• Jan 24, 2020

Is the private organization, the center of rehabilitation, maintenance and a pristroystvo of dogs. And the Fund of the help carries the name "In Kind Hands". The foundress Fonda Irène Alexandrovna was always not indifferent to such dogs as pit bull terriers and the American Staffordshire terriers, knowing what staffopita kind and remarkable dogs. And when she obtained information on that how many these beautiful animals are devoted in what quantities they are lulled, throw out on streets, hand over in municipal shelters, could not dismiss it any more. And there was an idea of creation of a shelter.


As created a shelter? What difficulties you faced and how they were overcome?

At first the territory with constructions had to be rented, and there were many difficulties, connected both with financial, and with the organizational moments. When from the leased territory asked to move down urgently, Irène Alexandrovna made the decision to get the site under a shelter at the expense of own means to find stability in this question. Thus, now it is owned and is sent Fonda to termless and gratuitous rent.

But difficulties all the same remains much – the territory for walking should be rented, constantly there is a building of new cases and improvement of already available constructions, very big influx of dogs and it is a lot of related expenses: stern, drugs, payment of operations, personnel, unplanned expenses.

Of course, we are helped by people, not indifferent to a problem of the thrown-out domestic dogs: volunteers, curators, representatives of other pedigree teams.

it is difficult

, but there is a wish to believe that joint efforts will turn out to overcome these problems, the ultimate goal is worth it!

What animals live in a shelter?

In a shelter about 300 dogs, generally representatives of serious large breeds: pit bull terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, Cana corso, Caucasian sheep-dogs, alaba, Dobermann terriers, Argentina mastiffs, metises of these breeds. There are also "court yard" which very need the help and the new house too. But a profile the Sheremetyevsky shelter nevertheless – staffopita and thoroughbred dogs who simply do not survive on the street and in municipal shelters, unlike not such relatives, exacting to conditions of keeping.

Also at us there live several cats who became shelter mascots. Cats live in office and are favourites of all guests of a shelter, volunteers and employees.

As animals get to a shelter? How many animals at the same time can be in a shelter? How do you solve, whom to take (all unfortunate animals cannot be taken)?

Stories of our wards different – someone from the street, someone from catching, hands over someone owners (besides often urgently – "take away or we will throw out/will lull"), sometimes we receive calls from the Ministry of Emergency Situations – when on someone from dogs of "our" breeds shooting is caused, someone comes from municipal shelters or at all an usypalok where they are not given chance of life. Quite often it is necessary to take away "profile" dogs from other cities or even the countries (now we take away dogs from an usypalka in Cyprus).

First of all the shelter is team of the help to some of the most persecuted and unfortunate breeds – to staffopita. They are also given a priority, but, of course, that sometimes it is impossible to pass by and other dogs – what porodnik for one reason or another refused, metises whose life depends only on our decision to take / not to take.

Sometimes dogs are thrown up in a shelter at all.

When it is about "the" breeds, we try to take away all in a priority. However we cope hardly – the shelter is most filled, some dogs should be caged, each working room too is already filled by dogs.

What is the time animals in a shelter are?

Term cannot be foreseen – someone is attached very quickly, someone, alas, sits for years (sometimes for absolutely inexplicable reasons, the dog is not lucky — and all here), someone lives the days in a shelter at all, without having waited for moving to the new house. It is on the average possible to specify time frame in half a year (provided that the dog has no obvious problems on health and behavior though we also work in both of these directions, but not each owner is ready to take a dog who requires slightly more attention or material investments).

In general, a pristroystvo – the main issue of functioning of a shelter. Every month comes and there go to new houses about 15-20 dogs. If we break balance, then in several months we will be already expected by a problem with lack of places. Though it already is particularly acute very much, some animals should be distributed to volunteers on house overexposures (ideally to a pristroystvo, well or at least for term until the empty seat in a shelter appears).

Than you help animals? (Maintenance, treatment, overexposures, training? Socialization? Something else?)

The Sheremetyevsky shelter is a huge complex of the warm rooms located in the capital buildings equipped with heating systems and conditioning, the heat-insulated floors, sofas and carpets with a capacity up to 200 dogs in rooms and up to 100 in the street comfortable, warmed open-air cages and also the rented territory for walking and film logical occupations, own medical office.

of Sheremetyevo – not just a shelter, and the unique and only rehabilitation center in Russia not only saving, but also adjusting behavior of difficult dogs for the purpose of their further safe pristroystvo in families.

We is engaged in both maintenance, and treatment, and film logical questions: training, socialization, correction of behavior, preparation for a pristroystvo in families.

