What we do

Balkan Underdogs is a not for profit UK registered charity made up of volunteers dedicated to helping the street dogs and cats in the Balkans. We are proud to be a charity that rescues and re-homes dogs and cats into the UK, and we run several successful spay and neuter clinics across Serbia, offering free spay and neuter to locals and rescuers for strays. To date we have reached 3900 neutering operations meaning thousands of puppies and kittens will not be born to suffer and die needlessly. You can find out more about our Spay & Neuter Campaign here.

 

We also work with Government pounds in Serbia to improve conditions and make life bearable for the dogs. Our re-homing process enables us to find loving homes in the UK for some of these lost souls. Through our Pound appeal, BU has provided wooden shelters, straw, feeding troughs throughout the pound, urgent medical treatment, regular vaccines and food each week.

Dogs looking for a home
Rescuer Balkan Underdogs Serbia Pound dog

OUR STORY

Founded in 2012, Balkan Underdogs is a registered not for profit charity run solely by volunteers dedicated to helping the neglected dogs of the Balkans.  

There is a UK based team made up of the trustees and volunteers. These volunteers help to spread awareness, raise funds, perform home-checks and assist with the adoption process. 

 

In the Balkans, we rely on our team of volunteers to locate, feed and rescue the unfortunate souls who end up on the streets. These volunteers run the kennels and are a fundamental part of our organisation. 

Balkan Underdogs is managed by a team of trustees, who hold overall responsibility for the charity's finances, and for developing programmes such as the Spay & Neuter Campaign and the Pound Appeal. 

Our Trustees can be contacted here

The trustees are supported by an amazing admin team who work tirelessly behind the scenes. Our hands-on team volunteer their time to assist with rescue, home checks, marketing and social media promotions, adoption enquiries, vet liaison, post-adoption follow-up and advice, fundraising and merchandise, newsletter production and website management.  If you would like to join us as a volunteer please get in touch!

THE CHARITY

Balkan Underdogs is a licensed charity:

License holders name: C P Blower

License number: 21/00288/COMM

Licensing authority: South Ayrshire Council

Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound
Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound

We work with pounds in Serbia who allow us to rent space for the pound dogs. We visit these pounds annually as part of our ongoing improvement strategy

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Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound
Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound

We work with pounds in Serbia who allow us to rent space for the pound dogs. We visit these pounds annually as part of our ongoing improvement strategy

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Balkan Underdog Trustee dog rescue Serbia
Balkan Underdog Trustee dog rescue Serbia

One of our Trustees cuddling a young puppy in Serbia, who sadly never made it.

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Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound
Trustees of Balkan Underdogs at the Serbian Pound

We work with pounds in Serbia who allow us to rent space for the pound dogs. We visit these pounds annually as part of our ongoing improvement strategy

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