Fahrudin Caki Bravo, the dedicated founder of the Bosnian rescue organization Saving Stray Animals, was en route to the shelter when he spotted a lonely little dog by the roadside. He couldn’t help but stop and assess the pup’s condition, even though he had a sinking feeling that this was another abandoned soul, and the sight of it tugged at his heart.
As the rescuer approached, the frightened dog attempted to flee, but his hind legs were injured, rendering escape impossible. Instead, he sought refuge by tucking his lower half behind a shrub.
Filled with a deep desire to help, Caki followed the dog, whom he later named Goldy. He worked tirelessly to calm Goldy’s fears and convince him that he meant no harm. Despite the initial chaos, he succeeded in soothing the pup and carried him in his protective embrace.
Before taking Goldy home, Caki decided to take him to the vet. He knew that the pup must have been in pain, and he couldn’t bear to see him suffer any longer. Allowing Goldy to sit on his lap during the journey provided a sense of security to the injured pup.
Upon examination by veterinarians, it was revealed that Goldy’s injuries were at least two weeks old. The exact cause of these injuries remained a mystery, but they were severe enough to leave him paralyzed, with severed nerves and extensive damage to his genitalia.
Caki held onto hope that Goldy could still lead a normal, happy life, even though it was too late to save his legs due to the lack of immediate medical attention. Despite his physical limitations, Goldy was in good health, offering the motivation to press on.
This compassionate hero went above and beyond to aid Goldy. He raised funds for the pup’s medical expenses and even crafted a wheelchair from scratch to improve his mobility. After nurturing him back to health, Caki diligently searched for Goldy’s perfect forever home.
A month after his rescue, Goldy found his forever home with his adopted mother, Jasmina Gerstner. The bond was instantaneous, and Goldy couldn’t have been happier that she had welcomed him into her life.
Goldy, now in the care of a loving woman, has been given a second chance at life. He is destined to live a joyful and fulfilling life for the rest of his days.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude for the care and affection shown to Goldy!