Thursday, March 28, 2013


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.



Friday, March 15, 2013


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

I have created a store front over at  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...

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.



Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The pictures included with this petition are very graphic..

.Use descrection when viewing.

Concentration Camp for Man’s Best Friend

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.
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:
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 …“‘
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.
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: 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 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.

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...
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 
 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: 
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.