Photos and videos emerging from the country show Ukrainian pet parents refusing to abandon their furry companions even in this time of uncertainty and danger.
As Russia continues its ruthless assault on Ukraine, citizens caught in the crossfire are fleeing their homes with their most precious belongings. In a heartbreaking but remarkable display of love and loyalty, photos and videos emerging from the country show Ukrainian pet parents refusing to abandon their furry companions even in this time of uncertainty and danger. Animal rescue organizations in the Eastern European nation are also showing extraordinary commitment to the animals in their charge amid flying bullets, power outages and dwindling reserves of food, water and other supplies.
Pets in Ukraine are also suffering the ravages of military attacks. Well, the inhabitants of the different cities take their dogs and cats with them to keep them safe 🐶🐱😻 pic.twitter.com/BpSLBywDP5— MEY_DOG RESCUE (@mey_dog) February 25, 2022
"Volunteers in shelters and rehabilitation centers will never abandon their animals and will stand until the last," the nonprofit UAnimals—which is currently collecting donations for a growing list of animal shelters across Ukraine—wrote on Facebook. Meanwhile, the internet has been left in awe of the unbreakable bond between Ukrainians and their pets. In the last week, we've witnessed how those fleeing their homes have hunkered down in underground bomb shelters with their dogs and cats, keeping the animals warm under coats and blankets amid freezing temperatures outside. We've also seen that many of those attempting to leave the country have toted pet carriers along with the suitcases they dragged behind them.
Ukrainians fleeing with their pets 🐾 pic.twitter.com/hdTSPQAcNh— Deborah Von Brod (@DeborahVonBrod) February 24, 2022
Here are 25 incredible photographs from Ukraine that exhibit how strong Ukrainians' love for their pets is:
A place is made up of so many tiny stories. And each one is big. The cat cafe is open because the owners say - there are 20 cats here to feed. “This is our life”. They will not leave. pic.twitter.com/jZDKHZPINi— Erin Burnett (@ErinBurnett) February 25, 2022
This cat was carried by a refugee looking for shelter more than 60 kilometers from the war zone.— PETA (@peta) February 27, 2022
PETA Germany provided them both with necessary care & supplies.
Humans & animals stuck in Ukraine are debilitated & frightened—they need all the support they can get. pic.twitter.com/Th0TUaZMv8
In the bomb shelter with my cat. She’s been very brave. pic.twitter.com/tk7nuj87zQ— Nolan Peterson (@nolanwpeterson) February 25, 2022
went to the shelter with my cat too pic.twitter.com/SaMvQMQz8D— ghostie🇺🇦 смеётся и плачет (@ghostnayaa) February 27, 2022