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15 Sep
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Jessie

Poor Jessie did not ask to be thrown on the streets of Chechnya (former USSR republic), or to have the life she now has. After being dumped while pregnant Jessie, a house pet, had to learn how to survive brutal winters, burning summer heat and how to avoid humans she never saw kindness from. She was always hungry, never safe, fighting for scraps, having multiple litters of puppies, and losing them all to poison or bullets (common methods of dog population control). 

After her last 3 babies were shot to death, she refused to leave them, and was stabbed. A kind woman who sometimes fed her, found Jessie bleeding, and unable to walk. She brought her to the clinic, where they cleaned the wound but were unable to do anything else for her. Her ear infection was left untreated for God knows how many months bringing her great discomfort and pain. She was getting weaker and weaker every day, constantly shaking her head and scratching ears, so when our volunteer saw a post, she immediately arranged a transport to Moscow. We have learned that Jessie was spotted first time back in 2019, was placed on boarding several times but every time was thrown back on the streets with no fault of her own.

Jessy has multiple infections, her ears are completely blocked with it and oosing black substance. She needs urgent treatment to save her ears and hearing, vaccination and spay. When we brought her to a vet, pneumatic bullets were found in her ears! She also had many old knife wounds.. She is at the clinic undergoing tests before a surgery. 

It is impossible to imagine how horrifying her life on the streets was and how humans have treated her.. Jessy is still young and does not deserve to live in pain or ever be on the street again by herselfโ€ฆ 

Please help us get the necessary funding to cover the surgery. If you can help Jessy in any way she has all the chances to finally live pain free. Any and all donations are very much appreciated!

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08 Aug
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Lucia

Since she was only few months old and up until being rescued Lucia didn’t see one bright day. Lucia was a silent victim of abuse. Instead of having a happy puppyhood her every day was filled with pain and suffering.  She was constantly beaten, often on a head. She cried in pain and for that she was beaten again and again. By 6 months of age Lucia sustained severe head trauma and lost her vision. Finally one day they decided to end her misery and tried drowning her lifeless body in a pond. 

Some kind people saw it, fought her off and gave her a shelter.

Sadly, these people were unable to attend to her injuries and a lot of precious time was wasted when it was possible to improve her condition. To add an insult to injury people decided to surrender Lucia to an animal holding and her horrors resumed. She ended up at a concentration camp for dog were more than 450 dogs were kept half-starved so they would gnawed each other to death to get to the scraps first. To save on vet care a holding director sterilized the animals herself, without a veterinary degree, often drunk. 

Lucia lived there for more than a year until around New Year, people started finding dead dogs along the roads and seeing huge flocks of hungry and emaciated dogs roaming around. That is how the keepers of the holding was getting rid of the dogs – every night they’d scatter them along highways dooming them to die of hunger and under the wheels of the trucks. 

When people realized where the dogs were coming from they called the News and many volunteers united to safe the animals who survived. When the news were shown on TV, the owner stopped discarding the animals and simply abandoned 24 remaining dogs locked up in cages without food or water. Lucia was one of them. She was about 2 years old then.

When Luci and 4 other pups arrived to our shelter, she was taken for an MRI. The scan showed 3 cysts in the cerebellum. An attending physician said causes are unknown and there is no cure for this. Dogs can live with it if only cists will not increase in size. The only thing Lucia needs is a calm life without stress. Due to her trauma she walks in circles and she does not see. Yet she copes with it perfectly, replacing sight with scent and hearing senses. 

Luci is very positive, communicates well with other animals

and despite the fact that she has suffered so much from people, she is drawn to them. 

Luci is now 3 years old and she will remain a resident of our sanctuary for the rest of her life. 

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05 Aug
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Bim is adopted!

He was expelled from his home once his owners died of alcohol poisoning. No, they loved Bim, but they also loved vodka. As it usually happens all their heir needed was the real estate. Just like that Bim became a stray.

A house pet with no skills to survive in a cruel world was sitting by the building entrance and couldn’t understand why he is not allowed back in anymore. A big furry nuisance to everyone around. But not to us.

He spent 11 months at our shelter and then one day of July a short flight across Atlantic changed his life forever. His wonderful adopter Steven was looking to adopt a GSD but then he saw Bim..

Look at them now! It is like they knew each other forever! Bim could not have found a better friend and we couldn’t have wished a better life for Bim! We will continue following his adventures.

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05 Aug
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Beema

August 23, 2021

It is Beema again with the news that after a 2-hour of intense orthopedic surgery she remains a 4-pod thanks to Dr. Cleveland and his amazing team at Blue Pearl Veterinary Specialists.After the truck hit Beema at 3 months old, her left hind leg had been broken and her ligaments and knee cap were twisted in the wrong direction which kept her from straightening out her leg. She now can walk on her left hind leg much better but will need weeks of physical therapy, pain meds and care.Her right leg had an tendon rupture so she was walking on her hock and not her foot.. After left leg heals, we will most likely fuse her hock joint on her right hind leg.๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฏ’๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜จ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฃ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ด๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ-๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต. ๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต!๐˜—๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฑ ๐˜‰๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฉ๐˜บ๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜บ.

August 3, 2021

Beema was able to escape the Russian shelter before the ban, and arrived to the USA in the beginning of July. She is in a much better place now! Even though she is still very timid she is learning that she is safe, and is coming out of her shell more and more, with each passing day. Her wonderful foster is a vet tech who does everything possible to create a comfortable and calm environment. To Beema this means everything!

