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This is a website of volunteers of a Kozhukhovo municipal shelter for homeless animals in Moscow, Russia.

We see our task in helping the animals kept in this particular shelter: about 2500 dogs and more than 150 cats. Our mission is to look after the animals while they stay in this facility and ultimately, to adopt them out.

These animals are homeless animals that have been captured from the streets and avoided being shot.

Moscow has a striking number of homeless dogs - there are a lot of animals kicked on the street by their owners, when the animals are no longer wanted.

It is common to see a dead puppy/dog on the streets run by a car; dogs are killed and eaten by homeless people. There is an organization "Doghunters" who search for homeless animals (dogs/puppies) and kill them. There are a lot of "well meaning grandmothers" who habitually spray dog food with a poison and offer it to the homeless dogs and puppies.

THERE ARE NO WORKING LAWS PROTECTING ANIMALS IN RUSSIA

Dog shelters are crowded. Have you ever been to the shelter housing 3 000 dogs? There are about 10 of those in Moscow area. It s not possible to take care of every single dog!

Shelters aren t heated - in severe Moscow winter many dogs die. Dogs are kept in small cold cages in the open air, often several in one cage, sometimes without food and water, in winter on bare wet boards.

Despite difficult conditions of living, most of them are people-oriented and want to find a caring Owner. They are desperate for communication, and each time someone is passing by their cage hope that today will be exactly the day they will go home and never return back to this place!

Volunteers are doing their best trying to find homes for these "prisoners", but it seems to be an overwhelming task due to number of volunteers (around 30), number of dogs and disinterest from the general public.

Due to this, volunteers decided to enter European and other countries hoping to find people who love animals and care about them.

Everyone has the right to live! Homeless animals are no exception.

 

WE ARE ALL SO DIFFERENT YET WANT THE SAME - FIND A FOREVER LOVING HOME

 

The sky is caged here
And life is zebra-crossed.
And what about you, dear,
Confined in shelter walls?
No chance of tiniest hole
To flee from destined end.
The only way is hope
For fairy land…
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