimalrescuers 
The profits go directly to the group's paypal account. Anyone who takes pictures, or draws, paints animal themes,  I'd welcome digital pictures to use.  
If you want a specific item with your picture, I can do special orders
Here's hoping it will help increase the monies needed by their group for the animals.
Friendly regards -- Nelda  If you like Specialty items, Go look at the store.
 
 Any Moneys will help buy tickets for 20 dogs who are in Bosnia but being adopted in England. Buy or just donate.