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Following the major flooding catastrophe in Ukraine, animal welfare organization FOUR PAWS has been working tirelessly to determine the most effective ways to deliver immediate help to thousands of animals in need.
Ukraine faces another devastating blow due to the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Kherson region, which puts thousands of lives – humans and animals alike – at risk. FOUR PAWS is on-site to deliver emergency help, as well as to foster existing programs, such as running a clinic in Mykolaiv that treats injured animals for free. A designated vet team from the Kishka Project has also been alerted and is currently on standby to treat evacuated animals in their clinics.
First aid consists of five tons of pet food, both for dogs and cats, which is currently on the way to Kherson region. Additionally, the provision of 30 cages to facilitate the rescue and evacuation of animals in need in the Mykolaiv region has been arranged, as well as two boats that have been organized to pull animals out of the water.
FOUR PAWS has been working on different projects in various Ukrainian cities and municipalities since 2012.
“Ukraine has already endured so much due to the ongoing war, and now it faces another devastating blow. Thousands of innocent lives, both human and animals, are at risk due to the floods and they need our help now more than ever before,” said Manuela Rowlings, Head of Stray Animal Care (SAC) Europe at FOUR PAWS.
“Since day one of the war, we have given all our support to the precious lives of thousands of Ukrainian animals. Today, we reaffirm our commitment and are rushing pet food and medicines to the affected areas in and near Kherson region. Also, our USAVA partnership clinic is engaged in providing assistance, trying to rescue as many innocent lives as possible,” continued Rowlings. “Our thoughts and support go out to all those in Ukraine who must endure yet another tragic event. Let’s stand united and show Ukraine that they are not alone in this struggle and that we can bring hope to those facing unimaginable challenges.”
Please donate to FOUR PAWS so they can continue their rescue efforts in Ukraine, HERE!