Here at MM we are doing as much as we can to save dogs needing help, via Rescues and Fostering. This involves lots of fund raising.We also realise that there are always sadly 1000s of dogs around the world that are in need of our care and help. Whilst we always strive to help as much as possible, financial constraints mean that this is not always possible.
Realising this, we have decided to post a weekly write-up of what we consider to be some of the worst countries and cities to be doing very little to help and protect man’s best friend. By doing this we hope to bring some desperately needed attention to these dogs and hope that by spreading the word, things will change through education and awareness. We also hope that you will join our initiative and spread the word through social media of the plight of these dogs.
This week: Sochi and it’s “Biological Trash”
The 2014 winter Olympics are being held in Sochi Russia. Sadly for the 1000s of dogs that are on the streets this means being poisoned, shot and hunted down and killed as they are being called “biological trash”. Sochi Winter Olympics officials promised kindness to the dogs in the lead-up to the games. They said that they would use part of their 50 billion dollar budget to build a shelter for the homeless animals, in a humane effort to ‘tidy’ the streets that would soon be flooded with tourists. However a local pest control company has revealed that they have been contacted by a government official and told to exterminate as many dogs as possible. Most dogs and cats are killed in the vans that collect them from the streets, with promises of food, they are either injected in the vans with poison or given poisoned food and water.
Instead of setting up sterilisation programmes, and shelters to help this problem the dogs are being senselessly killed off. Thanks to a rich Russian Patron, some of the Sochi dog’s are now able to be moved to a shelter on the city’s outskirts, but thousands more are still at risk of being killed off throughout the games. Temporary shelter for a number of dogs is only the first step, the dogs of Sochi still need help.
Sochi’s dogs still need your support: