Update-April 20, 2010 (Scroll after video or Join our Facebook group, Justice for Mima for regular updates)
This is Mima, a sweet dog from Bulgaria. She was tortured and mutilated by a sadistic monster who hacked each one of her limbs off… not just once but for days and weeks at a time!! Despite the vicious and brutal torture Mima suffered, she still is a trusting, sweet soul and is a true survivor. She now has a new guardian, Mrs. Violeta Dobreva (a lawyer and head of NGO in Bulgaria) who will shower her with the love and care she deserves. The doctors say there is a good chance that Mima will be able to walk again soon! Until Mima has been completely evaluated by all specialists involved (surgeon, prosthetic, rehab), we do not yet have an estimate of the total cost for her medical care. As soon as we do, this ChipIn will then be changed to reflect a Target Amount. After the horror Mima was put through and her strong will to survive, we want only the best for Mima so she can live the rest of her years comfortably. Please bear in mind that we aim for the best specialists to work on not just one or two limbs, but all four limbs that were savagely butchered (unlike surgical amputation), she will also need prosthesis, cart, transport, and will require a long and extensive rehabilitation process all these can be astronomical. Any overages from this collection (if any) will go towards helping another special needs animal/s in Bulgaria.
Currently, there are no laws against Animal Cruelty in Bulgaria. Sadly, the monster who did this to Mima will likely go unpunished. However, due to this horrific crime and outrage from Bulgarians and citizens from around the world, there are now talks of new laws being passed. We hope that when this happens, that they will be implemented. Mima is the face of hope for change in Bulgarian law for the protection of all the innocent animals. We hope this despicable crime never ever happens again!
We thank you in advance for donating and helping spread the word. We hope to get Mima’s story out as a message to the world that all animals suffer and feel pain just as we do and laws must exist and be enforced to protect them. As human beings, we can’t possibly turn our backs and ignore this horror that goes on all over the world. There is a proven link between animal cruelty and human violence. First a dog, next a child. After all this, Mima has not lost trust in humans. She is very loving towards her new family, even to complete strangers. We all can learn a lot about love and compassion from Mima.
UPDATE: On April 16th, Mima left Bulgaria to Germany for treatment and rehabilitation. On April 20th, she has undergone surgery in Munchen, to remove some of the bones that were sticking out. She will later get her prosthesis and gain mobility from this prominent specialist:
While in Germany, Mima is being fostered by Mrs. Eva Linkogel in her beautiful home with other rescue dogs:
Please see Mima’s album for pics updated regularly:
For those who wish to donate via bank deposit, please go to this site to deposit directly to Mima’s official bank accounts: http://sites.google.com/site/grijaipodslon/novini-novi/bankovismetki-dareniazamima-simvolnaprotesta
This ChipIn is a collective effort of the International Facebook Group: Justice for Mima. The funds raised from this campaign will be transferred directly to Mima’s account listed on the above mentioned site. We have made arrangements with Mima’s official guardian directly and will only take directions from her on which one of the two (or both) official accounts to transfer funds to.
Please join our Facebook group for updates and more info, and to show International support: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=104654392906259
There is also a Facebook Group for Mima in Bulgaria. They are BG citizens working in the front lines to change the law. Even if you don’t know the language, please join and show your support. http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=105973149434180
Please sign the petition and demand animal cruelty laws in Bulgaria to be passed and enforced:
First news video footage of Mima:
News video of Mima in her new home: