Support Shelters in Need of Medicines & Help With the Adoption of Dogs Whose Owners Are Missing or Deceased:
With the war continuing, animals not only continue to be left behind but also their care and well-being are not being prioritized in light of the dire humanitarian situation. These animals, as well as the people staying to care for them, need all the help they can get, be it in the form of food, medications, surgical instruments and transport. Unfortunately, the need is pretty much endless. Getting supplies to the most exposed regions, or even anywhere beyond Kyiv, is further complicated not only by destroyed roads but also by fuel shortages, which hinder deliveries. In short, the logistics of reaching the most vulnerable becomes complex.
On our most recent trip, we delivered roughly US$10,000 worth of assorted medications and a donation from Veterinarians Without Borders of surgical equipment. We further managed to extract 3 dogs whose owners have perished. These dogs have new homes in the USA, Sweden and Germany. Our desire and plan is to go back with more medical equipment and medications, reaching a different set of shelters further east and south that have not seen any, or very little, relief or assistance arrive thus far. To do this, we will need not only to equip, again, our German-based delivery van with a fuel bladder (to extend range) but also ensure proper maintenance, etc. In addition to that of course, we need to procure more medications.
We have paid everything delivered to date (as well as our vehicle and travel) out of our own pocket, and had we had more, would be happy to do so again, but it’s proving a challenge. We hope for your empathy and kind generosity and assistance in helping us raise enough funds for another relief journey – our goal is to raise $25,000. All proceeds will be used for a) dog food; b) medications; c) surgical equipment; d) transportation costs – tolls, diesel and any emergency maintenance costs. No funds go to us or other expenses, and all accounting will be made publicly available on our website.