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SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is situated in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a private shelter for dogs saved from the streets, from the dog catchers, from death and from the Praca public shelter.  In SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary there are dogs that were once left to die, maltreated by uncaring owners or people on the streets.  Here dogs are cared about, and they are given a chance to recover and have veterinary treatment.  The aim is to find permanent homes for them through responsible adoption in the UK and other Western European countries and even the USA.

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is run by rescuer Fata Duric.  It relies solely on the sponsorship of individual dogs and donations from kind supporters.  

Our supporters are incredibly important to us.  Without your help, we simply wouldn’t be able to help the dogs who need us, or carry on providing the care that so many dogs in Bosnia depend on.

The fundraising team is here to raise money to fund the work of the shelter, but we can’t do it without you.

Our supporters help the shelter in many valuable ways – whether it is the giving of your time to organise on-line events, donating money, goods or services, sponsoring, fostering or adopting,   campaigning or spreading the word about what we do.  However you decide to help, we are very thankful and grateful for your support, generosity, compassion and kindness.

SOS Sunshine Paws Sanctuary is a private shelter, rather than a pension, as all the dogs were rescued by us;  people do not pay to keep their dogs there.  This is why your donation is so important, as donations from kind and generous supporters are the only source of income.


Happy - R.I.P

We are all very sad, as dear elderly Happy has passed away. He was in the playground at the Sanctuary with other dogs yesterday morning, when he suddenly collapsed and died instantly. Following an autopsy today, it was found that he had suffered a major stroke.

Happy was rescued as an elderly dog in 2016, from a miserable life chained to an outside kennel, with very little attention, along with Connie (now adopted) and the much younger Tony. We are pleased that he was able to live out his life contentedly at the Sanctuary, in the company of Tony and his other friends.

With grateful thanks to his long-term sponsors, Julie Semmence and Carol Barnes. Rest in Peace dear Happy.


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