We know you’ve been hearing from us more frequently of late. As you’ve learned in our email communications, NFA’s rescue work for abandoned, wounded and traumatized animals caught up in the Ukraine war is the toughest situation we’ve ever faced....
Russia began its brutal military invasion of Ukraine on the 24th of February 2022. Network for Animals is proud to have been one of the first animal welfare organizations on the ground, to support the country’s innocent four-legged victims of war. We are working around the clock to feed, treat and evacuate animals that would otherwise be killed in the warzones. Many were abandoned as people fled for their lives. Others are street animals in urgent need of help as bombs tear up the cities and towns of Ukraine.
Your donations are used to provide critically needed food and supplies to the dogs and cats of Ukraine and help to get as many of them to safety as possible. At the time of writing, we are working with six partners on the ground in Ukraine as well as three partners in Poland to provide maximum aid to animals in crisis
The ADA Foundation is situated in the city of Przemyśl, less than 16 kilometers (10 miles) from the Polish-Ukrainian border. Before the war, ADA operated primarily as a veterinary clinic and rehabilitation center but has since expanded to include a dog and cat shelter run to very high standards. So far, with our help, ADA has rescued more than 1,500 dogs and cats from the warzone in Ukraine. We bought ADA an animal ambulance, funded the purchase of 50 transport cages, created an adoption center for dogs, a new cattery and provided food and medicine.
ŁAPA Nyskie Pogotowie Opiekuńczo – Adopcyjne dla Zwierząt (ŁAPA)
Łapa is a small animal shelter and adoption center in the town of Nysa that has been accepting abandoned Ukrainian animals since the start of the war. Volunteers make regular ten-hour rescue trips to and from the border. They also leave behind pet food to be distributed to street animals who remain trapped within the war-torn country. We have helped Łapa with funds for food, five large dog cages, anti-tick collars and building materials to construct a fence so that the animals have more space to roam freely. Recently, we also provided the shelter with emergency funds to cover their veterinary and electricity bills.
Dolnośląski Inspektorat Ochrony Zwierząt (DIOZ)
DIOZ is an animal rescue service and shelter based in the city of Jelenia Góra. At the height of the Russian-Ukrainian conflict, DIOZ sent convoys into the most dangerous areas to feed and rescue animals in need. This remarkable group of volunteers conducts grueling 621-mile (1000-kilometer) roundtrips to evacuate animals from Ukraine and transport them back to their shelter. Their existing animal ambulance was old and unreliable, so we bought them a new one and provide funds for fuel for their critical feeding and rescue missions.
The Animal Guardians Program (AGP)
Anzhela Sheveleva is the coordinator of the Animal Guardians Program (AGP), a project that aims to provide food and veterinary care for thousands of street animals in and around the regions of Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Dnipro. The good-hearted ‘guardians’ who assist Anzhela are pensioners (the oldest is 80!), disabled or very poor. They emerge from shelter when there is a lull in the fighting to help animals, often taking numerous cats and dogs into their own homes to care for them. NFA supports the AGP by covering the cost of pet food, medicine, sterilizations, other emergency veterinary treatments and fuel to transport animals to and from clinics. We have also helped provide the AGP with building materials to repair infrastructure affected by shelling and household items such as refrigerators and water tanks so that the animals can continue to have access to fresh food and water.
Shelter Ugolyok, founded by Alexandra Gavriluk-Levitska, works around-the-clock to rescue, rehabilitate and rehome animals. It is the biggest animal farm shelter in the world and comprises three sanctuaries: the Eastern sanctuary near Dnipro, Southern sanctuary near Nikolaev, and the My Home sanctuary near Kherson. Shelter Ugolyok has 300 dogs, 60 cats, 105 horses, 93 cows, 6 foals, 34 calves, 46 goats, 3 donkeys, 32 sheep, and 8 ponies. NFA has helped with funds for food. Most recently, we financed and arranged the delivery of two tons of pet food and medicine to Alexandra’s warehouse in Khmelnytskyi with the help of our longstanding partner, Vetmarket Pluriton.
Dr Pavlina Harasym, a veterinarian based in Lviv, risks her life to rescue animals from the warzone. We bought her an animal ambulance to help in her work and provide funds for food. She has been hospitalized twice due to extreme exhaustion but continues her work undaunted.
Ecoprotection of Starokostyantyniv/Ekozahust (EPS)
EPS is an open-air shelter situated near a military training base in the city of Starokostyantyniv near Khmelnytskyi. EPS takes in animals from some of the worst-affected areas in Ukraine, including Mariupol, Kyiv and Kharkiv. The shelter currently has 330+ dogs and 40 cats. NFA has supported EPS by arranging deliveries of pet food through our partner Vetmarket Pluriton, provided funds for the building of additional enclosures and kennels and financed sterilizations and veterinary treatment. We also covered the transportation and construction costs for a well to be installed on shelter property so that the team would not have to face the danger of traveling by car every day to collect water for the animals.
Kyiv Animal Rescue Group (KARG)
Before the war, KARG operated purely as an animal rescue service in and around the region of Kyiv. With our help, the team now supports about 32 small shelters, feeds and treats abandoned animals and provides pet food for impoverished residents. KARG helps feed approximately 2,000 cats and 600 dogs. We have also assisted KARG by purchasing a new rescue van for their feeding and rescue missions.
Your donations are helping war-stricken animals of Ukraine EVERY HOUR of EVERY DAY. Please DONATE NOW!