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Volunteers of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co. Helped Animal Shelters
Dozens of employees from Atomredmetzoloto, JSC, RUSBURMASH, JSC, VNIPIpromtechnologii, JSC, The First Ore Mining Company, JSC, and ARMZ Service, LLC joined the campaign, wishing to help dogs and cats left homeless by the will of fate.
ARMZ volunteers collected an impressive amount of Chappi food, buckwheat, detergents, leashes, trays, bowls, «goodies», toys, and medicines for cats and dogs. The collected cargo was transferred to the Kozhukhovo and Noginsk shelters for stray animals. Thanks to the help of caring people, these shelters save thousands of domestic animals left without home, food, and human attendance.
The shelters’ activities are mainly carried out with charitable donations. With the support of volunteers, they pay the rent of premises, purchase food and necessary medicines, pay for surgical operations, and conduct various charity events.
Veronika Vykhovskaya, an ARMZ volunteer: «Surely, together with colleagues, we decided to support the campaign and ordered food in an online store. I have had a dog taken from a shelter for 6 years now, and I shall confess that this is one of the best decisions of my life. ’There is no creature more loyal than a dog’ — these words apply even more to shelter dogs. And what a joy for them to return home! Note that there are not only mongrels in shelters. I have a purebred dog found on the street by caring people and transferred to a shelter. This problem is very close to me; therefore, besides the fact that I am a permanent financial curator of several dogs at the Kozhukhovo shelter, I try to support such charity campaigns.»
Natalia Romanovskaya, another ARMZ volunteer, believes that the problem of stray animals is very important: «Participating in such a campaign is not only a chance to support shelters that have taken up the burden of helping our smaller brothers, but also the moment when you need to remember about your own responsibility to tamed animals. After all, we help those who cannot even ask for help.»
There are 13 municipal animal shelters in Moscow, where nearly 17 thousand dogs and cats are kept. They are attended by veterinarians, care and socialization specialists. They feed the animals several times a day, change their water, monitor their health, and keep the cages clean.
A lot of work is done by volunteers: about three thousand people regularly visit animals, helping them to socialize. They accustom dogs to leash, play with cats, treat animals with goodies, and look for a new home for them.