Dogs of Gyumri(D.O.G)Animal Shelter

When I first moved to Armenia about a year and a half ago I noticed how badly dogs (and animals in general) were treated. I've always tried doing what I can, but it's always been on a very small scale. But now I'm compelled to go one a slightly larger scale and try and help a larger population of animals in this city. Below, you'll find my inspiration, story, and short term goals (long term goals are still being mapped out). I appreciate any help you can offer ranging from donations, raising awareness, and suggestions/advice. 

It all started with a 2 month old puppy, now named Luna. She was being beat up by some old men on the street and couldn’t walk. People on Facebook fell in love with her! In 2 months she'll be on my way to a far away land called Philadelphia with her newly adopted parents!

She was getting beat up by 3 people on the street when I found her. She then started hysterically crying but couldn’t run off because her legs got hit so hard. I went and brought her home. It speaks to how badly dogs are treated here in Gyumri, and as much as I want to help all of them, i know I can’t. But, I want to take care of her and will take suggestions if you have them. 

My short term goal is to set up a few key "food terminals" in my subarb/ city. I have many dogs (and some cats) that I usually feed whatever I have in my fridge, but I would like to make this a more consisten and frequent system. 
A kilo of food costs around $5. I expect that if I fill 2 "feeding terminals" a day, that will probably take a kilo per day. 
That makes a total of about $30-35 a week. (This is for 2 terminals. This includes the cost of aluminum containers to put the food in, and gloves to safely work with the dogs). But, this is open to change. The more money we collect, the more terminals I can create on more streets in the area. 

We, the D.O.G. team, are in the planning stages of opening a shelter. Our next short term goal is getting a vehicle. A vehicle is pertinent to our goal as drivers in this city are not happy with putting animals in their cars. The car will be used not only for taking the animals to and from the clinic, but also picking them up and taking them to our soon to be shelter. We are investing in a 2002 Honda CR-V because it's not only a reliable vehicle, but also has a appropriate trunk area to transport animals in. 

You can donate on GoFundMe or on PayPal: [email redacted]

Follow @dogsofgyumri on Instagram, and Dogs of Gyumri on Facebook for more updates on individual dogs and to contact me for more information!

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Sarah Derderian 
Media, PA
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