Cities -Companion Animals
For over 10 years we have been running subsidized or free neutering campaigns for low income citizens and supporting vital animal shelters in various cities, towns and remote villages across Russia – Astrakhan, Enotaevka, Petrozavodsk, Suoyarvi. Balashikha, Krasnozamensk, Naro-Fominsk, Sochi, Tambov, Tolyatti, Nerjungri, Michurinsk, Orenburg, Tomsk, Novosibirsk, Bryansk, Rubcovsk, Tikhoretsk, Perm, Rostov-on-Don, Makhachkala, Vyazma. The list grows as fast as possible, our inboxes are full of requests from all across the country and beyond, but we can only help as much as the funding allows us. We have also worked in other former Soviet countries over the years, most recently helping to build two shelters in Armenia and running a massive neutering campaign.
Our first priority is neutering as many animals as possible to prevent their unwanted offspring from suffering and dying on the streets.This approach has been proven to be the most effective way to tackle stray problem both by science and by our years of experience.
Sometimes shelters, vital for their communities, need help surviving a difficult period or a calamity or need crucial infrastructure created to allow them to rescue more cats and dogs. Resources permitting, we provide support on such occasions to allow these shelters to continue their vital work.
Russia has no “RSCPA” equivalent or any nation-wide organisation helping animals whatsoever. Local shelters, often officially unregistered groups of selfless animal lovers have no ability to apply for funding from grant-giving organizations. There is no legacy giving or large philanthropic focus on animals like there is in the West. The wealth seen in Moscow, does not reach the rest of the country. In many regions the average income is 250 $ per month or less. Forgotten Animals is the first entity in the world’s largest country working in multiple locations.
Despite everything, over the past 10 years, we have seen how a few hard working people:
With a wholehearted dedication to the cause
Driven by the desire to help others
Working in the hardest of circumstances
…when only given a little support – they flourish and drastically improve the lives of thousands of animals in their cities and villages.
This is the direct impact work and we can do more of it with your help.