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by Autonomous not-for-profit organisation 'Helping Stray Dogs'
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Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Our cats
Our cats

ANO "Help for homeless dogs" is a non-state shelter for dogs and cats. The shelter receives animals whose lives are in danger - victims of human cruelty; with various injuries sustained on dangerous city streets; those who, for various reasons, were left without a master. Currently, the shelter houses 570 dogs and 250 cats.
In St. Petersburg, all animal shelters are private and operate exclusively on donations from legal entities and citizens. The collected donations are used to purchase food and canned food, medicines, household supplies, ammunition for animals and much more.
With assistance from GlobalGiving, 42 bags (613 kg) of daily dog food were purchased in Q2 2020. This means that 42 dogs are provided with food for a whole month!
During the second quarter of 2020, we managed to find a family for 10 dogs and 8 cats, 18 dogs and 83 cats were transferred to friendly shelters, members of the We Are Together Association. At the same time, 18 dogs and 92 cats were admitted to our shelter. During this period, our doctors performed castration of 241 animals and 126 complex operations (amputation of a limb, removal of a kidney, removal of neoplasms of internal organs, removal of the spleen, enucleation of the eye, sanitation of the oral cavity, etc.).
Very often stray animals find themselves under the wheels of cars. The city has a very heavy traffic and, far from always, the animal manages to cross the road without harm to its health. So it happened with little Granada, who entered the orphanage in August. But she was lucky, the driver did not leave the scene of the accident, as many do, but brought the kitty to us. Granada miraculously survived given the very serious injuries she received during the accident.
Our veterinarians immediately started examining and rescuing the cat - stabilization of the animal, oxygen therapy, X-ray examinations were performed, all the necessary tests were taken. According to the results of the examination in Granada, multiple fractures of the pelvis with displacement, a fracture in the glenoid cavity on the left, a fracture of the ischium on the left, a fracture of the pubic bone on the right, a two-splintered fracture of the right hip, avulsion and displacement of the left scapula, hematoma of the left kidney were found. But, at the same time, the deep sensitivity of the limbs was preserved, which means there was a chance for salvation! After stabilizing the condition, our doctors performed a series of operations to install metal structures, remove them, and other measures to restore health and rehabilitate Granada.
Now Granada feels good, drinks and eats on its own, gains strength, learns the world and even started playing with a ball. Granada is a very kind, affectionate and cute cat. We hope that soon there will be a person who will become a faithful, kind and loving owner for her!
The participation of each of you allows our wards to take another step towards a healthy and home life. We are very grateful to people who do not pass by and lend a helping hand to our smaller brothers! Thank you for being with us!

Our cats
Our cats
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Aglaya, got into the shelter after the owner death
Aglaya, got into the shelter after the owner death

Hello dear friends and helpers of the shelter!
It's time to share our news with you and tell about the shelter's pets.
During the time that has passed since the last report, there were sorrows and joys - some of the animals left without waiting for their man, but someone turned out to be saved and transferred to a new loving family ...... Joy and sadness are always go together in our business. But the main thing is not to lose heart and be able to see positive moments, even when you are sad. Your help and participation in the life of the shelter helps us a lot in this! We feel that we are not alone, that there are many like-minded people around who will help and support!
Initially, our shelter accepted only dogs, but gradually cats flock to us. First 1, 2, then more and more ..... now more than 250 cats live and wait in our shelter for owners. They have a different size, color, character and age, but they all need an owner.
Look at the photos, how beautiful they are!
In the end, as always, I want to say THANKS to everyone! All our work is carried out on donations and is possible only thanks to the help of caring people from all over the world. We say many thanks to each of you! You help miracles come true! Thank you!

Barsik was found on the street
Barsik was found on the street
Potap was found on the street with an eye injury
Potap was found on the street with an eye injury

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Sherlock at the shelter
Sherlock at the shelter

