The story of Jacob, a veterinarian hero who risked his life to save dogs and cats injured in the war in Ukraine

Among the heroes, who often remain in the shadow of Ukraine’s aggression, is, of course, Jacob Kotovich, a veterinarian who risked his life to save hundreds of animals trapped in the war.

The 32-year-old traveled to the conflict zone by joining a caravan from Prajemisal on the Polish border. One task that has led him to rescue about 200 cats and 60 dogs from Lviv in the last two weeks and more: Rescued animals include Sasha, a two-month-old pygmy goat whose legs were damaged and he now shares the kennel with other Chihuahuas. . The veterinarian has already decided to keep and adopt.


The journey of salvation, which lasted five days without ever being able to sleep, was as dangerous as it was complicated, and the animals suffered severe stress. Something. Sadly, they too were seriously injured and the veterinarian was forced to drop them off. But instead many have been saved and will now have to go through a long and intense rehabilitation process to settle in Europe. There is also the story of a happy ending, as in the case of the two cats who found their Ukrainian owners.


The Ada Foundation, an animal rescue charity founded by Jacob when he was 17, bought a cart for a seven-year-old dog named Vira with a bullet in his spine. He, like other injured animals, is being treated at a private veterinary clinic available to the organization: the Ada Foundation, which is considering buying a new ambulance and converting a pizzeria into an extra space to house animals, already has a “dog village”. , Where four-legged friends may become accustomed to the furniture used as sofas and tables, and may be observed by potential owners.


In addition to the grants received, volunteers from Denmark, Ireland, Canada and the United States have come to help the veterinarian and his staff. Everyone is ready to take care of these animals and pass the trauma that war has given them.

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