In this terrible time of war, we PROMISE YOU we will never give up our fight to help Ukraine’s animals. We and our partners in Poland and Ukraine are working day and night to feed and rescue animal victims of war.
We will post updates every day to tell you exactly what we are doing
and how you can help.
First, some good news. Thanks to your generosity, we raised enough money to buy a second animal ambulance for our partner situated on the Ukrainian border, ADA Foundation. The ambulance will join ADA Foundation's existing one and will work 24 hours a day to send cat and dog food across the Polish border into the Ukraine war zone and return with rescued animals. We expect to have it in action on Tuesday. This gift you gave will DOUBLE the number of animal lives we can save! THANK YOU!
Both ambulances need to be fitted with strong cages that can be piled on top of one another, to allow more animals to be fitted in. We are working on getting 50 cages fast! Each cage costs $224 (£169). If you can donate today, you will help us purchase these cages.
Sadly, there is so much bad news…
At 6:30 am yesterday (Saturday) 100 dogs arrived at ADA Foundation…
<mark>Terrified and shaking uncontrollably, some refugee dogs barked constantly while others were silent and paralyzed from fear! ALL the animals were desperate for comfort and reassurance - and they were starving!</mark>
Some of the animals had been without water for days. Some were in terrible condition with severe injuries, some were disabled dogs and some showed signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Those in the worst condition stayed at ADA Foundation for medical attention, while the others were taken to scattered shelters.
One mom dog and 10 puppies had been rescued after being found on a bombed airfield in Ukraine. She was SO scared, she stood frozen, refusing to leave the cage. The poor creature was gently coaxed out moving slowly, cowering, with her tail between her legs. She was picked up and carried into the shelter. Even though she was afraid and exhausted, and clearly traumatized, she stood still, staring at the wall - a shell of a dog - but, she allowed her puppies to suckle.
“What I have witnessed here will remain engraved in my mind forever,” said Tayla. “Every time I close my eyes, I see dogs’ terrified faces.”
Again, we PROMISE YOU…
We will not falter!
We will not give up!
We WILL FIGHT FOR THE LIFE OF EVERY ANIMAL!
Here is the latest news from elsewhere…
- Ekozahaust Ecoprotection of Starokostyantyniv (EPS) is near a military airfield in the Khmelnytskyi region; home to 350 dogs and 76 cats. We support EPS with food and supplies for its animals and feeding missions for abandoned animals. Thanks to your donations, we delivered 3.3 tons (3,300 kilograms) of food to them so far. Because of imminent shortages, they need to create a cat and dog food stockpile. Oksana Zhurba, who runs the shelter, asked us for our help to build enclosures and kennels for the dogs and to send more food. With our help, the animals now have 16 large new enclosures and kennels. BREAKING NEWS! AS WE WRITE THIS, WE LEARNED HEAVY BOMBING IS TAKING PLACE. Because of the bombing, we can’t get food in yet, but, WE WILL FIND A WAY.
- Shelter Ugolyok, run by Alexandra Gavriluk-Levitska, is made up of three shelters near Dnepr, Nikolaev and Kherson. The shelters are home to 105 horses, 93 cows, six foals, 34 calves, 46 goats, 72 dogs, 12 cats, three donkeys, 32 sheep, and eight ponies. We have sent money for supplies. The situation there is extremely dangerous, with heavy shelling and many civilian deaths. Russian forces are all around them, and Shelter Ugolyok is negotiating to evacuate the animals. Alexandra desperately needs more food delivered to the Kherson shelter, but roads are blocked, and our teams can’t get there. Your donations are helping to feed animals in her two other sanctuaries. Food prices have risen by 100%. More food is desperately needed.
- Animal Guardian Program operates in the Donbas region. Donbas is occupied by Russian forces, but Anzhela Sheveleva refuses to leave the 100 homeless animals she looks after, despite reports from her team that Russians are shooting street dogs. Fleeing residents are not allowed to take their pets on trains and so are leaving them at train stations. They need more food, and we will send it.
Pleas for help from individuals and shelters in Ukraine are pouring in. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HELP EVERYONE WE CAN! Our staff is on duty 24 hours a day. We need your help to continue our vital work in Ukraine.
THE NEED IS HUGE!
Every time you donate, you help another abandoned, terrified and injured animal to be fed and evacuated from the war zone!
It is only through your support that we’re able to offer help to the animals caught up in this unimaginable crisis. They are the helpless, voiceless victims who are so often overlooked - but not by us, and not by you.
For the animals,
Brian and Gloria Davies (and Max and Flora!)
Network for Animals
P.S. THANK YOU so much for caring about the animals of Ukraine. With your help, we will continue to feed and rescue as many as we can. They don’t deserve to die in bomb blasts or airstrikes. No animal deserves to die in a war! Please help us continue to save lives by donating today!
P.P.S. Yesterday, we asked for dog leashes, kennel cages, cat transporters, dog and cat collars, harnesses and pet bowls for our team to be couriered to Magdalena Kud-Fedaczynska, ADA Foundation, Warehouse at the castle in Fredropol (Fredropol 14, 37-734) MQX2+3M2, Fredropol, Poland. Many of you are telling us you are experiencing problems doing this. No worries - if you donate now, we will find a way to get the supplies to where they are most needed.
Image credits: Banner: CNBC Tv18; Image 1: Justin Yau_Sipa USA; Image 4: UAnimals; Image 5: Alexander Reka/TASS/