Russia works on its stray-dog problem at Sochi Olympics
Article from Los Angeles Times:
BARANOVKA, Russia — Nestled into a hill overlooking the Black Sea, the PovoDog shelter provides sanctuary to more than 120 strays who were lucky enough to escape the life-threatening streets of Sochi.
Some have matted fur and bald patches. A few look emaciated.
And all face uncertain futures when the Olympic flame is extinguished Sunday.
“We have the world’s attention now,” said Nadezhda Mayboroda, a private tutor who set up this makeshift shelter a few weeks ago. “When the Games end, there will still be dogs in Sochi that need help.”
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Sochi’s abundant stray population made international headlines during these Games, as authorities began rounding up dogs by the dozens. The animals — many of which had served as guard dogs at construction sites or as companions for workers before being abandoned after the building ended — were taken to undisclosed locations and often put down.
Olympic organizers repeatedly have said that only diseased dogs have been killed. They insist the healthy ones have been “relocated” to better places, even as local veterinarians reporte…………………continues on Los Angeles Times
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