Edina is known in her community as the “Angel of Sarajevo” for her dedication to the plight of homeless dogs and cats in the heart of Bosnia.
The story you’re about to hear is Edina’s latest life-saving rescue, and it’s centered around one very strong, defiant mother dog.
Edina and her teammate, Caki, saw a distraught female stray darting between vehicles on the highway. They begged and pleaded for the dog to stop and allow them to approach her, but she was terrified — and her body was covered with cuts and scars.
They could also tell she was either pregnant, or had just recently had puppies.
Finally, they were able to make contact. She ate two of their crackers, took the third in her mouth and started to walk away from them, back towards the highway. It was clear she was planning to give the third cracker to her puppies, but it crumbled in her mouth.
The more Edina and Caki followed behind the dog, the more they realized she was leading them to something precious. They walked along the edge of the highway as a group, but the dog would check behind her every few steps, making sure her human companions still followed behind.
Keep reading to find out, in Edina’s own words, what she discovered at the end of their journey on foot…
In the middle of the busy highway we saw a female mother dog running totally confused between cars and trucks. The cars were passing very fast, so I screamed. My teammate Caki stopped the car and tried to get over to her slowly. She was so scared that she started to run away from him.
Luckily he managed to chase her over to a widening, so I called on her while Caki went back to get the car. We had left it in the middle of the highway.
After a while, I didn’t even know what I was talking to her about anymore. I begged her to stay there with me. She looked at me obediently. Her eyes were sad and looked bad. She was full of scars. I cried with her. Her breasts were hanging to the floor.
Luckily we had some food in the car. When we gave her some food she ate very fast. It was hard to believe, she ate big cans of food. She was so puffed that we didn’t know if she was with puppies or if she had already had them. We also gave her some doggy crackers.
She ate two, took the third in her mouth and started to walk away from us, back towards the highway. It was warm. The cracker (she was planning to give to her puppies) melted in her mouth. She swallowed it and continued going towards the road.
We realized that she had puppies waiting for her, since she was going back. I followed her on foot and Caki with the car. She didn’t run from me anymore. We walked on the edge of the highway together. My heart stopped every time a big truck or a car rushed by. I`ll never forget that. Even now, while I`m writing this, I start to cry.
We walked for about 1,5 kilometers. Just imagine how far she has walked to find food. Imagine how hungry she must have been. She kept turning around to see if I was still following her, like she was taking me to see her babies. We came to a hill and she started going up. There was only one house there, only one. We went to the house and she led my to a shed. I heard the puppies cry for their mother
I decided to knock on the front door of the house and ask them about this little family. An older man opened the door and immediately got mad when I asked about them. I was already upset about this poor dog, so this was the last thing I needed.
He told me he was planning to take them somewhere far away when his son came over with the car. He had already planned this for a very long time, but sadly for him and luckily for them, he didn’t have a car. I asked him to help me gather them up and I would take them with me.
He was shocked. I asked him how many babies there were. He told me that she had originally given birth to five puppies, but three had died and only two survived. Poor Mimosa was wagging her tail when the owner of the house came towards her. Even though he didn’t love her, she still loved him.
His wife, being more humane then him, started to cry and told me she had been feeding them in secret from her husband. These poor lives. We first placed the puppies in a box, then the mother. She didn’t protest, she trusted me. I started to cry again. Thinking back, I think it was more from the shock.
The mother dog gave me kisses the whole way. She’s now in a pension with her son and daughter, waiting for their forever homes. She’s great with people. When she’s outside with her babies at the pension, she growls at the other dogs that get too close to her babies, looking out for them. She is very kind. We are now struggling to keep them safe here until they get new homes.
With all the terrible tales of animal abuse and horror, it’s wonderful to see this family was rescued and will never be in pain again. Please SHARE this mother dog’s story with your friends on Facebook!