Volunteers from our shelter in Suoyarvi were called to help when a man found a barely moving fox cub on the middle of the road. He was looking very frail and just lay on the middle of the road. They have driven the poor guy for 9 hours to a small rehabilitation facility where he is recovering. The fox is doing much better now. The people there are then able to teach him the needed skills to survive and have experience successfully releasing fox cubs back to the wild . Wish him luck!
Happy International Tiger Day from beautiful Zhorik, who is living his life at the Animal Wildlife Rehabilitation Center UTYOS in Russia. Read Zhorik’s rescue storyhere
The life of this gorgeous mom cat Dymka and her kittens is not easy. A box with her and the littles was found by our volunteers in a ditch. Somebody threw them out like a rubbish. In our shelter Dymka with kittens was checked by a vet and he found out that the mom cat had one dead fetus remained inside which had already begun to decompose. The cat had urgently surgery. It was successful and now Dymka feels good. She and the kittens are safe now, and soon they will be happy to find a new home.
This case shows how important to neuter pets, because a huge number of cats die during kitten birth.
By supporting our neutering campaign you directly contribute to saving lives of cats and dogs in Russia and help humanely reduce the number of stray animals in the biggest country in the world. Find out morehere
The first Shelter Cat Exhibition and Adoption show took place in Balashikha last weekend. It was organized by local volunteers with support from Big Hearts Foundation. Many children participated and interacted with rescue animals and some of the lucky cats found their fur-ever home.
2 young Chimps, Dora and Haus, are no longer alone, but socialising. Animal welfare expert Hilda Tresz, who we arranged to visit Rostov zoo in Russia, taught zoo staff how to responsibly introduce these complex animals to each other and improve their daily lives. They are social animals and need companionship like people. Dora also had a vital surgery to remove an iron pin from her body, left in by a street photographer. The zoo is also implementing habitat and enrichment improvements for other animals. We are hoping that the now infamous Kazakhstan zoo will respond to our calls to get Hilda there.
Full update on improvements in Rostov to follow.
Marina Butolina from Astrakhan dedicated her life to helping animals in need. Today she is the one who desperately needs our help.
The amount of stray animals In Astrahkan, a city in southern Russia is huge, but it could have been a lot worse if it wasn’t for people like Marina Butolina.
Marina rescued and gave home to dozens of animals during the years, currently 17 rescued dogs and 9 cats live under her roof.
Big Hearts foundation helped Marina spay and neuter them, but her pension is too small to be able to afford food and medical care for all of her rescues, most of whom have a truly tragic past. Find out morehere
Meet Pushistik, he was hit by car and nearly frozen to death when our volunteers found him on the street. They gave him food and took him to one of our shelters, where Pushistik was checked by a vet. The X-ray scan showed that his spine was broken. The sensitivity of the back part of the body was completely absent. Our vet Omar made a very complicated surgery on the spine, which took many hours. The surgery was succesful, but Pushistik still had a long time of rehabilitation process including injections, antibiotics, etc. The long therapy helped him to be able to walk and run again. Today, this beautiful and very active dog lives in the countryside. We would like to thank everyone who helped us save Pushistic and give him a second chance in life. Read more our Success Storieshere