Volunteer Elena wearing a protective face mask carries Locky, a 1,5 month-old mongrel puppy, to its new home in Krasnogorsk outside Moscow, Russia April 29, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina
MOSCOW (Reuters) – A month ago, Locky the mongrel puppy was left abandoned on the side of a road with her mother and six siblings.
A month on she lies cradled in the arms of her new owner, thanks to an online scheme launched during Moscow’s coronavirus lockdown.
The dogs were rescued by the Odin shelter, on the capital’s southwest outskirts. When the coronavirus restrictions made it impossible for prospective owners to pop by to adopt the animals, volunteers started posting videos of them online.
Staff said people had decided to take in 78 dogs and cats over the past week – among them Locky and all the other puppies – after seeing them on social media through the shelter’s “Delivery Happiness” service.
“The results show how many people got interested, took an interest … it’s…
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