Vucjak Shelter


Our mission is to care for the critically injured; to adapt an ongoing spay/neuter program; and to find loving homes for the deserving animals of Serbia.

Why we need your help.
Our team's aim is to build up a network to get these dogs transported out of Serbia; but we have one of the most difficult countries to do this. The requirements to transport animals is very strict; we are not a part of European Union. We must build a network of transporters, adopters, fosters and Rescue Partners; hire a Liaison at the shelter to take pictures, get the dogs vetted and ready for transport; and hire a Logistics person to help with transport routes and paperwork.

The cost of transporting dogs is extremely expensive and time consuming. NO Serbian airlines will take animals into cargo. To transport one dog to USA e.g.; first you must drive 12hours to Germany airport then a 10 hour airline fee to USA = Cost $3800 USD.

Additionally, the cost of Veterinary Services, spay/neuter, vaccinations, and travel documentation approx. $300 USD must all be done 90-120 days prior to travelling. This is all at our expense until the adopter receives the Dog.

Please partner with us to make this happen. Give these dogs a chance at a good life in a loving home. Its up to us to be their support team, to be their voice, to help them get the love they so desperately crave.

We ask you to do the easy part, to share and donate! While we save these animals from their endless suffering. We can save these animals together !! Can you help?

Thank you for your consideration,
Adoption Team

History: Vucjak Shelter & Wildlife Sanctuary Inc., is a non-profit animal rescue in Serbia. As of January 1, 2022 our shelter is home to over 1300+ dogs, cats and other wildlife. Dejan Gacic founded this shelter over 25 years ago. Through hard work, determination, genuine compassion, and love of all animals, he has rescued; provided medical attention; fed and sheltered the growing number of stray dogs who are abandoned, discarded, starved and abused.

For more information on our shelter and programs visit:
IG & FB     @vucjakshelter
Team Page  @vucjakshelterteam

*** Disclaimer: This campaign is run by Louise Hitra one of the administration team. Dejan Gacic has instructed our team to set up this campaign solely for the purpose of funding Adoptions for Vucjak Shelter. Dejan Gacic founder and sole owner of Vucjak Shelter does NOT have access to GoFundMe platform in Serbia. All funds from this campaign will be sent directly to Dejan Gacic via his PayPal account. Every dollar will be accounted for and we will post all transactions for full transparency.

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