Pets stranded in the conflict are taken in by a makeshift shelter near the Ukraine-Poland border.
Thousands of dogs and animals have been left stranded as millions of people escape Ukraine as the war continues. To assist, a German charity has established a shelter near the Ukraine-Poland border.
The volunteers are attempting to make the animal as comfortable as possible, according to Sonja Mortensen-Dissing, a 53-year-old Danish volunteer. Coming from a conflict zone, she claimed, all of the animals are "extremely frightened and quite worried."
Mortensen-Dissing stated the situation is "extremely hard" with tears in her eyes.
The shelter's video shows many enormous pet cages containing a variety of animals. Three little dogs can be seen gathered together in one cage, concealing their heads and shivering. These three aren't used to humans at all, volunteers remarked.
She explained, Some of them are street dogs that have never been in human hands. Others are family dogs that have been abandoned, often with a note saying, 'We hope to find our dogs and cats again.
Yalanskaya's final Instagram story, posted hours before her death, showed her smiling in the backseat of the car, next to the food bags.
The bodies of the three volunteers were discovered at the home of the father of one of the volunteers who died, according to Stewart, who was in contact with Yalanskaya's family. The father had requested Ukrainian military assistance in transporting their bodies, but due to the war, they were unable to assist, and the family buried the three volunteers in the backyard, according to Stewart. "No one is coming from a hundred kilometers or so away to bring them food," Winkler said. Volunteers are collecting aid to go to Lviv in western Ukraine, in addition to attempting to obtain their own resources. From there, other volunteers provide food, aid, and other necessities to smaller war-affected areas.
A life of an animal is the same life as a human, Winkler says. The volunteer is a dog trainer with six dogs of his own, including two "street dogs" from Romania.
The only nice thing is that the dogs and cats now have an option for a better life because of the war, Winkler remarked.
At least three persons have been slain in Ukraine while attempting to give dog food to a shelter, including Anastasiia Yalanskaya, 26. According to Global News writer Ashleigh Stewart, Yalanskaya and two women were travelling to donate dog food to a shelter where animals hadn't eaten in three days when their car was assaulted by Russian military on March 4.
The volunteers are doing everything they can to help the animals by caressing them, playing with them, and providing them with necessities.
However, obtaining necessities such as food and water is difficult. Sasha Winkler, 35, told the Associated Press that there is no dog or cat food in combat zones.