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Old 11th June 2022, 01:34 PM   #41
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First, an update from the Cat Cafe Lviv's Facebook page, and then some bad news, followed by a little good news mixed in with it...


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FROM: https://www.facebook.com/catcafelviv/

Cat Cafe is at Cat Cafe.
June 7 at 8:32 AM - Lviv, Ukraine



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(Translated from Ukrainian to English)

Walked the 7th day of summer, come on taste new cocktails and not only!

Your Cat Cafe continues to provide the liveliness of the city, open daily from 9:00 to 22:00

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It was the 7th day of summer, let's taste new cocktails and much more!

Your Cat Cafe continues to support the life of the city, we are one of the few which is still open (everyday from 9:00am to 10:00pm)



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If you want to help us:

PayPal:

catcafelviv@gmail.com

Thank you all for your support, we will win with you!
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You can also find more updates on their Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/catcafelviv/

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And if you just happen to be in the area, you can see their menu here:

http://www.amystrange.org/ENG-MENU-CAT-CAFE.pdf


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FROM: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/ukrai...190000040.html

As Ukraine Conditions Worsen for The Animals, Paws of War Ramps up Efforts to Save Animals Left Behind
(2022-06-08)

Paws of War is desperately seeking community support to help save starving and injured animals on the streets of Ukraine.

NESCONSET, N.Y., June 8, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- On the streets of Ukraine, countless animals walk around starving and injured as conditions worsen for the animals left behind. Others are trapped inside buildings that have been damaged or destroyed. While many people are focused on the needs of humans, one group has turned their efforts to help save the animals. Paws of War has been on the ground since the war started, and they are ramping up their efforts to rescue, feed, and provide medical care for the family pets that have been left to fend for themselves.

"It is heartbreaking knowing these dogs and cats are constantly just searching for food, water, and shelter," says Dereck Cartright, a disabled veteran who is the stateside logistics coordinator at Paws of War. "It is a true Armageddon for them. We can't just sit back and let these animals suffer."

With circumstances for animals becoming much worse, even more so than was expected, many animals live on the streets of Ukraine. They are suffering and struggling to survive. With so many animals in need of food, Paws of War has installed feeding stations. The automatic feeding stations will be kept full, allowing the cats and dogs in need to access them for food and water at any time....

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FROM: https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-...or-humans-too/

Horses, dogs, emus, bees: A farm in Ukraine becomes a wartime sanctuary (for humans, too)
By Nabih Bulos, Angeles Times (2022-06-05)

At the Green Grove farm, animals affected by the Russian invasion of Ukraine are finding refuge with the help of Evgenia Molchanova, 31. Molchanova took in DiShiKa, right, after the dog was severely burned in a fire at an ammunition storage tent. She also took in Fiesta, left, a golden retriever from Kharkiv, who was suffering from severe anxiety due to Russian shelling. (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

There once was a farmer with 10 sheep, a beekeeper with 41 hives (and a turtle) and a cook with 62 pheasants and peacocks. And they all lived peacefully in the fields and meadows of a place called the Donbas.

But then Russian invaders came from the north and east, and rockets rained down around them, and the farmer, beekeeper and cook prepared to leave their homes, joining millions of other Ukrainians in an exodus that has become the largest migrant crisis in Europe since World War II.

With their owners getting ready to go, where could the sheep, the bees (and the turtle), the pheasants and the peacocks go?

The answer was the Green Grove, a farm and fromagerie in a bucolic corner of the Ukrainian countryside that has become an unexpected sanctuary for an ever-expanding stable of animals displaced by the war — and for some of the humans who couldn’t bear to part with them...



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FROM: https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world...pol/ar-AAYcCbC

No dog left behind: Meet the Ukrainian woman who evacuated 35 dogs from Mariupol


A Ukrainian woman who evacuated more than 30 dogs from besieged Mariupol has described her terrifying journey to safety.

Irina Petrova rescued more than 30 dogs from Mariupol© Yuliya Strizhkiny / facebook Irina Petrova rescued more than 30 dogs from Mariupol
Before the war, Irina Petrova - owner of Mariupol Chihuahua kennel ‘Iz Doma Petroff’ - had a “good life”.

“I had everything, a big beautiful bright house, a wonderful job, Chihuahua dogs, a business,” she recalls.

But when Russian forces attacked her city, Irina’s life collapsed.

Soldiers bombarded and encircled the town, trapping hundreds of thousands of civilians inside...



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Old 9th July 2022, 07:42 AM   #42
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It's been a while, but most of us know it's not going well in the Ukraine, especially for the animals, but there is some good news...

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FROM: https://pressat.co.uk/releases/dogsn...164d3df8b3169/

DogsnHomes Rescue joins forces with Ukrainian War Animals Relief Fund to Support a Million DOGS and CATS in Ukraine Left Behind During the War
News provided by DogsnHomes Rescue on Monday 4th Jul 2022

The DogsnHomes Rescue and ARF partnership has a far reaching vision.

