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Vucko The Dog: Face Blown Off With Firecracker

Vucko The Dog: Face Blown Off With Firecracker

Here’s the horrible tale of what happened to Vucko, the German Shepherd.

Two drunken teenagers in Bosnia decided to have “fun” by duct-taping a firework in a German Shepherd’s mouth and blowing off his face. Having done this, they took off, leaving the helpless creature to suffer.  The poor dog, known as Vucko, apparently wandered in agony for five days, unable to eat. Finally, he was picked up by authorities and taken to a vetenarian’s office, but had to be euthanized after vets were unable to perform reconstructive surgery.

Watch Vucko Being Examined On The Operating Table

Click here to see some footage of Vucko being examined by vets on the operating table, but be warned that it is extremely graphic. Notice the firework’s shell casing still embedded in the dog’s head.

Vucko’s death doesn’t have to be in vain. This tragedy is a perfect opportunity to promote animal abuse awareness in Bosnia, where animal rights are virtually non-existent, and to work to deter anyone in the future from committing such horrible crimes.

From The Institute For War & Peace Reporting:

In a country racked until relatively recently by savage ethnic warfare, few appear to have time or emotional energy to consider animal welfare.

Nor do the courts offer much guidance to the zoo authorities. Bosnia has no distinct law on the statute books concerning cruelty to animals.


Humiliation of animals for public entertainment is routine in Bosnia. A television report last October, for example, told the story of a restaurant owner on Mount Vlasic who kept a caged bear to amuse his guests.

His piece de resistance was to intoxicate the animal with liquor every day in front of the diners, claiming the bear “simply loves it”.

Take Action Now!

Given this situation in Bosnia, advocates need to show the world that atrocities such as this won’t simply be seen and then forgotten.  Vucko never harmed anyone and his cruel death must not be in vain.  He deserves that much from the compassionate people on this earth.

Click here to sign our petition urging the Bosnian government to draft stronger animal cruelty laws, and to hunt down the guilty parties in this tragic case.

Rest in peace, Vucko.

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1:07AM PDT on Jun 13, 2014

this really hits home because i have a German Shepherd. this is terrible what is wrong with the world today all these animals do is trust you and show you unconditional love no matter what.

7:53PM PST on Jan 22, 2014

This is heartbreaking. How can anyone be so heartless to commit such a violent act against a living being? I hope the perpetrators experience hardship and pain. Karma for their heartless action. They don't deserve life. Rot in hell you scum. Vucko run free. Your maker is now protecting you and know people reading of you send you love and prayers.

6:12AM PST on Jan 22, 2014

Scum - I'm sure that one day they will get what they deserve

11:10AM PST on Jan 20, 2014

I am so horrified at this story at just how cruel people can be. I agree with you Brenda L., that they WILL get their "come-up-n's when they leave here and have to face God who created His creatures along with ALL of the other a**holes in this world who have harmed and tortured innocent animals. These people are spawns of satans and they came here from the very depths of hell and have black holes of stench where a heart is supposed to be. They need to be stoned and burned and swept down into the hole where they came from.

3:50AM PDT on Oct 15, 2013

Oh please, it´s hard enough to notice the facts, I do not need to watch the picture in addition!

8:09AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

I realize that this situation for the poor dog that had his face
blown apart from a firecracker is old, but first time I ran across it. I really hope that the offenders were caught and punished. This is totally wrong behavior for these teenagers.
I condem these teenagers and hope they were caught. If they were let go with a light punishment, then what do you think they will do next?

7:12AM PDT on Oct 9, 2013

What the hel* is wrong with people!

9:12AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

Blessings from my heart and happiness that you crossed the Bridge in peace.

5:54AM PDT on Oct 7, 2013

No more cases of abuse

12:11PM PDT on Oct 4, 2013

Signed !! Vucko deserves justice!!

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