It is possible to place an animal in a shelter and on overexposure, in the presence of empty seats.

Also we are engaged in public relations of our wards and vigorous educational activity: we participate in exhibitions, conferences, we organize excursions in a shelter for persons interested to learn more about our activity, we will organize socially active leisure to citizens and we help to look for the lost animals.

As is to inhabitants of a shelter?

Is to inhabitants of a shelter well.

Walking is two times, we specially rent the green field that it was possible to walk longer. We have many workers to provide due care. Also there is the film logical platform with the equipment for occupations with dogs.

It is fed with dry feeds of a premium class, by much it is bought special medical forages, someone from dogs who does not suit a dry feed eats a naturalka.

In a shelter only three cases with warm sleek-haired dogs enclosures and also the system of spacious street open-air cages with the warmed boxes for woolen wards.

We constantly improve living conditions of our dogs, we cooperate with cynologists, and once a week (and as necessary and more often) we give open classes in the territory of a shelter where it is possible to work as with charity dogs, and to arrive with a dog who was already taken away from a shelter home. Our cynologist, as well as our veterinarian, always in touch are also ready to consult even by phone.

Which of inhabitants of a shelter was remembered by most of all and than?

One of the most remembered dogs is Lamansh – old амстафф whom children found in a well. The dog was exhausted, frightened and could only cheep. Now Lamansh has a new family, he's fine.

One more ward – Roslav – arrived from Rostov in an awful state, on the verge of life and death. Thanks to efforts of employees of a shelter, he not only recovered, but also could go to the new house where he is happy.


As you look for new owners?

For search of new owners we use all possible channels: social networks, public relations on boards and in newspapers, involvement of media, participation in exhibitions, distribution of printed and souvenir products.

we Try to attach

very attentively, but to each potential owner in soul you will not glance – there are also returns.

What you tell potential owners about animals? How do you acquaint them?

We tell that we know – all stories of dogs, their analyses and extracts from clinics are in open access at our forum. We are sure that friends are selected not according to age, breed, health, and by the principle of spiritual relationship, always we try to show to the person at most animals that he understood when he sees that who will become it another.

people to whom you refused to give an animal Are ? And what owners you would like for the wards?

We have very strict selection of potential owners for dogs: we do not give dogs on rental housing, out of borders of Moscow and area (always there has to be an opportunity if something happens quickly to reach to our volunteers and to help, we watch dogs and after a pristroystvo, we try to help if something happens). We do not give to people who are going to walk in a dog without lead, to feed from a table when at once it is visible that will spare expense for the pet (and from problems with health nobody is insured).

Always we bring dogs to the new house, we sign the contract of responsible contents, we give an instruction in which contents highlights are in detail registered: healthy nutrition, leaving, time of inoculations and processings from pincers, contacts of doctors and cynologists and so forth

And even it does not give absolute guarantees: sometimes people make an impression the most pleasant, and then return a dog for some absolutely banal reason, sometimes and many years later …

And it would be desirable, of course, the best owners who will love, to appreciate, care and will never betray. In return always we promise to be in touch, to help councils.

C what connected cases of return of animals?

Alas, similar cases happen regularly.

Someone does not cope with temperament of wards, for someone medical care or cost of treatment, need to be engaged with the cynologist becomes a problem, at someone vital circumstances change … The reasons of return are often similar to the reasons for which the dog was already betrayed … before

Who looks after animals in a shelter?

In a shelter the great number of workers and several administrators works. The team of the main volunteers totals 15-20 more people. His foundress – Irène Alexandrovna directs fund. On shoulders of these people the main loading also lays down.

so not indifferent it is a lot of

A: autovolunteers (those who help to bring or take away dogs from clinics, to bring to new houses, to take away from the street), assistants, photographers … and the shortage of forces, hands, the need for a bigger number of assistants is all the same constantly felt as public relations, overexposures.

to What help is necessary to a shelter?

The help is necessary the most different: material (as it is simple finance, and drugs, sterns), hands, the car, the help with public relations (placement of announcements on boards, forums, on social networks).

With pleasure we will accept in a gift building materials, things for workers, warm laying for dogs, ammunition and toys, working washing machines are always necessary, the help both with the press, and with further distribution of our printed materials is always relevant, are always glad to information cooperation: to link exchange, discounts in pet-shops and vetklinik, to holding joint actions.

Generally if there is desire to help, then we will surely find the option suitable you as to make it!

All photos: from personal archive of the Sheremetyevsky shelter.


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