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We cannot let the 67 dogs at Samira's shelter starve!

Urgent! In Bosnia, Samira is running out of kibble to feed her shelter’s 67 dogs, they are going to starve!
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We cannot let the 67 dogs at Samira's shelter starve!
Urgent! In Bosnia, Samira is running out of kibble to feed her shelter’s 67 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 23 March 2024 and confirms the situation described below.

1. In Bosnia, Samira has almost no kibble left to feed the 67 dogs at her shelter: they will starve if no one helps!


"I'm down to just a few bags of kibble... I've had to cut back on the portions I give the dogs to make what little I have last longer. They're not getting enough to eat! They seem anxious every time mealtime comes around; as if they know tougher times are ahead... It breaks my heart to see them like this.

It's truly disheartening to see how difficult it has become to feed my dogs. It feels like it's getting harder day by day! Prices seem to change every month, and they're always on the rise. Lately, I've also heard worrying news from several friends and donors who've lost their jobs and are struggling to make ends meet. This greatly concerns me, for them as well as for us. If buying kibble was already a challenge, I'm left wondering how I'll manage to do so now...

This campaign is really our only hope to get kibble at this point. The consequences of it failing would be disastrous! The need for kibble can't be put off until tomorrow; the dogs need to eat every day..."

2. The survival of the shelter's vulnerable dogs is at stake: every day without kibble brings them closer to disaster!


"We're relieved to be coming out of the long, cold winter... But alas, every season brings its own set of challenges. With spring's arrival, allergies have already begun to cause us problems. Many dogs are suffering from eye allergies, demodicosis...

If the kibble shortage we're facing lasts much longer, it will undoubtedly affect the dogs' health, especially those who are already vulnerable or prone to weight loss. Sadly, this is the case for most of them; they're in the shelter because they were too weakened to survive on their own outside!

Their condition could quickly worsen if we don't get new supplies of kibble. This campaign must succeed... Without it, I honestly don't know what will happen to my dogs. They're already so weak and fragile, kibble is essential for them to survive and build their immunity against diseases!"

3. Injured in the leg and traumatised, the survival of Blackie and her 8 puppies depends on this crucial delivery of kibble.


"I found Blackie about 2 months ago. I rescued her along with her 8 puppies. They were on the street, lying on a piece of cardboard... A sad sight. Unfortunately, Blackie had been hit by a car before I found her, injuring her left front leg. She limps when she walks and only occasionally puts weight on it.

We've taken her for an X-ray, and now we're waiting to find out the appropriate treatment. She's really scared, and it will take time to gain her trust. We still don't know what kind of therapy or surgery will be necessary for her. All we know is that she needs kibble to stay strong and endure what's ahead!"

4. Isolated and overwhelmed by escalating costs and falling donations, Samira is begging us to step in and help her feed her dogs!


"It's becoming increasingly difficult to manage the constant price increases, whether it's for kibble, veterinary care, or the operational bills of the shelter... The rate of inflation is staggering! I worry about the future. The number of donors is decreasing, costs are skyrocketing, and the price of kibble continues to rise... The situation is too unstable; I can't plan anything long-term. I'm always juggling expenses, priorities, and debts... We're surviving day by day.

Except for my husband who helps out whenever he can, I'm on my own, dealing with numerous health issues, and I'm not in a position to financially support my dogs. This is the hardest thing for me to accept! I wish I had an income, be it a salary or a pension, to contribute to the well-being of my animals. It hurts a lot, but I grit my teeth and keep fighting. I don't have the luxury of sitting down and crying; I must keep fighting because my dogs rely on me to fill their bowls..."

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


"From my earliest years, the love and tenderness of dogs brought me immense happiness. Their companionship was a sanctuary for me, warding off any bad times with their affection. Over time, my love for them grew, and I felt an increasing desire to help by feeding them and providing makeshift shelters.

When I learned about the existence of death-row pounds and the cruel fate awaiting dogs caught in the streets, I felt compelled to fight for them and save them from such a tragic end. Initially, it broke my heart to know that people could do such things... Even with time, that feeling hasn't faded!

Despite emotional exhaustion, I decided to dedicate every ounce of my strength to saving as many dogs as possible. Regarding the local community, it can be very challenging to make significant progress. Many people lack empathy... But I believe I've managed to raise awareness among many people around me. We can all become better individuals by simply feeding a dog. Dogs are the most grateful beings in the world, you can see it in their eyes. Every small gesture means the world to them! Seeing broken dogs find comfort and safety from the harshness of the world in my shelter is my greatest reward."

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.

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

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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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