From the streets of Almaty to the living rooms in Germany

Stray dogs can be seen on the streets of Almaty, but also in other cities of Kazakhstan. Dog hunters roam around and deliver the animals to local killing stations. No need to mention what happens to the electrolytes after that.

This fate almost overtook Zlata. Today, the native Almaty dog ​​lives with her new family in Kassel. That’s thanks to people like Angelica Kindler.
The German became aware of the problem of the situation in Kazakhstan through a Facebook group and a friend on the Internet. “A friend sent me a video of a dog being horribly abused. I cried and couldn’t sleep all night. I knew right away: I had to do something,” she says. Then in September of last year I founded the association “Hunderrettung Kazakhstan eV”. So, Angelica, along with other volunteers, set a common goal: to rescue stray and abused dogs from the streets of Kazakhstan in order to give them a new and safe home in Germany to give. She works with different people in both countries.

With a passion for dogs there

As a German from Kazakhstan, Ludmila Hirsch is particularly concerned about the welfare of dogs in her home country. In 2005 she came to Germany from Costanag as a late arrival. Angelica Kindler met Bloodmila through her Facebook acquaintances before the organization was founded. It is the link between the animal protection organization and arranges the transportation of animals from Almaty via Moscow to Germany. “I am glad that Ludmila is part of our team, because due to my lack of language skills, it would be impossible for me to bring the dogs to us in Germany alone,” says Angelica Kindler.

The animals are transported to Germany with the help of Lithuanian transport companies, so the current sanctions against the Russian state have not affected the rescue of the animals; Trips can be made without restrictions. Through Ludmilla, Angelika’s contacts with local residents have also expanded, and she supports them locally with donations from the organization if needed. “I was very lucky to meet such kind and energetic people. Also in Moscow and Almaty, volunteers put their heart and soul into their work to save dogs from a tragic end,” says Lyudmila.

Save from death

Romina Issabayeva is active on site in Almaty as one of the dog rescue volunteers. Friends, relatives, acquaintances, and followers on Instagram support her. Every day you receive photos and videos of dogs in dire need of help. Then help wherever you can. You pay a lot out of your own pocket.
Dog owners have the opportunity to take their animals from the stations for a fine. If the bids remain unresponsive, the organisms are saved from death by volunteer helpers.

After being rescued from the killing stations, the animals are given medical treatment, if necessary, sterile, deworming and vaccination. After that, the dogs have to stay in quarantine in a nursing home for 30 days, after which they are transferred to nursing homes, where they are finally transferred to Germany via the Russian capital. Most people who take care of dogs are employed and earn some extra money by looking after them. German nurseries often accommodate only two to a maximum of three animals, in Kazakhstan more than a dozen dogs are cared for at the stations.

Saving animals means teamwork

Angelika Kindler gives nurseries around 45 euros per animal per month. This includes accommodation and food. This amount does not cover previous required hospital admissions. These costs vary depending on the extent of the dogs’ injury. “Animals are my life. I am always happy to give dogs a wonderful home and keep in touch with the new family for a long time. I have some families who send me pictures of dogs via WhatsApp from time to time. Seeing the animals so happy afterwards makes me feel so happy,” Angelica says. do not believe.

For Ludmilla Hirsch, the home aspect plays a very important role in her volunteer work. “Kazakhstan will always be our motherland. Saving animals is a very important part of making our homeland a better place. I will be happy if more late returnees will support our work.”
Romina Isabaeva emphasizes that “saving animals means teamwork.” “None of our groups or any of us can do this important work alone. So it is important that we continue to cooperate with each other in the future. Of course we cannot help all the dogs, unfortunately there are many of them in Kazakhstan. But it is better to help those on the ground At least in the Almaty region to stand aside and do nothing. ”

So Zlata managed to escape her fate in Kazakhstan. With the help of animal rescue, you have now found a home you love. They are now actively used as a therapy dog ​​for children. The organization and other volunteers rely on donations to enable other dogs like Zlata to have a better life.

Here’s how you can help

Donations to Volksbank Account:
German Skatbank, VR Bank Altenburger Land eG . branch
IBAN Number: DE17 8306 5408 0005 2337 63

Or directly via the PayPal link on the organization’s website

More information can also be found on the Facebook page of Hunderettung Kazakhstan eV (

Annabelle Rosen

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