‘Snow White’ Rescued From Wintery Grave and Warmed for Days

Caki Bravo heard only the crunch of snow beneath his boots as he approached the coiled body of a small, blond dog dusted in white. At first Caki thought he might too late. The air had plummeted to -11 degrees for two consecutive nights and the dog was reported to have been lying motionless throughout. But it turns out that the little dog given the name Snow White was very much alive. She had given up, choosing a secluded concrete area away from pedestrian traffic. As Caki gently wiped the snow from her back, Snow White looked up at him weakly. She was nearly weightless in Caki’s arms as he carried her away.

“We are currently at the vet and her body temperature is 32.9 (celcius) and regular body temperature should be 38,” Caki explained days ago as he stood by the bedside of Snow White who weighed in at the size of a large cat. “The vet did everything he could to increase her body temperature as much as he could with blankets and by giving her a warm IV. This little girl only weighs about 6.9 kg (15.2 lbs). She is such a small baby and approximately 3-years-old. We conclude, that because nobody recognized her in the neighborhood, she was freshly thrown out of a house and could not figure her way out on the streets.”

It took days to fully warm Snow White’s body, but she began showing promising signs that very first afternoon as she took a bathroom break outside the veterinary clinic and curiously sniffed the air. Just one week later, Snow White already looks like a brand new dog as she confidently explores her foster home.

Snow White at the veterinary clinic

Snow White at the veterinary clinic

Snow White’s hero Caki is an indomitable force of animal rescue, scouring the neighborhoods in Sarajevo daily. Nearly every day, people knock on Caki’s door or call his cell phone to report a dog in need. Often these are dogs who need extensive veterinary attention to repair their bodies, and because Caki’s greatest form of currency comes in the form of simple kindness, he relies on other animal lovers to help with those costs.

Many of the dogs Caki rescues in Sarajevo are up for international adoption and can be found on his Facebook page  To learn more about his work, click here.


Caki shares a moment with several of the dogs he has rescued.


joanne p.
joanne p.5 hours ago


Amy Fisher
Amy Fisher5 hours ago


Elizabeth Brawn
Elizabeth Brawn6 hours ago

good news

sandy Gardner
sandy Gardner6 hours ago


Donna F.
Donna F.9 hours ago

ty, All Animal Angels!

Joy T.
Joy T.yesterday

God bless you, Caki!

cara d.
cara d.yesterday

what a good man he is . we are thankful for a person that actually helps , not just talk about it .

Naomi Dreyer
Naomi Dreyer2 days ago

I finally read this. Caki is wonderful.

Marilyn D.
Marilyn D.8 days ago

Thank goodness there are people like Caki in the world. I wish everyone could be as caring as Caki. I hope he gets some help, and that they catch the people who don't care for their dogs. There needs to be some strong animal abuse laws with stiff penalties to make people take pet care more seriously.

James Guinane
James Guinane8 days ago

What a guy. Caki is the best of the best.