An unbelievable happy ending story is being read all around the globe - unfortunately it is probably not true. Those puppies that were filmed as they were being thrown alive into a river in Bosnia are safe; or so the story goes. Reason says the elderly woman who saved them would have drowned if she even tried.
The mainstream media has plenty of experience with stories like this, but that doesn’t stop them from promoting those. For the locals in the city of Bugojno it was no big deal. The rescuer just wanted to save the teen from further anguish.
The puppies' “savior,” Ruza Pavlovic, was photographed with are different colors than those the girl, filmed by her elder brother, was seen throwing in the Vrbas River.
Apparently Pavlovic is believed to be the next door neighbor of the accused girl’s family.
“The girl and her family have been under a lot of pressure because of the so many media reports. Bugojno is a small city, we all know who the girl is. She can hardly bear to live with the reactions and here everyone believes that Pavlovic made this only to try to help the girl and her family,” a local who requested to stay anonymous told Allvoices.
In the video, which has been taken off from YouTube, the teenage girl was shown throwing the puppies in the river, one by one. During the video, the teen laughed as she said “Does it swim?”
After the media exposure of the case, she and her family were questioned by local police. According to the local source, the girl went back to school and her everyday activities, but is under medical treatment.
“She vomits every time she sees the reports on the TV,” a source close to the family stated.
While her act caused a mass outrage on the Internet, since the Bugojno’s streets are full of strays, the local people didn’t get that upset.
Indeed, though the Bosnian law predicts a fine for killing or torturing animals, in range from 15 to 5000 Euros, no one has ever paid a penny for such acts.