12:36 11 Jul 2023

Record number of Kyiv residents fostered homeless animals in June

Photo: kyivcity.gov.ua

In June, residents of Ukraine's capital adopted a record number of homeless animals into their families.

The press service of the Kyiv City State Administration announced this, Rubryka reports.

What is the problem?

On the night of June 6, the Russian occupiers blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric plant. Its destruction led to a large-scale flood. Thousands of people and animals were trapped in the water.

Volunteers and employees of special services en masse began rescuing injured people and animals. Rescued cats and dogs went to other cities in Ukraine, including Mykolaiv, Kropyvnytskyi, Poltava, Cherkasy, Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Kyiv, and other cities. But even there, they need help and care.

What is the solution?

In the first half of 2023, 281 animals were adopted in Kyiv. In the first month of summer, Kyiv residents took in the largest number of homeless animals since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

Photo: kyivcity.gov.ua

About 132 animals sheltered in the Kyiv City Hospital of Veterinary Medicine found their forever home.

How does it work?

Ukrainians are increasingly adopting cats and dogs because Ukrainian society mobilized to support people and animals affected by the explosion at the Kakhovka plant and following flooding.

"As soon as we started helping animals that suffered from terrorist acts of the Russian Federation, we immediately received a lot of requests for help. People volunteered to take an animal from the shelter. They also adopted not only those from the [flooded] Kherson region," the statement says.

Rubryka reported that the eKutochok shelter search service for animals had been launched in the capital. In Hostomel, volunteers also rebuilt an animal shelter damaged by the Russian occupiers.

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