Dogs of Chernobyl 2019 has surpassed our expectations!
Lucas Hixson, CFF President and Co-Founder, gives us an update on this success so far:
So, What’s Next?
Did you know that most stray dogs and cats in Chernobyl don’t live beyond five years?
Did you know that the greatest threat to their survival is not radiation?
Rather, it is lack of food, lack of water, lack of shelter during the harsh, cold Ukranian winters, and spread of diseases like rabies and distemper.
We have slowly been working on overcoming these challenges, and we are now seeing healthier dogs living longer lives. You have been with us as we worked to spay/neuter and vaccinate the stray dogs and cats of Chernobyl. Our annual clinic campaign has helped address the most pressing primary health issues for these dogs and cats.
As we approach Winter 2019, we are embarking on a new commitment to these strays. Over past winters, workers at the Chernobyl Power Plant have used their own money and food to get them through the winter. We have supplemented their efforts as we could.
The power plant workers that these strays have depended upon for regular food are not in a position to help anymore.We found out just this month that many of the workers that were sharing their food with the dogs will not be returning to Chernobyl this winter. As the number of staff decreases over time, we have reached a point where our supplemental help with feeding will not be enough anymore. So, we will be stepping in to create a formalized feeding program to keep these dogs fed, watered and healthy every day through the winter, starting September 13th, 2019.
Your monthly donation of just $15 per month will feed 10 dogs for one month
As the number of workers decreases, the dogs will need to scavenge for food. We want to help them save their energy to stay healthy and keep warm, by providing them with daily nutritious feeding opportunities at feeding stations throughout the zone.
We need your help. We have over 700 dogs to feed everyday, through the next eight months of the Ukranian fall, harsh, long winter, and spring. So, we will be stepping in to create a formalized feeding program to keep these dogs fed, watered and healthy every day through the winter, starting September 13th, 2019.
With options starting at just $8 a month, you can keep the 700+ Dogs and Cats of Chernobyl fed and healthy through the winter.