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Were pups thrown in river saved downstream?

A grandmother in Bosnia is claiming she saved the six newborn puppies that a young woman tossed into a fast flowing river — an act that was captured on video and has outraged dog lovers internationally.

The Daily Mail is reporting that Ruza Pavlovic, a 75-year-old woman who lives in Bugojno, Bosnia, says she saw the pups struggling in the river and fished them out.

The Mail article points out that it hasn’t been confirmed that the puppies are the same ones that a woman in a red hooded sweatshirt was videotaped throwing one by one into the river.

The “saved” puppies seem to have a brownish coloring not seen on those in the video. And the “savior” is making it known that she is too poor to provide them with food. “They are healthy and happy,” they quote her as saying. “My problem is that they need at least three litres of milk a day and I live only on my small pension, but I do not have the heart to abandon them.”

Police, the Mail article reports, have tracked down the girl they believe threw the animals into the river and are set to interview her. The name of the girl, also from Bugojno, has not been published to protect her safety.

The video was posted on Facebook, and appeared on YouTube and LiveLeaks, enraging animal lovers at least as much as last year’s video of a man in Lithuania throwing a dog off a bridge.

Another animal rights group – SOS, which is based in Sarajevo – also claimed to have information confirming the location of the girl, who was reportedly filmed by her brother.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has offered a $2,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the young woman.

Meanwhile, several Facebook groups have formed, seeking to bring her to justice as well.


Comment from Anonymous
Time September 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm

they should throw he into the river

Comment from Anthony
Time September 5, 2010 at 8:18 pm

A careful look at stills from the original videoclip will show the puppies in question to be black with white underbellies; while the rescued puppies look slightly different – black with brown underbellies.

Still, what are the chances – if the old woman is telling the truth of course – that more than one litter of exactly five puppies could be “struggling to stay afloat” in a Bosnian river so soon after the posting of the infamous video? Could this, perhaps, be a new fad for teens in Bosnia, throwing puppies into rivers by the litter?


Comment from Eric
Time September 5, 2010 at 11:40 pm

They aren’t the same puppies.

If you believe they were saved, then you believe in Santa Clause

Comment from Andrew Bird
Time September 6, 2010 at 4:54 am

The woman should be hund drawn and quartered. No wonder she was wearing a hood she’s probably so ugly even the pups were pleased to get away from her. She should be thrown into the river herself.

Comment from Ashley
Time June 9, 2011 at 9:35 pm

As i was watching this i started to cry. :”( Im gonna find the sick bitch and drown her in that same rivver them poor puppies got thrown into. How can she live with her self. Im 12, and i dont care wut u think, i had many animal’s die most dogs, she isnt getting away with this on my watch.

Comment from Nick
Time November 20, 2011 at 4:24 am

wow this chick has proplems man you could see she was clearly giggling and even said ”Wee” but ive heard the puppies were sick and she thought it was humian *cough cough yeah right cough* if i had to put them down id would of have taken them to the vet to be shot with a needle if not something faster mabey a heavy pan or snap there necks not to be evil its better than drowning.

Comment from Nick
Time November 20, 2011 at 4:33 am

When i watched it i got butterflies in my stomach and got filled with sadnnes and rage but then im not that girl why should i judge “Ive already have I think she has no remorse” her there is obviosly something wrong with her i mean she friggin went wee it seemed like it was some sort of game to her even with generousity she makes me realy sick ok im not saying drown her if u do your no better than her u probly wouldnt even beable to do it if you did you wouldnt beable to except yourself and hang yrself anyway this girl is sick and needs a punishment. sry for spelling

Comment from Carol
Time January 22, 2013 at 7:08 am

I really hope some good souls in Bosnia find this little bitch and rape her with a broken glass bottle.

Yeah, I’m a woman and she deserves.

Comment from riann
Time September 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm

awmygawd im literly crying… i wish i could stab that little b***. at least they got saved i hope D: