A woman from U.S. arrived in Ukraine to rescue disabled dogs after the full-scale Russian invasion started
The ongoing war in Ukraine has upended countless lives, not just humans but also animals. From pets separated from their families to zoo animals left struggling in war zones, innocent animals have been left in grave danger.
Emily Franco, a 27-year-old woman from Monroe, Connecticut, flew to Ukraine two weeks after Russia invaded, intending to help disabled dogs in the war-torn country.
Emily flew to Europe, bought a car and trailer, and has been driving into Ukraine to rescue abandoned, disabled dogs, taking them to safety across the border. It’s difficult and dangerous work, but Emily is one of the few people looking out for these special dogs.
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