Save Russia's World Cup Stray Dogs

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Raised by 63 people in 2 months

The Russian government has allocated funds to exterminate the stray dogs roaming the host cities of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The exterminations have already begun, and the clock is ticking!

World Animal Awareness Society (WA2S) will be in Russia from March through July, 2018 to save as many of the dogs as possible and to create world animal awareness about the events unfolding.

Working with local rescues and animal welfare professionals as well as community volunteers in; Samara, Saransk, Volgograd, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg. Moscow, and Nizhny Novgorad, Russia the extended WA2S team will be deployed to identity and save as many stray and homeless dogs as possible prior to the fans appearing in these city's for World cup matches.

Our specific goals are:

1. Working with local partners, the teams will identify as many homeless / stray dogs at risk for extermination as possible, and finding positive viable solutions to keep the dogs alive.

Here's an example with new Moscow dog rescue partner, Bertha Rescue

2. Meet with local authorities to broker life deals for the dogs,

3. Gather useful scientific data - through canine survey of the extent of the stray dog crisis.  Data will be used to facilitate humane - non lethal - resolutions, such as sanctuaries, shelters, through a developing foster network, etc. (The American Strays Canine Survey is a unique WA2S program developed for the American Strays 2030 Project)

4. Help facilitate new homes for as many dogs as can be networked - with world-wide rescue and sanctuary partners. There is already a growing desire by NGO's in the west to help and in doing so go around the gate-keepers setting up to stop such support from the west.

If you are, or represent a dog rescue, foster, adopter, or other animal welfare professional and believe you/they would want to help provide your/their expertise and be featured in upcoming programming about helping in Russia, please contact us at:  info@WA2S.org

Tick! Tick! Tick!  Time is truly running out for the dogs of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia host cities. 

Time is running out!  Save The Russia World Cup Soccer City Dogs!

For more information about the American Strays 2030 Project and Canine Survey from the World Animal Awareness Society
American Strays 2030 Project
World Animal Awareness Society 

Before money was allocated to exterminate dogs in Russia host cities:

We do not have to stand idly by and do nothing - we can make a difference and your donations will help save lives!

Tick! Tick! Tick!  Time Is Really Running Out!

Donations are deposited directly into the bank of the World Animal Awareness Society and managed by the award-winning non profit.

All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law, please consult your tax advisor for details about your specific transaction.

How is it 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia has a Wolf named Zabivaka as the mascot, yet the Russian government is exterminaing homeless dogs in the street? 
These events are being referred to as Bloody Fifa, #BloodyFifa #2018BloodyFifa #FifaDogs #RussiaFifaDogs #RussiaStrayDogs & #DogSaviors

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Save Russia's World Cup Stray Dogs has reached 50% of its goal. Thanks to Mark, Nathan, Selena, and everyone who has helped. Let's keep it going!
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While protesters attempt to implore the Russian government not to fund the killing of homeless and stray dogs in 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia host cities prior to the world cup matches, the World Animal Awareness Society has been building relationships with rescuers working the problem first hand by rescuing and sheltering as many dogs as they can off the street.

Elena Kalyuzhina, founder of Bertha Dog Rescue just 20 km north east of Moscow is one such person.

World Animal Awareness Society & WA2S Films Executive Director reached an agreement to partner with Bertha Dog Rescue through an interpreter. The agreement gives the WA2S access to help tell the story of Bertha Rescue Moscow, and the dogs under the care of Elena.

Here's a little of what Elena shared with us about Bertha Rescue:

"I want to introduce my dogs in the shelter. Our shelter is called Bertha Dog Rescue.

We have 400 dogs there , each dog has come here with own problem: whether it was thrown away by the owner, or got under the car, or it was affected or injured or little puppies were found and needed a cure and help. We want to make them all survive.

We experience a lack of people/volunteer in our shelter. We have only 2 volunteers, who come not very often but help us greatly. It's very hard to cope with such a huge crowd of dogs here by means of only 3 persons including me. We have no nutural gas, no water supply system, no electricity in the shelter. So , we are forced to bring water in big cans far away from shelter, asking people to help with the car or hire the car (we do not have our own care there too).

