FLEET CHARITY HELPING THE ANIMALS OF UKRAINE
The ongoing war in Ukraine has brought some heartbreaking stories and images to our screens with both humans and animals suffering horribly in the war-torn country.
Stories of the Ukrainian people carrying their pets miles to safety and refusing to leave them behind are well known but not all the animals are that lucky. Animal shelters have been abandoned, some pets left behind and inevitably the amount of cats and dogs having to fend for themselves has reached a tragically high number .
Local Fleet charity, DogsnHomes, are just one of the rescues to help with aid for the animals left behind and have recently returned from their third mission to take supplies to animal charities on the Polish/Ukrainian border.
Below: Some of the recipients of the animal aid to Ukraine.
With almost 9000kg in aid donated so far, the charity are already planning their next trip and with the support of businesses such as Pet’s Corner in Fleet Hampshire and Yora in Hayward’s heath, the team are determined to help the animals of Ukraine. Pictured below are the charity with local volunteers, loading supplies into their van at The Tweseldown pub car park.
Below: Volunteers pictured at The Tweseldown pub car park.
Below: One of the DogsnHomes rescue vans filled with aid.
With their vans packed full of food and supplies for the animals, the drive to the Polish border begins, where they meet up with two Ukrainian animal charities who take the goods, transferring them to shelters in Kyiv and Kharkiv. On the return trip, the team also stopped at the main refugee reception in Przemyśl in Poland to offer help to any refugees who wanted a lift to the UK or across Europe. One such trip saw the team help a family that had fled from Odessa with their two young sons, driving them to Amsterdam and passing them safely into the care of a host family that was waiting for them there.
Gary Baxter, charity co-founder and volunteer said:
We covered 2,740 miles in six days, met some amazing people and did exactly what we set out to do – deliver aid and help a family. Mission accomplished! I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported DogsnHomes Rescue so generously with donations of money, food, supplies and their time. Please continue to support us, every donation counts!
Below: Photo taken on polish/Ukrainian border after dropping off animal aid. (Left to right): Michael Crumpton, Gary Baxter, John and Pedro, Devon McSherry and Steve Holmes.
Below: The Cherkas family from Odessa Ukraine, with the DogsnHomes team.
We wish the team a safe journey and applaud the wonderful work they are doing to help the animal victims of this terrible war.
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