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Coney Island resident Stanislav Baev is the founder and president of American Alliance for Protection of Animals, a not-for-profit organization that protects animals and promotes animal welfare. In addition to rescuing animals from the streets and finding foster and forever homes for them, AAPA manages two feral cat colonies in Southern Brooklyn. The organization was founded in 2019 as a result of Stanislav's experience buying a Pomerian at a Bensonhurst pet store. When he found out the dog had medical condition due to a hereditary defect, he started doing research and learned about "puppy mills" and "conveyer belt puppies." He has been a vocal advocate for a law to ban pet shop sales of animals in New York ever since.
Born is Moscow, Stanislav Baev grew up in the Siberian city of Novosibirsk and immigrated to the U.S. in 2006. He lived in Bensonhurst and Bath Beach before moving to Coney Island's Luna Park Houses two years ago.