Every life matters: no matter age or difficulties on the way out of the bombed cities — many Ukrainians make huge efforts to save their pets
The picture shows an old woman who is saving her cat out of the destroyed town of Irpin, the northwest of Kyiv. The way out of the town goes across a broken bridge, a bit through the freezing water. Crossing over this path is rather dangerous, without even mentioning how tough it is for elderly people. Nevertheless, the brave old woman took her cat with her. Every day photos from Irpin come depicting men carrying huge dogs while crossing the bridge. Or a young girl who saved over six dogs from the destroyed town.
Many more people are risking their lives and leaving their belongings behind to have free hands to save pets — theirs or the ones they see being left in the streets, shelters or abandoned apartments.
A volunteer from Kharkiv carried out 40 cats from the city shelter under heavy shelling to the safe place in Western Ukraine.
A Ukrainian woman carried her old dog in her arms for 17 kilometers to cross the border.
Boryspil patrol police have rescued a cat from the apartment in Boryspil, the south east of Kyiv, who was trapped there for 15 days without any food or water. As volunteers say, “every life matters.”