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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Irene S.
Irene S.2 years ago

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.

Alexandra G.
Alexandra G.2 years ago

very old article !

Michael Guest
Michael Guest3 years ago

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

Paul Bodnick
Paul Bodnick3 years ago

They don't exhibit feral, pack behavior?

Paul Bodnick
Paul Bodnick3 years ago

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

Natasha Salgado
natasha salgado3 years ago

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

Peter A.
Past Member 3 years ago


Deborah W.
Deborah W.3 years ago

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).

Muriel Servaege
Muriel Servaege3 years ago

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

Liling O.3 years ago

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