There is no municipal animal shelter in Muchurinsk yet, only 2 mini “home” shelters and a few foster homes, all with very limited capacity. So, for animals who end up on the streets there is virtually no chance of being rescued. We started to address the cause of the growing amount of stray animals through Social Advertising and Subsidized Neutering. More than 1300 animals have been neutered in this town since 2013.
In Michurinsk, our Neutering Campaign offers nearly free neutering for animals that have been rescued by the local volunteers and are being fostered waiting to be rehomed. We also make the procedure affordable for households on low income by subsidising 80% of the cost. Angelica Kononova, the field coordinator of our Neutering Campaign in Michurinsk also runs the local rehoming social media group helping to find loving homes for hundreds of animals. We are proud to work with such dedicated and tireless volunteers!
We are also very grateful to the local veterinarian Dr. Natalia Gusynina and her vet clinic, whom we collaborate with to run the Neutering Campaign. Dr. Gusynina and her staff are extremely kind and dedicated people to work with, apart from being great professionals.
We also pay special attention to the responsible attitude towards animals among children and hold several events dedicated to this field of human-animal interaction. Learn more about our Human Behaviour Change programme here.