Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Stray Animals in Ukraine

As in Russia, there are a lot of stray cats and dogs in Ukraine. This little cat was hiding in the shade trying to escape the heat in Sebastopol. I wondered whether it would be interested in the remains of my ice cream cone, and as you see the answer was yes.

Seeing so many homeless animals is one of the sad parts of travel in these countries. Of course, there are also many orphans and older people who are having great difficulty dealing with the exigencies of the new market economies. And it doesn't help that Ukraine suffered a big economic contraction last year, estimated at 9 per cent, one of the highest in Europe.

Haven't found any good sites to help Ukranian animals specifically, but free clicks at will at least help animals over here.


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