The original design costs and hosting costs of this website have been kindly donated to Moscow Animals by The Mayhew Animal Home , but funds are desperately needed to support the ongoing operational costs of the shelters we supoport, which include food, veterinary treatment, vaccinations and neutering operations.
We have a completely secure online donation facility which routes donations through The Mayhew Animal Home and then feeds through to us here in Moscow. All major credit cards are accepted and donations can of course be fully confirmed to you in writing if you wish. Just click on the donations image on the right and you'll be taken to the Mayhew's website.
Just by way of example here's an idea of what your donation will be spent on:
- Dog and cat food (please contact us so that we can let you know what kinds of food are needed)
- Neutering and& spaying and other surgery rescued pets often require
- Vaccinations and microchips
- Veterinary treatment and medications
- Cages, baskets and beds
- Cat litter
- Used towels and blankets
- Dog and cat toys, scratching posts, dog and cat brushes, etc.
- Leashes and collars
If you would like to support our work, here are some examples of what you can do:
- Make a financial donation.
Offer your time and directly assist one of the shelters as a volunteer; dog walkers are particularly needed; one thing to keep in mind is that animal shelters in Moscow are not "Western" and you have to be prepared to smells and sometimes unhygienic conditions. Not all shelters in Moscow are suitable for child volunteers.
Donate pet food, bowls, toys, beds, blankets, towels, litter boxes or cat litter for the shelters.
Organize a fundraising event such as a bake sale, sponsored dog walk, a sponsored fun run, a quiz night or a charity auction.
Give a temporary home to a dog or cat from a shelter until a new home is found.
Display one of our money collection boxes in your office or at your reception.
Sponsor a dog or a cat for a set period or until it is rehomed.
The cost of caring for each animal varies considerably depending upon species, veterinary treatment required, length of stay at the shelter and similar factors but, averaging out all the costs incurred over a full year for each cat and dog, the monthly cost for each individual dog is about 900 Roubles / US $ 30 and for a cat is 500 Roubles / US $ 16.