Last Updated on March 23, 2022 by Pets Feed
This brave woman drives for four days with 20 dogs crammed into her car to escape Ukraine and save their lives.
20 French bulldogs were pictured inside a car as their owner fled bombing near her home on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine. The woman even returned to the area after that to rescue 30 other helpless animals that continued to be in the midst of shelling.
Olena Lukash, 53, didn’t believe a war could break out in Ukraine until shells started falling very close to her home from the start of the invasion. The woman soon realized that she would have to save her four-legged children from the terrifying threat and decided to flee her home for Poland.
Olena told The Mirror:
I brought the first batch of dogs, 10 dogs and 10 puppies, to Poland on March 9. The trip took me four days. There is a lot of traffic on the roads. I got home when our village was occupied by Russian troops and I took out the rest of the dogs and puppies, 20 dogs and 10 puppies. We are now 300 km away from hostilities, but I plan to get all my dogs to safety.
Woman drives for four days with 20 dogs in her car
The animal lover says she will continue to rescue other dogs in need of her help, even setting up support groups in neighboring countries to ensure rescued dogs find safe, long-term homes.
First, I have to provide a safe place for my dogs in Europe, then I will help other dogs in Ukraine. We have already created groups and selected people to deliver animals from Poland and Romania, but they have also need financial assistance for fuel. It’s a lot of work and I have very little energy at the moment.
Olena and her husband are now in Vinnitsa, central Ukraine, with the remaining dogs they managed to get out of their hometown, but say they need the money to buy food, medicine and fuel to continue and cross the border.
I am with dogs in Ukraine, the city of Vinnitsa. We need funds for food, medicine for the dogs and fuel for the car to continue our journey. So far, I have returned once to Ukraine. I have to make two or three more trips.
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