WASHINGTON — Say “privyet” (pree-vyet)– that’s “hi” in Russian — to Belka , a canine immigrant from Sochi.
This 3-year-old mixed breed arrived at the Washington Animal Rescue League on March 27; she’s one of 10 dogs rescued from life on the streets of Russia’s Olympic City through an effort spearheaded by Humane Society International.
Belka is a beautiful girl,with the coat of an English setter and the tall, lean build of a Saluki.
And despite her time as a stray and the recent upheaval of international travel, she’s got a relaxed, friendly personality that’s already winning her friends among WARL staff and volunteers.
But while she appreciates the attention, she’d really rather have a home of her own. Could that be yours?
About WARL: Founded in 1914, the Washington Animal Rescue League is the oldest animal shelter in Washington D.C. Its mission includes rescuing, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals who have no where else to go. The League also supports animals through affordable veterinary care, community outreach and education. Learn more about the Washington Animal Rescue League at www.warl.org.
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Humane Society of Charles County offers a low cost spay/neuter program to the public. Please call or visit our website for more information. The shelter is also looking for more foster parents to help its animals.