Video shows heroic animal rescuers saving cats and dogs from Avdiivka, Ukraine

Still image from video of Ukrainian animal rescuers rescuing cats and dogs in the almost totally destroyed Ukrainian town of Avdiivka, Ukraine

NEWS AND COMMENT: This is an effective but distressing video of Ukrainian animal rescuers rescuing cats and dogs in the almost totally destroyed Ukrainian town of Avdiivka from which Ukrainian troops withdrew as it had been surrounded by Russian troops and artillery for a long time. Ukrainian military commanders decided it was wiser to …

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Rescue cat in Irpin, Ukraine dies of a heart attack during Russian bombardment

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NEWS AND COMMENT: This is a little story tucked away on the internet, almost invisible, but important, about the death of a rescue cat in Ukraine during the illegal war started by Russia which continues to be so devastating to people and animals. The story serves to highlight how the war is killing animals. …

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No cat food in Gaza since the war began on Oct 7

Riham Intisar Harb, a displaced Palestinian who fled her home due to Israeli strikes, carries one of their cats, at a tent camp in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 8, 2023.

This might appear to be a minor point to many but I would disagree. I have learnt that cat food is unavailable at retail outlets in Gaza after the outcome of the current war from a charming story of three cats who were evacuated from North Gaza and taken to the south with the …

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Israeli Defence Minister’s declaration that “we are fighting animals, not people” is an unfair analogy

Streets of Gaza

NEWS AND COMMENT: The Israeli Defence Minister’s declaration that the Israeli military “are fighting animals, not people” is BS. It is pure bollocks. I’ll tell you why. Animals don’t do what humans do under these circumstances. Animals don’t enter into ridiculous wars where there are no winners ultimately. Animals don’t act like Hamas terrorists …

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Cats are bringing Ukraine’s victory closer!

Cats are bringing Ukraine's victory closer

This is another great photograph by one of Ukraine’s war photographers whose job is to capture images which support the country’s efforts in defending their country against the Russian invader. The Defense of Ukraine Twitter X account not infrequently publishes cool cat and dog photographs in which the companion animals are supporting the brave …

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WARNING: Animals targeted by Hamas terrorists (video)

Israeli soldier cradles a frightened kitten during the Hamas-Israel war of October 2023

This is difficult reading and viewing but we have to face up to it. We have to face the harsh reality of what we are doing. Innocent animals and children are the most tragic victims of this war. I have to issue a warning for this video. The warning is not present on YouTube …

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Superb Ukrainian animal rescuers dodge bombs and bullets to rescue dogs and cats stranded in floodwaters

Cat rescued from dam floods

These guys are amazing. The skill and professionalism of the guy you see in the video is impressive. The way he catches the cat who was scared and tried to escape shows a good understanding of animals as does the way he gave a scared dog on a roof the time to adjust to …

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