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Sochi strays may escape death with billionaire's help

  • Hundreds of stray dogs were killed before the opening ceremony in Sochi but some of them may stay alive thanks to Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska and the shelter founded by him. 

    A "dog rescue" golf cart has been grabbing as many of the dogs as it possibly can and a rescue coordinator mentioned that they were asked to take all the strays away if they wanted to avoid them being shot. "On Monday we were told we have until Thursday," he said. 

    Dogs are delivered to the shelter and given proper vaccinations in order to make them available for adoption. Officials continue to stress that strays are an actual problem but activists said Olympics themselves are to be blamed for many of these dogs. 

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