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Weʼre raising £15,000 to Help the amazing Rainbow Shelter with costs for a year & build new accommodation for the animals as well as "forever home" some of them.

Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina
22 days to go

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The background

The outlook for stray animals in Bosnia is as bad as anywhere on earth. The country has never really recovered since the end of the Balkans War and stray dogs and cats bear the full brunt of a country in trouble.

The Rainbow Shelter

My wife Nina and I recently found Udruga Duga (in English, "Rainbow Shelter") which is based in Livno close to the border with Croatia. Udruga Duga is frankly in the middle of nowhere as the proprietor (Tinka Anic) has been hounded out of previous farms/shelters in the worst possible ways. Forgive the pun.

Tinka at work:

Tinka with one of her feline charges:

Meet some of the team:

For background on the scale of the problem there is probably no better place to start than by reading this link: Meet the Bosnian Strays created by one of the organisations that assists Tinka with Veterinary care.

For more on the facility see: The Rainbow Shelter. The update is that since this page was created Tinka has double the dogs and cats. All of them are beautifully looked after and need "forever homes" (more than 30 dogs and 8 cats that actually get on!).

There are lots of good images to found on Tinka's awesome Facebook page here: Tinka's page

What do we want?

We need your help to feed and home the strays for the next 12 months. We also want to start to place some of the animals with "forever homes" back in the UK. £15,000 goes a long way in Bosnia. We'd greatly appreciate any donations large or small.

Nina and I have been involved with rescue work in Dubai but the scale of the problem in Bosnia is quite possibly an order of magnitude worse. Nina and I with our families will do the outreach but we need to cover the costs of the Rainbow Shelter so that Tinka can concentrate on the welfare of the cats and dogs. 100% of the money will be directed at the welfare and the placing of the animals.

Thanks for reading. We hope you can help. Please do share this page with as many animal lovers as you can. We will also start to build a profiles page for those people that might be interested in taking one of Tinka's charges into their life.

James & Nina. x

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    • Beryl Pendley

      Beryl Pendley

      Sep 4, 2018

      This donation is from Jill Powis


    • Gillon Campbell

      Gillon Campbell

      May 15, 2018

      Well done you two, I'm sure the funds will make a big difference.


    • Beryl Pendley

      Beryl Pendley

      May 14, 2018

      This £10 is from Lynda


    • Eugene French

      Eugene French

      May 7, 2018

      It is a great thing that you and Nina are doing

    • Royston Pendley

      Royston Pendley

      May 6, 2018

      A very worthy cause. Happy to help!


    • Ben Iles

      Ben Iles

      May 5, 2018


    • Beryl Pendley

      Beryl Pendley

      May 5, 2018

      A really worthy cause x

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    James Pendley

    James Pendley

    Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Recent first time dad, keeper of Dachshunds, professional ski bum and protector of homeless animals.

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