Crisis in Ukraine – How furbabies are being affected and what we can we do to help them

PETA UK reported: “Since Russia invaded Ukraine and continues to attack, hundreds of thousands of people have fled the country. Many already traumatized people were being faced with the impossible decision of leaving their beloved animals behind due to the protocol for non-commercial movement of companion animals into the EU.”

As PETA explained: “The current regulations for bringing companion animals into the EU and the UK are impossible for refugees to follow in a state of war. They require that animals such as dogs and cats be vaccinated and microchipped and have a negative blood test for rabies – and many animals don’t meet the criteria.”

What are European PETA entities doing about this?

PETA UK wrote to George Eustice, secretary of state for environment, food, and rural affairs. PETA urged Eustice to ease entry restrictions so that Ukrainian refugees may enter the UK with their furbabies.

As you can imagine, animal shelters are flooded with terrorized and confused innocent animals who cannot leave the country with their families.

PETA Germany is coordinating a delivery of nearly 2 tons of companion animal food as well as blankets to shelters in Ukraine.

Let’s not leave PETA and other organizations alone in all this.

What can we do to help?

PETA is asking to leave a comment on DEFRA’s Instagram and Facebook account.

If you wish, you can use the following text as a template published by PETA:

Please, @DefraGovUK, follow Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, and Romania’s lead and allow Ukrainian people and their animal companions safe harbor in the UK! #AnimalsOfUkraine #StandWithUkraine

Additionally, some of you may have learned that Animal Victory is providing aid for animal rescues. Please, click here to see how you can help. Thank you!

Animal Victory said they are “affiliated with organizations that are urgently helping animals in Ukraine, Poland, and Romania. We will work to rush funds to help these agencies provide food and care to animals in shelters and rehabilitation centers.”

Many Thanks for anything you will do!

My heart and prayers go out to the innocent furbabies who have lost their precious lives as a result of the attacks.

If you come across other ways of helping, please post links and suggestions in the comments section. Thank you!

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