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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. 

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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. 

Results September 2015

In September 2015 the SV group has fostered 81 previously stray animals. 

79 animals found their homes.

14 animals were spayed and neutered.

The group has arranged 12 adoption events, pretty much haf of the month was spent driving animals to the adoption site.

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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. 

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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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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Animal Population Control in Russia = Painful Death

Russia is controlling homeless animal population by spreading poisonous chemicals and hiring firms with firearms to shoot all cats and dogs on the streets.

Yes, this is a sad truth! Many citizens of all ages become witnesses of these horrifying tactics. Also some Russian citizens take it upon themselves to kill animals, especially young children who learn from their adults – also become very cruel towards animals.

One of many examples of children torturing animals is about Timosha, a kitten thrown from the 8th floor of an apartment building by children (WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!!! Video is included).

There are so many similar cases with happy, but more often with very dramatic endings for animals all over Russia. The Russian government is not doing anything to better the situation of homeless animals. The government decided to simply launch a murdering campaign of animals on the streets and, hence, making it “legal” to rid of homeless animals this way!!!

In this picture below is one of the homeless dogs that was poisoned recently in Sterlitamak. On the video, you can see another dog who also consumed the same poison (it happened in the same location) and dying the same way as the one in the picture. The black dog in the picture also died that day.

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Homeless animals are not the only ones suffering – people who take their pooches for a walk also find their dogs and cats foaming at their mouths, trembling from convolutions and suffocation, and then dying within 30 minutes after they accidentally have consumed a poison from the ground on the streets. And this is happening every single day!

A group of animal right activists and volunteers started a petition addressed to the major of the city Sterlitamak asking to stop the killings and create alternative humane methods to control the population of homeless animals.

We hope that you can join us and sign this petition.

This petition is for people to see what is happening in Russia.

Gulnaz Rahmatullina is the creator of this Petition and one of the animal rights activists of Pravo na Zhizn (“Right to Live”, Sterlitamak, Russia).

Here is the translation of the Petition:

To:
Izotov Aleksey Nikolaevich, the mayor of Sterlitamak, Russia

Stop inhumane methods of animal population control in Sterlitamak, Russia.

This is a plea to seize inhumane methods of animal population control in Sterlitamak. Mass murder of homeless animals is taking place in our city. The methods of homeless animal population control are cruel and inhumane. Not only are dogs shot to death but also poisoned by chemicals easily available to the population at any drug store. Cats are killed in the same inhumane manner.

These chemicals (poison) cause tremendous suffering to the animals: choking, seizures, foaming at the mouth and agony for 30 minutes!

You can see it in the video posted on www.vk.com by animals protection activists and animals lovers of Sterlitamak: (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

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The poison is spread in public places such as schools, where children see these animals dying in agony right in front of them causing these children psychological trauma!

We, the mothers and children, are against animal cruelty! We, the citizens of Sterlitamak, think that controlling population of homeless animals using cruelty is inhumane and economically ineffective. By killing animals the population of homeless animals is not decreasing, it actually increases filling out the void created in nature (according to the specialists-veterinarians). Moreover, there is nothing humane and moral using these methods.

In our opinion, different methods to control the population of homeless animals must be implemented. These methods are to:

1. Launch overall spay-and-neuter programs for animals;
2. Open foster care and shelters for homeless animals;
3. Create and implement social and educational campaigns for the people, especially children in schools, about ethical treatment of nature and animals via humanitarian ads, banners, flyers, television, newspapers and other types of media. The purpose of such campaigns will be to inform people about how important it is to sterilize their animals and will teach people that they are responsible for their pets.

These methods have already been used in many cities in Russia, throughout entire Europe, in some Latin American Countries and even in some African countries.
We are hopeful that our plea to Izotov Aleksey Nikolaevich, the mayor of Sterlitamak will be heard and our Golden City, as they call it, will start using humane methods to control the population of homeless animals.

Pravo na Zhizn (“Right to Live”, Sterlitamak, Russia), the animal activists group has organized many demonstrations in their city to protest the “legal” cruelty against animals, but, unfortunately, their manpower is scarce because fear of people with power prevails.

You can find the petition here:

https://www.change.org/ru/петиции/изотову-алексею-николаевичу-остановите-негуманные-методы-контроля-численности-бездомных-животных-в-г-стерлитамак#

We have already reached almost a half of 5000 needed signatures. We need your help! Please spread this petition and sign it! Leave a comment of support for the animal rights activists in Russia!

Thank you!