As their owner escaped shelling near her house on the outskirts of Kiev, Ukraine, 20 French bulldogs were snapped inside a car. After that, the woman returned to the scene to save another 30 helpless animals that were still caught in the crossfire.
“On March 9, I sent the first batch of dogs to Poland, which included 10 dogs and 10 puppies. It took me four days to complete the journey. The roads are quite congested. When our hamlet was taken by Russian forces, I returned home and brought out the remaining dogs and puppies, 20 dogs and 10 puppies. Although we are currently 300 kilometers distant from the fighting, I want to transport all of my dogs to safety.”
The animal enthusiast claims that she will continue to rescue additional puppies in need, even forming support organizations in neighboring nations to ensure that saved pets find permanent homes.
“First and foremost, I must offer a safe environment for my dogs in Europe, after which I will assist other canines in Ukraine.” We’ve already formed groups and chosen individuals to transport animals from Poland and Romania, but they still want financial aid to cover petrol costs. It’s a lot of effort, and I’m running on fumes right now.”
Olena and her husband are now in Vinnitsa, in central Ukraine, with the remaining dogs they managed to escape from their community, but they claim they need money for food, medicine, and petrol in order to continue and cross the border.