Brave Vet Rescues Traumatized Pets From Ukraine And Delivers Them To Safety

In the Ukraine conflict where Russian forces have illegitimately invaded another country, there are many casualties of war. The human casualties are horrible in and of themselves, but there are also many pets that have been displaced, injured and utterly abandoned.A vet from Poland, Jakub Kotowicz, along with other fellow volunteers, has decided that enough is enough, and that he can’t just sit by knowing that there are animals out there needlessly suffering. Thus he organized a rescue expedition into Ukraine, and this is how it all went down. Warning: some of these images might evoke strong emotions, so be advised.

Here’s Jakub Kotowicz, a vet turned hero that still humbly considers himself a “helping hand”

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When war broke out, he couldn’t just stand by, so he went to Ukraine to help the animals that were abandoned amidst war

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For every trip, the van is filled to the brim with animal cages and food supplies

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Jakub was sympathetic to the fact that a long drive was very stressful to them, given they’ve just witnessed war

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The staff works all day and night

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The vets only sleep a few hours. It’s a sacrifice that they’re willing to make in order to save them

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Jakub had said that some just couldn’t be saved, and many poor pets had to be taken down

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This dog had a piece of shrapnel lodged in its head that they were able to remove

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Brave Vet Rescues Traumatized Pets From Ukraine And Delivers Them To Safety

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The vets offer a much-needed emotional support, too

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There’s a pattern in how the animals from the war zone look. Their eyes often reflect fear and suffering




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Every one of these animals suffers from harsh symptoms of PTSD

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