Meet the Team - Sejla Kurpalo - 'It all started with Lara'
It was early in 2013, someone dumped some puppies in my street, and I made them a little shelter, I was feeding them every day and was taking care of them but couldn't find them a home, some evil neighbours poisoned them, we managed to save the smaller puppy, but her sibling died.
Her name was Lara.
We did our best but couldn't save her, the media shared my story which helped me to get in touch with some organisations.
Lara was my beginning.
At that time, we had more than eleven thousand strays on the street, there were pups everywhere, so many. packed in every corner and that's when I found out about pensions and the possibility of rescuing dogs and met some amazing rescuers who helped me and explained how to set up fundraising etc.
After two years I started going to the Praca Shelter and stayed there for almost five years and found Stephanie through a group on Facebook and through her donations to the Praca shelter and since then we have become good friends.
The Praca Shelter work was stressful and brought on anxiety, but I would do it all over again, now after nine long years living in the rescue world, I can't imagine my life without them.
I have rescued hundred and hundred dogs and I have a few organizations who are helping with rehoming, but the most helpful are Fetcher Dog and Stephanie and Jordan are like family now.
I have dedicated my whole life to the dogs. and my apartment is always full of fostered dogs as well as dogs from the pensions.
We now have our own charity it is called Stray Pack Rescue Bosnia.
The best part and my day is when a dog gets a home, as Jordan knows,
it always makes me cry, happy tears of course and when any of the dogs are reserved.