Help save animals from the flooded #NovaKakhovka dam in a devastating aftermath of Russian bombings. Urgent fundraiser for an emergency evacuation task force. Donate now to rescue dogs on chains drowning in the flood. Every dollar counts! #UkraineAnimalRescue #EmergencyEvacuation
Tom's trusty van "Viv" has broken down, and needs a complete engine rebuild. Every second counts when it comes to helping precious animals on the frontline. Tom's trusty animal aid van Viv has been a lifeline for countless starving, injured and abandoned animals, yet she's in desperate need of repairs to continue her vital mission. We can't afford any delays!
Every month our Director Nick, goes down to meet our team in #Kharkiv and help them with our #FrontlineFeedingProgram - delivering food and medical supplies to both the abandoned dogs and cats and owned animals in the deoccupied villages - the occupiers have left these villages literally with nothing...
After all the bombings and artillery we went through yesterday, I have some excellent news for you. On our way out of the villages, we went to see the soldiers that gave us a dog to take to the vet as she was hit by a car last week. BUT we need your help.
These are some of the faces of Kharkiv, Ukraine who could not flee when the Russians came; they stayed instead to care for their animals. Now that their villages have been demilitarized, they have been left with nothing; no running water, no power, no food and no stores left or money to buy any supplies.
You may know from our recent post that we are planning another trip to Ukraine. This time we target the East of Ukraine to deliver animal supplies to as many shelters as we can - the intention is to get to Kharkiv, Dnipro and other places in the Donbass region. The preparation time is a very emotional part of our work as we never know what we are going to expect. It's therefore essential for us not to forget that there is beauty in the chaos. I decided therefore to write a little article about this beauty.
We were in Ukraine, mid-may, when we were asked to go and drop off animal supplies to a vet in a town called Bucha - most of you will remember that name as it is synonymous with the Russian war crimes committed by the 64th Rifle brigade.
In May we visited a shelter on the outskirts of Kyiv called the Best of Friends Shelter, this shelter was situated inside of 1k of the front line trenches and was the scene of some of the most horrific actions that I have seen so far.