Food is a basic requirement and right of every alive creature. Nobody should feel the famine. Especially those who can't take care of themselves and completely depend on people. There are 200 pets in the animal shelter "Give me your paw, Friend", most of which are homeless animals with disabilities, abandoned old dogs, rescued from diseases, injuries and cruel people. They don't have their own home and family. The shelter is their home and every day they look at the volunteer's eyes with great hope for a full bowl. We do our best so the pets are fed. But every day is an endless fight for their survival and the desperate hope for your kindness and generosity.
NGO "Day lapu drug"Запорожье,ул. 40лет Советской Украины 38а, остановка ул. 12-е Апреля
"Give me a paw, my friend!" - An NGO assisting the homeless and sick animals in Zaporozhye.
The organization provides shelter for homeless animals, sick animals and the disabled ones:
- Up to 50 dogs (now at the shelter 150 dogs);
- Works on the program of sterilization of animals;
- Exists on charitable donations and funds of the organization.
We see them - shot down by cars, frozen, shot, immured in cellars, beaten, poisoned, starved, burnt, mutilated and sick ... They are homeless animals, but they are alive! We can not ignore that they need our help, because there is no one else they could rely on. Only a people.
Bush is a dog with a damaged spine. He used to live in a house guarding his masters’ property until the day when the drunk neighbors decided to spend some time shooting the neighbor’ dog just for fun. The bullets hit his spine. When the volunteers were taking the dog, they were offered to put it down… But Bush survived! Dogs are not aware of their disabilities. They can lose paws, eyesight or even the ability to get up and move normally, but they still enjoy being alive! They want to keep on living!
Neutering of homeless animals is the only compassionate way to assure a calm peaceful coexistence of people and homeless animals in our cities. Animals that were neutered can live in the yards in care of curators, not causing any trouble. They do not let any other animals to enter this territory and they don't reproduce, so their quantity is under control.
We all live in society. Any of us could have seen homeless animals that were injured, ill or left for dead. They can't call for help and only in their eyes you can see how they say "I am alive! Help me, don't leave me!" If not we then who will give a helping hand to paws. Let's save animals together just because we are people!
For many years we save the lives of homeless animals. Lives of those who was born and grown up in the street, been lost, abandoned, kicked out due to old age. Also of those who, while knoking about the world, were suffered of freezing, starving, and been turned out to the terrible trouble, i.e., mangled under the wheels of the cars, weaken, became sick, beaten by cruel people, poisoned, etc. Owing to the projects previously placed at ubb.org.ua ("Aibolit hastens to help", "First Aid for animals") we have saved hundreds of lives. And we can do more, but with Your help!
It is in dog’s character to be domestic, which means to have its own house and to serve man. In this pursuit to be closer to people, dogs come to live in the yards of high-rise buildings, and to find food they keep closer to markets, shops and stsnds. Most people look with favour on homeless animals living in the neighbourhood. But so-called "dog's weddings" and birth of puppies by stray dogs cause great discontent, anger and even aggression of people.
In a big city every day homeless animals get under the wheels of cars, become victims of people’s violence, are being ill with infectious diseases, and suffer from exhaustion and skin diseases. A sick stray dog rarely attracts people's attention and most of them often die in agony without help. But there are those at whom life smiles: having noticed a poor creature, some merciful person dials the phone number of "Dai lapu, drug" ("Give a paw, friend") – Zaporizhzhia Public Organization for Animal Rights Protection. And this is probably the only chance for these animals to be saved.