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We cannot let this shelter's 600 dogs starve!

URGENT ! Ina has almost no more kibble to feed her shelter's 600 dogs. They will starve!
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We cannot let this shelter's 600 dogs starve!
URGENT ! Ina has almost no more kibble to feed her shelter's 600 dogs. They will starve!

1,440 kg
Dry food offered

1,440 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 30 July 2022 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Bosnia, Ina is nearly out of kibble to feed the 600 dogs at her shelter. They will starve if no one helps!


"There are more abandoned dogs during the summer: people abandon them more spontaneously just to go on holiday… Now, we have 600 dogs at the shelter and it’s absolutely overcrowded! Indeed, adoptions stop during the summer and we also had to save hundreds in June: the horror pound picked up 200 puppies and adult dogs, so the employees told us if we didn’t take them all in, they'd be killed…    

It’s become impossible for us to cover all the expenses that such an extremely high new arrivals rate implies! With the increasing amount of dogs coming, it requires building new kennels rapidly, buying tons of water as it’s been deadly hot lately and buying way bigger amounts of kibble… We clearly lack financial resources to do so!

Summer is always a challenging time for us to get donations: people are more focused on their vacation spendings and it’s like we count for nothing! Inflation also doesn’t help:  everything is too expensive, we can barely afford low quality kibble and now, we only have enough stocks for until tomorrow… We’re very worried we won’t be able to obtain kibble and that all the dogs will suffer because of that…"  

2. Ina fears terrible consequences on the dogs: without kibble, they will fight or get sick at the shelter and those at the pound won’t be saved from awful deaths.


"Because of our financial situation and low donations, we’re forced to buy low quality kibble to feed the dogs and now, our stock is running dry: we’ll be out of kibble by tomorrow… Reducing their portions isn’t an option for me! For now, they’re not hungry. But what about tomorrow? New rescue dogs arrive all the time, it’s beyond overcrowded, while this canicular summer takes a toll on them… 

I’m so scared that they’ll become more and more nervous, more aggressive and start attacking each other… We’ve already noticed the negative effects of such low quality food on their health: they get diarrhoea, they lose weight, become more nervous and vulnerable. The weakest of them will develop health issues and get ill if they don’t eat better, more nutritious, kibble.  

This kibble situation is very concerning and stressful for us as well! Added to the effects on the shelter’s dogs’ behaviour and health, we also fear not being able to save more dogs from a dreadful death at the pound, or from the streets, or simply from suffering… Just thinking about the consequences of not having kibble to feed the dogs is unimaginable…"

3. Tyler was saved from the death pound: his recovery and survival depend on this kibble arrival!


"Tyler is a nine-year-old dog we rescued from the pound in June. He had scars all over his body and was very thin… He was affected by pancreatitis and parvovirus, the latter being extremely contagious and fatal if not treated on time. After IV treatment, Tyler has managed to recover, but he’s vulnerable and still needs to gain weight and build up his strength…

Like most of the dogs we save from the pound, he’s very scared and timid. He’s absolutely not a dominant type and has no hunting or preying instincts to help him feed himself if we were to lack kibble… He won’t make it if a fight over food happens! His survival clearly relies on us and the kibble we can provide him with to eat…"

4. With dropping donations and rapid inflation, the shelter’s finances have melted away: already indebted, Ina can’t buy kibble for the dogs.


"Since most people go on vacation during the summer, the difficulties really add up at that time of the year… Almost no adoption happens and more dogs are abandoned, hence a constantly increasing influx of new rescue dogs. This can only lead to the shelter and kennels being overcrowded, while the pound picks up more and more dogs that we just can’t let die… It’s an endless cycle and it’s become so hard for us to provide them all with needed care and food...

Summertime is always a time of financial struggle for us: donations don’t happen and we sink into oblivion as people dedicate their spendings to their vacation… The extremely high temperatures imply extra expenses to provide 1.5 tons of water a day for the dogs, as our wells are dried up... 

The inflation in Bosnia is another hard blow, since all prices have increased by 30%: food, fuel, construction material, vet care… everything is just too expensive and kibble prices are definitely not spared either! It impacts how we manage to help the dogs and we’re always indebted to the vet. We need more space, a steadier influx of funding and more kibble donations."

5. Ina isn't asking for money, only kibble to prevent the dogs from starving.


"My main motivation for creating this shelter was the mere existence of a death pound in Prijedor… There, dogs are tortured and killed and no one is allowed in to witness what’s happening… I just wanted to save these dogs from a horrible fate! We’re organising petitions and large campaigns to shut this horror pound down… We hope we’ll manage to make the authorities close the pound before the coming elections and help us with our rescue shelter.

The number of dogs we have now has tripled compared to when we started the shelter, when there were 200. We are the only ones who take care of dogs humanely in the region and our actions make a huge difference! But we desperately need more support from the people in order to provide proper care and proper food for these vulnerable dogs… Their number keeps increasing and it all falls upon our shoulders when it comes to saving them and taking care of them. I am still the happiest whenever I know I saved a dog’s life and allowed them to live a better life! They deserve it… That’s why they need this kibble campaign to succeed so much."  

6. If this campaign succeeds, Ina will not receive any money but 1440 kg of kibble, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistic platform in Bosnia.

Animal Webaction has a logistic platform in Bosnia which allows us to intervene quickly and deliver kibbles.

7. Ina's supporters have done their maximum to help the shelter: this campaign is her last chance to feed the dogs!

"We're supported by an Italian organisation called Prijedor Emergency. They help us a great deal as far as their means allow… They are doing their maximum but they’re a small association and can't cover all of our expenses! We don’t have any other collaboration apart from this one… We always try to reach out and contact some new organisations, asking them for help, but they refuse as they already help other organisations… It’s difficult for us to try and manage more rescues knowing we’re the only shelter in the area…

We use our Facebook page as a main platform to raise awareness, petition against the death pound, collect and fundraise… But this period is a real struggle for us, we barely have donations and I am not only talking about money but also kibble… Without this Animal Webaction campaign, I don’t know how we’re going to feed the dogs and save others after tomorrow…"

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9. In Bosnia, stray dogs are tortured and killed illegally without anyone looking…


If you know of a foundation or NGO that could help Ina, please invite them to contact us so that we can put them in touch with each other.

If you represent a Foundation or an NGO for animal protection, please help Ina's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

If you want to come to Ina's shelter to help her, or if you want to send her directly some kibbles or a check, contact her via Facebook (note: direct help is under your own responsibility).

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79101 Prijedor
BA Bosnia and Herzegovina

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