'Saved so many lives' Hero Ukrainian dog immortalised in mural as he dons traditional garb

'Saved so many lives' Hero Ukrainian dog immortalised in mural as he dons traditional garb

Patron was honoured by Ukrainian President, Volodymyr Zelensky (Image: Twitter/ @EuromaidanPress/ @tvtoront) Euromaidan Press has previously hailed Patron the 'heart and soul of the Chernihiv pyrotechnic team' (Image: Twitter/ Euromaidan Press)The account tweeted: “Service dog "Patron" in national Ukrainian clothes - Vyshyvanka.“‘Patron’ works in a team of pyrotechnicians of the State Emergency Service, Chernihiv Oblast.

Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Volunteers risk lives to save hundreds of pets from Ukraine since start of war

Despite focusing on animals, the small outfit, which works in collaboration with a larger foundation called Centaurus, has also evacuated more than 3,000 people from Ukraine, including those in need of urgent medical attention.Patrick Westrup, 31, who co-runs the group, said the organisation also donates food to people in Ukraine.

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

Patron the mine-sniffing dog is capturing Ukraine's hearts

A 2-year-old Jack Russell Terrier has captured the hearts of Ukrainians as he sniffs out mines and other unexploded weapons left behind by Russian soldiers.

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Ukrainian service dog who ‘found 150 explosives during war’ is a very good boy

Fearless Patron is rewarded with blocks of fresh cheese at the end of his working day (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) The two-year-old Jack Russel has been praised by the Ukrainian government for his tireless work (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Unexploded ordinance doesn’t scare this hard working dog (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns) Patron’s name means ‘bullet’ in Ukrainian (Picture: Instagram/patron_dsns)‘Be aware, look under your feet, and do not upset Patron’, the civil defence and rescue agency said in a post.

Hundreds of pets have made Ireland their home with Ukrainian refugees

Hundreds of pets have made Ireland their home with Ukrainian refugees

The Government confirmed the figures on Wednesday, with Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue promising Ireland will continue to operate an open-door policy for Ukrainians and their pets.

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

Kharkiv family races to get six newborn puppies out of Ukraine

A Ukrainian family in war-torn Kharkiv is racing against the clock to get six newborn puppies to safety as bombs continue to rain down on the city.

Watch crushed puppy emerging from debris ALIVE and reuniting with owner in Ukraine

Watch crushed puppy emerging from debris ALIVE and reuniting with owner in Ukraine

The poor dog was trapped under debris but emerged alive with the help of rescuers (Image: [email protected]@Gerashchenko_en)Mr Herashchenko wrote that the owner of the puppy nearly died himself until he too was saved by the rescuing services.

Dog goes on 1,800 mile trip across Europe to be reunited with Ukrainian gran, 86

Dog goes on 1,800 mile trip across Europe to be reunited with Ukrainian gran, 86

Violetta, 86, feared she would never see her dog Tasha ever again (Picture: @omainnintomas/Twitter)An 86-year-old Ukrainian refugee who was forced to leave her beloved dog behind has finally been reunited with her best friend.

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up

Horror of daily life in Ukraine laid bare by guide to walking dogs without being blown up.THE HORROR that Ukrainians face in their daily life has been revealed after a charity published guidance for people on how to walk their dogs without being killed.

US veterinarians are helping displaced Ukrainian pets. Here’s what they’re seeing

US veterinarians are helping displaced Ukrainian pets. Here’s what they’re seeing

Geller and his fellow volunteers — who over the course of the next two weeks garnered the nickname the Blue Vet Group because they’d work late into the night in their glowing blue tent — also treated Romanian street dogs in need of care.

Heartbreaking bark as dog lost in Ukraine war reunites with her owner 'A little positive'

Heartbreaking bark as dog lost in Ukraine war reunites with her owner 'A little positive'

The post on Kastus Kalinouskiv Battalion's Facebook page said: “A little positive in these difficult times.“During Bucha's release we found Nessy, the dog, left alone.“But thanks to our friends we found her hosts and today she is back to them.

Hundreds of dogs left to die in abandoned shelter in Ukraine after Putin unleashes attack

Hundreds of dogs left to die in abandoned shelter in Ukraine after Putin unleashes attack

Of the 485 dogs living in the shelter, only 150 survived, the animal rights organisation UAnimals reported.Hundreds of dogs starved to death in the Borodyanka shelter (Image: Network for Animals)Shocking footage from the shelter was shared on social media by UAnimals and Network for Animals, an international animal welfare organization.

Dog watches over body of man killed by Russians on street in Bucha

Dog watches over body of man killed by Russians on street in Bucha

A man lies dead body of a man lies inside a car ran over by a Russian tank (Picture: Getty Images) Tanya Nedashkivska, 57, mourns the death of her husband, killed in Bucha (Picture: AP) Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy speaks to the media in the city, on the outskirts of Kyiv (Picture: Reuters).

Puppy rescued from Ukraine stolen and injured two days after arriving in UK

Puppy rescued from Ukraine stolen and injured two days after arriving in UK

Brandy the dachshund managed to wriggle free but is thought to have been hit by a car (Picture: Triangle News)An eight-month-old sausage dog rescued from Ukraine has been left severely injured after a bungled attempt to steal her two days after she arrived in the UK.

How Ukrainian pets bring solace for some refugees but heartbreak for others

How Ukrainian pets bring solace for some refugees but heartbreak for others

At a nearby refugee reception centre in Lodyna just over the Polish border, a young girl arrived with her mother after a long journey from eastern Ukraine and the first thing she did after being given a camp-bed was to feed and cuddle the rats in her pet carrier.

One American left safety behind to care for abandoned animals in Ukraine

One American left safety behind to care for abandoned animals in Ukraine

Every day, Jeff Praul takes many of the dogs in the animal shelter for a walk, working to build trust and give the animals a feeling of normalcy.

Woman flees Kyiv with 20 French bulldogs crammed in her car

Woman flees Kyiv with 20 French bulldogs crammed in her car

The breeder will return to the conflict zone in order to save more animals (Picture: Kennedy News and Media) Olena escaped Ukraine with 20 bemused bulldogs crammed into her car (Picture: Kennedy News and Media)But as fuel prices skyrocket, Olena is struggling to afford both petrol and pet food.

Ukraine animal charities: 5 verified nonprofits to help refugees' pets

Ukraine animal charities: 5 verified nonprofits to help refugees' pets

Larger organizations are coordinating support for local animal shelters, but it’s dangerous work.Landsmann supports the efforts of this Ukrainian organization so much that she commended their work to Mike Arms, CEO of the Helen Woodward Animal Center in Rancho Santa Fe, California.

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

Ukrainian refugees: UK set to waive red tape for pets

With more than 2.5 million Ukrainians having been forced to leave the country, sources say ministers will waive the strict rule that requires owners to have a pet passport or health certificate to bring in their pets.

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Ukrainian pets: Government ‘talking to vets to work out how to let refugees bring animals to UK’

Another campaigner, Dominic Dyer, wrote to Lord Goldsmith: “This terrible conflict is ripping so many families apart, yet we are seeing an incredibly strong bond between people and companion animals that will not be broken by the evil brutality of Putin’s invasion forces...“If UK policy remains that no companion animals can enter the UK with refugees, we could see tens of thousands of dogs and cats having to be euthanised in Poland, Hungary and Romania in the weeks ahead.

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