Despite what these dogs were going through, Dijana could sense their kind spirits. “In the rare moments when they could play, I saw that mummy Daisy knows how to return a ball when you throw it, she would greet me by giving me her paw,” Dijana told FamilyPet, “so the sadness is that she probably had owners once in her life who taught her all that.”
Dijana did the best she could to find these dogs a home or a better place to stay. She made phone call after phone call, but with no luck.
“People rarely want to adopt a stray dog here,” Dijana told FamilyPet. “They usually just buy some breeds, which at the end, unfortunately end up on the street.”
As the days went on, Dijana knew finding them a safe haven was even more urgent. It became increasingly hard to find help after she realized that no one in Bosnia really cared about the dogs. She wrote to countless organizations and finally received a promising response.
Dijana got in touch with a woman named Svjetlana, who runs a no-kill shelter nearby. When she told her the horrible story of what these pups went through, she agreed to take them in immediately. The puppies are now at her shelter, waiting to be vaccinated, microchipped, and neutered, before they can fly to their new homes and get out of their nightmare in Bosnia.
Dijana has been helping animals in Bosnia her whole life. If she sees a stray dog, she will feed it. Sadly, there is only a small number of people in Bosnia like her who are willing to help these poor animals.
Luckily, a woman in Holland agreed to take Daisy and her puppies. She has already found homes for four of them and fosters for three! Thankfully these pups are now safe and so close to their happy ending!
Whatever extra money is raised will go directly to the no-kill shelter, as they are struggling financially with 160 dogs. The shelter operates with the help of Dutch volunteers who were amazed when they saw it and the hard work that the shelter puts into taking care of these dogs in need.