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Russian billionaire's dog shelter offers Sochi strays a second chance
| Feb 10, 2014
Posted on 02/10/2014 9:56:32 PM PST by Innovative
Hoping to prevent the killings of stray dogs who are roaming the streets of Sochi, a Russian billionaire has funded the creation of a shelter where the animals can find new owners.
Oleg Deripaskas shelter in Baranovka, a village near Sochi, houses around 40 dogs in basic pens, but city officials say such protection gives the dogs a chance of finding a new home, Reuters reports.
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Nice gesture, but from what I read, 40 is a drop in the bucket considering the serious stray dog problem in Sochi.
To: Joe 6-pack
posted on 02/10/2014 9:56:55 PM PST
("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
I lived in South America. I don’t consider “stray dogs” a problem at all. I enjoyed them 99% of the time. Lots better than the police state I came back to.
posted on 02/10/2014 11:06:06 PM PST
by Forgotten Amendments
(I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
We've got a lot of stray cats where I am. People feed them, and they tend to keep the mice away. Dog, on the other hand, are usually caught and euthanized.
posted on 02/10/2014 11:09:24 PM PST
by Cowboy Bob
(They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
God bless this kind gentleman.
posted on 02/10/2014 11:22:43 PM PST
(Happiness is a fast ISR)
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posted on 02/11/2014 10:47:39 AM PST
by Joe 6-pack
(Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
It’s a start. For various reasons he might not be able to do more. Saving 40 is better than shrugging...
posted on 02/11/2014 4:11:22 PM PST
(RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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