Rescuing of the street dogs
Animal Rescue Bosnia
… is a project of the EMKA Group for the rescue and placement of street dogs without homes in new and loving hands in Europe. For this purpose we have established a dog rescue center according to European standards in Goražde in Bosnia. We care about the welfare of the dogs and we are happy when each of our protégés finds a new home.
Hundreds of street dogs live in the region around Goražde in Bosnia. We have made it our mission to help these dogs with all means at our disposal. Our top priority is castration in order to curb the proliferation of street dogs. After the treatment, these dogs are returned to their usual environment. By means of a marking (e.g. tattoo) it can be recognized from a distance that the dog has been neutered.
In the veterinary clinic located on our property, every dog owner is welcome for neutering/sterilization as well as for treatment of his injured dog. Injured, abandoned, sick and needy strays & street dogs are nursed back to health.
We place young dogs that have come to us as puppies, have been nursed back to health, as well as those that would not be able to survive without human help.
Another important task of our project is to educate the population as well as possible and regularly about the street dog problem. This is done by our veterinarians e.g. in the local schools and by public appeals. Our goal here is to spare the dogs the agony, mistreatment and killing and hopefully soon create a normal human-dog relationship. This goal can only happen by raising awareness or going to the public.
Our facility – the first step into a better live
Animal Rescue Bosnia’s facility includes several enclosures with underfloor heating for the dogs, as well as several rows of separate sleeping huts to rest from the group romp. There is room for plenty of dogs at Animal Rescue Bosnia, and it also includes more than 3,500 square feet of exercise space. In addition, there is an independent veterinary clinic on the approx. 6,000 m² premises with specialized veterinarians who take care of the dogs’ physical needs. For all social needs, the dogs are assisted by a number of loving and compassionate animal caretakers who devotedly care for each dog.
The EMKA Group – Our partner
The EMKA GROUP is the world leader for locking systems, hinges and sealings, which are used in cabinets and control cabinets for electronics and electrical engineering. In the areas air conditioning technology and transport, EMKA is one of the leading manufacturers of locking technology. In addition to its numerous subsidiaries, EMKA has several production sites, for example in Goražde with a ground area of around 35,000 m² and around 700 employees. As there are many street dogs in Goražde, the EMKA GROUP has decided to generously support Animal Rescue Bosnia.
Already before the Balkan wars EMKA was closely connected to Bosnia. When the war broke out in Bosnia in 1992, the whole production of EMKA was transferred to Austria for safety reasons – including machines, employees and their families. After the end of the war they moved back to Goražde. The damages were reconditioned and destroyed halls were rebuilt. Since then the EMKA production sites in Goražde have evolved into the largest production facilities of the EMKA group.
The EMKA Group also pays particularly attention to the professional training of young people there.
To date, EMKA has already provided a vocational training similar to the one of the German system for 400 young people in Bosnia to help them to get a good start in their professional lives.
In addition to numerous other projects to support the city of Goražde, such as the promotion of schools and kindergartens, the renovation of governmental buildings and the acquisition of waste vehicles or other pending ones, the founder of the EMKA Group, Mr Friedhelm Runge, is also committed to the rescue of street dogs. His commitment to animals is a matter close to his heart.
Take a look around on our website and convince yourself of our professionalism and seriousness. We are happy to answer all of your questions. Please, get in contact with us!