Wild Animals Rescue Center by Natalia Popova & UAnimals provides temporary shelter and medical treatment for animals. We rescue them from the hottest spots in Donetsk and Luhansk. Prior to the war, they were kept in captivity, either privately owned or in zoos, and then abandoned in cramped cages during explosions. Military personnel often ask us to save the helpless predators they find.
“Something is flying towards us, we hear a whistle and think ‘this is it.’ Then it explodes somewhere very close by, but we keep loading the lion into the car,” recalls our colleague from the evacuation team, Olena Bila.