Ever since Sasha can remember, he always felt sorry for little puppies and would always try and feed them whenever he saw them. It was in 2008 that he really started to notice that many of dogs he was trying to help were disappearing – what he realized was that the Nis pound was killing more and more dogs daily as a way of ‘managing’ the population. Sasha would often notice that his friends, the street dogs he fed on regular basis, would suddenly go missing. They were being caught by the dog catchers and murdered (the methods used to ‘euthanize’ dogs are unspeakable). Sasha, because of his enormous love for animals and generous heart, now runs the largest shelter in the city of Nis, Serbia.
Most of the dogs in his care have been taken off of the streets as young pups, usually sick or injured. They have been nursed back to health and now live in a large pack in an unused riding school that he rents from money out of his own pocket. At night the animals sleep in stables to keep them safe as passers by have been known to throw poison over the fence in attempt to kill the dogs for they are seen as rodents to many in this harsh land.
Sasha is lucky enough to have 4 workers who have not been paid for months but continue to devote their full time efforts because of their love for the dogs as well, but how long can they keep running on empty?
Recently, one of our concerned supporters alerted us that Sasha ran out of funds completely and the dogs had gone for 2 whole days without any food. Some animal lovers came together to form a Facebook Page to help Sasha out and we quickly became part of that equation. With your generosity, an International Shelter Grant was delivered to Sasha’s Dogs. Please keep up the good work by spreading awareness of our Shelter Program so that we can help more animal advocates like Sasha around the globe.
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