Save Russia's World Cup Stray Dogs
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!
On May 24, 2018 dogs in Samara, Russia were being rounded up and killed to make way for visitors from around the world as World Cup matches are about to begin on June 1!
These dogs were filmed on the streets of Kaliningrad (a World Cup host city) as of the first week of May, 2018. These dogs will be removed in the coming weeks and, the WA2S is watching closely.
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.
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
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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!
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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
The WA2S is cataloging the dogs still on the street so we will be able to follow dogs as they are picked up from the streets in the coming weeks. Please share this campaign and video.
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/
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