Each day we need about 500 ltr of fresh water to feed the dogs and clean. Also we experience a lack of food, medicine, materials to build new cages.

All cages are full of dogs (20 dogs per cage) at the moment. Because of each dog has his own character, some dogs don't get along with each other, that's why we need more cages to reduce the quantity of dogs per each cage.

Let me introduce These two. They are Rey and Grey. They got in shelter when they were blind puppies from the forest. Now they are big ones! Can you imagine our love, do you see it!?

So,if someone wants to obtain a good friend please contact us and we will choose the best one for you!

Let's take an opportunity, meet and share our happiness!

If you would like to support Elena and help her care for the dogs in Moscow, with funds for spay and neuter, for medicines and food, and to help build more homes for the dogs on the property:

If you would like to reach out to Bertha Dog Rescue to adopt a dog, contact Elena here: http://priyut-berta.ru/

Help the World Animal Awareness Society save thousands of at risk dogs working with dozens of dog rescues around the world. The work never stops, and we need you. Donate and help us help rescuers save more lives!

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Team WA2S is running a contest to see who can share this campaign and raise the most money.

The prize for the person or team that can raise the most through sharing this will be a box with past WA2S Films expedition shirts and memorabilia. Some of the shirts will have been worn on expedition, others are brand new never before worn.

We're going to post this campaign everywhere we can. Are you ready to help raise more money for Russia's street dogs and the Dog Saviors helping them, and get WA2S Films expedition gear?

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On Facebook Veronika Maxtone writes:
"How do you plan to spend the donations?"

The response by World Animal Awareness Society:

Dear Veronika Maxtone,

We are already spending the donations, we are supporting local citizen based dog rescues.

We are excited about one of many new partnerships the World Animal Awareness Society has created in Russia.

On Friday, the Executive Director of Bertha Rescue 20km north of Moscow accepted the offer to partner with WA2S to tell the stories of their non profit and build a sponsor base to help the director Elena and her small team of 3 volunteers manage 400+ dogs on their 1.7 hectares - of which they have to go to court this week to make sure they can keep.

During this meeting the WA2S delivered thousands of Rubles to Bertha Rescue Moscow.

Over the coming weeks the WA2S is announcing more than a half dozen new partnerships with citizen based rescues in Samara, Volgograd, Sochi, Rostov-on-Don, Nizhny Novgorad and Saransk, Russia. we have other partnerships in the works also for more of the #Fifa World Cup #Russia cities.

The WA2S is by-passing all the gate-keepers hoping to use this event as a way to get attention for their political based non profits.

The WA2S is using this opportunity to help the most needy rescues and animal sanctuaries in Russia that are receiving no help from all the #BloodyFifa hype.

Bertha Founder Elena broke down in tears because WA2S is helping her find sponsors, donating to her through our Russia fund, and going to be producing videos about her rescue to help gain world attention to her mission.

All these groups holding signs and saying we're going to boycott this or do that, well, good for them. However, the WA2S knows the only way to get something done, is to work with the people on the front lines doing the work.

So Veronika, to answer your question. 100% of the money the WA2S raises as an award-winning non profit goes to the programs we create to help expand the impact of the people working directly with animals. In this case, front lines rescues in Russia working directly with the animals.

We shot a very emotional movie with Elena from Bertha Rescue on Friday and look forward to sharing with everyone this week. she cannot believe we are helping her and was so glad we reached out to her.

Look for a great deal more about the programs:

1. The Dog Ambassadors
2. The Dog Saviors
3. The Rescue Adopter Program

These are all programs to work with and directly support local-to-each-city animal rescue.

Thank you for your inquiry. It is always appreciated when we are asked such questions as it gives us a really great opportunity to discuss the important programs the WA2S produces for our rescue partners around the world

Do you know of a rescue that could use the power of WA2S Films behind them?

Btw, do you understand what the WA2S is and does? Have you been to our website and official YouTube Channel?

Thank you again for your question.

More than $7,400 has already been raised by the GoFundMe and you can also make your voice heard by making a donation here: https://www.gofundme.com/Save-Russia-World-Cup-Dogs

Now that you know Veronika, will you spread the word about our efforts and GoFundMe and make a donation?

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