“I received a special Newsletter via email about Bosnia dogs needing homes; so have been working on it, a little each day! I’m sharing in the hopes somebody can help give one of these sweet dogs a new start in life. They are looking for loving forever homes in & around UK; if you can’t adopt, you can always foster or help out by sponsoring! Betty & Coko are just two of the many deserved dogs, in need of some special love, after their hard start in life; so please share this with everyone! 

Founded in 2012, Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia is a volunteer group dedicated to assisting and supporting animal welfare groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina. Our work involves raising awareness of the suffering of all animals in Bosnia; raising funds for local animal welfare groups in the country to alleviate this suffering and to locate long-term homes for the rescued dogs and cats. We also raise funds to cover the extensive costs involved in re-locating these animals to countries outside Bosnia-Herzegovina.Read More:- http://dev.awabosnia.org/?page_id=12

UK Foster Homes needed for Bosnian Dogs

As most of you know, we have a rehoming transport from Bosnia to the UK, set for June. There are still 12 rescued dogs who haven’t had anyone ask about them, or offer them home. This special newsletter focuses on just two of these dogs, Coko and Betty, so you can get to know them a little more.

Possibly your current lifestyle doesn’t permit you adopting a dog, but you’d still like to help? Have you considered fostering? This would offer a dog a safe and caring home environment (far superior to that of a Bosnian pension/kennel) as well as providing your new canine friend with house-training, human/animal contact and getting him or her used to a new domestic environment. It would also offer the opportunity of the dog finding a forever home locally!

Through fundraising, we would provide both the food and pet insurance (including public liability) for the dog while it’s in your home. In addition we would continue to work with the fosterer to promote the adoption of the dog.

If you would like more information on adoption or fostering any of the dogs, please get in touch at info@awabosnia.org or visit us at AWAbosnia.org.

BETTY – The ‘ideal’ dog!

Young Betty was rescued as a puppy with her sisters in Sarajevo. The 10-month-old has lived in a pension (kennels) ever since.

She’s a medium sized collie-mix and is a beautiful black and golden colour.

Along with her sisters she caught canine parvovirus, sadly only Betty and her sister Lady survived.

Lady, only survivor after parvovirus - Sister To Betty

Lady, only survivor after parvovirus – Sister To Betty

Betty also had a mild case of the skin condition demodex, but is now fully recovered. She’s a gentle and lively dog. The ‘ideal’ dog as she’s been described!

As she’s spent all her life in a pension, it may take her a little time to adjust to the comforts of a real home.

However she already walks well on the leash, loves people and loves to play.

You might also like to consider adopting or fostering her along with her sisterLady , Opposite, what an adorable little face!!

Some of Betty’s pictures  Visit Betty’s web page! 

COKO – In need of special loving care.

As a puppy, Coko was thrown into a rubbish bin along with his siblings.

Sadly a canine parvovirus outbreak took the lives of many of the dogs in the pension, but Coko survived.

Because of his lowered immune system he’s now developed the skin condition demodex. We are trying to make sure he gets the best veterinary treatment for the disease, and he’s showing some improvement, but it has become clear to us that the only way he will fully recover is if we find him a home where he would get special loving care in addition to medical treatment.

The neurological causes behind demodex can only be helped with a stress-free, calm and loving environment. Such dogs need stability, familiar people and a suitable environment to live in, without this there is the possibility that the condition could re-occur. Demodex is not contagious.

Coko is a lovely mix-breed, chocolate brown in colour and about a year old. He loves to cuddle and play but is very timid and shy.

He’s spent all his life in pension, so he’ll need time and a very caring home to help him gain his confidence.

Some of Coko pictures  Visit Coko’s web page!

All the dogs featured in our pages are available for adoption in the UK, throughout Europe and beyond. Please see our Adoption Guidance page for more information on adopting one of these beautiful dogs.

How to Sponsor a dog
Not ready to adopt, but you would like to help Coko or Betty?
Simply donate via your Paypal account to donations@awabosnia.org and mention “Coko” or “Betty” in the Paypal message box. For other sponsorship enquiries, please contact Sandra Jensen at info@awabosnia.org.

PLEASE SPONSOR MY TRIP TO A NEW HOME! In June 2013 we are organising a transportation of up to 20 dogs from Bosnia to homes in the UK (and countries in between). 

The cost of preparing each dog and the transportation will be at least £300/€350/US$450 per dog.

We ask adopters for a donation towards these costs. If you would also like to make a contribution to help this dog move to its forever home, please click on our Paypal button below.

At Paypal, please make your contribution to donations@awabosnia.org and mention ‘journey to UK’ as well as the name of the dog you would like to sponsor. No matter how small, a regular contribution to our work will help the animals we care for in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Thank you! 
 All contributions will be acknowledged.

How to Donate
Please donate via your Paypal account to donations@awabosnia.org.

Where does my money go?
Animal Welfare Advocates for Bosnia is committed to total transparency in financial accountability. AWAbosnia volunteers are unpaid, therefore ALL donations go to the animals in need in Bosnia-Herzegovina. You can view our accounts here.

Want to know more? 
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http://inmemoryofvucko.wordpress.com/
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Web page where you can find more information on the above & also other pets that are in need of a loving home:-http://awabosnia.org/