Heaven Is a Place on Earth – in a 450-Dog Sanctuary!

They spend their days romping around the huge fenced-in area together, and are only put in their kennels at night when the temperatures drops.


Just in case you were ever wondering, the happiest man on Earth lives in Serbia.  Sasa Pejčić hated to see the hundreds of street dogs around him suffering, so he adopted them.  All 450 of them!

It all began when he found four puppies dumped in the woods near his house.  Pejčić was among the 17 percent of citizens out of work, so he decided to make it his full-time job to save street dogs.  He started taking in as many as he could, and before long, there were over 400 dogs on his land.

“I know exactly how each dog arrived at my shelter, I know their names, personalities,” Pejčić told Business Insider.

 

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He was able to set up his sanctuary rent-free at an abandoned equestrian yard.  He makes sure they each receive food, water, medical attention, and plenty of love.

It costs about $15 to feed each dog every month – nearly $7,000.  The US-based group Harmony Fund helps him by raising awareness about his haven and doing fundraisers for the dogs.  Each pup is vaccinated, microchipped, and sterilized.

“Here they are loved and not expected to do anything other than to simply be dogs,” Laura Simpson, founder of the Harmony Fund, told The Dodo. “Many are adopted out internationally to good homes, and others will spend their remaining days at the sanctuary.”

 

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They have a pretty good life with Pejčić.  They spend their days romping around the huge fenced-in area together, and are only put in their kennels at night when the temperatures drops.

But winter is fast approaching, and the heroic dog rescuer is working hard to prepare the kennels for the cold weather ahead of them.  He wants to make sure food is stockpiled so no one is forced to go hungry, and that all of they stay warm and comfortable.

If you would like to donate, please click here.

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321 thoughts on “Heaven Is a Place on Earth – in a 450-Dog Sanctuary!

  1. Yep, Beth & I are animal lovers, we have actually taken in about 200 +cats, mostly cats being dumped from kittens to eldery cats + a few ferral, people must think think that were a small rural community (80 homes in a isolated subdivision valley) not far from the city and dump/ throw out the cats thinking someone will appreciate the life long commintment! Wrong! It’s allot I mean allot of work and Beth buys the Iams or Sience diet cat food to feed the little critters until we can find a home for them which is not the easiest task by far!!! Then whe also get dogs here & there. Wishh had a better answer but these critters are like infant children.

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