Kiev, Nov 4: Ukraine will build shelters for stray dogs in big cities ahead of the Euro 2012 football championship, the government has announced.
‘It is extremely important for Ukraine to solve the problem of stray dogs in a civilised manner. This case become topical on the eve of the Euro-2012,’ Mykola Zlochevsky, minister of environment and natural resources, was quoted as saying by Xinhua.
The new shelters will be built in accordance with European animal asylums. They will first start in the capital Kiev.
Stray dogs have been a big problem in Ukraine. It is estimated that nearly 30,000 dogs run loose in Kiev.