American Humane has a protracted historical past of serving to animals in warfare zones relationship again to the bloody battlefields of World Struggle I once we had been requested to supply look after tens of millions of warfare horses. Right this moment, one other battle for freedom is being waged and, sadly, harmless human and animal lives are being put in peril. Persevering with on our historic mission, we’re offering support to Ukrainians fleeing the war-torn space with their pets in tow.
“This help won’t solely assist these refugees preserve their pets with them but additionally assist to satisfy fundamental pet wants together with housing, meals and veterinary care. The state of affairs unfolding in Ukraine is a tragedy for individuals and their animals, lots of whom are being left behind as their house owners search security from this unspeakable brutality. We hope and pray for a swift finish to this nightmare and encourage all pet house owners to maintain their pet with them if in any respect attainable.”
– Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane.
Animals helped on this effort embody horses being cared for by a courageous veterinarian who refuses to depart sick and injured animals behind. Many horses she is offering medical help to are harmless victims who’ve acquired bullet wounds and contusions as results of the battle.
Varvara, a Canadian Sphinx who has huddled for weeks together with her proprietor in an improvised bomb shelter – a rest room in a rented residence in Kyiv – as an alternative of an actual bomb shelter as they’re too chilly for Varvara who may sicken and die. Varvara and her proprietor at the moment are secure in Germany.
Tata, a rescued canine named after the city the place she was discovered wandering as a pet. Tata fled Ukraine on foot together with her proprietor, counting on the assistance of strangers and buddies to get them safely overseas. Right this moment they’re secure in Turkey.
These are only a few of the determined animals and people who find themselves coping with the traumas of warfare. Along with serving to these refugees, we’ve got given two emergency grants to the Worldwide Fund for Animal Welfare in help of their work to help animal shelter companions and wildlife sanctuaries impacted by the continuing warfare in Ukraine. These crucial funds additionally support their frontline efforts in Poland, serving to to supply care and much-needed assets to determined animals evacuated from Ukraine.
It is just by means of your generosity that we could be there for probably the most weak of their biggest hour of want. We proceed to hope for the top of this mindless disaster and stand prepared to assist extra harmless animals caught on this tragic warfare on humanity.
To help our lifesaving work, you can also make a donation at www.americanhumane.org/ukraine-crisis.