Sara-stray-vo: Bosnia's capital becomes shelter for stray dogs

Thursday, 6th December 2012

Animal rights activist Amela Turalic has turned the Bosnian capital, Sarajevo, into a safe haven for stray dogs who are unable to find refuge in other parts of the country.

Ms Turalic has set up a shelter in the city which cares for and neuters dogs, and over the course of three months last summer was able to significantly reduce the number of strays on the streets.

Word of the project has spread far and wide in the former-Yugoslav country, to the extent that people have begun rounding up strays from other towns and cities and dumping on the streets of the capital, confident in the knowledge that Ms Turalic and her team will find and take care of them.

Fortunately, dog shelters are somewhat more widespread in Britain, and strays are never far away from a safe place where they can get their paws on a hearty serving of their favourite dog food.