Dogs and cats are our loyal companions, deserving of love and care, not a life on the streets. UNDP’s partner organization “Animal Project,” has been tirelessly working all across Georgia to advocate for the protection of stray animals.
On July 20, the town of Zugdidi hosted a heartwarming festival #FeelThePAWerOfLove that united the community under a common cause: showing love and support for our furry friends. The event brought together a diverse group of attendees, including UNDP Deputy Resident Representative in Georgia Anna Chernyshova, along with local civil society organizations, volunteers, and Zugdidi residents.
The festival participants engaged in meaningful discussions about responsible pet ownership. They emphasized the importance of adopting pets from shelters or the streets, giving them a second chance at a loving home. They also highlighted the significance of regular veterinary care, neutering, and vaccinating to ensure the well-being of our four-legged companions.
The event also shed light on the challenges faced by communities living alongside administrative boundary lines, where conflict-affected individuals are already grappling with economic and social hardships. The growing population of stray animals only adds to their burden, making it crucial for us all to come together and take action.
The festival was supported by the European Union and UNDP as part of the joint #EU4Dialogue program.