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Thursday, March 03, 2011

Moscow Has A Stray Dog Problem, Too.

We certainly have our share of stray dogs in the U.S. and as we know, our shelters are often over capacity, resulting in millions of needlessly euthanized dogs and cats each year. But you might be interested to read this article that was published in The Huffington Post just a few days ago, about Moscow's stray dog problem and their proposed plans to deal with this issue.

Apparently, the city of Moscow has called off a plan to round up its stray dogs and take them to a "concentration camp" type of compound about 150 miles northeast of the city. It seems that animal rights activists and Russian celebrities protested the city's plan, but the cancellation has not yet been confirmed: city officials left it off their Tuesday agenda, when it was expected to be confirmed, and cannot be reached for comment. According to the article, the city's estimated 26,000 stray dogs are often "smart enough to ride escalators and trains on the subway, and there are others who intimidate or attack humans."
Read the full article here: www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/02/moscows-stray-dog-deporta_n_829835.html

This is clearly not a great situation for Russia's capital city, but we're glad they supposedly have dropped that "exiled to Siberia" plan. Let us know what you think...

Meanwhile, back in the States, we'll be bringing you an interview with a long-time Ohio dog activist along with some tips for how you can get involved to stop dog auctions and puppy mills in Ohio, or wherever you live. So please stay tuned!


Marianne Pysh said...

When I think of abandoned, unloved animals it just breaks my heart. And right now, more than ever it seems that there are a lot of them. Such a sad story.

TwoSpecialWires said...


It's been one of those days. Too many dogs, all around the world, who aren't sleeping in a warm bed tonight.

Paws crossed. Always.
Jake and Fergi

Xenia said...

What a sad story!

Thanks so much for stopping by and joining us for Friendly Friday! Have a great weekend!

Kirby, CGC said...

That is so sad. So many dogs everywhere, with no homes...breaks my heart.

Kirby's mom

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