‘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.
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’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.