Bijelko is a lovely young boy who may not have much time left as his death date should be 12.05.14. Stray and abandoned dogs in Croatia are often brutally treated and abused. A life on the streets is a miserable existence with the danger of starvation, being run down by cars (frequently deliberately), violence at the hands of people or other dogs and and suffering due to disease and lack of treatment but the dog who is picked up and taken to the pound has only 60 days and then by Croatian law they must be killed.
The vet does his best with the limited resources available, local volunteers are recruited to come and walk the dogs on a Saturday afternoon. This is the only time of the week the dogs can leave the pens and there can be long periods when the walks are not possible and due to the ratio of dogs to volunteers some will not get exercised at all.
These dogs have basic care but they suffer in the pound from stress, boredom, fear and sadness. They are all desperate to get out of their prison and be loved and part of a family.
Treated for fleas and worms: yes
EU passport: yes
Weight: 21 kg
Age: 1 year
Located: Osijek pound