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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!
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Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
Support abandoned animals in St.Petersburg!
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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Friends! Do you believe in miracles as we believe in them?

We believe, hope and look forward to a miracle every day, but especially on the eve of the New Year.
And they happen! When a seemingly hopeless animal recovers, it is a miracle; when a dog / cat with a disability finds a new family is a miracle; when an incurably sick old dog is taken into the family and ready to give her love as much as she has left - this is a miracle! When hundreds of people come together to help in a good deed - this is also a miracle!

We are grateful to everyone, everyone, everyone who helps these miracles come true! You are our good wizards, those who make this world better! Only thanks to your help, the shelter's pets are provided with the necessary fodder, canned food, medicines.

In the new year we wish you health, happiness, wish fulfillment and only positive emotions! May miracles happen!

In the photo the dog Taiga, which has found a new family before the new year, despite the age (12 years), poor health and harmful character!

Once again, we thank all our friends for their help, for participating in the lives of the pet shelters, and we hope that in the new year we will be able to make this world a little bit better!

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Cat Slavik after treatment
Cat Slavik after treatment

Welcome, friends!
In our next report, we want to talk about interesting projects implemented our shelter.

Over the last 3 months we did not have bright, notable events. But this does not mean that we sit idly. Working at the shelter does not stop even for a second - more than 700 animals have to be fed, walk, we have to do cleaning in cages, give tablets to someone, put a dropper, and so on.

We participated in two events - online fair Soulful Bazaar and GivingTuesday. During the fair, anyone can buy a lovely handmade souvenirs, and all funds raised will be used to purchase equipment for the veterinary clinic at the shelter. The Soulful Bazaar allows to combine the purchase of Christmas gifts to help the orphanage.
On the GivingTuesday day, the shelter partners conducted campaigns to collect aid for shelter pets. This allowed to raise financial, animal feed, warm clothes and other products needed in the shelter.

In winter, the shelter gets a lot of cats who have climbed to get warm under the hood of the car and were injured. Some must be removed paws. This is what happened with the cat Slavik. But good people in time found a cat and took him to our clinic. Slavik had the surgery and now he is on the mend. We hope that there is a person and take him home.
The new equipment, which we bought after the fair, really helps to save the lives of animals.

Now some statistics and numbers. Thanks to your help we were able to buy 112 kg. of therapeutic food for cats. Therapeutic food are very expensive, but they give the animals a great chance for a healthy life. This would not be possible without your support!
Over the past months 10 dogs and 1 cat found a new home and loving owners.

Thank you for the help and support of our project! Little help much better then big sympathy. We hope you will continue to support our project.

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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
$42,792 raised of $55,000 goal
 
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