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We cannot let the 120 dogs under Ivana’s care starve to death!

SOS! In Serbia, Ivana is almost out of kibble to feed the dogs she cares for in her shelter and on the streets, they are going to starve!
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We cannot let the 120 dogs under Ivana’s care starve to death!
SOS! In Serbia, Ivana is almost out of kibble to feed the dogs she cares for in her shelter and on the streets, they are going to starve!

1,600 kg
Dry food offered

1,600 kg
Dry food necessary

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Animal Webaction visited the site 24 February 2024 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Serbia, Ivana will soon run out of kibble to feed the dozens of dogs she cares for in her shelter and on the streets. They will starve if no one helps! 


"Between my shelter and the dogs I care for on the street, I am responsible for the lives of more than 120 dogs, which is quite a heavy task. I've had to cut down on how much I feed them as my kibble stock was getting lower and lower, but this can only be a temporary fix, since I only have 4 days of kibble left at that stage.

The dogs are not getting enough to eat already, leading to noticeable weight loss and signs of malnutrition. Their health is declining, with the weakest ones suffering the most, and I am deeply worried as buying more kibble is not an option I can afford, so I don't see and end to this situation.

Things can only get worse if I don't manage to find kibble. These dogs count on me each day, it is critical to find a way to keep feeding them, cause otherwise no one will. "

2. Without kibble, stray dogs will have no one to rely on but themselves to withstand hunger, fights and malnutrition. The weakest ones will not make it!


"I'm unable to rescue any more dogs, and with the imminent shortage I very soon won't even be able to bring them any relief at all, as I won't be able to feed them either. This means many will be left to fend for themselves, facing harsh conditions with little hope.

The struggle for food and water would become more desperate, which would result in more fights over the few scraps available. They would starve, there is no other way to put it, and that thought devastates me.

It's a lonely battle for them, and the gap between my desire to help and what I'm actually able to do is painful. I feel helpless facing this crisis."

3. Ivana has been looking everywhere for a way to overcome this crisis, but keeps hitting dead ends. She counts on this campaign to get kibble.


"I've attempted to negotiate with suppliers, to convince local businesses and veterinary partners to help out, but to no avail. My pleas on social media and to the local authorities have gone unanswered, efforts to secure grants haven't worked out either. I've managed to set up collection points around the city, but it's not enough.

I'm constantly searching for solutions, any possible way to help me solve this crisis, but no matter how hard I try, the situation remains desperate and the crisis persists. I'm exhausted from hitting dead end after dead end, but I have no other choice than to keep trying, because these dogs' survival depends on it."

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


"A kibble shortage threatens everything, as it means I can't support dogs in distress, and I can't care for the ones I've taken under my wing, I can't even continue rehabilitating them for adoption, and the general operation of my rescue is at risk.

Years of progress in the area for animals could be undone, and my ability to support the community and control the stray population humanely is directly threatened. Most people ignore the plight of strays, they don't see them as their responsibility. I cannot turn a blind eye.

I made a promise to protect these dogs, and the idea of not being able to keep that promise is something I can't face, finding a way to get more kibble is crucial."

5. Even if her fight for animals brings many challenges, Ivana would do it all over again in a heartbeat.


"Fighting for animal welfare in Serbia is both a daunting and very rewarding task. Seeing all these animals left to fend for themselves pushes me to act and to work harder, to make a difference for them. Most people don't realise it, but it makes a difference for them as well, as I keep the stray population under control, and make sure these dogs stay safe from hunger and diseases.

To have so many living beings who rely on me on a day to day basis, every single day of the year, can be overwhelming at times ; the lack of support, lack of recognition and the increasing number in animals in need add to the difficulty of it all. Still, I would do it all over again for the sake of these dogs if I had to."

6. If this campaign succeeds, Ivana will not receive any money, but 1600 kg of kibble, delivered from the Animal Webaction logistics centre in Serbia.

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

7.  Campaigns launched on Animal Webaction often fail...

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8. In Serbia, street dogs are hunted by the state and ignored by the population, volunteers like Ivana are their only hope.

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

If you represent an animal welfare foundation or NGO, please help Ivana's dogs, contact us and we will put you in touch!

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

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