The devastating impact of the recent earthquake in Türkiye and Syria on people and animals alike is almost inconceivable.
Over 50,000 human lives have been lost. Over a million people have lost their homes. And countless companion animals and farmed animals have been left without shelter or care.
Amidst the disaster, there are groups of compassionate people doing everything in their power to help rescue and assist whoever they can. Animals Syria Cat Connect is one of these local organisations, and was founded by Syrian woman, Rawaa, and her brave team of animal protectors.
Based in the city of Aleppo, the organisation works to save countless animals on the streets of Syria, and rehome cats and dogs to loving families throughout Europe. Much of their work in recent years has focused on reuniting companion animals with their families forced to flee their war-torn country. When the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the region in the early hours of February 6, 2023, their work grew on an unimaginable scale…