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Meet Ivana: A Hero of Compassion from Pawpers in the Ruff, Macedonia

Ivana’s journey into the world of animal rescue began 12 years ago when she welcomed her first two dogs and a cat, all of whom were rescued from challenging situations. 

Her story is a testament to dedication and compassion.

A Lifelong Commitment Ignited by a Broken Leg 

Ivana’s dedication to saving animals was sparked when her first rescue pup was tragically hit by a car, resulting in a broken leg. In those challenging times, support was scarce, social media had yet to connect kindred spirits, and her country had only one registered NGO.

 

Stepping Up When It Mattered Most 

Faced with these formidable challenges, Ivana made a bold choice to step up and take action. This marked the beginning of her incredible journey in animal rescue.

 

Finding Joy in Happy Endings 

Ivana finds immense joy in the happy endings she witnesses. Every sleepless night and every wrinkle on her face is a small price to pay when she sees a dog sleeping in a cozy bed or strolling on a beach, knowing the stark contrast from the life they once endured on the unforgiving streets.

 

A “Disease” of Dedication and Transformation 

She describes her dedication as a “disease,” an unwavering urge to help and transform the lives of animals who have known nothing but suffering. Her relentless commitment knows no bounds.

Ivana, we want to express our sincere appreciation for your dedication in providing a lifeline for dogs in desperate need. 

Your journey is a shining example of the impact one individual can make in the lives of countless animals. 

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