Animal Protection UA has been working in Ukraine to reduce the suffering of the stray dog population. Unregulated breeding has resulted in large numbers of sick and starving dogs and puppies on the streets. Our team has implemented a sterilization program, which reduce the number of strays, resulting in healthier, happier dogs. Sterilization also stops male dogs fighting over females and suffering wounds that quickly become infected and infested with maggots if left untreated. As a result of our work, cases of rabies in humans have also been eliminated in the areas where we operate. Our Rescue Team based in Kiev also carries out a dog sterilization and vaccination program in the local villages.
Our goal is to improve the welfare of stray dog populations through a comprehensive sterilization program. A vital part of our work is the education of local communities to dispel their fear of being attacked by a dog or catching a disease. Often fear can lead people to persecute animals. As well as teaching greater tolerance and understanding of dogs we also encourage people to adopt them as pets. Rehoming is an important part of the project: the more dogs we can rehome, the fewer strays there will be on the streets. The dogs themselves are the project’s best ambassadors. They reward their new owners with loyalty and affection, bringing comfort and joy into their lives. You can help us continue this vital work by making a donation today. We are collaborating with dedicated, local groups who share our values and have the common objective of improving the welfare of dogs and cats.
Sterilization is the only humane and effective way of reducing and controlling large populations of stray cats. Animal Protection UA vets in Kiev routinely sterilize stray cats at our partner’s clinics.
Our aim is to improve the welfare of stray cat populations through sterilization. Large communities of stray cats can be a nuisance to people. The animals themselves also suffer from a lack of food, untreated wounds and injuries leading to infection and even death, as well as countless unwanted kittens born to females that are too weak and malnourished to feed them.
As well as providing a sanctuary for unwanted cats. Cat Rescue’s work with feral cats involves spaying and neutering complete colonies and giving any necessary veterinary treatment. Feral cats are returned to their site of capture if long-term food and shelter can be provided. If not, they remain at CATastrophes for life.
Protecting animals in communities
Animals play a vital role in communities worldwide – and we move the world every day to protect them.
We find the most effective ways to protect animals in communities – and then we act. So we help governments to manage dog populations humanely and to vaccinate against rabies, instead of culling dogs. We share advice on responsible pet ownership. We prevent working animals being overworked and abused. We do whatever is necessary to protect animals in communities worldwide.
We move the society to create better lives for animals by ending brutal inhumane culling practices. Humane alternatives to culling don’t only exist – they’re more effective
Stray dogs can cause problems in communities. They can pose a threat to public health by spreading rabies and other diseases, they can cause damage to livestock and wildlife, or they may behave aggressively towards people.
But instead of examining the root causes of stray dog populations, such as irresponsible ownership and over breeding, government look to culling as a quick-fix solution. Dragged through the streets, electrocuted, poisoned or gassed – culling is nearly always a horrendous and painful death.
Culling animals is never an answer. The misconception that culling is the best way to reduce the populations or stamp out threats to public health causes enormous suffering.
We work with governments and communities to show them that our proven methods of humane dog population management are the only way forward.
We follow the International Companion Animal Management (ICAM) coalition’s dog population management methodology. It’s a full cycle of action, addressing the root causes of large free-roaming dog populations, which we use to help governments manage dogs humanely and to help communities to live in harmony with dogs.
The solutions we reach together can involve educating owners and communities, legislation, dog registration, vaccinating against rabies, sterilization, rehoming – or a combination of some or all of these. Together, we can move the world to achieve better lives for animals.