Serbian Teacher Saves 500 Dogs

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After the caretaker of the only animal shelter serving a large region in Bačka Topola, Serbia, died tragically when her house burned down, 500 dogs and puppies were left to fend for themselves for weeks.

A compassionate teacher who had taken her students to the area realized that the dogs were in trouble and called PETA US for help. They put her in touch with a Serbian animal rights group, Freedom for Animals, who alerted the media to the dogs’ plight. Within a week, the Serbian government had reconnected electricity to the shelter, people had donated food, a veterinarian had vaccinated the dogs, and the dogs were being desexed. Freedom for Animals is now working on getting the dogs adopted into homes.

Never doubt that just one person can make a difference. If you see an animal in trouble, get involved. Your actions can save lives.


  • Dusica commented on April 14, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Dear Sirs,

    I found this article at Facebook through a link. I will like to inform you that the story above is not correct. None fairy tale happened in Etela’s shelter, the company who provide the electricity reconnected after long negotiation with veterinarian inspector and representatives of a french organisation who helps this shelter for years and some serbian organisations and volunteers but not Freedom for Animals. I do not know, though, if they did some donation. 400 hundred dogs are waitting for adoption, because the shelter will be closed in 6 months. So your help will be highly appreciated! For info please contact their profile at Facebook:!/pages/Spasimo-Eteline-Pse/110052559078108

    Best rgds,


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