Serbia: Please Help With Monthly Costs For Rescued (Ex) Street Animals – Thank You.

Please Help – Any Donation Welcome;

No Matter What Size – SAV.


Thank you Deborah Maxwell for your amazing donation !

  • well on the way to the target now; but not there yet.

  • Also thanks to Debbie Hill for giving.

  • Extra donations still required to reach deadline amount.

  • Please give anything you can. Thanks – SAV.


The Story

33 Dogs & 10 Cats on site and numerous street cats

= 340 Euros Month
Rent for land behind fence = 40 Euros Month

Small Shelter NIS, Serbia otherwise known as SSNS; A private shelter located in Niš, Southern Serbia, Founded in 2006 run by Slađana Stojković ( with the help of Goran and Olja, whom we rent a small piece of land (450 square metre) behind the fenced area, costing 40 Euros a month.

There are currently 33 dogs and 6 cats on-site, costing 330 Euros a month to feed. We try and raise funds for food and vet care monthly through our BUY IT NOW Page, however we struggle to raise the funds we truly need to provide for the dogs and cats, therefore we are so grateful for any direct donations.

Although the majority of the dogs have lived at the Shelter long term over the last year (2016-2017) we have had an influx of abandoned puppies; seven in total which has stretched our funds to the limit. Slađana accommodates as much of the dogs behind the fenced area as she can taking into account the dogs’ individual personalities and has spilt the fenced area into individual areas to accommodate the dogs’ that do not get on so well with others.

The dogs have a dog house to call their own some like to share and some still like their old “dilapidated” homes and refuse to move into new accommodation, certain dogs usually the smaller ones have shelter inside Gorans property. It is regrettable that we do not have the “network” or funds to have our dogs adopted out with Serbia.

Animal welfare not being top of the agenda in the “balkan states”, coupled with the area being very poor makes adoption or fostering near impossible.

Therefore the dogs have a permanent home at the Shelter.

Not an ideal situation however they receive an abundance of love and enjoy daily walks by the river located next to the Shelter and with donations are fed, provided vet care and are as happy as they can be not knowing any other situation.

Our long term dogs receive their re-vaccinations every November by our trusted vet, and our “new arrivals” receive as and when by their “in-take” date, all are micro-chipped, recorded on “passports” required by law and are spayed/neutered.

The Shelter is very primitive, no electricity and water is provided via a pump onsite. We have no proper storage facilities for food therefore food is delivered every couple of days via wheelbarrow to the Shelter as there is no direct road. However as this is a very poor region stockpiling food could attract theft which we discourage.

Slađana is passionate about animal welfare and even if she cannot provide a permanent home at the Shelter, finding an animal in distress will ensure that vet care is provided helping the animal recover with the help of other rescues in the area. Slađana is also involved in feeding numerous street cats providing either breakfast or lunch when donations allow and checking on their welfare. She also gives shelter to an adorable ginger disabled cat who resides in the basement of her property with the consent of her neighbours.

Donation Link –



Serbia: Milica Is On The Streets. She Needs A Forever Home Or Sponsorship To Keep Her Safe From The Dogcatchers. Can You Help ? – See Facebook Link Below.


She is living on the streets and has nothing and nobody.

One very kind rescuer, Andjelka Matijevic helps her by feeding her and she has had her spayed already to ensure she doesnt end up pregnant to some other street dog bringing more unwanted pups into the world.

But, this gentle quiet dog needs a home. She has no sponsors, nothing.

Maybe because she isnt aesthetically as beautiful as many other cute and fluffy dogs, but this is one very special diamond girl. She loves children, and plays beautifully with them. She adores other dogs, and has no issue at all with any other dog. We have no idea how she would react to cats, but bearing in mind she lives on the streets, Im sure she has learned to live alongside the many cats and other dogs on the streets whilst she seeks out some small pittance of survival.

She is helped with food most days by the very kind Andjelka Matijevic, but she has no chance and never will have unless somebody can offer her a loving forever home. She will spend the rest of her life, whether thats long or short on the street unless she gets a chance of a new life.

A more gentle, affectionate dog you couldnt wish to meet. This is a lovely lovely girl who needs a home. Please think about giving her a chance. Just one little chance is all she needs to turn her very sad abandoned life around

If you can offer her a home, or even sponsorship to be safe in pension and off the streets, its just 50euros per month or £46 UK to keep her safe in a pension every month

… so she doesnt risk being hit by a car or even poisoned by the public, or caught by the dog catchers.

If you can offer one of the above solutions, please contact the very kind Andjelka Matijevic to let her know you are interested in helping sweet Milica.

