We need help in getting a safe home as soon as possible.
This is my only chance for a better life, good people please help me - if you can. I can't live anymore, in a closed apartment and in fear. I'm shaking like a leaf.
My name is Mirjana Ackov. I live in Serbia in an apartment that is not mine, but belongs to my parents. And now I'm going to try to explain to you how hard it is for me.
Me and my little dog Goldy have been living in jail for two years, because we suffer the torture of our neighbors.
Our life turned into agony two years ago. The reason is that the neighbors brought a Staffordshire dog to our building. They live on the 5th floor, we live on the 6th floor. Since then we live like in the Tom and Jerry cartoon. We cannot enter and leave the building freely. I carry my dog in my arms, which weighs 11kg - and I have no more strength for it. Staffordshire owners are very irresponsible, they do not want to put a leash or a basket on his mouth. Since then, I have been afraid to leave my apartment. I got mental disorder, anxiety, depression and panic fear. I talked to a psychiatrist, he says that everything is ok with me, but he can't help me with Staffordshire. Likewise the law on keeping dogs is not regulated in Serbia, so there is no one to help me.
My dog suffers in the apartment, when needs to go outside. I'm shaking like a leaf in constant fear of going outside.
The only solution is to move out of here, but we have nowhere to go.
We live in an apartment that belongs to my parents, and my monthly income is about $200. That is not enough for life, let alone to buy a house.
The situation in our country is getting worse, because there are more and more dangerous dogs on the streets, which no one cares about.
My dog is small and I am not allowed to take him out on the street. For us, the only solution is a house with a yard. Just own yard can help me to heal the fears of dangerous dogs - which have become fashionable here.
It is difficult to live inside, with constant fear. Believe me, this is worse than coronavirus lockdown. If you’ve felt how hard it is to be in isolation because of Corona, then you’ll realize that to me it’s even worse than that. At the beginning, I cried, begged for help, took tranquilizers... Now I don't have the strength for anything else. I can't believe this happened to me. Sometimes I think it’s a dream, I want to wake up.
Thanks to everyone who understands me and to those who can help us. And sorry that my English is not perfect.
We just want to be free.
My boyfriend would also be very happy to have a house, then we could get married, because we have been walking for 20 years. But that is not the main problem!
The problem is the fear of dangerous dogs.
Now I just need a yard, one tree, one flower, some grass, sun and sky above my head.
Big kiss to everyone who reads this!