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."