Since just days after the war in Ukraine began, PETA Germany has teamed up with many organizations to help as many animals there as possible. This strong network, supported by PETA’s Global Compassion Fund, feeds thousands of dogs each week and has rescued more than 11,000 animals so far.
Watch the Global Compassion Fund–backed team Animal Rescue Kharkiv (ARK) on a “day in the life” as they help dog Piglet and countless others:
The Food Network
A group of dedicated advocates is risking their lives to provide a steady supply of food for dogs, cats, horses, and donkeys.
Countless cats and dogs roamed Ukraine streets, struggling to survive, even before the war. When the bombs began falling, they were joined by thousands more who were abandoned when their guardians fled or were killed. Each month, PETA Germany works with a European supplier to optimize ingredients and the size and weight of each bag of food so that no space is wasted and distributions can be made as quickly and efficiently as possible.
PETA Germany has orchestrated the creation and delivery of more than 3 million pounds of food (1.4 million kilograms) for animals in Ukraine—check out some of the grateful recipients as ARK distributes the supply around Kharkiv:
This supply has saved countless lives, particularly during the difficult winter months. To show just how vital it is, partners UAnimals and Humanna Kraina recently gave PETA Germany the All-Ukrainian Animal Protection Award. UAnimals was alongside PETA Germany from the beginning, helping to distribute the first 20-ton delivery of food. From that point on, UAnimals, ARK, Humanna Kraina, and several other organizations have regularly received large shipments of food that they promptly deliver to animals in need.
How You Can Help Animals
PETA Germany and its partners’ determination and grit have helped thousands of animals in Ukraine survive famine, injuries, and other traumatic experiences. PETA Germany’s volunteers put their own safety on the line every day as they deliver food and veterinary care and transport animals out of the war zone. Global Compassion Fund donors make this work possible, and you can join the many who are helping animals in Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, and elsewhere by donating today!