On its first trip to the war zone in Ukraine, the ambulance you helped us purchase for our partner ADA Foundation just rescued 14 dogs and three cats. These helpless animals were found in overcrowded conditions, and we are not allowed to name the shelter for security reasons.
Russian planes flew overhead as the ambulance undertook its risky 16-hour mission. The team delivered food to abandoned animals and emerged with cats and dogs saved from a struggling shelter overrun by homeless animals. When one of the shelter volunteers saw the NFA animal ambulance arriving full of supplies, she broke down and cried at the side of the road. They are just so desperate.
We are going back for more! Please continue helping us SAVE LIVES!
This animal shelter was poor to begin with; now ravaged by war, it is truly struggling.
The shelter is completely overcrowded, overrun with street animals and pets left homeless in the war. There is no space, yet more and more animals are pouring in all the time. Many of these animals were once owned and once loved. Now they are fighting for scraps and space in a sad and overpopulated animal shelter. Some are sickly street animals, while others are beautiful, healthy pedigrees. War does not discriminate.
It is one of the most dismal sights we have seen thus far in the war, and we have seen some truly tragic things.
The daring rescue mission was made possible by our animal ambulance, which we purchased through your unending support. 17 of these tragic animals - 14 dogs and 3 cats - were
immediately rescued by ADA Foundation and transported to its Foundation in Poland.
“We couldn’t have done it without this vehicle”, ADA Foundation told us. “Thank you so much for buying it for us.”
Our ambulance will be working 24 hours a day to return to this crisis area to save as many of the animals as possible and get them to safety in Poland.
We have to go back, and we will go back again and again until all those animals are helped. We cannot promise it will be done in a day, or even a week, but it will be done whenever a break in the war allows the team to make the journey. It is your donations that bought the ambulance; it is your donations that provide the medical care the dogs and cats need - please donate today so we can continue our vital work.
All the rescued animals will be examined by vets, treated where necessary, vaccinated, cleaned, fed and cared for. Sick animals will remain at the Foundation until they’re well enough. Adoption is a huge priority for ADA Foundation, and already, one dog has found a new home in Switzerland. Your donation today will help us accomplish all of this, and more!
The MOST URGENT need is medicine to treat sick animals!
We were heartened to hear that, through our support, ADA Foundation currently has enough food to feed the hundreds of animals in its care. This is because of your generosity during this horrendous crisis, and the animals are endlessly grateful to have full bellies thanks to your compassion.
Our animal ambulance is about to depart to rescue more dogs and cats and GET THEM OUT OF UKRAINE! We WON’T STOP - so please stand with us and donate today!
Two million people have flooded into Poland since the start of the crisis, and countless numbers have left their animals with ADA Foundation. As we told you last week, the Foundation - which isn’t usually a shelter - is creating an emergency clinic and shelter space for the deluge of animals coming through its doors. Once the animals have passed their 21-day quarantine period, ADA Foundation begins to consider adoptions for those eligible.
The NFA ambulance will be on the road 24/7 to get supplies to war-stricken animals and evacuate as many to safety as it possibly can. Please, keep supporting this incredibly worthy work. None of this would have been possible without your continued donations, and we can only continue with your support.
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S. ADA Foundation tells us heartbreaking stories of pet owners having to leave their beloved animals at the shelter. They weep as they are forced to dump their family pets alongside sick and unwanted street animals. We can well imagine what the animals are thinking: what will become of me? Perhaps they will one day be reunited with their owners. Until then, it’s up to us to keep these animals safe, cared for, fed and treated. Please, please keep donating. There are too many tragic stories for us to stop now. Every cent counts - and every donation makes a life-changing difference to an animal of war.
Image credits: Banner: RCarsten Koall/Getty Images, Image 1: @graty.me/Instagram, Image 2: Chris McGrath/Getty Images, Image 4: EPA/BGNES, Image 5: ADA Foundation ; Image 6: Vladyslav Musiienko/UPI