Say THANK YOU to Oleg Deripaska for saving the 2000 Stray Dogs in #Sochi
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Prowling the Olympic Park in Sochi unwanted and unloved, a large pack of dogs were destined to be put down by organizers who thought the animals were a nuisance and a danger to tourists.
But the Sochi dogs have had an unlikely saviour: Mr Oleg Deripaska, one of Russia's richest men.
Dismayed that more than 2000 strays would be put down by authorities after a pest control company at the Winter Olympics was handed a contract to rid the area of the animals, Mr Deripaska decided put his hand in his rather deep pockets and fund a dog shelter in the hills above Sochi.
"My first dog I found in the street of my village, the tiny village [where I grew up],” Mr Deripaska told reporters. “It was a very close friend for almost five years.'
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