Salters Lode woman helps Sarajevo’s dogs

Dawn Sammons
Dawn Sammons

A Salters Lode woman is doing her bit to ease the plight of unwanted and neglected stray dogs in Bosnia.

Dawn Sammons has made a mercy dash to Sarajevo to deliver important medicines and supplies to a charity in the Bosnian capital which helps hundreds of injured and homeless dogs.

Milena Malesevic looks after the sickest animals in her 12th floor flat in the city but is also caring for hundreds more in kennels outside the city.

Her charity, Saving Sarajevo’s Strays, is hoping to re-home these dogs, many of which are collie crosses and terriers, in other European countries.

In April, Mrs Sammons travelled to Bosnia with Michelle Hurley from the charity All Dogs Matter.

Mrs Sammons said: “I have seen animals on the streets in other countries but in Bosnia they have a really hard time.

“They are not welcomed or fed.

“All of the dogs are quite nervous with bad skin conditions.

“Some are hobbling around on three legs after being hit by cars.

“They are also so afraid of humans. They run away as they are not kindly treated.”

Mrs Sammons has now organised a prize bingo in Emneth Central Hall next Thursday, May 12, to raise money to support the Sarajevo strays.

She is appealing for prizes and is hoping to see a decent crowd on the night.

Mrs Sammons is hoping to raise £500 which will go towards helping the dogs.

If you would like to donate a prize contact Mrs Sammons on 07825 935441.