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    of our team in Bosnia and Herzegovina

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    We are proud with the results we achieved since 2012 when Dogs Trust opened its representative office in Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition to mass neuter campaigns for stray dogs which already reduced the number of new dogs on streets, and free neutering for owned dogs, we also worked hard on the veterinarian training programme and education programme for school children. Our activities continuously grow and expand. Our dedication to improve the wellbeing of dogs in the community through supporting the local authorities to reduce stray dog problem in a humane and law-compliant manner can be seen in the numbers.

    Our Achievements


    49.721

    neutered dogs


    13.719

    owner dogs

    36.002

    stray dogs


    avoided birth

    hundreds of
    thousands

    new stray dogs

    8.798

    workshops for children


    177.592 children attended workshops

    301

    veterinary experts successfully completed our training programme

    424

    of dogs and owners trained at the Dogs School

    Updated: May 2018

    48

    medijskih kampanja

    38

    organizovanih događaja

    2.331

    saopćenja za javnost

    Timeline of Achievements

    2012

    • October 2012
    • Project beginning
    • Representative office in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • October: Dogs Trust opens its representative office in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    • Education Progrgamme for school children 7 to 11 years of age with permission of the local Ministry of Education starts in Canton Sarajevo

    Funds spent: 207,360 KM

    2013

    1.773 owned dogs neutered

    1 campaign (SNS1) | 1 month

    2.561 stray dogs neutered

    16.018 children attended workshops

    671 workshops | Canton Sarajevo

    49 veterinarian experts trained

    8 trainings | 46 days

    • Education Programme continues successfully in Canton Sarajevo
    • May- June and November- December: First Mass Neuter for stray dogs and Free Owned Dog Neutering campaigns in Canton Sarajevo
    • February: Training Programme for veterinarian experts from all over the country starts in cooperation with Veterinary Faculty of the University of Sarajevo

    Funds spent: 1,348,490 KM

    2014

    1.888 owned dogs neutered

    2 campaigns (SNS2, SNS3) | 1,5 month

    2.303 stray dogs neutered

    11.888 children attended workshops

    591 workshops | Workshops begin in Canton 10

    13 veterinarian experts trained

    2 trainings | 13 days

    • Mass neutering and free neutering for owned dogs continue in Canton Sarajevo
    • Veterinary Training Programme for experts from all over the country continues
    • Education Programme in Canton Sarajevo continues
    • September: Education Programme for school children with permission of the local Ministry of Education starts in Canton 10, the largest canton in one part of the country.

    Funds spent: 1,892,727 KM

    2015

    5.978 owned dogs neutered

    4 campaigns (SNS4, SNS5, SNS6, SNS7) | 4,5 months

    2.455 stray dogs neutered

    17.201 children attended workshops

    866 workshops

    61 veterinarian experts trained

    10 trainings | 61 days

    • Mass neutering and free neutering of owned dogs continue in Canton Sarajevo
    • Veterinary Training Programme for experts from all over the country continues
    • Education Programme in Canton Sarajevo and Canton 10 continues
    • October: Education Programme for school children expands to Banja Luka and Zvornik area
    • November: Preparation starts for expanding neutering programme to Canton 10

    Funds spent: 3,926,880 KM

    2016

    2.751 owned dogs neutered

    yearly campaign

    7.794 stray dogs neutered

    38.376 children attended workshops

    1834 workshops

    60 veterinarian experts trained

    10 educations

    149 of dogs and trained

    at the dogs school

    Funds spent: 4,958,633 KM

    2017

    3.238 owned dogs neutered

    yearly campaign

    12.756 stray dogs neutered

    50.791 children attended workshops

    2.473 workshops

    90 veterinarian experts trained

    15 educations

    194 of dogs and trained

    at the dogs school

    Funds spent: 8,000,000 KM

    2018

    1613 owned dogs neutered

    4610 stray dogs neutered

    34,640 children attended workshops

    1707 WORKSHOPS

    30 veterinarian experts trained

    5 EDUCATIONS

    81 of dogs and trained

    8 press releases

    13.719

    owned dogs neutered

    36.002

    stray dogs neutered

    177.592

    children attended workshops

    301

    veterinarian experts trained

    424

    of dogs and owners trained at the Dogs School

    FUNDS SPENT SINCE 2012: 20,334,090 KM KM

    “I feel compelled to invite all relevant actor, governments and citizens to investigate and halt violations of the Animal Protection and Welfare Act, and to solve the problem of stray dogs in a humane, transparent and sustainable manner, which is in the interest of the community and dogs !”

    Milan Pavlović (actor from Sarajevo)

    “The welfare of dogs is also in preventing the unwanted puppies to be brought into the world and then be thrown into the street to live in harsh conditions! This is in the interest of the community as well, because some of the stray dogs may become aggressive or ill. The dignity of a dog as a species is at stake and can be returned only with the system of measures, including mass neutering, because every dog deserves a good home!”

    Branko Đurić Đuro (actor, film director and musician)

    (Why do I support Dogs Trust?) “Well, because of some most natural and the most humane reasons. I despise the killing of any kind. As a kid I was always around taking care of stray dogs, and I fed them in front of my apartment building. That is why I am – I am sensible to life and that is how I act.”

    Enis Bešlagić (actor and entertainer)

    “I lived too many dogs in my life and I saw too many killings. Enough said!”

    Almir Kurt (actor, entertainer and musician)

    “If we pass a kill law today as a path to solve stray dog problem, I am convinced that in a few years we can expect a similar law to be adopted for homeless people, or those without job or retirement ... This may sound rough, but bringing a legislation which uses killing to resolve any problem is really unacceptable to me. My ethics require from me to be a part of this campaign, and if I can at least contribute to raising awareness of citizens on how wrong that is, I will be happy.”

    Sanela Krsmanović (actress)

    “I believe it is time to find solution, and if there is a humane way to to that, let's apply it immediately!”

    Nela Đensijević (Theater actress)

    "I think dogs have been man's most loyal friends since the beginning of time, which is why they are entitled to the same rights as any other living being on this planet."

    Senka Kurt (Journalist and Radio Editor-in Chief, public person)

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