March 12, 2022
Ukraine is very much on our minds now — and as animal lovers, we are all concerned about what is happening to the animals in that war zone. On the news, we witness much compassion by people carrying their cats, dogs, and other companion animals on the arduous trek to reach safety. But, we rarely see the many animals left behind, the strays, or those in shelters and zoos in the country.
We have been asked by several of our supporters to suggest ways to help the animals of Ukraine. After some research, we have come up with some organizations that we believe are able to help and have an easier donation process. Others within the country have complex processes that do not support any method we can use from the U. S., and we advise against mailing a check, considering the situation there.
The charities below accept credit cards or PayPal.
Eurogroup for Animals
A European umbrella charity, Eurogroup and its members set up a taskforce to identify needs, coordinate efforts and share information regarding companion animals, abandoned animals, and animal shelters affected by the war in Ukraine. You can donate in dollars via credit card to Eurogroup. There may be a verification procedure from your credit card.
Network for Animals
They financially support and provide logistical help to a network of organizations in Ukraine. Examples are purchasing an ambulance for one organization to rescue animals in war zone, and getting animal food supplies into shelters. Can donate in dollars via PayPal or credit card.
Has bear sanctuary in Ukraine and supports multiple dog and cat shelters. We recommend donating through PayPal or your credit card. The donation is in Euros. Current conversion can be found online. (3/22/22, $1 = .91 Euro; $25 = 22.69 Euro).
PETA’s Global Compassion Fund
Sends teams into Ukraine to rescue and bring out animals. Has delivered several tons of animal food to shelters. Can donate in dollars via PayPal or credit card. Make sure you enter the exact name and address associated with credit card you may use.
Large shelter with many animals in northern Ukraine. Donations are made through Patreon, an eastern European form of PayPal, and you can pay in dollars with a credit card or PayPal. It will ask you to sign up for a monthly donation, but after you donate and it clears your account, you can cancel that commitment.
UAnimals team helps all institutions where animals are kept in Ukraine. They send food and financial assistance to shelters and the Nikolaev zoo. They have a valuable day-to-day discussion of the animal rescue status of the war in Ukraine. Donations are made through Patreon, an eastern European of PayPal, and you can pay in dollars with a credit card or PayPal. It will ask you to sign up for a monthly donation, but after you donate and it clears your account, you can cancel that commitment.
Additional Ways You Can Help Ukraine Animals from betterpet.com
The best way to help support the Ukrainian people and pets is to support organizations that are actively accepting and distributing donations to front-line workers and those affected by the war. Here betterpet.com lists numerous agencies who help animals left behind, displaced pet families, and animal shelters whose brave and dedicated staff struggle to care for the animals in the face of danger.
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