The Mayor of Kazan awards the winners of the Paw of Friendship city contest
Today, the results of the Paw of Friendship grant contest were summed up at
the Black Lake Park. Preschool children, students of Kazan schools and their
parents, as well as residents of the city took part in the contest and offered
their projects aimed at helping homeless animals. The Mayor of Kazan Ilsur
Metshin congratulated the winners and presented them with money certificates
for the implementation of best practices.
The Paw of
Friendship contest was held in the city for the first time and became one of
the events under the program “We are responsible for those we have tamed”,
which is implemented in educational organizations of the city. “Kazan should
become a city where people treat animals with kindness. We will continue to
support the initiatives of residents aimed at reducing the number of stray
animals and promoting human treatment for animals”, - I.Metshin said.
organizations from seven districts of Kazan and one participant from the republic
took part in the grant contest. The jury selected 23 winners in five nominations.
In the nomination “A friend to a dog”, the first place was taken by the City
Children's Ecological and Biological Center for the development of educational
programs. Kindergarten No.159 of the Sovetsky district won in the nomination
“Aibolit and friends”. The best in the nomination “Zoo-therapy in inclusive
education” was the project of school No.65 of the Moskovsky district. The first
place in the nomination “Zoo-volunteer” was taken by school No.12 of the
Vakhitovsky district. The Shitov family (gymnasium No.37 of the Aviastroitelny
District) won in the “Family Patronage” nomination. The contest participants
who won prizes received certificates for 50 thousand to 200 thousand rubles.
interesting projects were presented in personal meeting with the Mayor of Kazan
at today's festive event. Dmitry Dudkin, the head of the Kazan Police Dog Center
of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, became a prizewinner in two
categories - with the Young Dog Handler project he won in the nomination “A
friend to a dog” and with the project “Faithful Heart” in the nomination “Zoo-therapy
in inclusive education”.
said that the Young Dog Handler project is aimed at solving the problem of
stray dogs. “Often, when people buy a pet, they do not understand their
responsibility. Within this project, children will be able learn how to properly
care for dogs, and why you should not be afraid of them”, - the specialist
appreciated the Young Dog Handler project. “If we teach children from a young
age to share responsibility for treating pets with their parents, then we will
ensure that there will be no abandoned dogs in the city, - the Mayor said. - With
the invitation of experts like you, we need to conduct more educational classes
at schools and kindergartens”.
“Today we got
acquainted with the most interesting projects. The implementation of many
initiatives is just beginning, and the results will be presented in autumn”, -
said Irek Rizvanov, head of the Education Department of the Executive Committee
of the city.
The grant contest
launched in November 2021. Participants were invited to present projects aimed
at helping homeless animals, promoting the idea of taking dogs and cats from
shelters, as well as informing residents about the volunteer assistance to