Category Archives: Injured Animals

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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Sterlitamak Volunteers 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. 

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Update – RIP- Kitten with a broken jaw (Button)

Sadly Button has passed away on Friday (January 23, 2015)…

On January 21st she started throwing up blood and her stool contained blood.  She would not eat or drink.

Button had suffered abuse. She was found on a cold night outside crying for help. Her jaw was broken. SV group took her and fixed her jaws. As we all thought she was almost healthy for her forever home, but a few days ago she stared feeling sick and fading. Button had internal injuries, her liver raptured.

Her foster mom and the leader of Sterlitamak Volunteers is very sad and appalled by the cruelty people cause to animals. She hand fed Button during her recovery and was working on her fear of man. We all were so happy to see Button getting better…

RIP Button…

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Please read her rescue story in our earlier posts.

Animal abuse in Russia is unfortunately a common practice and there are almost no laws protecting them. The Russian government actually spends money on hiring firms with firearm licenses to kill homeless animals and it is a fact.  Also a self-proclaimed society called “Dog hunters” formed by morons is killing homeless animals (cats and dogs) and pets daily.

Animal activists in Russia are fighting for animal rights and we hope the government will respond to multiple petitions and letters to the president.

Update – Cat with a string (Graphic Images)

The young cat was found this week with string imbedded deep into the skin around the neck and under the front legs.

After removing the the string, the vet decided not to stitch the wounds and  let them heal on their own with application of antibacterial ointments and regular shots of antibiotics.

He was someone’s pet before as his foster mom says. He is very thick and clean. Except for the unfortunate wounds on his body, overall he is a healthy young male cat who has already been  potty trained.

We hope he gets well soon and will start looking for his forever home.

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Please help us save more homeless animals in need. Any amount will go a long way.

Please donate.

Thank you!

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Sterlitamak Volunteers 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. 

Cat with a string (Graphic Images)

Today SV group found a stray cat in horrible condition.

The cat is in a lot of pain and has open wounds caused by string tightened arounds its body. The string is imbedded into the cat’s skin making it a gruesome scene. The odor coming from the wounds is unbearable which means the cat has been in this condition for a few days.

Please be advised that the images are graphic.

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The cat is in pain whenever you touch the string. The vet visit is schedule for tomorrow morning to remove the string and stitch the wounds.

The cat seems to be clean and well fed, the cat has good weight and good coat.

SV group started a fundraise for this cat. Any amount will go a long way. More post will follow.

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1 out of 5 puppies survived

This story happened just before Christmas 2014.

SV group received urgent plea for help about 3 survived puppies (there were 5 initially) on December 24th.  According to a good samaritan, the puppies were fostered by a family who could no longer take care of them and they got rid of them by abandoning puppies in the woods further away from the town without food, water and shelter in below zero temperatures.

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As you can see the puppies were very malnourished and could barely stand on their own.  We do not know whether the “foster parents” (if they can be even called that) were feeding the puppies.

On December 24, 2014 the puppies were brought to one of the Volunteers homes.  All 3 puppies were shaking and lethargic, could not stand on their feet.  IV fluids were given right away.

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Survived

Half an hour after the puppies arrived 2 puppies passed away. The only survived puppy was in a critical condition.  After failed attempts to ask social media followers to help with  transportation to take the puppy to the vet clinic, the Volunteer who fostered the puppy took the crate with the dying puppy on a bus and brought her to the vet.

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The volunteer carying the puppy to the clinic.
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At the vet

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The puppy turned out to be a girl. She was given necessary IV fluids and medications. The treatment continued at foster home.

Meanwhile the tiny bodies of 2 puppies who previously passed away had to be buried (the vet clinics do not provide cremation services). In order to properly burry the puppies SV group wrote a post on social media website asking for any volunteers to take them to the animal cremation center (located a few miles away from the town) or dig a grave for them. Nobody responded. The organizer of SV group and some of the Volunteers drove to the cremation center on New Year Eve. The weather was very brutal that day.

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The box with dead puppies was left in front of the animal cremation center (the facility was closed that day)

The survived puppy is doing better now. She is a very smart and polite dog. She can walk around her crate and now goes outside to potty. When her foster mom at school, she is very quiet and uses a pee pad. She also started eating on her own and gained some weight.  She learned how to give a paw and she was named Lapa (which means “paw” in Russian).

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Lapa and her foster mommy Angelina

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Lapa is a shy puppy but we know that when she is all well and healthy we will find great parents for her and she will blossom into a playful and happy puppy as she should be.

This is a very sad story with a happy ending for 1 puppy out of 5! We wished we had saved them all but the help came too late.

Please make it your resolution for 2015 to help animals in need. If you see or hear about animal abuse, please report, stop the abuse and help the animal in need. WE ARE THEIR VOICES AND WE CAN SAVE THEM!

Sterlitamak Volunteers 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. 

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Update – Kitten with a broken jaw (Button)

The kitten is doing great! The Volunteers named her “Button” (or Pugovka – in Russian) because of her make-shift wiring. The swelling on the jaws has subsided and now she can eat on her own.  Also the rotten odor that was coming from her jaws is gone.

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Meet Button

 

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Button is receiving shots of antibiotics daily and all her stitches are being disinfected after feeding.

The only problem Button faces is the emotional: when she  hears male’s voice, she starts crying very loudly.  We suspect that whoever physically abused her was a male.  The good news is that Button is in good hands and we hope that she will soon recover physically as well as emotionally.

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Button is a very polite lovely cat, she uses her litter box, eats well on her own and snoozes all day long.  After her complete recovery the Volunteers will be looking for her forever home.

Please help us make a difference in  lives of many animals like Button.  Please donate.  Any amount will go a long way in Russia.

Sterlitamak Volunteers 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. 

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Kitten with a broken jaw

This morning (December 28, 2014) a good samaritan found this little kitten on the way to work outside, the temperature in Sterlitamak (Russia) is 11F or -12C. The lady went to the store and bought dry cat food but as soon as she tried to feed the kitten, she could see the horrible condition of this animal.

The kitten had a broken jaw apparently because the jaws are not aligned and the mouth is not closing, also there is blood on its face.

This kitten was found on December 28, 2014
This kitten was found on December 28, 2014
Kitten with a broken jaw and signs of abuse was found on the streets of Sterlitamak, Russia. Outside temperatures: 11F or  -12C
Kitten with a broken jaw and signs of abuse was found on the streets of Sterlitamak, Russia. Outside temperatures: 11F or -12C

SV group took the kitten to their foster care later today. Right now the kitten is in a warm crate being fed soft cat food. The vet is scheduled to make a house call tomorrow morning to assess and diagnose the kitten’s condition.

At foster home. The kitten cannot fully close the mouth and cannot eat because of the broken jaw.
At foster home. The kitten cannot fully close the mouth and cannot eat because of the broken jaw.

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We all hope that the kitten gets healthy and vet’s prognosis for its recovery will be promising.

SV group started a fundraiser to help offset the vet expenses.

If you would like to help, please donate. Any amount will go a long way in Russia!

If you do not have a paypal account, please follow “Donate” link and below you can find a link to donate with a credit card. 

Thank you!

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