The invasion of Ukraine by Russia has sparked intense conflict not seen in Europe since the second world war. Hundreds of thousands of residents have been forced to flee into bordering countries, with very little time to prepare and putting many animals at risk of abandonment.
With some aid agencies expecting the number of people fleeing Ukraine to rise to almost 5 million, the impact could be catastrophic for animals left behind. But amidst the panic and chaos of conflict, there are caregivers working on the ground to protect those who cannot escape or protect themselves.
These individuals and organisations are living proof of the very best of humanity – and their compassion is saving many lives. Our Emergency Grants exist to support them in their courageous and selfless work.