Locals in Ukraine Knew Just Whom to Call When This Swan Was in Trouble

Published by Stephanie Goettge.
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This injured swan in Ukraine was at the end of his rope, but PETA-supported rescuers knew it wasn’t time for his final song. Watch as they slowly inch across razor-thin ice to save his life.

Rescued in Ukraine: How PETA Is Helping Animals

Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, PETA Germany and its partners have been on the ground building a robust network of rescue workers, volunteers, and activists to help as many animals as they possibly can. You can support this work through PETA’s Global Compassion Fund.

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PETA’s Global Compassion Fund is moving mountains for animals, like the swan in Ukraine:

  • PETA-supported teams have rescued more than 15,000 animals—and counting!
  • Cats, dogs, horses, and other animals have received more than 1.5 million kilograms of food since the beginning of the war.
  • Beautiful safe spaces—like this cat refuge—are being maintained for around 1,300 animals in Kharkiv, where a PETA-supported clinic treats 100 to 130 seriously injured or sick animals every day.
  • The PETA-supported team at Animal Rescue Kharkiv has reunited 60% of all their rescued and recovered animals with their original families.

Support PETA’s Global Compassion Fund

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