Ukrainian refugee turns around, goes back to save dogs

More than 3 million Ukranians have fled their country, following the Russian invasion. But one woman is doing the unthinkable – going back to the active war zone….To rescue those who have been left behind – the animals.

Several people have been forced to leave or stay behind with their pets since the [w.ar] started. As Marina crossed back into Ukraine to protect the animals left behind after taking her kids to Poland, she risked her life to continue her work at the “Shelter Friend Ukraine”.

Marina said: I has taken in hundreds of dogs, and has seven nurseries occupied by the fur babies. I am now taking all animals that people are (le.aving) and I see on streets. We are overfull but we continue helping.
Marina says she’s worried about not having enough supplies to care for her rescues. They dogs require food, medicine, and bedding, but Marina has no way to get these supplies. She’s also feeling sick from all of the stress.

Marina said: After war ends, I first will go to Poland to thank you Polish people who are taking care for my kids. I will take my kids home and find homes for the hundreds of animals in need in my shelter.
Then I will fulfil my dream to build kennels with heating at my shelter for many animals to come as I planned.

Marina, I am so glad you are doing what you are doing. It takes a very special person to take care of these animals and risk her life to do so. Thank you so much for caring for these beautiful babies. Please stay safe.

My heart goes out to her and to all those people committed to taking care of animals who are innocently caught up in these horrible situations.

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