After local and international pressure, the city of Sochi has announced that it will pause its contract with the extermination agency hired to control the population of stray dogs and allocated those funds to spay and neuter 909 homeless animals.

Sochi Dogs is so proud to be part of the dedicated group of animal lovers that helped bring about this important change.

This announcement is a small step towards a more just and humane future for homeless dogs but our work is far from over. We will continue offering low-cost spay and neuter services to families who can't afford the procedure for their pets. Our efforts to help dogs on the street will only expand. For the next few months, we will be able to rest easy knowing that at least for now no-one will be coming after these helpless animals.