Rescued puppies

BAGIRA volunteers found 5 puppies in a plastic bag in the middle of a road on  February 28, 2016. They were a few days old.

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4 boys and 1 girl.  Lisa, one of the volunteers, took 4 puppies (all of the boys) and the only girl was adopted right away.

The puppies were in great hands. Here are some pictures:

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2 months later

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All puppies  found their homes.

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Puppies playing at their foster care

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At home:
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All that was possible thanks to the Volunteers at BAGIRA animal rescue and people who always support them.

Please be one of them by helping an animal in need!

Thank you!

Trip to Russia (results, traveling with cats abroad)

The trip to Russia was very productive, although short just 2 weeks.  I was taking my 2 orange tabbies with me to relocate them to my parents’ house due to my husband’s allergies.

My cats, as was planned, went into the cabin with me and my mother. For that, we had to do physical examination (+microchips) at their vet within 10 days of the flight and submit Health Certificate APHIS 7001  to local USDA office to be notarized.  The paperwork was filled out perfectly by our vet at Gaithersburg Veterinary Clinic  (huge THANK YOU to them!!!) and I had no problems at our local Richmond, VA USDA office.

At the airport, at the counter I have presented the form APHIS 7001 and paid additional fee for my kitties.  We went through the check point without any problems because when officers noticed cats they had smiles on their faces:)

At the gate and during a long 6-hour stop in Moscow, I had my cats in a playpen which was very very handy!!

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During the flights, one of the cats was more vocal than the other but petting her helped right away.

When we arrived to my parents’ the cats felt like home. They relaxed after some time and started drinking water and eating.

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The playpen and most of the toys my cats don’t use anymore were donate to BAGIRA rescue organization together with the monetary donation from me.

I was very happy to see my babies in my parents’ home. They like it there and my parents treat them like children 🙂

I hope that nobody will face the hard decision on separating with their pets but if you do (and it does happen), I hope you can find the best home for them and avoid shelters.

 

Adoption Events and December 2015 Results

In the first 18 days of December 2015 BAGIRA group of volunteers took into their homes 31 animals to foster, a few puppy litters and adult dogs are being cared for by the group (food is provided by BAGIRA).

Volunteers foster the animals in their homes (usually small flats) and the financial support is provided by people like you.

Unfortunately,  this month’s adoption events  were not very successful.  The past 2 events none of the animals found their homes.

Look at the volunteers and animals standing outside for hours during adoption events:

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Adoption events are organized by the volunteers who foster homeless animals. All animals are previously dewormed and vetted.

This work cannot be done without your help!

Please make a small donation to BAGIRA group.  Anything will go a long way.

Thank you and happy holiday!

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BAGIRA  is an organization that exists and works directly off of the donations received from general public. All Volunteers and organizers of this group are working as unpaid volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the cost of medications, transportation, food and surgeries. 

Trip to Russia (preparation)

I am going to Russia for 2 weeks and will be going to visit the BAGIRA group in person.  This trip was planned for me to visit my family there and bring my 2 orange tabbies to my mom’s.  I know, it sounds ‘very crazy lady’- like but:

My husband was diagnosed with severe cat allergies this April, and since then my 2 little babies had to relocate to my friend’s house who kindly agreed to foster them, then go to adoption events every weekend.  My two cats are very special to me. You can find  out about them on their Instagram page.

The right adoptive family was not found and to say the truth, I would not imagine parting with them forever. To make the story short, I am taking my kittens on a plane with me (in the cabin, hopefully, as it was agreed by the airline) and will be traveling for almost 20 hours: flight then layover for 6 hours then another flight and then 2-hour drive to my parents house!

I will provide updates about my cats and BAGIRA group. Wish us luck!

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Trying out their new carries!

Injured mama dog

Today 2 volunteers form BAGIRA group went to visit a stray injured mama dog with her puppies.
The place where the dog is located is outside the city with no access to food. The girls brought a pot of freshly cooked food which was gone in a few minutes after the mama dog started eating it.

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The puppies are still nursing and are weak.  After the dog ate the volunteers were able to put some warm blankets into the place where the dog sleeps.

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As you can see, it is a very tight space just beneath the ground level. Currently nobody can foster this family, despite all the post online and pleas nobody could take the dog family in.  So the volunteers are doing what they can to make them survive by bringing them food and blankets.

When the mama dog was fed and saw that these people did not mean harm she allowed to have her wound treated.

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As you can see the volunteers go far and beyond to save animals  even when it means to ask for donations, cook  5 kilogram of food and drive a few kilometers away from the city to feed the dog family.

Please donate towards this group, anything will go a long way.

Thank you!

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Name change – SV became BAGIRA

The SV group had to change its name to BAGIRA Sterlitamak. The decision was made due to constant pressure from the public of the city who assumed that if the group is called “Volunteers” they would have to take in and save all the animals in the city.

The group is still all volunteer based. The logo was changed to accommodate the name change:

 

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Please donate towards this group, anything will go a long way.

Thank you!

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BAGIRA  is an organization that exists and works directly off of the donations received from general public. All Volunteers and organizers of this group are working as unpaid volunteers and all proceeds go to cover the cost of medications, transportation, food and surgeries. 

Spinning kitten

A few days ago SV group received online post about little snow white kitten with blue eyes living on the street. The worried Samaritan wanted to make sure the kitten was safe before temperatures outside dropped (and they did, now it is snowing, yes, in October!)

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One of the Volunteers went to  the meet with the lady who caught this kitten and her orange tabby brother.  Both were taken into their foster home followed by a vet check up.  As usual they had flee infestation, bloated bellies and ear infection.

The same day foster mom started noticing that snow white kitten was making circles as if her head was dizzy and she was spinning in one spot instead of walking (video).

The vet prescribed treatment which will be 4 shots a day for 40 days!  Snow white (let’s call her that name) is crying and not liking the treatment. She had stomach issues after the first set of shots and did not eat anything, but 2 days later she is doing mush better and her movement has improved. She is not spinning that much and walks almost normally.  See the video.

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These kittens are two of many the Volunteers is caring for.

Please donate towards this group, anything will go a long way.

Thank you!

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