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Sochi's stray dog shanty town, run by a Russian billionaire

Good guy billionaire Oleg V. Deripaska is trying to save Sochi's stray dogs.

Al Bello

You've probably heard the stories of Sochi's massive stray dog population, and how the government is trying to kill them all off in time for the Opening Ceremony on Friday. Can't have a bunch of dogs hanging around, even if they're apparently largely harmless.

The New York Times has the story of the Russian billionaire who's trying to save them, and the doghouse shanty town he's set up:

A "dog rescue" golf cart is now scouring the Olympic campus, picking up the animals and delivering them to the shelter, which is really an outdoor shantytown of doghouses on a hill on the outskirts of the city. It is being called PovoDog, a play on the Russian word povodok, which means leash.