“Every Dog” charitable foundation was set up in December 2018 to support homeless dogs and cats. It was found by a group of volunteers of one of Moscow private shelters located on Zorge street, 21.
The idea of creating a fund was not born spontaneously and by no means by chance. As many volunteers, we came to the shelter on Zorge street over weekends, fed, tried to pet and communicate with dogs and cats, helped to clean the cages, to change hay in dog houses. As we got to know the dogs better, we started to search trustworthy foster care and transferred the pets there for further socialization.
With time we decided to set up “Every Dog” charitable foundation and to create a unique in Russia centre for homeless pets: Social centre for dogs – Centre “HOME”.
We want to influence the way the majority of people think about shelters for homeless animals. We want to prove by own example that a shelter can be a place where both animals and people who help and communicate with them can be happy. We want to form in children and youngsters positive attitude towards homeless pets. We want to show that helping homeless pets in need is easy and once done together could be done regularly and with pleasure.
Natalia KurtyukovaFund Director, oldest shelter volunteer
Fund Director, oldest shelter volunteer
Mrs Kurtyukova is the founder of “Every dog” charitable foundation and role model for our new beginnings. She holds two degrees of high education, apart from being a qualified translator form English and Spanish languages. All her life she worked in Russian trade missions abroad and once visited an animal shelter in one of foreign countries. That’s where Mrs Kurtyukova got inspired to help and support dog and cats in need and, together with group of other volunteers, to set up a charitable fund to support homeless animals.
During her business trips abroad Mrs Kurtyukova saved and brought home to Moscow 3 dogs. Now she is a happy owner of 4 pets.
“I got my love to animals from parents – they cared for every beetle that came their way” – Mrs Kutyukova says.