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Brave Vet Rescues Traumatized Pets From Ukraine And Delivers Them To Safety
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Brave Vet Rescues Traumatized Pets From Ukraine And Delivers Them To Safety

In the Ukraine conflict where Russian forces have illegitimately invaded another country, there are many casualties of war. The human casualties are horrible in and of themselves, but there are also many pets that have been displaced, injured and utterly abandoned.

A vet from Poland, Jakub Kotowicz, along with other fellow volunteers, has decided that enough is enough, and that he can’t just sit by knowing that there are animals out there needlessly suffering. Thus he organized a rescue expedition into Ukraine, and this is how it all went down. Warning: some of these images might evoke strong emotions, so be advised.

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Here’s Jakub Kotowicz, a vet turned hero that still humbly considers himself a “helping hand”

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When war broke out, he couldn’t just stand by, so he went to Ukraine to help the animals that were abandoned amidst war

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For every trip, the van is filled to the brim with animal cages and food supplies

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Jakub was sympathetic to the fact that a long drive was very stressful to them, given they’ve just witnessed war

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The staff works all day and night

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The vets only sleep a few hours. It’s a sacrifice that they’re willing to make in order to save them

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Jakub had said that some just couldn’t be saved, and many poor pets had to be taken down

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This dog had a piece of shrapnel lodged in its head that they were able to remove

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Brave Vet Rescues Traumatized Pets From Ukraine And Delivers Them To Safety

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The vets offer a much-needed emotional support, too

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There’s a pattern in how the animals from the war zone look. Their eyes often reflect fear and suffering

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Every one of these animals suffers from harsh symptoms of PTSD

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Other animal rescue organizations from Ireland, Denmark and many other countries joined the cause as well

The ragtag group of vets and volunteers is using all of the money to buy cages, supplies, and other necessities like a van

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They’re also building new kennels to accommodate the influx of rescues

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The animals show their gratitude to the selfless vets. Over 200 cats and 60 dogs were rescued during the operation

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Among the rescued is a young pygmy goat named Sasha from Lviv

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Though her legs were diseased, she’s doing OK, and appears to be on her way to recovery

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Sasha will be kept as a pet by the ADA Foundation, an animal rescue charity Jakub founded when he was 17

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Many people adopt these poor rescues all around Europe, some were even reunited with their Ukrainian families

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Some are already able to take a well-deserved rest

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Jette Wang Wahnon
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saw a house that was obliterated,the family all died and this poor German Shephard was desperately trying to get back into the ruins looking for his family and dodging all attemps to get him to safety,,,,My own two rescues peacefully asleep in their cozy beds...just broke my heart....WHY !? because of a MANIAC !!

Susan Green
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This breaks my heart. These poor animals suffer too. Thankfully, because of these wonderful people, they are also getting the help they need.

Patti
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8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Jakub and every other volunteer that helped

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Jette Wang Wahnon
Community Member
8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Saw a house that was obliterated,the family all died and this poor German Shephard was desperately trying to get back into the ruins looking for his family and dodging all attemps to get him to safety,,,,My own two rescues peacefully asleep in their cozy beds...just broke my heart....WHY !? because of a MANIAC !!

Susan Green
Community Member
8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This breaks my heart. These poor animals suffer too. Thankfully, because of these wonderful people, they are also getting the help they need.

Patti
Community Member
8 months ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I love Jakub and every other volunteer that helped

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