These Animals Need You!
We're reaching out to ask for your individual help to collectively save the lives of animals in Croatia.
During our stay in Split, Croatia in 2012 we made two surprise friends in the form of a kitten (Shadow) and a puppy (Kiki). We found Shadow our first week in town, meowing pitifully in front of our apartment building, extremely sick and malnourished. Kiki came into our lives on our very last night in the country, wandering scared on the side of a busy coastal highway in the middle of the night, also malnourished. We knew that both of these little guys needed help or they wouldn't survive.
THEY NEED YOU! DONATE TODAY!
After finding Shadow and making the decision to locate care, we were surprised to discover that there was no animal shelter in Split. We were lucky to be directed towards a local vet, Dr. Filipovic, known for her willingness to care for stray animals and find them homes after regaining their health. She, along with a fellow vet, Jelena, welcomed Shadow into their clinic, evaluated, diagnosed, administered medication and fluids, nursed him back to a healthy mischievous kitten and found him a home with a loving woman. When we brought Kiki to their door, the same compassion and care was given.
During the month that we spent visiting Shadow, we also had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Filipovic, her three children and Jelena. We discovered that in addition to their efforts at the vet clinic, Dr. Filipovic also established the Animal Protective Foundation (Zaklada Za Zastitu Zivotinja) with the specific purpose of building a no kill animal shelter to serve the city of Split and surrounding communities. Dr. Filipovic, along with the Foundation's Board, secured land and the permits to build a permanent home for the animals in need that they are so passionate about serving.
SUPPORT THE NO KILL ANIMAL SHELTER
Dr. Filipovic personally donated the initial funding for the shelter, demonstrating her commitment to the project and belief in the need. The Board and friends of the Foundation then lead fundraising efforts in the local community and online. All of the hard work resulted in the shelter opening its doors in 2014, welcoming 40 animals from the streets to a safe, clean and warm space!
Over the past three years the Foundation has successfully found homes for more than 400 animals and continues to lovingly care for those at the shelter.
The ongoing operations are very costly and the need endless. While Dr. Filipovic and her team have applied for government funding every year, it has yet to be awarded. They and the animals in their care depend on compassionate people like you!
We continue to help...won't you please join us?
Please make a donation today through this webpage to support the no kill animal shelter in Split, Croatia. There are thousands of animals just like Shadow and Kiki roaming the neighborhoods who need a safe haven where they are cared for and kept healthy while waiting for a loving forever family.
We will continue to keep you updated through this page on shelter success stories, needs and the wonderful animals saved because of your generosity.
Thank you, on behalf of Dr. Filipovic and her team, and especially from the two of us. We are so appreciative.
Marco & Kristin
DONATE TODAY & PASS ALONG TO YOUR FRIENDS!
First, Dr. Filipovic sends a hello, smile and big thanks to all of you.
Wonderful things have been happening since the shelter opened in 2014 thanks to compassionate supporters like you. Here are some of the highlights you helped make possible:
- 400 animals have found loving families in just 2.5 years!
- The Foundation has partnered with an organization in Munich, Germany to help find additional forever homes as well as an organization in Bosnia that the Foundation helps save animals from Mostar and Sarajevo.
- The shelter is full, caring for 40-70 animals on any given day.
Despite all of the lives saved, partnerships established and demonstrated need over the past few years, the city of Split and Split-Dalmatia County have still not awarded the Foundation government funding to help sustain operating costs.
Dr. Filipovic and her team continue to apply for and make their case for this funding, but until then they and the animals in their care are completely dependent on the generosity of individuals to continue their life-saving work.
Please join us - for these guys - and make a renewed gift of support today. THANK YOU!
We'll keep you posted on progress!
Kristin & Marco
Just wanted to thank our latest few donors for their generosity. $2,076 more to raise to reach our $5K goal. Please share with your friends, family, social media pages, etc. Every few dollars helps the Split crew take care of the local animals. Thanks for your continued support!
Kristin & Marco
Amazing news! The no-kill animal shelter in Split, Croatia is ready to open next month! Dr. Filipovic and her team are working on receiving permits and contracts from the city so fingers and toes crossed that this final step goes smoothly. We can't wait to see the shelter filled with animals who have been rescued from the streets, given a safe place to rest & play and ultimately adopted by loving families.
Our gofundme.com page continues to stay live and collect donations to support ongoing operations for this wonderful cause and community. Please consider making another small gift.
I got a problem a mama cat left her 2 new born kittens today we are hoping that she will get back to them, but i dont belief she will if she still didnt get back in the morning i would like to bring the little once to some one that can take care of them. Can u please tell me the adress from the clinic or phonenumber please so i can contact them.
Does anyone have the address please? Thank u
dear sir we like to adopt a dog from the shelter, but where is the location ?business hour animal pictures ? nothing is available. no any further information of the animal shelter which make adoption real hard, please be kind and post proper info for the public. thanks C. H.
dear sir where is the shelter address and phone no ? C.H.
Found the address! We rescued a sick kitten in the Old Town, and thanks to your posting, we were able to get the kitten (who we are calling Tisak) to the clinic to get care from Jelena. We will be checking on Tisak's progress on Wed, and will be seeing if we can get Tisak all set for being fostered. Will post an update then.
Hi, do you have the actual address of the animal shelter? Or the address of the vet clinic? Thanks!