Yakutia..This very cold, massive part of Russia, is one of the poorest regions in the country. Recently there have been several cases of packs of dogs attacking and killing children. Our sponsor, Utility Aid and volunteers savings, helped purchase a small premises –  the first shelter in the town of Neryungri in Yakutia. The place still needs a lot of work done, however it is start. We are looking for new sponsors to keep funding neutering in this town.

This Big Hearts Foundation branch is managed by volunteer Yulia, who has shown tremendous strength and perseverance during very traumatic circumstances for any animal lover. You can follow the latest news of the shelter on their Russian facebook page. Pictures below are like a slideshow – you can click through.