Milena Malesevic has been rescuing stray dogs from the streets of Sarajevo for more than 30 years. During the war in Bosnia many people could no longer care for their pets and as a result many dogs ended up on the streets. Since then Milena has been working tirelessly to rescue the most vunerable dogs and give them the love and care that they need. Milena works 24 hours a day rescuing as many dogs as she can, and she continues to feed the stray dogs that still live on the streets of Sarajevo

What We Do

Since Saving Suffering Strays Sarajevo was set up over 5 years ago, more than 550 dogs have found their forever homes. Our volunteers work across Europe assissiting Milena in her vital work rescuing and rehoming the street dogs of Sarajevo. We organise fundraisers, find adopters and fosterers and promote Milena's work through social media with one goal in mind; to help save the lives of stray dogs, so that Milena can continue her vital work and rescue more dogs from a life of pain and misery on the streets of Sarajevo

Our Team


Kennel Owner

Our kennel owner Mersad takes care of all the rescued dogs in our private kennel. He makes sure each dog has plenty of food, a warm bed and lots of love


Kennel Owner

Melisa, along with her husband Mersad, give each of our rescued dogs a loving environment until they find their forever homes


Sponsorship Co-ordinator

Caroline is responsible for organising sponsorships to help cover the cost of food, shelter & veterinary care for each one of our dogs


Adoptions & Foster Co-ordinator

Karen deals with the applications from start to finish . Making sure the whole process is as easy as possible & ensuring the best match is made between our dogs and the Adopter/Foster


Co-ordinator for Finland

Anne is our co-ordinator in Finland, where she runs our Finnish Facebook page. She works tirelessly promoting each and every one of our dogs so they can find their perfect forever home


Adoptions & Social Media Promotions

Kelsey works on our social media sites, particularily Facebook, where she promotes our dogs and special appeals for donations. She is the proud mum to three former Saving Suffering Strays pups!


Twitter & Kennels Page Co-ordinator

Sandra helps promote Saving Suffering Strays Sarajevo through Twitter. Her knowledge of the Bosnian language means she can work closely with our Kennel Owners to ensure each dog receives the right attention to get them notcied and adopted


Online Auction Organiser

Emma works hard organising our monthly Auction page on Facebook, where people can donate items to aution and raise much-needed funds for Saving Suffering Strays Sarajevo. You can find more information about our auction on the fundraising page