Do one good thing this year, help a dog in need if you can.

Facebook link for enquiries –





Serbia: Please Help Svetlana Help The Strays Of Bor. Facebook Link Below.


Today orthodox people celebrate Christmas. I celebrate my birthday. For all of them it is one more day, nothing to celebrate. They are no one’s dogs, wandering streets of Bor (Serbia) hungry or thirsty, hot or cold, scared of some people who believe they don’t deserve to live, today alive, tomorrow might be dead;. dreaming about their forever home and warm human touch.. me and Jovan Joja Cvetkovic are doing our best to get as many as possible of them safe, to make them happy as much as possible..  Food, medical help, vaccines, dog kennels, etc is always more than needed, No donation is small!
Thank you 😌





Animals Asia – Bears Rescued in 2017.

In 2017, you rescued 18 bears from bile farms in Vietnam.

While Rocky tragically passed away shortly after his rescue,

17 others begin new lives in Animals Asia’s sanctuary.

Holly, Tim, Anh Sang, Mana, Manu, Mia, Bazan, Wendles,

Song Be, Jane, Soul, Dieu, Chom Chom, Binh An, Cloud,

Wolfie and Xanadu are safe because of you.




Hundreds of bears rescued from the bile industry in Vietnam

and China by Animals Asia have enjoyed a taste of Christmas

cheer as their rescuers prepared a spread of edible presents.





Serbia: Christmas Greetings From Felix Shelter.



To all of our friends who are celebrating today – Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Cat Shelter Felix


India: More Amazing Rescue Videos From The Superb Team At Animal Aid Unlimited.


More absolutely amazing rescue videos from our friends at ‘Animal Aid Unlimited’ in India.

Watch the rescue of Mikki; who had a terrible maggot infested wound, through to the beautiful little happy dog she is today.



Only one chance to rescue a desperate puppy.


Frightened and confused by an excruciating and huge wound, this sweetheart was also suffering from a bad case of mange. But she still had the strength to run away, and our rescue team knew if she dodged our net she’d surely die.

By the luckiest miracle she jumped into an overturned boat and gave our team just the chance they needed. Watch the beautiful result of 6 weeks of treatment and love. Watch adorable Mikki’s joy. She will never leave your heart. 


We got a call to rescue a dog stuck in a gate. But when we arrived, our rescuers found an old dog in much more serious trouble. Not only was she completely stuck between very narrow bars in a gate, but she had massive maggot infested wounds on her backside.

Unable to pull her body through the bars or pry them open, we had to call in a metal cutter and have him cut one of the bars off the gate.

Once we got her back to the shelter, we began treating her wounds, started fluids for her dehydration, antibiotics and pain medication. Her wounds were severe, and with her old age recovery would be an uphill battle. But Dotty is a brave, spirited little lady, and she wasn’t about to give up.

Please donate today for street animals who need you now!


Amazing – probably the best rescue of them all – SAV.

Three tiny angels were trapped in hardened tar. They were so completely stuck, they couldn’t move a muscle. It looked like they’d been engulfed for hours, and one little baby’s mouth was even stuck open. Neighbors had heard their heart-wrenching cries for help and had called Animal Aid.

Prying them loose was impossible for the tense rescue team, so we had to cut the tar loose from the rocks below and bring the puppies and the tar and gravel they were stuck in back to the hospital.

Determined volunteers and staff spent hours to soften the tar with oil and dishsoap, with time out only to plant kisses on the puppies’ noses. Multiple warm baths later…and wow.

For babies who had been on the brink of death, this is what happiness looks like.

Please donate to save street animals in the most desperate need.


The eyes of the animals caught on film at the moment their rescuers arrive say it all–“somebody please help me.” And when street animals are desperately trapped, “moving heaven and earth” is exactly what we have to do to help them. Thank you for giving so generously to make sure that no matter how tough the rescue, the next angel and the next will not be left alone to die.


Please donate for the animals who are waiting for a miracle.


Last minute holiday shopping needs are answered! Sponsor a sweetheart as a beautiful gift. But hurry!


Animal Sponsorship is so easy. Choose your sponsored sweetheart. Donate $75. Tell us the name of the person you’re dedicating the sponsorship to. But this is important: order before December 21st to get your e-certificate in time to print, frame and wrap it!


Please sponsor today 

for street animals in India who need your help.


Donation link





England: Please Visit SAV Facebook Page for All the Balkans Shelter News.

Please visit the SAV Facebook page for loads of animal news from shelters and great animal people in the Balkans.


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