Serbia: 22/5/14 – Where The Donations Are Being Spent. Latest News On The Finances.

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You can donate to help save surviving dogs at:

http://www.youcaring.com/other/-emergency-funds-to-save-pozega-dogs-from-floods-/179484   

Update:

EMERGENCY FUNDS NOW NEEDED for RESCUE OF DOGS FROM OBRENOVAC SERBIA mostly SUBMERGED BY FLOODS

– HUNDREDS OF ANIMALS LEFT BEHIND
– NOT ALLOWED TO GO WITH OWNERS
– now DESPERATELY NEEDING HELP

– RESCUING HAS BEGUN – 39 DOGS RESCUED SO FAR!
– 30 JOINTLY WITH ANOTHER GROUP
– WE ARE TRYING TO SAVE & HELP AS MANY AS WE CAN!!!
– MANY ARE INJURED OR SICK

– BUT WE NEED FUNDS!!!
– for FOOD FOR ALL NEW DOGS, VET COSTS, ANTIBIOTICS, WORMERS etc
– and FOOD FOR OUR DOGS affected by floods
– AND FOOD TO FEED THOSE LEFT BEHIND IN NEARBY BARIC
– also evacuated
– OUR BRAVE KENNELS OWNER REFUSED TO LEAVE
– IS TRYING TO FEED ALL ANIMALS LEFT BEHIND
– during evacuation

**NB of MONEY RAISED SO FAR
– €1000  will be held until we know if we need to, and are able, to evacuate the dogs currently at Jelena’s shelter. If the situation does not improve – we hope to have Veterina Belgrade’s support to complete a full evacuation to high ground. If the situation does improve and an evacuation is not required the funds will be used to repair our kennels which have sustained serious damage from the flood waters.

– In the wake of current catastrophic floods which are devastating Serbia, there are a few brave volunteers working tirelessly to save the forgotten disaster victims: the animals.

***MANY INNOCENT STRAY AND ABANDONED DOGS are CAUGHT UP IN THIS DISASTER ****

*****URGENT RESCUE TRIP TO OBRENOVAC*****

In Obrenovac, dogs have been abandoned, water is 4-5m high in parts and they have no one and no food. Authorities are about to begin a cull of remaining dogs labelled as ‘diseased’.

there are unconfirmed rumours
– that ALL DOGS WILL BE KILLED
(according to SAS & other Serbian networks)

Estimates suggest a lot of the city is still under water and no dogs were evacuated alongside the people.

Normally our group is dedicated to saving dogs from the Pozega horror shelter and supporting those rescued, but we could not leave these desperate animals to die!

Dea Bella, our Serbian based volunteer travelled to Obrenovac with food supplies for those dogs left behind. She found a way into the city, but was prevented from reaching the centre. She has kept going back though as far as she can. She rescued every dog she could find alive. 39 in total and 30 with another group. Those who know Dea will understand her determination and passion for the lives of Serbian animals.

ALL RESCUED DOGS MUST RECEIVE A VETERINARY EXAMINATION.

This is being done immediately and will include antibiotics and parasite treatments before they are moved to safe foster/kennels. We have secured FREE fostering and kennels for ALL 69 newly rescued dogs for the next 2 months, but WE MUST PAY FOR THEIR FOOD & VETTING.

******** FOOD FOR ANIMALS ABANDONED IN BARIC NEARBY

– owners forced to leave ALL animals behind in evacuation
– Jelena trying to feed those left behind & our our dogs in kennels

15 of our dogs, alongside around 15 others are still residing with the amazing and determined Jelena, one of our kennel owners who risked her life to remain with the dogs when her city was being evacuated. The majority of owners left their pets behind to fend for themselves. Some even inside apartments with locked doors and windows.

Jelena refused to leave our dogs – at the Baric kennels. Instead she moved all 30 into her attic and kept them safe. Amongst the chaos and devastation she has also managed to feed many neighbouring strays and abandoned pets.

BUT SHE IS RUNNING OUT OF FOOD TO FEED ALL THOSE LEFT BEHIND & OUR DOGS. THEY ARE CONCERND ABOUT FLOOD SURGE & LANDSLIDES

With rising water are awaiting an update from Jelena as to whether we can and need to evacuate the dogs now.

*****2 DOGS EVACUATED FROM VET CLINIC NEED OUR URGENT HELP*****

Milo (confiscated from owner who kept him chained) and Mish (abandoned from his owners car) have had to be evacuated from their veterinary clinic into emergency kennels at €70/dog/month. Both needed vet treatments at €60 and €45 respectively following their rescue.

