Country allies of Ukraine have all been working tirelessly in providing help in finding shelters for the displaced Ukrainians because of the war. And one former British army veteran named Tom and his UK-based animal rescue group, Breaking the Chains, set out to rescue the abandoned animals who were forgotten victims of the invasion.
Over the course of two weeks, Tom who hailed from Yorkshire, northern England, and his team were able to extract hundreds of animals from bomb-stricken shelters. Tom was even personally seen aiding in the rescue himself with dogs in his arms. Additionally, they also managed to deliver 100 tons of food and medical supplies to those in need.
Tom shared how the whole rescue felt like a military operation because they had to factor in a lot of things to ensure the safety of the animals. And it wasn’t just the dogs and the cats who needed rescue but also breeders as well as people who took in stray and abandoned dogs.
One of the most daring rescues Tom and his team did was extracting the abandoned animals trapped in a bomb-stricken shelter in northeast Kharkiv.
Kharkiv which was Ukraine’s second-largest city was obliterated by the Russian troops at the time and no one could go into it and reach the animals. And so, they tried to step in and when they arrived, there were artillery rounds scattered all over the ground and the dogs were continuously barking mad.
They immediately took them and one dog even tried to bite Tom because it was so scared of all the things that were happening. Thankfully, the mission was successful as the team was able to get all of the animals out of there. The transport was also very easy as the shelter owners knew which dogs could be put into one van together.
And after very long hours and thousands of miles, the abandoned animals were finally in a safe place. And they were also given food and water as well as cleaned up and checked. Hopefully, they would find their own forever homes after everything is over.
Source: Daily Mail