As the unfortunate events keep taking over Ukraine and its citizens following Putin's shocking invasion and attack on the country, many folks continue fighting their way through this evil, life-taking and unnecessary conflict. 

It's not a secret that the country leaders have a mind of their own and are known to involve themselves in similar events, overlooking the well-being and safety of ordinary people. Although most expected that something so tragic would eventually happen, nobody actually wanted to believe it.

We so eagerly thought that nowadays, there could've been many ways of reaching an agreement without having to put people's lives at risk, though it looks like nothing has changed, and we were once again proven wrong. These days folks have no sense of the future, and instead of enjoying their carefree and colorful lives, innocent children are forced to deal with something so cruel. If you would like to help our fellow neighbors, you can support the Armed Forces of Ukraine by clicking right here.

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nolanwpeterson Report

Sofia Gonzalez
Community Member
5 months ago

Brave kitty

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Many Ukrainian citizens have been spotted holding on to their dear pets while fleeing to safety during these very anxious and heartbreaking times. Folks all over the country are hiding in subway stations that are now acting as shelters and making their uneasy way to borders in order to save their families and furry friends from the ongoing crisis.

Still, a good deal of locals can't actually afford to leave the affected towns due to the standard rules involving tons of paperwork and vaccinations that allow people to cross borders with their pets and are choosing to stay to be together with their beloved animals. However, the EU's veterinarians federation requested that Europe relax the strict entry requirements to help people get to safety without having to leave their pets behind, and some countries like Poland, Romania and Slovakia have, in fact, eased the rules for Ukrainian refugees.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Kim Irving
Community Member
5 months ago

That cat is on GUARD! DO NOT mess with their human!

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We as humans have developed an otherworldly connection with our little friends and leaving them behind, let alone in such dangerous conditions, for most is just not an option whatsoever. Some folks choose to have children only, many decide to give their offspring a furry companion to grow up with – and others are happy to adopt a couple of cats and have a fulfilling life without having to take the significant responsibility of raising another human being.

However, we've grown to treat our pets like complete family members. We love them unconditionally, we care for their safety and comfort just like any ordinary parent would, therefore, in reality it requires nearly as much responsibility as it would with an actual baby.

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ErinBurnett Report

AZ Panda
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Think I am going to cry..

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~your local weeb~
Community Member
5 months ago

he looks so scared pls pet him...

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None of us truly know for how long this crisis is going to last; neither do we know whether it will take a much scarier turn. For the past several years, the world has been dealing with another life-threatening event in the form of the pandemic that has selfishly taken the lives of what seems like a countless amount of people. Everything happened so suddenly, and in just a moment, our lives started to resemble one of those fiction novels about a horrific disease, where just when we thought that we're slowly coming back to our previous routines – the world surprised us with a much scarier chapter. Though we might feel powerless, it's crucial to stick together, help the ones in need and fight the evil with our voices – even if it feels impossible.

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Ukraine-Invasion-Pets

Lesia Smykovska Report

catslave6
Community Member
5 months ago

This should not be happening.

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UNICEF Moldova Report

Flopsy
Community Member
5 months ago

This little girl and her doggie made it to Romania (by the police uniform behind her). I hope she stays safe and make use of the hundreds of volunteers who are there to help!

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It's emotionally excruciating knowing that people are forced to suffer purely because folks above us couldn't come to an agreement and decided to involve everyone in their immoral and poisonous games. Citizens of the affected country have no other choice than to completely pause their lives and hope for the best, waking up in indescribable fear every single morning. No one knows how to stop the conflicts from happening, and whether we'll ever have a say in these types of situations, but what we know is that as long as we'll stay united, someday the world will be able to find its true path.

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BlueParrotBooks Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Brave birb boi!!!!

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

Poor doggo looks worried. It's ok. Help is coming.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

My heart!!!!!

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Ukraine and its citizens are receiving a great amount of support from folks all over the world. Moreover, for the sake of all the pet owners, PETA Germany are planning to deliver 20,000 kgs of dog and cat food to the country, as well as other necessities such as blankets for people and their furry friends who are not able to flee the country.

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mustang_brit Report

Rikke Visby Wickberg
Community Member
5 months ago

That kitty looks so scared. It's a good thing her owner takes care of her instead of abandoning her.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

ALEXIS CISNEROS
Community Member
5 months ago

poor baby

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Unknown Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Devotion

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Once again, the National Bank of Ukraine has managed to open up a special fundraising account to support the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and if you would like to help out financially – here's the link where you can donate. Let's fight this unfairness together and remember that the good will always win.

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LorenzoTheCat Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

If that cat isn’t meowing or yawning, but breathing with its mouth open like that, it means the poor baby is extremely stressed—-and understandably so. Hope they both get someplace where they can feel safer and calmer, and bring their stress levels down to a manageable level again.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Elvis Bellini
Community Member
5 months ago

It is a treasured pet not to be left behind.

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#15

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm glad she makes her human smile!

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Lesia Smykovska Report

catslave6
Community Member
5 months ago

These poor people.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

I'm glad dog has such a comfy sleeping rug.

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#18

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Kona Pake
Community Member
5 months ago

Unlike many humans, he knows to stay behind the yellow line.

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Catherine Brady
Community Member
5 months ago

I am so glad to see your kitty has both food and water. Bless you and I hope this will end soon for you.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Andonis600
Community Member
5 months ago

Sleepy doggo

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btsukrprojects Report

Jen Sha
Community Member
5 months ago

I hope you are safe now!

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ghostnayaa Report

Hayasahibaa
Community Member
5 months ago

Those eyes 💔

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#23

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
5 months ago

Brave darling

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peta Report

Margrete Sonnenberg
Community Member
5 months ago

Wow PETA actually doing something good.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

OJ
Community Member
5 months ago

loaf

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

I had a miniature schnauzer for most of my life up until recently. This doggy reminds me of her

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Winter Eleven
Community Member
5 months ago

They most likely have two cats

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Meme Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

hush now my kitty, be still love, don't cry

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

Doggo in a warm coat too!

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Alina Demydchenko Report

FrancesCat
Community Member
5 months ago

what a precious angel!

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

That dog looks as though the side has been shaved. I hope it's ok

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Winter Eleven
Community Member
5 months ago

I had the exact same carrier... But my cat chewed it... This kitty looks like a brave one , i hope they are okay ..

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago (edited)

Poor pupper looks like they’re totally overwhelmed. Hope they get to safety soon.

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Lesia Smykovska Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

Get some well deserved rest.

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Casa lui Patrocle - Animal Rescue Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

Are they on the border? Taking a pit stop... hope they're safe now.

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Unknown Report

Meme Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

nice dog

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Meme Kitty
Community Member
5 months ago

looks like another dog i had

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Lesia Smykovska Report

Hot Babushka
Community Member
5 months ago

This breaks my heart even more than the others, because I have a beagle as well. This war is absolutely horrible.

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Alina Demydchenko Report

GoddessOdd
Community Member
5 months ago

Scottish terriers are fierce little guys.

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Alina Demydchenko Report

Kathryn Baylis
Community Member
5 months ago

Cat? Dog? Actually, doesn’t matter. Hope you and your little buddy are safe!

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