The famous Croatian actor Goran Visnjic, who is now based in Los Angeles, is on a short visit to Croatia and one of the reasons for the trip is thought to be to visit the dog shelter at Zarkovica. Goran, who sprung to fame around the world for his role in ER, and his wife Ivana have been donating money for abandoned dogs in Croatia for many years, the couple have also adopted rescue dogs.
Visnjic will only be in Croatia for a short period of time as he has to fly back to America to start filming on a new movie with Jennifer Garde who he played alongside in “Elektra” ten years ago.
In late December last year Visnjic wrote an open letter to the mayor of Dubrovnik, Andro Vlahusic, regarding the poor treatment and removal of 65 dogs from the Dubrovnik dog shelter. Visnjic is also a very active ambassador of the International Foundation for Animal Welfare and in March 2015 he made a video with many other celebrities to alert the public to the threat to Kenyan elephants.