The tail of a stray half-breed Labrador wags as he sits in the car after being picked up by an animal activist who would only give his first name, Alexei, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in central Sochi, ... more 
The tail of a stray half-breed Labrador wags as he sits in the car after being picked up by an animal activist who would only give his first name, Alexei, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, in central Sochi, Russia, home of the 2014 Winter Olympics. Alexei is one of a dozen people in the emerging movement of animal activists in Sochi alarmed by reports that the city has contracted the killing of thousands of stray dogs before and during the Olympic Games. Stray dogs are a common sight on the streets of Russian cities, but with massive construction in the area the street dog population in Sochi and the Olympic park has soared. Useful as noisy, guard dogs, workers feed them to keep them nearby and protect buildings. They soon lose their value and become strays. Tonight, a few dogs will be taken on their way to a new life in Moscow. (AP Photo/David Goldman) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By David Goldman
Tue, Feb 11, 2014 10:30 AM EST