Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP
Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP

Hunting of stray dogs in Kiev angers activists

Gunmen and poisoners take law into their own hands against city's 18,000 strays; animal rights activists say many face slow, agonising deaths

Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP
Dogs at a shelter near Kiev, where 1,600 stray animals are housed. There are estimated to be close to 18,000 in the city. Photo: AFP
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