A few days ago, she had a surgery consult, in hopes that her previous surgery can be corrected. Unfortunately, her first surgery was not successful, and our doctor believes that she is in constant pain. Her left knee is completely deranged. It is twisted with her knee cap behind the knee instead of in the front. Its a complete mess. Most likely her leg needs to be amputated. This surgery will bring Beema much needed relief, and she will be a very happy tripawd one day! Beema will need major surgery, but first needs to get a splint for her right hind leg. Her procedure is scheduled for August 18th, and she will need a 6-8 week recovery with water therapy after that. Just her surgery is estimated to cost around $6,000 – $8,000.

Please donate to help Beema on her journey to pain-free life.No donation is too small and each and every one is very much appreciated!

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29 Jul
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Snow

Her meat was posted for sale. Our sanctuary caretaker saw the ad and we immediately purchased Snow. Alive.

September 24, 2021

A cold season has come and right now it is about 6 degrees Celsius and Snow received a gift from her amazing supporter Suzanne just in time to cozy up in warm clothes!

Snow lives at our sanctuary.

She is only 5, small and skinny little mare who was clearly neglected, because who cares when animal is raised for meat!? So no one paid attention to her well-being. She was not vaccinated and her hooves were in bad shape. Poor baby didn’t know what oats are and when she was offered it she rejoiced like a child.

Snow’s living quarters are summer style and we need to prepare for winter.

We were not prepared to take in a horse and had to convert a dog house for her but it is not suitable for Russian cold winter.

It is time to build a warm well ventilated stable to make sure Snow is comfortable during long winter nights.

August 11, 2021

Snow is starting to put on some weight and truly enjoys apples but she likes cucumbers even more!

July 29, 2021

Snow a month after she arrived.

Evening walk

June 11, 2021

Day when the ad was posted

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24 Jul
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Gladiator

Gladiator is in NH! A 3-year long journey home.

No one knows who were his owners and what his life was like prior to him being shoved out the speeding car. Monsters -would be a safe bet. That day he lost everything, including his eye and a leg. What he did not lose was his love and trust in people.Months and months of treatments and rehabilitation at the shelter and no prospects of being ever adopted. He waited for 3 long years and he is finally home. We will be following his journey and continue sharing his happiness with all of his supporters.Thank you for making it possible!

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20 Jul
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WE DID IT!

TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS, VOLUNTEERS, AND SUPPORTERS – THANK YOU!!

The CDC ban on dog import from 113 countries went into effect on July 14th 2021, which means that BLLAR rescue will not be able to bring any more dogs from Russia. When the ban was announced a month ago, our rescue bent over backwards and made a huge push to save as many Russian strays as we couldโ€ฆ This was their last chance and our hearts break for many who were left behind. The costs of transport being outrageous, and only getting worse during this unexpected crisis – made it extremely challenging!

With your help we were able to give a chance to 55 strays – all in the past month!

This past month was incredibly stressful, and it took an enormous amount of time, emotional and financial resources. But it was all well worth it – 55 lives saved. 55 happy stories and loving connections. Many amazing people had to come together to create this miracle.

Volunteers, partner rescues, supporters – we could not do this without you: your kindness, hard work, and unconditional support was critical in this effort! And many, many more amazing people! Thank you to each and every one of you! Please know that these lives have been saved by YOU. Their future, their joy, their happiness – will now be their reality because of YOU. Please also know that by helping these 55 dogs you’ve saved at least 55 more that will take their place in our sanctuary.We are humbled by your kindness, generosity, and support.

Stay tuned for happy journeys!

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15 Jul
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CDC Suspends Dog Import

We are devastated with the news: CDC announced that US is suspending all dog import from 110 countries, including Russia. The ban is effective on July 14, 2021, and will be in place for a minimum of 12 months (to be reviewed sometime after that). This is catastrophic for our rescue, and will result in a loss of many, many lives. We currently have over 30 dogs at our Russian Sanctuary. Fifteen of them are ready to fly: they are beautiful, deserving animals โ€“ who have absolutely no chance of getting adopted locally. No one would adopt an adult dog, especially a mixed breed. The fact that none of these dogs can leave the country means that many more strays will not be saved!We are scrambling to bring the 15 sanctuary dogs to the US before the ban takes effect. We have less than four weeks! Please help us. If you see anyone you like and can help us give him/her this last chance please contact us urgently. Please spread the word. Sometime a post share is what it takes to create a miracle.Thank you, as always, for your amazing help and support!

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29 Jun
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Dolly

Dolly was found dying of Parvo virus in February 2020. Today she is a magnificent looking girl that found her forever family in the USA!

Pictures speak louder than words! So here she is!

This is how we found her. Her Life could have ended there.

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24 May
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Sasha

Sasha, a dog with human eyes who was rescued 7 months ago from a horrible hoarding situation. She spent many many long months tied to a tiny dog house, with a chopped off paw next to her dead puppies, eating fealthy substance they called food.


Sasha can cry like a human. We saw her tears first time when she left a hell hole shelter in Vladimir, Russia,
The second time 7 months later, when she arrived to the USA on May 21, 2021 and saw her mom whom she fell in love instantly with.

7 long month of rehabilitation, HW treatment and Sasha is finally home. From the first day she follows her mom everywhere and enjoys undivided attention.

We hope that is the last time she cried. No more grief!

Be happy little Sasha!

We rarely ask for donations, only when we absolutely can’t do it ourselves, but we have many animals at our shelter that need help, so if you can help us get a prostethis for Sasha’s paw so she can walk pain and wound free, you’d help us tremendously!ย  Thank you! โค

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