Hundreds of thousands of people are seeking ref.u.ge in neighboring countries, and images of Ukrainians fleeing with their pets capture the ch.a.os, fe.ar, and unc.ertainty they face.
Some people have fled with nothing but the clothes on their backs and their loved ones in their a.r.ms, hoping to find a good place.
Some hud.dle in subway stations as m/i/s/s/i/l/e s/t/r/i/k/e/s pound the city streets above them.
Subways in Kyiv pic.twitter.com/qOvRdlI86G
— Deborah Von Brod (@DeborahVonBrod) February 25, 2022
Ukrainians fleeing with their pets 🐾 pic.twitter.com/hdTSPQAcNh
— Deborah Von Brod (@DeborahVonBrod) February 24, 2022
All of them are f.a.c.i.n.g an uncertain future as they flee to the borders.
That is why many animal w.e.l.f.a.r.e organizations in Europe and elsewhere are actively spreading the message to Ukr.ainians that they can bring their pets across the border and should not leave them behind if they are able to do so.
Small r.e.s.c.u.e groups in the United Kingdom, such as DogBus, are dis.semi.nating information to Ukrainian pet owners and animal ad.v.ocates as it becomes available.