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Sarajevo Residents Feed Stray Dogs (Video)

Sarajevo Residents Feed Stray Dogs (Video)

The extreme cold weather that hit Europe last month made life on the streets even more difficult for the estimated 3,000 stray dogs in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A state of emergency was called in the capital city as record levels of snow paralyzed the region. Strong winds and avalanches stranded people and helicopters were called in to drop off supplies.

On Sunday, February 5 an appeal was made for residents to venture into the cold and feed the stray dogs that had gone hungry for many days. The response was overwhelming as people brought food to share.

For years city authorities have claimed they were trying to raise enough money to build shelters for these poor animals.

Below is a heartwarming video of that special Sunday when the residents of Sarajevo helped the stray dogs.

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9:50AM PDT on Sep 16, 2014

It's a start to feed them, but they have to be neutered and kept warm and safe. And homes have to be found. I hope, the helpful people do all this too.

3:52AM PDT on Sep 14, 2014

very old article !

10:02AM PDT on Aug 29, 2013

Be careful when stray animals are on the loose. You won't know what might happen.

6:35AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

They don't exhibit feral, pack behavior?

5:38AM PDT on Jul 12, 2013

Is someone neutering them? Otherwise the population would be soaring.

10:01AM PDT on Jun 25, 2013

Such gorgeous dogs---so sad no one takes them least on these very frigid days. I really appreciate these kind people feeding these helpless dogs considering so many there despise dogs. The government needs to fix this problem Start with TNR and then spay+neauter...finally get a shelter or 2. Thanks

5:16AM PDT on Jun 19, 2013


6:39AM PDT on Jun 18, 2013

Sarajevo has had its share of hard times ... and its people have apparently not forgotten how it is to be down and out, no hope in sight, and have responded straight from the heart. Renews your faith in human nature (almost).

1:08PM PDT on Jun 2, 2013

Thank you to the generous people who have helped the dogs.

8:12AM PDT on May 1, 2013

The kind-hearted people who has been taking the great efforts and precious time off to feed these little ones are the most beautiful

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