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Our representative in Ukraine has kindly set up a website to thank Naturewatch Foundation supporters who have donated to this project. This website contains photos and statistics to show just how well the project is going. View »
Naturewatch Foundation is funding a spay/neuter clinic in the cities of Kharkov and Kupyanksk, available to low-income dog and cat owners. Community and foster animals are also welcomed into the project.
With your generous support, together we have already prevented the birth of many thousands of unwanted puppies and kittens that would have ended up suffering on the streets.
Since we launched our project, we've sent a huge £14,806.50 to pay for approximately 1500 spay/neuter operations.
We plan to send a further £4,378 later this year, which will cover approximately 60 spay/neuter operations per month for the latter half of 2019.
It's impossible to accurately calculate the offspring of 1500 dog and cats, but it would easily be in excess of 6000 animals. That's 6000 unwanted puppies and kittens that would have most likely ended up abandoned on the streets, or worse.
Watch an interview with a lady whose dogs were sterilised with funds donated by Naturewatch Foundation.
“We receive around 25 requests every week for pets to be spayed and neutered. As there is currently a financial crisis in our country, many people cannot even dream about affording such expensive surgery. If we continuously support these people, we will stop Kharkov’s stray dog problem at its source. We really appreciate your help, both people and animals benefit greatly from your donations. Thank you very much!” Natalie Sorokopud, Project Co-ordinator, Kharkov
Female cat - £11.18
Male cat - £5.58
Female dog (up to 10 kg) - £12.69
Female dog (10-20 kg) - £15.37
Female dog (20-30 kg) - £18.17
Female dog (30 kg +) - £19.56
Male dog (up to 20 kg) - £11.18
Male dog (20 kg +) - £16.76
Female cat - £9.69
Male cat - £6.64
Female dog (up to 20 kg) - £13.56
Male dog (up to 20 kg) - £11.76
Naturewatch Foundation works with an NGO in Kharkov called “Together” and an NGO in Kupyanksk called “Promin Myloserdya”.
Both NGOs are volunteer based - 100% of the money we send towards this project fund the spay/neuter operations.
Following an application process, the volunteers assess the applicants’ dogs to ensure they are healthy enough to be spayed/neutered by a team of veterinarians who offer their services at a reduced rate. The dogs are then transported by the volunteers to the veterinarian clinic for surgery, and once the vets are satisfied with the dogs’ health and recovery, they are returned to their owners by the volunteers.
All stray animals in Ukraine are either abandoned pets or descendants of owned pets. Sadly, many pet owners in Ukraine earn so little they cannot afford vet fees to spay/neuter their pets. With the freedom to breed and roam, their pets contribute greatly to the stray dog problem.
Naturewatch Foundation’s spay/neuter project addresses the root cause of Ukraine's stray dog problem. By reducing the source of unwanted puppies and kittens that are all too often abandoned and left to become strays, this project will help both the animals and citizens of Kharkov and Kupyansks.
All spay and neuter treatments are paid for using your generous donations. We know and you know who you are – be proud of what you’ve achieved! We would be delighted if you could make a donation today to allow us to continue this vital work in Ukraine.