Sochi Dogs, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska is making a last-minute effort to save Sochis stray dogs from being killed ahead of the Winter Olympics.
A dog shelter backed by the Russian billionaire is stepping up to rescue thousands of stray dogs that are being killed by a pest control company, The New York Times reported Wednesday.
We were told, ˜Either you take all the dogs from the Olympic Village or we will shoot them, Olga Melnikova, who is leading rescue coordination for the charity, Volnoe Deloe (roughly translated as Good Will), told The New York Times.
The charity is using a golf cart to scour the Olympic facilities and the surrounding venues for stray animals.
The dogs rounded up will be brought to a local shelter located on the outskirts of the city.