Following the catastrophic flooding after the Kakhovka dam in southern Ukraine was destroyed, our Emergency Grants program has been activated – we are supporting local rescuers from Pegasus Shelter, who are on the ground rescuing and providing emergency care to animals caught up in the disaster.
The flooding has had devastating impacts on animals and humans alike, with many animals trapped, stranded and exhausted, without food or water.
As the scale of this tragedy unfolded, our hearts were with the courageous, caring people racing to rescue desperate animals from the flood zone.
Olga Kozak, Shelter Manager at Pegasus, and her team bravely entered dangerous floodwaters navigating floating debris, bacteria-laden water and downed power lines to rescue exhausted, cold animals, including dogs, cats, chickens, goats and a falcon. Dozens of animals have now been transported to safety at Pegasus Shelter and are receiving emergency veterinary treatment and care.