We need your help!

There was devastation at the shelter in late February 2019 as winds of 178 km/h (110 mph) struck our open-air dog shelter. It destroyed or damaged most of the structures and left almost 300 dogs without homes, without shelter and unprotected in violent winter storms. We don’t have the staff or resources to fix this alone, which is why we are desperately asking for YOUR help.

 
Destruction at the shelter

Destruction at the shelter

Overturned dog kennel

Overturned dog kennel

 

It took many years to build houses for all of the dogs. Much of our work was gone in hours. It is still winter on the mountain. There will be more storms and high winds and the dogs and humans are in need of shelter. We do not have the funds to cover this massive rebuilding project.

We are reaching out to all of the friends of Žarkovica around the world to help us in any way you can. The situation is desperate. Any donation you can offer, no matter how big or small would be greatly appreciated. We need money, building supplies, and volunteers to help out. Thank you for your help.

 
Roof of dog kennel flown off

Roof of dog kennel flown off

The hurricane has left our shelter in a mess

The hurricane has left our shelter in a mess

 
 

During a small 'break' in Hurricane Bora, this video was taken of some of the damage caused, leaving hundreds of dogs without shelter.