Sochi officials go stupid and evil route in wanting removal of stray dogs

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So officials in Sochi, Russia don’t want stray dogs roaming around during the Winter Olympics, so instead of holding those responsible for homelessness accountable for the problem, they are choosing to punish the victims.

We see this mentality all too often. Humans have created everything from feral cat colonies to homeless dogs and cat populations overall to an imbalance in wildlife populations.

And the only means some people can come up with – even in 2014 – is to torture and kill the victims. No thoughtfulness. No compassion. No discussion of options. They just want to kill.

They’ll poison. They’ll shoot. They’ll torture wolves in chasing them down from helicopters. We’re supposed to be the most advanced species on the planet, but officials like those in Sochi can only come up with the option of death. A 5-year-old could develop a better, more humane plan.

Thankfully, a Russian billionaire is funding an effort to save as many Sochi dogs as possible, through a local animal shelter. The New York Times article reports about 300 dogs each month were being killed in the town.

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Big rescue effort nears for dogs in Liberty County, Ga. – for training as therapy dogs

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I received a press release this morning concerning a major rescue effort for homeless dogs in Liberty County, Ga.:

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Guardians of Rescue Saves Dogs and Cats at Fort Stewart Animal Shelter

Teams with Animal Aid USA and Pilots N Paws For Large Scale Animal Rescue Caravan and Flyaway

SMITHTOWN, NY  (September 30, 2013) – Guardians of Rescue, a nationwide animal rescue organization, is teaming up with animal welfare groups, Animal Aid USA and Pilots N Paws, to launch the largest scale rescue effort for abandoned dogs in the history of Liberty County, Georgia.

The rescue effort will begin on October 4th at 12 p.m., when Guardians of Rescue volunteers arrive at the Fort Stewart Army Base in Fort Stewart, GA, to remove all of the dogs from the animal shelter on base and then transport them to Animal Aid USA’s, Miracle Ranch, in Georgia. Through their Paws of War program, Guardians of Rescue will train the abandoned animals to become therapy dogs, and pair them with military veterans suffering from the emotional effects of post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD.

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