Following the request of our member league Happy Paw, last December OIPA funded the sterilization and vaccination of 131 animals in the cities of Gulyaipole and Orikhovo, Zaporizhzhya Region. In details, they were fully vaccinated and sterilized 27 male and 86 female cats, but also 8 male and 10 female dogs.

The veterinary team planned to start the project at the end of November, but at that time there were very large blizzards, stormy winds and generally unfavourable weather conditions in Ukraine. This made it impossible for the team to work. It was decided to postpone the trip to Orikhovo to the beginning of December, but the city was heavily shelled and the house in which the team was supposed to work and the warm room for the post-operative accommodation of animals were completely destroyed.

However, no one gave up and on December 14-16 veterinarians set off on the project reaching the town of Gulyaipole, a 40-minute drive from Orihovo. They vaccinated and sterilized local animals and they also went to Orikhovo to catch street animals for sterilization and vaccination as initially planned.

During these 3 days project something incredible happened and some lives were literally saved. A woman from the city of Gulyaypole went to sterilize her animals and at that time a shell hit her house and destroyed it. This woman was left literally without a roof over her head, however they were all saved! Unfortunately, this is the reality in which people and animals live in the front-line regions.

This project has been successful only because of excellent cooperation and solidarity.

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OIPA – Organizzazione Internazionale Protezione Animali

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