Tens of thousands of Ukrainian refugees and their pets entering USA via Mexico

NEWS AND COMMENT-SAN DIEGO, USA: There is an interesting back story to the Facebook announcement by the San Diego Humane Society which posted that a Ukrainian refugee was able to reunite with her beloved Pomeranian after the dog had completed a 28-day rabies quarantine required by US law. The woman had entered the US …

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Ukrainian refugee’s dog pushes out resident cats in UK home

Homes for Ukrainians

The well-publicised Homes for Ukraine programme is, in general, highly successful. Apparently, more than 50,000 refugees have arrived in the UK after fleeing the war in Ukraine under the Ukraine visa schemes. However, on the radio today I heard about a pet problem which interests me. There have been other problems such as Ukrainians …

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Homes for Ukraine scheme – homes for pets as well

NEWS AND COMMENT: The UK’s Homes for Ukraine scheme has generated a lot of excitement both for refugees and homeowners. I have read that there is a Facebook frenzy of homeowners posting photographs and descriptions of their home to promote it as an ideal sanctuary for a refugee. There appears to be competition among …

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UK must let brave Ukrainian refugees AND their pets in without the usual checks

Refugee flees with her tabby cat companion. She is at the Romanian border.

Our hearts are broken and I become tearful when I see the torture that Putin inflicts upon Ukrainian civilians and their companion animals. Brave Ukrainian refugees carrying their companion animals in their arms and sometimes in a carrier must be let into the UK without checks. And once they are in the UK those …

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Relaxation of rules taking animals from Ukraine into adjacent and EU countries (March 2022)

PETA Germany at Ukraine Border Feb 2022

There is no need for refugees to abandon their companion animals when leaving Ukraine. We know that many Ukrainian women are fleeing with their companion animals and their children. They make their way to adjacent countries like Poland, Hungary, Romania and Moldova. They struggle to get to these borders often carrying a cat or …

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