Q: How can ordinary Americans help the stray dogs live in Sochi, Russia? N. D, Hartford, CT
A: Unless you know someone already in the region, it may be very difficult to adopt a dog from Sochi, not to mention expensive. And frankly why would you? I can assure you that if you visit your local shelter, check out available dogs at breed rescuewebsites, or go to petfinder; you can find as many dogs just as much in need of a home. Your gentle heart and generosity may save a life .
Of course, you are referring to the story of many stray dogs in and around Sochi.
If you do know an Olympic athlete, or someone else in Sochi – you asked for it, here’s info on the Sochi shelters:
Помощь бездомным животным г. Сочи (Help for Homeless animals in Sochi) Private Shelter: Websites (English language site coming soon!): i.https://www.facebook.com/groups/dogsochi/ ii. http://vk.com/club_sochianimals | Contact information: i. Vlada Provotorova: (0117)9882330615 (email@example.com) ii. Dina Filipova: (0117)89186001766 (firstname.lastname@example.org) iii. Lina Masunova: (0117)9649446644 | Locations: i. Adler district, Krasnodar Region, Russia ii. Baranovka district, Krasnodar Region, Russia
ПовоДог (“Povodog”) Private Shelter: Website for its parent charity: http://volnoe-delo.ru/en/ | Contact information: i. Ekaterina Svetlichnaya: (0117)4957284954 (EkaterinaIS@hq.basel.ruor email@example.com) | Location: Baranovka district, Krasnodar Region, Russia
Добромир (“Dobromir”) Municipal Shelter: Contact information: i. Shelter Director Anna Urievna Vichkareva, office phone: (0117)8622682005 or (0117)8622680278 ii. General Director of the charity Liudmila Albertovna Sknarina. | Location: Shelter: Baranovka district, Krasnodar Region, Russia; Office: 13 Abrikosovskaya street, Krasnodar Region, Russia.
To bring dogs back to the states, check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.
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