Serbia: Help The Strays Of Bor Survive The Winter By Supporting New Dog Houses.


This is the tiny part of stray dogs in Bor, Serbia, photos taken in in a couple of days while I was feeding them.

The number is much, much bigger and I’m afraid it will be even bigger.

The truth is that in this town people’s consciousness about these poor animals is very low, care and adoption is almost mission impossible.

The number of ones who want to hurt them or get rid of them in a cruel way is much bigger.

The winter is coming, just thinking of the last year’s winter makes me terrified. Winters in Bor are cruel , temperatures up to minus 30, last winter many street dogs died from cold.

My idea is to provide them for the following winter dog houses with straw where they will have where to get away. Food is also more than needed, during the winter it is more difficult for them to get food.

The price of a dog house for an average two medium-sized dogs is 50 eur, more houses, the better, more protected dogs in the winter period.

I am begging all good people who want to help in providing shelters for those poor dogs, to do so.

Let’s ease their harsh upcoming winter as much as possible!

Thank you

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Viet Nam: Four Paws Moon Bear Rescue – Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang have all been rescued!

SAV Comment – It is great to see this excellent rescue by Four Paws.  With the work being undertaken by Animals Asia as well, things are really moving on to end the bear bile business.  That final day will never come quickly enough !


Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang have been rescued!

With your help, FOUR PAWS successfully rescued the three Asiatic black bears and transported them to our new BEAR SANCTUARY Ninh Binh in Vietnam.

Living on a bear farm for ten years, Hai Chan endured the painful procedure of bile extraction as well as having both of her front paws amputated, most likely to produce bear paw wine – sadly still considered a delicacy by some.

Bears Thai Van and Thai Giang were kept as pets in the backyard of a steel production company. While we do not know for sure if they were abused for bile extraction, it’s clear that their terrible keeping conditions negatively affected their overall health.

Years of abuse has visibly left its mark on these three bears, but thanks to your support, they can begin a new life in species-appropriate surroundings.

Now at the sanctuary, the bears will be thoroughly checked by our vets, and after a quarantine period, they’ll be released into their outdoor enclosure. For now, we’re thrilled to say that the bears are already progressing better than expected – Hai Chan especially!


Years of abuse has visibly left its mark on these three bears, but thanks to your support, they can begin a new life in species-appropriate surroundings.

Now at the sanctuary, the bears will be thoroughly checked by our vets, and after a quarantine period, they’ll be released into their outdoor enclosure. For now, we’re thrilled to say that the bears are already progressing better than expected – Hai Chan especially!

Once again, thank you for making this rescue possible. We look forward to updating you on the bears as they leave quarantine and progress in the coming weeks and months!

Warmest regards,

Kieran Harkin
Head of Wild Animal Campaigns
FOUR PAWS International

P.S. You make rescues like this possible. If you would like to further support our work, please make a donation today. Your gift could help provide long-term care for bears like Hai Chan, Thai Van and Thai Giang, and help other animals in need around the world.










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Serbia: Felix Shelter News – October 2017.

Danica Mirkovic

October 8 ·


This past month was one of the most exhausting and excruciating months in the history of our cat sanctuary. Many of the senior kitties became ill due to their ages, and we have suffered the loss of three of our fighters – two little sisters, just a couple of tiny kitty babies, lost their battle with FIP and a couple of days ago, Zack succumbed to meningitis.

The struggle in keeping this Cat Sanctuary running doesn’t get easier due to our constant debts. Yes, we’ve been registered for almost a decade, and no, the state nor the local authorities provide our kitties with a single cent. It seems like the animals here aren’t on anyone’s priority list but ours.


For years Felix Cat Shelter has been trying to help the community by taking in as many abandoned or ill kitties as possible. Once again, we are relying on the goodness and the grace of all of the kindhearted people out there who will find a place in their hearts to support our sanctuary’s mission and help us keep this place running. Not for us, but for all of our residents who have nowhere else to go.

Perhaps our sanctuary would’ve been more likable if we tried to make our entire story about us and us alone by constantly complaining that we’re having a rough time because we have families which don’t see us as often as our kitties do. Moaning that we’re too busy and don’t even have time for ourselves as we are taking care of such a huge number of animals and also have to go to work, whining about our health problems, incessantly lying as to the number of our sanctuary residents or exaggerating when talking about their health, vet treatment and the costs of such.

