Sunday, January 21, 2018


Bulgarian animal welfare icon Borko, who touched hearts of the world, passed away on the May 4th 2017.

Remember me… 

Every time I would look at Borko's favorite napping places, his toys, his water and food bowls, his doggy bed and blankets, his cart, his little shoes and panties, I would feel a stab in my heart. I still look for him around the house at times, thinking he’s right there next to me, eager to give me kisses and whining for my attention. To me, he was a child, a person in a dog suit, a special being who opened my heart as it has never been opened before. Because of Borko, I know I am forever blessed and changed for the better. 

Remember me… and stand for animal rights until the world values animals and humans equally. That day is coming. It's almost here.
Love, Borko

Borko, April 2017.


  1. What a beautiful dog. When the time with a pet family member ends it's the most painful thing. My heart goes out to his family, who can feel better now I hope. Borko certainly had a great life and made the lives beautiful of all those around him.

  2. Borko was a magnificent fur child.He will be missed considerably.Rest in peace sweet Borko at rainbow bridge.

  3. Thank you so much for your comments! Why we must remember Borko – because this loving and brave doggie changed the mentality of many people in Bulgaria. After his story got the international media attention, the Bulgarian government was embarrassed, so finally took some action against animal abusers.
    This situation is not unique in Bulgaria, extreme animal cruelty is the phenomena of all Balkan countries. Not only animals, also people like Dr Litov need a voice in Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Greece…
    I hope the "War on Strays" will end soon and these countries will step into the 21st century. Until then, Borko will be their voice and inspire people around the world, like me, to love and protect animals.