Any human being with an ounce of decency cannot fail to be moved by appalling scenes being witnessed in Ukraine following the invasion by Russian forces.
In the United Kingdom millions of individuals are doing what they can by gathering supplies to send to Ukraine and by donating money to the numerous charities who are doing their utmost to support the people still in Ukraine and refugees fleeing to Europe.
Some refugees have, sadly, had to leave behind beloved pets, or may have had to abandon them at the border. Imagine how awful it must be, being traumatised by the war, to be forced to leave your home, to witness lives, livelihoods and your country being devastated, and on top of that having to part with your beloved four-legged friend.
As well as donating to charities assisting humans, if you wish to donate to animal charities, bravely struggling to look after abandoned animals, here are some you may wish to support:
Viva! Poland – helping to save animals in Ukraine and caring for them in their sanctuary in Poland
PETA Germany is coordinating a delivery of nearly 20 tonnes of companion animal food as well as blankets to shelters in Ukraine.
And use this link to read about multiple other animal charities, what they are doing to help, and how you can donate: