Thailand charity helps animals affected by the Ukraine battle

The following is a press release from the Soi Dog Foundation.
World-renowned animal rescue NGO Soi Dog Foundation, the main organisation in Southeast Asia serving to canines and cats, has joined in help of Ukraine’s war-affected canines and cats by teaming up with Poland’s oldest and largest animal welfare nonprofit, TOZ (Towarzystwo Opieki Nad Zwierzetami or Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), to assist present crucial help to animals impacted by the Russian invasion of the nation.
Thailand-based Soi Dog Foundation has dedicated to offering an instantaneous grant of $US250,000 that can help finance the completion of a purpose-built animal treatment clinic within the Polish city of Celestynów, which is serving as a coordination level for Ukrainian animals, and, in the interim, assist TOZ in giving pressing medical care to animals who are in desperate need right now.
The mass movement of refugees from Ukraine to countries throughout Europe has already seen round 2 million of them seek security in neighbouring Poland and 1000’s of pets have made the perilous journey with their owners who have courageously refused to depart their beloved companions behind.
Soi Dog is taking the unprecedented step of aiding animals outdoors of Southeast Asia for the first time in its 19-year historical past, figuring out the urgent need for medical intervention to a variety of the estimated 40,000 dogs and cats who have arrived in Poland in the course of the course of the conflict.
TOZ, who have seventy nine branches and operate eleven shelters throughout Poland, have been offering pressing help to the animals who usually arrive traumatized, skinny, dehydrated and in desperate need of medical consideration.
But, their superb efforts so far are in actual hazard of being in vain as they quickly run out of funds to continue to supply care to the animals most in want. And for many who require veterinary consideration, there are few different choices out there.
“We would not usually be engaged in working outside of Asia but it is clear that the issues in Ukraine are immense, and whereas a few of the wants of animals are being met, such as the supply of food, many others are not”, stated Soi Dog co-founder, John Dalley MBE.
“TOZ is already in partnership with Mars Petcare and is receiving truckloads of food donations from them, that are distributed to reception points for refugees and their animals. So, for now, there is not a scarcity of meals.”

Some homeowners and their pets have travelled continuous over land for days, through Russian bombs and shelling, simply to reach the protection of the Polish border, and more are descending on the country daily.
TOZ Social President and Shelter Director in Celestynów, Mr. Lukasz Balcer, said “Many of these individuals took solely a tiny amount of luggage and their beloved animal with them.”

Examples of true companionship and the bond between human and animal are being witnessed each day in this battle.
“In one case, we saw a touching instance of an owner’s attachment to her animals”, said Lukasz. “An outdated girl. In one hand, she held a container with a cat. In the opposite hand, she held on a leash an enormous canine that snuggled into her, offering consolation and in search of reassurance from one another on this terrifying situation. Unexplored is a tremendous instance of what true love is and the reality that friends aren’t abandoned, regardless of the circumstances.”

TOZ have additionally been working with Ukrainian shelters bringing canine over in groups of 20 to 30 and placing them in shelters and short-term foster properties throughout Poland, and serving to with the certification, microchipping and vaccination of pets needing to travel on from Poland to different EU nations however unable to take action without such documentation.
Whether or Kickstart to the conflict is reached within the coming weeks or months, one thing is for certain – the impact of the war will last for much longer. John Dalley is in no doubt about that. “The crisis is certain to last for a very long time to come, and the wants of the animals left behind are likely to be enormous. Soi Dog is committed to doing every little thing in its energy to supply help where it’s most wanted.”

If you need to assist the animals of Ukraine by way of Soi Dog Foundation and TOZ, please visit https://links.soidog.org/help-the-animals-of-ukraine

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