For Immediate Release
4th July 2022
Fleet, Hampshire




UK charity, DogsnHomes Rescue is proud to announce its partnership with US non-profit, Ukrainian War Animals Relief Fund (ARF) to help companion animals in Ukraine. Nearly seven million people have fled Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February 2022 and at least 30% of Ukrainians have been forced to leave their pets behind. This means unprecedented numbers of abandoned dogs and cats are now wandering the dangerous streets without homes.

DogsnHomes Rescue has already delivered 40 tonnes of aid via several missions since the war began. It is now arranging an HGV with over 20 tonnes of donated food and supplies for dogs and cats to be delivered to a warehouse on the Polish-Ukrainian border in July.

Shortly after this has arrived in Poland, a volunteer from DogsnHomes Rescue will travel to the warehouse and meet the ARF team before the aid is taken into Ukraine. ARF has assembled an impressive team of vets and vet nurses from around the world including volunteers from Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Mexico, the UK and many European countries.

With a unique approach, ARF, founded by US Dot Com serial tech entrepreneur Dan Fine, is building a web portal for warehouses, drivers and shelters to use. This allows shelters to catalogue animals in their care and request food, medicines and supplies, while providing drivers the opportunity to verify their requests prior to fulfilling them. The concept is to streamline aid for companion animals by connecting aid workers together and creating the nation's most comprehensive database of abandoned pets in over 1,000 shelters...

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FROM: https://people.com/pets/drone-pilot-...ts-in-ukraine/

Drone Pilot Heads to Ukraine to Rescue Pets Trapped in War Zone: 'My Scariest Mission So Far'
By Johnny Dodd (June 16, 2022 11:27 AM)

Doug Thron has traveled the globe from one natural disaster to the next using an infrared drone to find animals displaced by hurricanes, wildfires, and tornados — but none of those adventures could have prepared him for his latest odyssey.

Since June 2, Thron has roamed bombed-out towns and villages around Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv, employing his drone — that can detect an animal's body heat and pinpoint its location — to locate cats and dogs that have been forced to fend for themselves since Russia's invasion of the country on Feb. 24.

"This is my scariest mission so far," 52-year-old Thron, who lives on a houseboat in Miami, tells PEOPLE. "It's mind-boggling. These towns look like they've been ripped apart by a combination of a hurricane and a wildfire. We're going into these buildings looking for animals and are always on the lookout for strings across the stairwells that are tied to grenades [left by the Russian soldiers]. It definitely gets your heart beating pretty fast."

Each night, Thron — accompanied by Ryan Okrant of ASSERT Drone Animal Rescue and military security personnel— travels to communities around Kyiv over roads that have been swept for landmines. (The pair are working alongside Paws of War, a non-profit with members working inside the war-torn country feeding and tending to the countless animals left to survive on their own.)

Doug Thron is using his infrared drone to find dogs and cats amidst the rubble in bombed-out Ukrainian towns...



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Adorable Ukrainian ‘hero dog’ marks birthday by raising £7,000 for displaced pets
By EMMA CRABTREE
04:12, Thu, Jul 21, 2022 | UPDATED: 04:29, Thu, Jul 21, 2022

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A UKRAINIAN DOG has touched hearts on Instagram after marking his birthday by raising money for pets that have been displaced in the conflict brought on by Russian President Vladimir Putin

FROM: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world...atest-news-ont


Amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, it is not only civilians and soldiers who are suffering, but also animals in the affected regions who have been abandoned, injured or lost as a result of the chaos. Patron is not only a famed Instagram pet, he is also a trained mine-detection dog who has been scoring parts of Ukraine for “gifts” from Russia.

With over 334,000 followers on Instagram, the owners who run the social media account have reached out to fans to ask for support for both pets and wild animals who are suffering in Ukraine.

On Wednesday, Patron celebrated his third birthday and in the celebratory post, a plea was made for donations to animal charity UAnimals...

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FROM: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...war/ar-AAZMMya

Shelter in Ukraine's capital takes in animals haunted by war
By HANNA ARHIROVA, Associated Press (2022-07-20)

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Shell-shocked family pets started roaming around Ukraine's capital with nowhere to go in the opening stages of Russia's war.

Volunteers opened a shelter to take them in and try to find them new homes or at least some human companionship. Every day, Kyiv residents come to visit cats and dogs evacuated from cities on the frontlines or left without owners because of the nearly five-month war.

Hrystyna Sairova and her 12-year-old daughter Anna walk rescued dogs three to four times a week. Many of them arrived at the temporary shelter with lost paws or other serious injuries, Sairova said.

“They don’t deserve this, nor do humans. They are members of our families,” she said.

The shelter occupies a small building that was once an exhibition space to showcase the achievements of the Soviet Union. Wooden kennels and leashes fill a corridor, and a playroom is furnished with bowls and toys inside the safe haven for animals that would not exist if Russia had not invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24...





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FROM: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world...ons/ar-AAZRhei

Ukraine's frontline farmers toil on amid explosions
BBC (2022-07-22)

Perched on his seat in a combine harvester, Vladimir Bukhantsev, 47, could see clouds of smoke from missiles hitting an industrial area, then another, thinner plume, from Russian positions on the frontline, perhaps 15km (nine miles) due north.