Hello friends!
So the time has come for our next meeting. Every time before writing a report, we think about what to tell, what will be most interesting to our friends .....
And today we decided to tell you about the tough guys - dog handlers, who practice dogs from the shelter for free, teach them the correct behavior on the street, and prepare them for life in new families.
Dog Training Center "Friend" provides training for dog handlers and novice dog breeders. Optional training takes place at our shelters. Classes are held individually with each student and a specific dog assigned to him, with the subsequent transition to work in small groups. In the future, many remain for independent work with other dogs of the shelter under the supervision of a teacher.
During the classes, students teach dogs obedience skills, walk with them, play, work on socialization. Dogs are well and happy to learn, become more contact and relaxed. This gives them more chances to find a new family. And sometimes there are stories of mutual love between a dog handler and a dog, and then a certified dog handler after leaving school leaves home with a beautiful, almost well-bred dog taken from a shelter. What could be better ?!
History: Sherlock was attached to a shelter three years ago. The shelter was his first home in life, since his appearance on admission told us about life at a construction site, or a closed work area. But I want to tell you something completely different ...
Just some 20 years ago, meeting a man with a dog above the average size was commonplace. Walks in parks and in the forest, trips to the bay. It was discovered so many beautiful places that I would never have seen if I had not got a dog. Most people lived in small apartments, this is to the myth that the dog takes up a lot of space. A well-bred, average dog in beautiful professional ammunition so pleases the soul and gaze. Observing the current tendency to abandon large and medium-sized dogs, you begin to get nervous and understand that with such a formulation of the issue, the shelters will ALWAYS be crowded. We have most dogs of medium and above average size. As a result, a joint project appeared with the cynological association "Friend". Sherlock became a participant in the project and worked with the beautiful Valeria, who fell in love with our boyfriend and after graduation could not part with him! Here is such a wonderful story of a big beautiful dog named Sherlock.
In the end, as always, I want to say THANKS to everyone! All our work is carried out on donations and is possible only thanks to the help of caring people from all over the world. We say many thanks to each of you! You help miracles come true! Thank you!

Sherlock take home
Sherlock take home
Sherlock sends greetings from home
Sherlock sends greetings from home
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Caesar in shelter
Caesar in shelter

Hello friends!
3 months from last report flew like one day. When you are doing your favorite thing that brings you joy, time always passes unnoticed. Despite all the difficulties, we always try to find a reason for joy - when the animal was saved, when it was possible to find a good owner, when we receive photos and stories about the happy life of animals in new families. All this gives strength to continue what has been started, to develop, to become better and better.
Many animals, for various reasons, have been living in a shelter for many years and it’s impossible to find a new owner for them. They grow up, grow old, start to get sick and then quietly go to another world ......
Older animals are very rarely taken into the family. People are afraid of a quick separation, do not want to care for sick animals. But to spend old age with a loving owner, and not in a shelter, it's so good! We are very happy when there is a person who is ready to take an elderly animal.
One such happy story we want to share with you.
Caesar entered the shelter quite young, was a beautiful and strong dog with a good character. We were sure that he would quickly find a new family. But this did not happen in a year or five years. Time does not spare anyone, because of illness, Caesar lost an eye, then he had a stroke and he almost stopped walking. I had to make for him a special stroller. A miracle happened when no one was waiting for him, Caesar was taken to the family! They love him, take care of him, carry out rehabilitation after a stroke. This is true happiness!
All our work is carried out on donations and is possible only thanks to the help of caring people from all over the world. We say many thanks to each of you! You help miracles come true! Thank!

Caesar after stroke
Caesar after stroke
2 months at home
2 months at home
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Vesna
Vesna

Hello friends!
It's been 3 months since our last report, and it seems that we wrote it just yesterday.
Every day is filled with worries, goals, tasks, important matters for which you do not notice how days and even months fly by.
Recently, our cat department has grown very much. Imagine, we started with 1-2 cats that accidentally fell into a shelter for dogs. And now we have almost 150 cats of different ages, colors, health and character. We have equipped for them a separate area - "Cat's House". Everyone has their own cell, bowl, tray, there is a common place for games with claws, toys.
With so many cats in the shelter, it's time to change our name;)
Unfortunately in the winter many cats die or remain disabled because it climbs to get warm under the hood of the car. This winter was no exception, we received injured cats who needed urgent veterinary care. Many of them after treatment remained to live in a shelter.
We will not show you scary photos before and during treatment. Better see how handsome they are now!
Of course, much of what has been done has become possible only thanks to the help of caring people, including each of you! We thank you so much for the help and support of our project! We hope that in the future you will be with us!

Margo
Margo
Marusya
Marusya
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Autonomous not-for-profit organisation 'Helping Stray Dogs'

Location: St Petersburg - Russia
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Project Leader:
Olesya Ponomareva
St Petersburg, St Petersburg Russia

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