Oleg Sharipkov outraged by eviction of Penza animals’ shelter “Pitomets”
Penza, 31 August 2016. PenzaNews. Executive director of the community foundation “Civil Union” Oleg Sharipkov called extraordinary the attempt of the owner of premises, located in Penza, Kurskaya Street, 1A, to evict the center for stray animals “Pitomets” before the contract deadline.
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“This is one of a small number of the most remarkable projects in the Penza region. Along with “Kvartal Louis,” “Pitomets” is a very good project; it brings together thousands of people in and outside the Penza region. Money was collected by small pieces to make such center out of a dilapidated shed. Now throwing the center together with the animals and people in a single day is outrageous,” he said.
According to Oleg Sharipkov, the problem requires joint actions of the government, business and community members.
“We must somehow negotiate and do something to make this great project remain in Penza. We [foundation “Civil Union”] will call the media, including federal, talk to residents, attract volunteers to normalize the situation,” he said.
Oleg Sharipkov stressed the need to exert all the necessary efforts so that the center continued to live and expand its activities.
“We are happy that this project originated in Penza, for a long time there was nothing. It helps the environment and urban residents. It makes the charity clear. [...] “Pitomets” center never received money from the budget — this is people's money, volunteers’ money,” the executive director of “Civil Union” community foundation stressed.