Animal Shelter "Nadezhda" (RUS-21)


Type: Animals - Country: Russian Federation

Brief description and main aims

The animal shelter “Nadezhda” (Hope) was founded in 2011, and it looks for homes for abandoned and homeless animals. At the moment, the shelter houses130 dogs and 30 cats.
 
It aims to treat, train and rehouse these animals as well as to raise awareness through local events and the media.
 

Main Activities

The shelter provides necessary medical help, treatment for fleas and worms, and vaccinations against infections and rabies. Females are always sterilised. The shelter also interacts with the trapping service to remove puppies and dogs with owners from the pound. We use both online and printed advertisements, as well as outreach work in villages, to help find homes for our animals. We also work actively with the media: our animals have been featured in newspaper articles and television reports.

Volunteer tasks

Volunteers’ will mainly help out in the following areas:
  • dog walking and training
  • assistance with medical treatment
  • organising social and awareness-raising events
  • assistance with building maintenance and reconstruction
The shelter’s staff members work from 10.00-17.00, but volunteers start a little later, at 12.00.

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer should:
  • have some experience working with dogs
  • not be afraid of needles (or they should be willing to overcome such a fear);
  • have good communication skills
  • know how to use a hammer
Knowledge of Russian and veterinary principles are welcomed as well as  any practical skills in the treatment of injuries, intravenous therapy, vaccinations and sterilisations.

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