Already well-known for his animal activism and often shocking portraits of farmed animals, photographer Andrew Skowron has again stirred the public’s conscience – this time after publishing a series of images depicting Ukrainian refugees with their pets.
As a way of saying thanks for the help he received from Poland after his truck broke down, Fardin Kazemi is now helping a Polish team collect food for 11 animal shelters in the city of Vinnitsa, which lies between Kyiv and Lviv.
Ukrainian zoos will receive aid from their Polish peers in Warsaw and Lodz as fighting with Russian forces continues in Ukraine, said Krzysztof Babij, the marketing director at Lodz Zoo.
After surviving close encounters with Russian tanks and coming under rocket attack, the vulnerable animals and their Ukrainian carers had to endure an eight-hour wait at the border before handing over the precious cargo to staff from Poznań zoo, who were waiting on the Polish side.
Alongside a simplification of rules by Poland’s Chief Veterinary Officer, Polish NGOs have been organizing food collections for the animals, and compiling a list of vets offering free services for pets coming from Ukraine.
Poland's new fence on the border with Belarus will have crossing points for large animals, a deputy interior minister has said.
Animal protection organisations held a March for Animals in Warsaw on Monday to mark World Animal Day (Oct. 4).
Set up by a group of serving and former policemen from Greater Poland, the shelter looks after dogs and horses which have been retired from duty in various police and military units and are unable to be homed with their service handlers after leaving active service.
VIDEO: The litter now brings the number of cubs born in North-west Poland to 14, a record year since the conservation programme began with the release of adult Lynx into the wild in 2016.
The woman from the village of Skomorochy Małe 70km south of Lublin where bears are unheard of, had been taking a stroll on her unfenced land when she spotted an animal, which she automatically assumed to be a dog.