Photos of humans and their animals trying dangerous border crossings or huddling in bomb shelters and subway stations have shown up all over social media. It is allowed for Ukrainians to cross borders with their pets without having to fill out veterinary papers. However, many animals in Ukraine still require food, medicine, and care. In the face of missile attacks, brave volunteers and shelter staff are remaining behind to care for the homeless animals.
In times of crisis, it’s difficult not to feel powerless, but there are methods to assist Ukrainian pets and their families, as well as shelter animals with nowhere else to go. Here are a few groups that need your aid to help Ukraine’s animals:
UAnimals is collecting funds to help animal shelters that have run out of food and supplies as a result of the Russian invasion. So far, they’ve helped an increasing number of Ukrainian shelters, including Give A Paw, Chance for Life, Pif, and Sirius. A Facebook post states, “Volunteers in shelters and rehabilitation facilities will never leave their animals and will stand till the end.”
Happy Paw organization helps animals in shelters in Ukraine and advocates for the humane treatment of stray animals. They are actively gathering data on the state of the shelters and their immediate requirements. “All animals are alive, according to our statistics, and there is food for the next few days.” The most serious issue is that no delivery service can now supply the required food and supplies to the shelters. “And also in the lack of vehicle gasoline and the ability to withdraw cash or calculate a food card in some places,” they said in a recent Facebook post. You can support Happy Paw by making a contribution here.
Sirius has been caring for stray animals in Kyiv and its outskirts for over 20 years. They need all the help they can get as one of Ukraine’s largest animal sanctuaries. “We’ve arrived. We’re not going anywhere! We have to have faith in our nation and its fighters!” In a recent Instagram post, Sirius wrote. On their website, you may make a donation.
International Animal Protection League
Since 2009, Andrea Cisternino and his wife, Vlada Shalutko, have advocated for stray animals in Ukraine and manage an animal shelter outside of Kyiv. In the middle of military action, they continue to care for hundreds of homeless dogs, cats, and farm animals. You may help the animal rescue by donating here.