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Emergency evacuation from Ukraine

Dramatic call for help from Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine is dramatic. Not only people, but also animals are suffering from the war. The entire Donetsk region is to be forcibly evacuated. Many have already left the region. But a local animal welfare activist did not want to flee without her animals, and asked Gut Aiderbichl for help. She took care of 94 orphaned dogs and 29 cats left behind in the war zone.

Under the most difficult conditions, the animal rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl succeeded in bringing a total of 123 animals to safety in two spectacular rescue trips. For this purpose, Gut Aiderbichl rented and renovated an empty animal shelter in Bissendorf near Osnabrück to house the animals. The animals were exposed to great psychological stress, were very traumatized and urgently needed medical care. We can only do this with your help!

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No animal is left behind

Due to official problems in Ukraine, it was unfortunately not possible to take all animals with us during our first emergency evacuation in mid-September. 68 animals had to stay behind in Donetsk. For the animal rescuers of Gut Aiderbichl it is an obligation to save all of them. No animal will be left behind!

In mid-October, all the necessary documents were gathered and the courageous animal rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl were able to set off on their second journey. At this point, under the most difficult conditions, the Gut Aiderbichl staff managed to bring the remaining animals to safety. They were given initial care in the specially rented animal shelter in Osnabrück, where they could recover from their exertions.

All of the 123 rescued animals were exposed to great psychological stress, were very traumatized and needed urgent medical care.

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It's done!

The relief is great! The risky relief mission to Dobropillia, near the front line, has come to a good end. All 123 animals could be rescued from Ukraine. The animals are now being cared for in the rescue center in Osnabrück. With their care, we took over a big financial responsibility.

Reunion joy

After a risky journey through Ukraine, our employees are now on site in Dobropillia for the second time. The joy for the reunion is great! Finally, the remaining 68 animals can be loaded. Other animal rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl are already waiting in the next largest town to bring the animals across the border and thus to safety.

On the road again

Second emergency evacuation from Ukraine

Our brave animal rescuers have left for their second trip to Ukraine. The fight continues and time is running out. In the embattled area near Donetsk, 68 animals are still waiting to be rescued. Unfortunately, due to regulatory problems in Ukraine, it was not possible to take all the animals with us on our first emergency evacuation in September. But our rescuers are not giving up. No animal will be left behind! Therefore, our staff has been on the road again for hours to rescue the remaining animals from Ukraine.

Finally arrived

But it is not over yet

We have made it! After days of driving under the most difficult conditions, our animal rescuers have finally arrived at our rescue center in Osnabrück. The rescuers, as well as the 45 dogs and 10 cats, are visibly relieved to have survived the journey safely. But the relief is not of long duration. Due to official problems in Ukraine, it was unfortunately not possible for us to take all the animals with us. 70 of them are still waiting in Donetsk for their rescue! We do not leave any animals behind and therefore we are already planning the next trip to Ukraine. Time is running out and we will not give up until we have brought all 125 animals to safety.

Arrival at the shelter

and then the shock

After a tedious and hours-long drive, our animal rescuers have finally found a way to the animals in Ukraine. They are loading the animals and now the shock: Due to official problems we can not take all of them. It breaks our hearts - but we are not giving up and are planning another trip. In the meantime, our animal rescuers are on their way to leave the war zone with 45 dogs and 10 cats.

Terrible pictures

from Ukraine

While our animal rescuers are on their way to the shelter in Ukraine, more and more terrible pictures of the animal suffering on site reach us. The situation is getting more and more dramatic. We hope that we will still arrive there in time!

Ride of our animal rescuers

through Ukraine

Our animal rescuers have been on the road for hours, desperately trying to find a way to the animal rescuer Tatjana with her over 100 dogs and cats in the embattled Donetsk region. Unfortunately, there are many roadblocks and the roads are partly in very bad condition. But we are not giving up and are confident to find a way! We will report again as soon as we finally reach Tatjana and her animals!

Dramatic call for help

from Ukraine

We received a desperate call for help from an animal rescuer in the embattled Donetsk region. She takes care of over 100 dogs and cats there. Now the whole area is to be evacuated. But she cannot and will not leave the animals to their fate. Gut Aiderbichl is her last hope!
We can't look the other way and we're on our way right now!

Once again in Ukraine

Fully loaded with food and in-kind donations, we set off again for Ukraine. Unfortunately, we could not, as planned, bring the relief supplies directly to the animal welfare activist in Mykolayiv, because the roads were closed due to bombardments. However, thanks to the help of a bus driver, all the food and material donations finally reached the animal welfare activist from Mykolayiv, who in turn was able to distribute them to animal shelters and needy private individuals and their animals. It is moving to see what it's possible when we all stick together to protect the animals.

At Gut Aiderbichl

The Ukrainian families with over 40 animals have finally arrived at Gut Aiderbichl. Now they can recover a little from the traumatic experiences and the dogs can romp on the large dog run that was built for them and leave the stress behind. Even though we have helped the Ukrainian families and their animals out of their predicament, they are still left with the sad fate of having lost their homes and having to leave the men behind in the war zone. This fate is shared by many other people and animals. We strive to help as many as possible and urgently need your support!

Meeting

In the early hours of the morning, our animal rescuers met the Ukrainian family and their animals. The relief about the assurance of accommodation at the Schroffner estate of Gut Aiderbichl (in Henndorf near Salzburg) was palpable. However, the group still has a long journey ahead of them. They will make a stopover in Hungary to recover a little from their exertions.
In the meantime, the work in Henndorf is in full swing: the accommodation is being prepared for the family of 8 and a large run is being built for the numerous dogs.

Late in the evening

at the border

Our animal rescuers are still at the Ukrainian border waiting for the family. Previously, they delivered over 1500 kg of dog food to the local animal shelter. We sincerely hope that the family will be able to cross the border safely with their animals.
Support our rescue mission with a donation to help the animals and their owners - quickly and effectively. We will inform you as soon as we receive news!

Arrived

on the border with Ukraine

Our animal rescuers are in Siret in the border area and provide help on the spot. In the meantime, they have made contact with a group that is currently fleeing with their animals across the border to Romania. The family does not have the heart to leave their animals behind in the war zone and would like to bring their four-legged friends to safety. The animal rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl are helping! We will keep you up to date!

Departure

Direction Ukraine

The animal rescuers from Gut Aiderbichl in action. On Friday, they will set off for the Ukrainian border. Fully loaded with dog food and first aid kits, they have an important mission: to help the people and animals who are in need because of the war.

Support our rescue mission with a donation to help the animals and their owners.

Look not look away - Gut Aiderbichl provides unbureaucratic and fast help on site.

Dieter Ehrengruber, Board of Trustees Gut Aiderbichl

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