Aid for Ukraine Animals

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27 March 2022 Update

It has been just over 3 weeks since War Paws partnered with Breaking the Chains and DogBus to go into Ukraine and extract as many animals as possible and resupply shelters that had been left with no access to food and medical supplies….we always knew it would be a mammoth task but we did not let that stop us.

In just over 3 weeks this amazing coalition has managed to extract over 600 cats and dogs and even a lion!  The first of the animals extracted are now ready to come to the UK for rehoming.

Given how quickly this project grew we now want to expand it so we can help more animals so the fabulous group of organisations listed below have partnered and will work together to help even more animals.

Breaking The Chains Media


Rushton Dog Rescue

Underdog International

A Better Life Dog Rescue

In order for an animal rescued from Ukraine to enter the UK for rehoming they must first complete a quarantine period in Romania where they will receive the following care

  • Core Vaccines + Rabies Vaccine
  • Flea/Tick and Deworming Treatment
  • Spay/Neuter
  • Microchip
  • Passport
  • Screening for Canine Brucellosis, Babesia, Leishmaniosis, Erlichia, heartworm
  • Any other veterinary treatment

Once the quarantine period has passed these animals will legally be able to be transported to the UK where they will be housed with Rushton Dog Rescue and to various countries across the EU where there are rescues waiting for them.  All animals will be provided with lifetime rescue backup from the orgs that take them on.

To be able to keep this mission going we need you more than ever, not only do we need to get the rescue facility in Romania completed but we need to source more vehicles, pay for veterinary care, get staff to run the shelter, the list is endless.  This is not going to be something we can do on a shoestring budget, we want to do this properly to ensure the absolute best care we can give these animals so we are increasing the amount we are working to raise to £500,000.

£500,000 sounds like a lot but it really isn’t when we are talking about a potential 3000 + animals who all need veterinary care and shelter before they can be transported to another country for rehoming.  We will also be working towards providing a mobile spay/neuter unit that can be used by rescues in Romania by way of our extreme appreciation of the Romanian rescue community really stepping up and providing accommodation and veterinary care for these animals in their darkest hour of need.



War Paws has been busy behind the scenes since the war in Ukraine started a little under 2 weeks ago. We have been working with trusted Ukrainian rescue partners and with Dogbus, Purrfect Pet Transport, and Breaking the Chains to provide much needed food and supplies to Ukraine and distributing to rescues around the country.

Purrfect Pet Transport arrived in Poland a few days ago and have now handed over their supplies to the rescues who are going into and out of Ukraine every day for distribution.

DogBus are heading over this week with an initial 5 tons of food and supplies and will meet up with Tom and Steve from Breaking the Chains, who will work together to get food and supplies into the country and get animals out to rescue partners who are set up to take them.

War Paws will use all funds raised here to support trusted partners in their efforts to help rescues in Ukraine get the supplies they need and evacuate animals to safety. We expect to spend the majority of the funds on food, medical supplies, and fuel.

We do not advocate for civilians to enter Ukraine and strongly advise those wanting to help on site to stay on the safe side of the border.

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