Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!

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!
Barbariska
Barbariska

Hello friends!

In this report, we want to raise the topic of shelter enrichment. There are people who believe that the shelters are enriched by donations and do not deny themselves anything. Here is our story: recently, the shelter was enriched with a 21 kitten unscheduled! We responded to the request for help, took the animals to quarantine. The girl who brought the cats to us promised to pick them up, but she disappeared, and the cats stayed with us. Thus, our office is now occupied by fluffy inhabitants who want to eat, who need to be examined, treated and prepared for an extension.

According to the minimum estimates, the costs for PCR (VIC, leukemia, coronavirus gastroenteritis, coronavirus), treatment against ecto and endoparasites, Microderm (mandatory for cats in group housing), vaccination of Nobivak Rabies, Tri cat Trio, castration per head will be 40, $ 4, and for all: $ 847. And this is the amount without taking into account feed and staff work!

Despite the fact that these seals are not in a serious condition, due to their unscheduled stay, the shelter is in a serious condition. This is a huge responsibility and a huge burden!

We can cope with such situations thanks to the help of caring people from all over the world. Including thanks to your help, we were able to purchase very necessary food for cats.

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!

Ivanka
Ivanka

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Inspection of the animal
Inspection of the animal

In addition to the daily observation by the staff for caring for the condition of the animals in the shelter, at least once a year, a comprehensive veterinary examination of each animal is carried out (unless a different frequency is indicated in the history).

Comprehensive veterinary examination includes:
- blood tests (biochemical, clinical)
- general urine analysis
- analysis of feces for eggs of worms, protozoa and coprogram
- ultrasound examination of the abdominal and pelvic region
- Ultrasound ECHO of the heart (according to indications).

The need for this examination is explained by the fact that chronic diseases may be at the stage of compensation at the moment the animal enters the shelter and will not be detected during the initial examination. Since we usually do not know the exact age of the incoming animal, the conditions of its keeping and feeding. After comparing the obtained results with the primary ones, we make a diagnosis and prescribe a treatment plan. Also, in our shelters there are many elderly animals and those who have been kept in the shelter for more than one year, and when clinical signs of the disease appear, we conduct a comprehensive examination to make a diagnosis and start treatment.

From July 2020 to January 2021, our veterinarians conducted 358 comprehensive examinations of dogs and cats kept at the shelter.

We were able to carry out such a significant work thanks to the help of caring people who donated money to the orphanage, including the GlobalGiving.

With funds received from GlobalGiving, we purchased vaccines, rabies tests, medicines (for the treatment of liver and kidney diseases), and 30 kg of dog food. 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!

Weighing
Weighing
Ultrasound cabinet
Ultrasound cabinet

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Ricky in class with a dog handler
Ricky in class with a dog handler

Friends, hello! In this report, we want to tell you about the very important and responsible work carried out by volunteer dog handlers with the dogs of the shelter.

Students of the Dog Training Center under the mentorship of Elena Sergeevna Santalina, a behavioral correction specialist at the Drug Center, are involved in training the shelter's dogs.

Dogs are taught obedience skills, walk with them, play, carry out socialization work. Dogs learn well and with pleasure, become more controllable, sociable and relaxed, which increases the chances of successful placement in a new family and minimizes the risks of behavior problems that arise in dogs when moving to a new home.

In addition, Elena Sergeevna conducts at least three consultations with each potential owner:
1. Selection of a dog suitable for temperament, behavior; acquaintance.
2. Lesson on the study of the cynological minimum.
3. Practical work, establishing emotional attachment to the dog and future owners.

After the dog has moved to a new family, Elena Sergeevna remains in touch with the new owners and advises them by phone on all issues related to the behavior of the animal in the new house. In the first month, communication usually takes place by phone several times a week, then - as needed. If the new owners cannot cope with the problem, the dog handler goes to the site to work with the dog in person and make recommendations for correcting undesirable behavior.

This work helps both the dog and the owners to quickly adapt to new circumstances, understand each other and learn to live together, which naturally reduces the percentage of dogs returning to the shelter to almost zero.

From July 2020 to the present, 55 dogs have been given to new families, which means that Elena Sergeevna conducted at least 165 face-to-face consultations before giving the animal to the shelter and an uncountable number of telephone consultations!

In the photo, Rikki's dog with the owners during an in-person consultation with a dog handler. Rikki entered the family well, there were no problems in the house, she also felt great when walking in the park, but in more crowded places (near shops, transport stops) Rikki felt discomfort and behaved anxiously. The dog handler offered the owners a program to correct this problem, showed how to behave correctly with the dog in these situations. The owners are working according to the proposed program, there are good results and hope that this problem will be solved.

In addition to cynological work with animals, we are trying to improve their living conditions. With the funds received from the GG, we were able to pay for the partitions in the premises for the living of animals, and replace the cages with separate enclosures. 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!

The student is engaged with the pet of the shelter
The student is engaged with the pet of the shelter
New residential dog enclosures
New residential dog enclosures

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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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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
$42,558 raised of $55,000 goal
 
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