One Man Built A Sanctuary To Save The Lives Of Hundreds Of Homeless Dogs

Written by: Regina Lizik

October 26, 2015

Like most cities, Niš, Serbia has a large population of homeless dogs. Sasa Pejčić is changing that in an unusual, but utterly heartwarming way.

Sasa turned a former equestrian club stable into a haven for the stray dogs he rescues from the streets. All of the pups are vaccinated and microchipped. Many of them are adopted by loving families. Until that day comes, the dogs spend their time playing on the property and receiving tons of love from Sasa. They spend their nights sleeping inside, where they are warm and safe.

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And while belly rubs and playtime are free, food and medical care isn’t. It takes only $15 a month to provide food for each dog. Fifteen dollars doesn’t sound like a lot of money, but it’s an enormous expense when you multiply it by 450 dogs.

Sadly, only 88 of the dogs have sponsors who help cover their care. The Harmony Fund released the above video of the dogs playing in the sanctuary to raise awareness about Sasa’s work and encourage people to donate to his efforts and help him save the lives of these once abandoned dogs.

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Sasa says:

I don’t have time to eat properly and even less to think about a private life. You have to fight every day to provide food and care for all these animals.

The Harmony Fund helps support the sanctuary, but they can only do so much. If you would like to help support this haven for homeless dogs, visit the donation page on the Harmony Fund’s website.

Super high paws to Sasa and everyone who is helping him bring happiness and safety to these pups!

Feature image via The Harmony Fund.

Written by: Regina Lizik

October 26, 2015