Yes, perhaps that would make us more appealing to many kindhearted people, but that would be a lie. Felix Cat Shelter was established because of the kitties and that’s the way it shall be for as long as we’re around. Perhaps our residents would have been better off if we were prone to telling sad and pathetic fabricated stories instead of simply telling the truth. If things were the other way around, we share the opinion that our residents would be ashamed of us. However, no matter how hard it gets, no matter how many misfortunes keep following us, we can always take pride in everything we did for every single one of our kitties. Honestly, we had more than our fair share of “having had enough” or “too much”, but we will be trying to keep this sanctuary afloat for as long as we can.

Well, since we’re not fond of misleading people, our sanctuary’s mission is hanging in the balance once again. Thanks to many of you, we’ve been able to reduce our last month’s veterinary debt for 80 Euros. But, since then, we’ve had more sick kitties (Mastika, Giuseppe, Grania, Venus, Serena, and Zack) and our total debt is now 330 Euros. Obligatory annual vaccinations of all of the cats against rabies is just around the corner and we have no idea of how we’re going to cover the costs for that either.

We still owe 200 euros for canned wet food and if it weren’t for the Danish group UFFAC (who has donated significant amounts of canned cat food to our cats), we don’t know how we would’ve made it through the end of the month. The cold days have already started and consequently, the shelter residents are craving more food. They are not spoiled, they are just cats and if we want to keep them the way they should be kept, one of their meals has to be wet canned food because kibble just isn’t enough. Also, many of our residents are elderly cats with bad or missing teeth, and wet canned food is all they can eat.


And once again, we are here to humbly ask for your help.

Please donate and help us keep our cat sanctuary running and its mission persisting.


Felinologic Association Felix – Cat Shelter Felix (Bikovo, Subotica, Serbia)



For those of you who want to make a donation but don’t or can’t use PayPal, you can donate to our foreign currency bank account:

Felix – Felinolosko drustvo

SWIFT/BIC: VBUBRS22 (Vojvodjanska banka a.d. Novi Sad)

IBAN: RS35355000320003120311


In the name of all our sanctuary residents –

THANK YOU, from the bottom of our hearts.


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England: Animals Asia Winter Dinner – London – 17th November.








If we can’t raise funding for her tests and scans then the only real option for Ellie is PTS

We are yet again thrust into a nightmare scenario where one of our gentlest of souls is currently under veterinary care whilst they try to diagnose a very serious neurological issue. Ellie has never been given a chance of a home or a chance to show her gentle kindness, simply because she is a Rottweiler, and yet, she is the sweetest, gentlest, and most beautiful of souls we have ever been privileged to meet.


This week Ellie has taken a really bad turn. Her back legs have given out. She is a young dog and we are still at the vets with her trying to figure out what the issue is. For sure it’s neurological, but this darling girl just doesn’t understand what is going on. She is so down, crying, whimpering for reassurance and it’s tearing us apart that we the answer until we can provide her with series of tests.


She needs MRI and other several in depth tests that the vet needs to do, but the biggest cost is the time taken to do these. Without the tests and our fast reaction she may not walk again. Her front legs have given out and we can only know if surgery or physio can correct this.


If we can’t raise funding for her tests and scans then the only real option for Ellie is PTS.


She doesn’t understand what’s happening to her and we can’t explain. We just know she needs medical help and without your precious help we simply cannot afford this. We are a tiny rescue charity, utterly dependant on you, our loving supporters to help us with each of our rescues. You are our rescue. We truly can’t do anything for our dogs without you. You are the lifeblood of our rescue and the only people who care enough to help this poor girl to walk again.

For Your kind donations 


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Marked: For Ellie


She can’t speak, she can’t ask, she can’t beg. We are her voice and we want to save her life and get to the bottom of this critical problem. Without your support her chances are very slim indeed.


Please, we beg you, help this big girl to feel the joy of walking normally again.


Thank You,

Help Pozega Dogs Admin Team


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  How bear bile farms leave their victims broken and blind.

How bear bile farms leave their victims broken and blind

19 October 2017


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