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Russia works on its stray-dog problem at Sochi Olympics

Russia works on its stray-dog problem at Sochi Olympics

BARANOVKA, Russia — Nestled into a hill overlooking the Black Sea, the PovoDog shelter provides sanctuary to more than 120 strays who were lucky enough to escape the life-threatening streets of Sochi.

Some have matted fur and bald patches. A few look emaciated.

And all face uncertain futures when the Olympic flame is extinguished Sunday.

"We have the world's attention now," said Nadezhda Mayboroda, a private tutor who set up this makeshift shelter a few weeks ago. "When the Games end, there will still be dogs in Sochi that need help."

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