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HOW YOU CAN HELP WAR-TORN UKRAINE'S TRAUMATIZED ANIMALS
Viva!, the UK’s leading vegan campaigning charity, is helping to rescue and care for the animals who are caught up in the horrors of the Ukraine-Russia war. Viva! UK will accept donations and quickly transfer it to their sister organisation Viva! Poland.
“The scale of the problem for both people and their animals is vast,” says Juliet Gellatley, founder and director of Viva!. “We needed to organise rapidly to meet the enormous demand – and we have. At the heart of our humanitarian effort is our 52-acre sanctuary at Korabiewicach near Warsaw, where we have taken in 100 cats and dogs from Ukrainian shelters who were at risk of starving or being bombed – as well as some from refugees who could not care for them any longer, but with 450 existing animals in the shelter it is rapidly filling up. An urgent email appeal to Viva! UK supporters produced £30,000, which was immediately transferred to Poland, where it’s needed. We anticipate doubling or trebling this figure shortly with our postal appeal.
“To ensure we can accept more animals into our Polish sanctuary, we have launched a rehoming scheme in the UK, where we have appealed to British people to home some of our existing Polish dogs, whose characters we know and who don’t require quarantine. They have responded magnificently, creating more space for us to receive new refugee dogs.”
Eurogroup For Animals also has a list of animal welfare and rescue organisations helping Ukrainian animals. Here are a few. Please visit their site for others.