The heaviest rains in 120 years have hit the Balkan countries of Bosnia and Serbia, forcing tens of thousands out of their homes; the destruction being compared to that of the country’s 1992-95 war. But amongst the devastation dog owners have been doing their utmost to rescue their loyal companions.
More than a quarter of Bosnia’s 4 million people have been affected by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in living memory.
Homes have been toppled or submerged in mud and trees felled.
Whilst some dogs have been left chained outside abandoned homes – alot of owners have risked their lives to save their loving friends.
Thousands of people were moved into shleters – but some wouldn’t rest until they were reunited with their family pet.
Even little boys ran back to be with their beloved puppies.
Firemen have also been rescuing hundreds of animals.
These local heroes noticed a dog struggling in an overflowing river.
After coaxing the dog over to the river bank they were able to grab it’s paws'.
Then they were able to pull him up to safety, and reunite the dog with it’s owners.
The dog then shook himself dry and no doubt, when he gets the chance, will repay his rescures many times over.
The people of Serbia and Bosnia are in need of donations – so if you’re in the position to spare a few dollars please go online and find a reputable charity.
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