How you can support animal protection organisations in Ukraine

How you can support animal protection organisations in Ukraine

25 February 2022
Four Paws
With tensions involving Ukraine having descended into war, we find ourselves in deeply troubling times and stand in solidarity with everyone affected.

All EU Member States have a possibility to apply exemptions on the non-commercial movement of pets due to an exceptional situation (Article 32 of Regulation (EU) 576/2013). 

We are glad to report that several Member States temporarily lifted restrictions on the movements of pets. This is allowing refugees to bring their pets, and other small animals, with them. The Members States are:


Some of our members are actively working, or collaborating with other organisations, on the ground. If you would like to support those protecting the animals caught up in Russia's war on Ukraine, you could consider making a donation to these organisations working in Ukraine or with animals coming from Ukraine:

Other organisations collecting donations:

Help from Romania

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries has shared a list of Romanian Animal Shelters who are accepting refugee animals from Ukraine (some offer shelter for any species, including farm animals):