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"It's noisy here. But life goes on. We had a spot of rain earlier, so we've been waiting for the wheat to dry. My son is serving in the army near here. I'm hoping our lads are going to start counter-attacking soon and push the Russians back," he said, on a brief break from work.

Suddenly there was a shrieking roar as two Ukrainian fighter jets flew low, perhaps 25m (80ft) above the field, directly overhead.

Within seconds the jets were over Russian positions, and Bukhantsev watched the bright tail of a Russian rocket soaring up towards one aircraft, narrowly missing it. Both Sukhoi jets then released decoy flares, turned sharply and headed back south, again passing directly overhead with another deafening roar.

"They fly like that almost every day. It gets lively here. The pilots do their job. We do ours. Everyone is busy. But their work is harder," he said...

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Ukraine’s special forces rescued tiny black kitten from war torn Snake Island
August 4, 2022 by Cheryl Hanna

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FROM: https://petrescuereport.com/2022/ukr...-snake-island/



Snake Island was the tragic scene of intense battle during the early days of the Russia naval invasion into Ukraine, with Russian forces intending to take control of the strategic island. After Russian forces demanded that Ukrainian forces immediate surrender, soldiers responded with an emphatic refusal.

Months later, Russian troops relinquished control of Snake Island back to Ukraine, but before the troops landed reclaiming the land, they surveyed the area by drone.

The commander saw the little comrade and included the task of bringing him back as one of the mission objectives...

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FROM: https://www.inspiremore.com/ukrainia...-months-apart/

Ukrainian Refugee Bursts Into Tears When She Sees Her Beloved Cat After Months Apart.
Posted: August 5, 2022
Marcela Camargo



Fleeing a war zone is a heartbreaking event that, sadly, many humans are forced to experience. It means having to leave behind the warmth of their homes, their precious belongings, and sometimes even, their beloved pets.

Sasha Khvorostiana and her mom Vicktoriia know this feeling firsthand, as they had to flee the ongoing war in Ukraine months ago. Fortunately, Vicktoriia’s cousin, Elena Ciasulli, welcomed them in the U.S. with open arms, and they have lived near her ever since.
However, during all these months, the mother and daughter have felt incomplete. They had to leave their dear 7-year-old cat, Bony, with some neighbors in Ukraine. Ever since that day, they’ve dreamt of the time when they would finally see their Bony again, knowing that there was a possibility that this might never actually happen.

Thankfully, and to their surprise, it did happen! Their cousin Elena made it all possible and arranged the travel expenses so that Bony could finally be with his family after months of separation.

The exciting moment of their reunion was all caught on camera! Sasha’s reaction when she sees Bony is just priceless...



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FROM: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/a...-bomb-shelter/

Life Underground: Inside a Kharkiv Metro Station, Home to Hundreds Amid Russia’s Attack on Ukraine
AUGUST 2, 2022 by Patrice Taddonio

Before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, the Heroes of Labor metro station in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv was an ordinary subway stop.

By late March, the station had become something else for hundreds of Ukrainians: home.

With their families, a smattering of their belongings and their pets — kittens, dogs, birds — these residents of Ukraine’s second-largest city moved their lives underground and set up camp, seeking safety amid Russia’s assault.

“We understand there’s a war,” said 10-year-old Vika, who moved into the subway-station-turned-bomb-shelter with her mom, grandmother and little brother. “But we don’t understand why it has started.”

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FROM: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/a...ttack-q-and-a/

‘You Feel Safe One Second and Then Boom’: A Conversation With the Filmmakers of ‘Ukraine: Life Under Russia’s Attack’
AUGUST 2, 2022 by Priyanka Boghani




When Mani Yassir Benchelah and Patrick Tombola set out to film a documentary on Ukraine, in the days after Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion, they weren’t sure if they would focus solely on Kharkiv.

But within their first week of filming in Ukraine’s second largest city, they realized they had a compelling story on their hands. In total, they filmed in Kharkiv for about 55 days over the first three months of the war. The result is the new FRONTLINE documentary Ukraine: Life Under Russia’s Attack.

Benchelah and Tombola — who have known each other for several years and individually covered conflicts in the Middle East — spoke with FRONTLINE about what it was like working together for the first time, documenting life under bombardment, how people in Kharkiv coped with living in underground shelters, and why they felt it was important to bring this story to an American audience...

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FROM: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/do-dogs-unders...rasp-1.6011099

Do dogs understand intention? New study looks at how much pets grasp
Published Aug. 2, 2022 10:13 a.m. PDT
Alyse Kotyk




While it's no secret that dogs love receiving treats, a new study is considering whether the animals actually understand the intention behind the interaction.

Dan Riskin, CTV News' science and technology specialist, spoke on CTV Morning Live in Vancouver Tuesday about a study conducted in Vienna.

"Everybody knows that if you give a dog a treat it'll take the treat and it'll come back to you for more treats," Riskin said. "But the question is does the dog really know what you're thinking? Is it really just measuring if it got a treat or does it know what your intentions are?"

Riskin explained the study, which hasn't been peer-reviewed yet, put dogs through three different scenarios with a handler in a Plexiglas cage...

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