Fund for Animal Protection – HOPE
Location: Sukhum/i, Abkhazia
The campaign strives to stop the current practice of shooting stray animals (mostly dogs and cats), a practice financed by local governments in cities and villages. The campaign wants to ensure redirecting financial funds allocated for annual cruel culling of stray animals toward other, more humane and effective solutions of the real problem of stray dogs in human settlements. Among these alternative solutions could be capture, vaccination, sterilization, shelters and adoptions of animals by those interested. The campaign will consist of expert work on the topic, as well as public awareness raising campaigns engaging the public into the solution (bringing voluntary gifts – dry food, blankets; engagement in taking care of the animals and searching for new owners). Fund for Animal Protection also plans to establish a shelter that could be run by municipal government in the future.