As you know, the Russian invasion of Ukraine began on February 24th this year. The war is causing immense suffering, not only for people but also for animals, both our domestic companions, farm animals and those left behind in zoos. We have compiled a list of the most important organisations and collections that are currently helping the animals of Ukraine.
Poland, Latvia, Hungary, Romania, Czechia and Slovakia temporarily lifted the requirements for transporting pets to these countries – animals can be brought into these countries without a set of veterinary documents (such as a vaccination certificate or passport). Several groups and initiatives have been set up on Facebook to make it easier to find homes for companion animals – the desire to temporarily take in an animal can be expressed in the following forms (coordinated by Zwierzęca Polana foundation):
Polish organisations which are involved in helping animals and which you can support financially or by participating in donating food, transporters, etc., are:
- Viva! Interwencje – information about fundraising and food donations on their website: link
- Krakowskie Towarzystwo Opieki Nad Zwierzętami: link
- Dolnośląski Inspektorat Ochrony Zwierząt: link
In addition to organisations operating in Poland, it is also worth supporting those operating in Ukraine. We are uploading a list of shelters, sanctuaries and social organisations that are currently in need:
Shelter for homeless animals in Dnepr City.
- PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Payments through the Polish bank account:
Maryna Bolokhovets, Getin Bank 65 1560 1081 2016 6300 6000 0001 (for donations in PLN)
Maryna Bolokhovets, Getin Bank 81 1560 1081 2016 6300 6000 0004 (for donations in Euro)
Sanctuary for pets and farm animals.
A rescue team that cares for animals in need.
A pro-animal organisation dedicated to the protection of wild, farmed and domestic animals.
Veterinarians treating wild animals in Odessa.
The largest shelter for homeless animals in Ukraine located in the Kyiv region.
Foreign organisations that assist in the exporting and adoption of animals from Ukraine:
International Facebook groups:
We will be updating the list on a regular basis.