ZooFriend is Sending 1st Truckload of aid for Zoos and Shelters in Donbass

ZooFriend is Sending 1st Truckload of aid for Zoos and Shelters in Donbass

As wek.ru previously reported, on March 31, the ZooFriend campaign was launched in Russia, organized by the Commission on Ecology and Environmental Protection of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation and the Take a Friend from Shelter project.

The campaign is aimed at helping zoos and shelters for stray animals in Donbass and Ukraine. On April 19, at 11:00 a.m., the first truck with aid to zoos and shelters in Donbass will depart from the building of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation.

“Almost three weeks have passed since the launch of the ZooFriend campaign. During this time we have sent passenger cars with food for Donetsk shelters and medicine to the Mariupol zoo, as well as money to buy oats and hay for this zoo.

On Tuesday, the first truck with more than 15 tons of food for shelters, veterinary medicines and necessary household equipment for zoos will leave for the DPR. Our distribution center will be PIF, the largest shelter in the country,” said the Chairwoman of the Commission on ecology and environmental protection and the project promoter ZooFriend Elena Sharoykina.

The All-Russian ZooFriend campaign received nationwide support, with hundreds of people bringing food for animals and making donations for zoos and shelters in the DPR, LPR and cities of Ukraine. In less than three weeks, more than 4 tons of dog and cat food was collected, veterinary preparations and electrodes for welding were sent to the Mariupol zoo, and funds were donated to purchase 5 tons of hay and 4 tons of oats. 20 dogs and 22 cats came to Russia from the House of Angels Shelter in the Kharkov region. ANO Rehabilitation Center for Stray Dogs Svoya Staya and Charitable Foundation for Animals Forest Shelter took care of them. Volunteers of Take Your Friend from the Shelter took 10 dogs from Donetsk and put them in care of the Nika foundation. The animals have already found families. 350 kilos of food for dogs, cats and parrots were sent to temporary accommodation centers in Vladimir and Ulyanovsk. 243 kilos of food was sent to the Four Paws Shelter in Donetsk with 600 dogs and 100 cats. More than 1.5 million rubles ($19,459.5) in donations were collected.

The ZooFriend aid collection point operates in the public humanitarian aid collection center for the residents of Donbass in the building of the Public Chamber of the Russian Federation on Miusskaya Square. The organizing committee of the ZooFriend campaign organizes the delivery of aid to needy organizations and settlements, and also evacuates animals from zoos and shelters of Donbass and Ukraine, providing their reception and accommodation on the territory of Russia.

All the information about the accepted help can be found in the official Telegram channel of the All-Russian campaign ZooFriend: https://t.me/zoo_drug

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