A little bit about our aims
Other groups and individuals already assist with providing food, vaccinations, kennels and general care for the dogs and cats in Serbia, however, we felt strongly that we could make a huge difference in improving the quality of life for these animals.
Achievement of this aim will require focus in many areas.We primarily aim to rehome as many animals as possible through adoptions in the UK and throughout Europe, however, there will always be some who will never leave these shelters. Maybe they're too old and scared, maybe they're just too damaged from the terrible lives they led before Jelena... For these dogs we must improve their lives by improving their living conditions.
There is little awareness in the UK & beyond of the terrible cruelty faced by animals in Serbia. We do have access to many pages of reading material and links and stories which we feel it would not be appropriate to publish on this website due to the incredibly disturbing content including torture and abuse but if you wish to find out more about the life of a stray dog in Serbia, please contact us and we will forward you the relevant information.
Perhaps most distressing and unforgiveable is the lack of will from the authorities to improve the situation. Although some politicians are now making the right noises, as yet there has been nothing positive seen on the streets of Nis. Some of the most disturbing scenes witnessed by our colleagues in Serbia in fact resulted from the spaying and release to the streets of a female dog from the local authority pound's vet without even the most basic of care - her stitches weren't even completed, the results were as you can imagine, horrific.
Serbia's Forgotten Paws is a positive and determined group of like-minded volunteers who simply refuse to sit back and accept the lives these animals are forced to endure. We have stood together, shoulder to shoulder with our friends in Serbia to say 'We care and we will help you!' - will you?
Please have a look at the video below to see for yourself just how Jelena's dogs lived back in March of 2012 when we first met them, and why we were determined to help.