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We cannot let this shelter's 65 dogs starve!

Urgent! In Bosnia, Samira is running out of kibble to feed her shelter’s 65 dogs, they are going to starve!
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We cannot let this shelter's 65 dogs starve!
Urgent! In Bosnia, Samira is running out of kibble to feed her shelter’s 65 dogs, they are going to starve!

1,360 kg
Dry food offered

1,360 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 02 September 2023 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Bosnia, Samira has almost no kibble left to feed the 65 dogs at her shelter: they will starve if no one helps!


"Over the past few months, I've received several heartbreaking calls to rescue dogs that had been abandoned without a thought. Dogs, puppies, tiny creatures, left to fend for themselves, thrown into a box. Even after so many years, the cruelty of some people continues to shock me. I'll never understand how someone can ruin a life like that... For some people, it's easier to get rid of their dog than to take responsibility. It's a sad reality.

Every day is a struggle to feed all the dogs that depend on me. Donations are dwindling, we're running out of kibble and I'm really scared. I can't be angry or blame the donors, everyone has their difficulties. But it's very hard for me, because my dogs depend entirely on the generosity of others. So I'm making do, and in a few days I'm going to have to start cutting back on kibble portions to stretch the small remaining stock. The thought makes my stomach turn.

Searching tirelessly for donors, only to see the kibble supply dwindle to nothing... It's all so overwhelming. Honestly, this collection is the only way we'll be able to get the kibble my dogs so desperately need. This collection is our only small ray of hope, and every little bit counts... I just want these dogs to have full bellies!"

2. The risk of fights increases as the stock of kibble diminishes... If this campaign fails, the escalation will be dramatic!


“Right now, the dogs are eating so badly. I can feel the tension rising by the day, hunger making them nervous, even aggressive. I'm really afraid they'll start fighting, really hurting each other if we don't find a way to get more kibble. I can't bear the thought of one of them getting seriously hurt, or worse...

And it's not just aggression. The lack of adequate food has repercussions on their health. Many have digestive problems, such as diarrhoea and vomiting, and I see that some are starting to lose weight. In addition, there are those who are undergoing treatment, and for them, a balanced diet is not only important, it's vital. Without it, their recovery could stall, or even reverse!

The thought of this kibble campaign failing haunts me. If that happens, I don't even want to imagine what might happen to my dogs. They rely on me, and our kibble reserves are dangerously low... To see them lose weight, to see their health deteriorate, to see them injured in fights because of hunger... It's my worst nightmare. I do everything I can to feed them, but it's getting harder and harder, and I really need all the help I can get to avoid a catastrophe!”

3. Maks suffers from a skin disease that exhausts him, he needs kibble to recover and support his treatment!


"I found Maks a few years ago in a rubbish dump. It broke my heart to see him in that condition. Unfortunately, he suffers from a skin disease that slows him down a lot. He's a senior dog and undergoes medical treatments that wear him out. The last thing he needs is a shortage of kibble! That would definitely delay his recovery. He's such a gentle dog, always calm and affectionate, despite everything he has to face. He really deserves better..."

4. Inflation and falling donations have made the shelter even more precarious... Samira has no means of buying kibbble anymore.


“The global situation has hit us hard. Everywhere, prices have soared and wages are not keeping pace. For this reason, many of our regular donors have had to step back. There are still a few good people who send what little they can spare, and my children, bless them, bring whatever kibble they can find.  But while a few bags of kibble may seem like a lot, with so many mouths to feed, it's a drop in the ocean. These donations aren't even enough to cover the dogs' food portions for a day or two...

To make matters worse, we had a storm that damaged the kennels' roofs. As if feeding the dogs wasn't already a huge challenge, we now have to find funds to buy materials and deal with the repairs! Every day, we feel like we're fighting an uphill battle to give our dogs even the bare essentials.

The few donations we receive are nowhere near enough to cover the cost of feeding so many dogs. And the combination of the global economic crisis and the general lack of empathy are not working in our favor... Dogs just want to eat, to feel safe, to be loved. And we ask nothing more than to be able to offer them the life they deserve!"

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


"Loving animals has always been part of my identity. But here, I feel like I'm in the minority. I hear comments all the time like, "Why waste time with dogs when people are suffering?" Even some of my family and friends can't understand why I'm so dedicated to this mission. Trying to make them understand seems like a never-ending battle.

On difficult days, doubt creeps in. I wonder if I'm doing enough. Every emotion I have is linked to the state of my dogs - whether they're fed, warm and safe. My health is not the best, I have spinal, heart and kidney problems, which makes things even more difficult. But every time I think of giving up, I remember the few dedicated people who have supported and accompanied me for years. I think of the children and young people I meet from time to time, and in whose eyes I see a genuine love for dogs. These moments lift my spirits and make me believe that things can change!

I've sacrificed a lot for these dogs, and even though the days are hard, I've promised myself and them that I'll keep fighting. Their well-being is close to my heart and I will continue to do everything I can for them, whatever obstacles life throws my way."

6. If this campaign succeeds, Samira will not receive any money but 1360 kg of kibble, delivered from Animal Webaction's logistics centre in Bosnia.

Animal Webaction has a logistics centre in Bosnia which allows us to intervene quickly and deliver kibble.

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


If you know of a foundation or NGO that could help Samira, 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 Samira's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

If you want to come to Samira's shelter to help her, or if you want to directly send some kibble or a cheque, contact her via Facebook (note: direct help is done on your own responsibility).

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