Homeless dogs and cats
I got one comment from Enkeli about adopting a dog. She asked me if there are any homeless dogs in Helsinki/Finland. Obviously the homeless dogs are not as common here as they are in Spain, Estonia or for instance in Russia. There are many homeless cats though.
I promised to give her some links where she can find out more about homeless dogs/(cats). I hope my other readers would also take a few minutes and go through couple of these links.
Kissa-kaveria ei jätetä!
Helsingin eläinsuojeluyhdistys: http://www.hesy.fi/
Löytöeläintalo Viikissä: http://www.loytoelaintalo.fi/
From here you find many links about the dogs that are looking for a home: http://www.tunturisusi.com/koiralinkit/rescue.html
More links: http://koiratarhat.com/23
Dogs that are given away: http://www.lemmikkipalstat.net/apula/koirat.htm
Homeless dogs from Estonia: http://www.pets.ee/
Rekku Rescue: http://www.rekkurescue.com/koirat_koditta.php
Stories about rescue dogs by their new owners (in finnish): http://www.miajoki.com/dogstory.htm
More stories about rescue dogs http://www.pelastetaankoirat.com/paivakirja.htm
"Maailmassa on tällä hetkellä arviolta 600 miljoonaa koiraa, joista 80% on kodittomia tai ei-toivottuja." WSPA
"There are hundreds of millions stray or unwanted dogs and cats. The potential for suffering is huge." WSPA