***** WE ARE ALSO TRYING TO HELP WITH EVACUATION OF 20 DOGS STRANDED WITH THE PRESIDENT OF OPTANAKSHE
– Nagorka Urumovc REFUSED to be evacuated and to leave her dogs!!
– STRANDED – she ALSO took 4 days ago 7 DOGS from street.
– has 25 DOGS NEEDING FOOD & WATER we are sending in

*****POZEGA DOGS AT RESCUE KENNELS*****

The remaining majority of our own rescued Pozega dogs saved from Pozega torture kill pound (we have a total of 38 dogs) are at our foster kennels with our wonderful Marina. Marina and her family are doing everything in their power to keep them safe. They have sustained EXTENSIVE damage, fencing is down and kennel housing areas are under water, but all dogs are currently safe. We have found an alternative route to get food into the shelter as soon as we have the funds.

*****WE NEED FINANCIAL HELP. DESPERATELY*****

The costs to save these dogs is crippling us. We have no money for food for our own Pozega dogs, without the additional rescue costs, but cannot leave the dogs to starve, drown or be killed.

*****WE ARE THEIR LIFELINE*****

BREAKDOWN OF FUNDS NEEDED:

– €1,950 FOR 2 MONTHS FOOD – for the 39 new rescue dogs housed in free foster @€25/dog/month.
– €90 FOR ONE MONTH EMERGENCY KENNELLING & FOOD – for 2 dogs evacuated from veterinary clinic (Milo & Mish who have -€50 of their €140 already pledged from Italian supporters).
– *€105 FOR VETERINARY TREATMENT – for Milo & Mish following their rescue.
– *€100 FOR TRANSPORT (3 trips to Obrenovac city, followed by the vets, and finally to the foster homes/kennels)
– *€50 FOR ANTIBIOTICS – for 6 boxes, so far.
– *€25 FOR PARVO TEST (for one of the 20 rescued dogs who was sick)
– €600 ESTIMATED FOR VETTING OF 25 of the NEW DOGS
(vet cost will increase as more dogs rescued)
– FOR VETERINARY EXAMINATIONS – 25 newly rescued dog.s
– FOR ADDITIONAL VET TREATMENTS – so far for worming and flea treatments as newly rescued dogs were full of parasites.
– *€190 FOR ADDITIONAL FOOD – for Jelena to feed the stray and abandoned dogs of Baric.
– €950 FOR ONE MONTHS FOOD – for our 38 Pozega dogs @€25/dog via alternative route to kennels (split between Jelena, Marina and a couple in foster and alternative kennels).

TOTAL TO RAISE: €4000!!!
(To be updated as dogs go to vet clinic)

– €1000 of funds raised so far allocated to emergency evacuation or repairing all kennels if no evacuation needed

When we are miles away we cannot provide the hands on support which many of us so desperately want to, but we can still support those in the midst of the disaster. The forgotten victims of this Serbian disaster need our support – our own Pozega dogs and any others we are able to save.

Please consider donating to this urgent appeal, or share the youcaring link far and wide. Many thanks for your support.

Please visit our fb page for updates and further information on the evacuation as well as this current appeal for rescue funds and food xx

https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpPozegaDogs/

PREVIOUS UPDATE – 17/5/14

*****EMERGENCY****

One of our kennels is cut off by the flood waters. Civil protection has started and the military are evacuating all people from the area. Animals are not allowed on the helicopters or boats for evacuation.

Our kennel owners family have already been evacuated. Our kennel owner is refusing to leave the dogs, but will be forcibly removed very soon.

The dogs will be left alone to perish in the floods.

She is preparing food for them in case the worst happens before we find a solution.

We have found high ground with fencing and are trying to arrange an evacuation, but will need funds for preparing the area (fence repairs and temporary shelter for the dogs) and to move the dogs (we are trying to find a way to access the kennels which is now cut off via road).

Please help us save these dogs.

These dogs were rescued from the Pozega horror shelter and have been in our care for up to a year. These are our dogs who we have supported for months and months. Some already have homes waiting for them. We cannot let them die like this.

Every penny helps.

As soon as we have more details of costs and plan we will update this fundraiser, but needed to launch it now so we have funds in place as soon as they are needed.

Thank you for your support.

For more information please visit our group:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HelpPozegaDogs/permalink/249755268544359/

Adoptions page:
https://www.facebook.com/PozegaDogsAdoptionPage?fref=ts

 

You can donate to help save surviving dogs at:

http://www.youcaring.com/other/-emergency-funds-to-save-pozega-dogs-from-floods-/179484 

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