Vucjak WINTER Shelter

October 2019 Current Shelter                     ***This Campaign is in CANADIAN FUNDS*** Dejan Gacic is the owner and sole caregiver to 600+ dogs at Vucjak Shelter in Kragujevac, Serbia.  Dejan not only cares for these dogs, he sleeps in this small enclosure all winter stoking the wood burning stove constantly to keep all the dogs warm.  This small 2 room wood cabin held 350 dogs LAST winter.  With the intake of 200+ dogs since the spring,  he is seriously over capacity and there's no space to keep all the dogs warm.  This man's commitment to the welfare of these animals is astounding but he can't do it alone.  We need shelter and time is running out!  Together we have the power to change their future.   Please partner with us to make this miracle happen!!   For more information you can visit our pages: Personal Facebook:    Dejan Gacic Vucjak Shelter                        Personal Instagram:   @vucjakshelter  Admin's Facebook:     Dejans Sanctuary for Dogs                                                 Admin's Instagram:    @dejans_sanctuary_for_dogs          Dejan Gacic Owner    Serbia 381-62-177922 Angela Saleta Admin  Canada (905)646-5885 WARNING GRAPHIC  “The story of stray animals in Serbia is a horrible testament of torture, burning, poisoning, killing and even raping of these innocent creatures. The majority of city shelters within Serbia employ euthanasia as the only way to solve the problem of stray dogs. But this is not regular euthanasia by lethal injection. This is brutal, torturous killing. Once dogs are captured through cruel methods, employees of Zoo Hygiene Dept., transport them to kill pounds. On arrival the animals are imprisoned within desolate cages without any food or water for many days, some resorting to cannibalism to feed their hunger. Those who survive are then beaten and abused before suffering horrific and barbaric deaths at the hands of butchers”.  Proposed New Shelter Metalne Konstrukcue, Krusevac, Serbia   ***UPDATED Nov 1/2019*** Cost of Construction:                 36,000 Euro Modifications:                                    6,000 Euro     (*modifications to allow for easy access for dogs) Land PURCHASED                       15,000 Euro     (the land has been purchased ) ***Excavation                                   12,500 Euro    (cost not included in original budget ) ***LATE FEE for contractor         3,000 Euro    (fee for lost time) ***New Shelter Road                        8,000 Euro   (not included in original budget)                                                                                      TOTAL COST                                      80,500 Euro Money Raised:  GoFundMe       -  15,000 Euro     (Go Fund Me by Snjezana Ivkovic converted to Euro-Oct /2019) PayPal                                                      - 15,000  Euro    (Paid for the land - thank you all supporters!!)                                                    Campaign Funds Needed:            50,500 Euro       ( $75,000 Canadian Dollars) **Excavation money PLUS Contractor late fee sent via PayPal to Dejan  18,700 Euro  ( $27,550.00 Canadian Dollar) *** *Disclaimer:  This campaign is in CANADIAN FUNDS and run by Angela Saleta one of the administration team.  Dejan Gacic has asked us to set up this campaign solely for the purpose of funding the WINTER SHELTER @vucjakshelter.  Dejan does NOT have access to Go Fund Me in Serbia and our administration team is mainly in Canada.  We would have preferred to open a Euro account but  GFM rules state we must have an address and bank account in that country.  All funds from this campaign will be withdrawn and sent directly to Dejan Gacic via his PayPal account. Every dollar will be accounted for and we will post all transactions for your benefit.  Thank you for your support we can do this!!   ***The CANADIAN DOLLAR is worth much less than the EURO and less than the US DOLLAR.  Please take this into consideration when donating for example:   To donate 100 EURO you have to enter $150 Canadian Dollars and your credit card will reflect 100 EURO or to donate $100 US Dollars you have to enter $135 and your credit card will reflect $100 US Dollar  Fast forward to today October 2019 and Dejan is currently the sole caregiver of over 600+ dogs, 30 cats, 12 wolves, 2 fox and one jackal.   Alot has changed, many great things are in place but there is still so much to do.  One man taking care of all these animals for all these years needs our support.  Please SHARE his story, VOLUNTEER your time, we have alot of things you can do from home or VISIT the shelter, Dejan would be so pleased to see you, ADOPT one of these beautiful creatures, every one of them deserves a loving home, DONATE for every donation is a blessing no matter what the amount. Thank you and God Bless !!

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  • Anna Komárková 
    • $50 
    • 3 hrs
  • Annemarie Wach 
    • $15 
    • 3 hrs
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    • $50 
    • 8 hrs
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    • $50 
    • 9 hrs
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Angela Saleta 
Stoney Creek, ON
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