Hero vet braves Ukraine battle zone to rescue animals

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A veterinarian is being hailed as a hero after he navigated war-torn Ukraine to save animals caught in the crossfire of the rising conflict.

Jakub Kotowicz has rescued over 200 cats and 60 dogs from Lviv, across three convoys.

The 32-year-old entered the war zone last week as part of a caravan from Przemyśl on the Polish border.

The animals he liberated included Vira, a dog with a bullet caught in her spine; and a pygmy goat with deformed legs, named Sasha.

Kotowicz hopes to adopt the goat, who now shares a comfy bed with several Chihuahuas.

The vet opened up the animal rescue charity ADA Foundation when he was 17 and he’s using his organization to rescue the animals trapped in the war.

He told SWNS that he hopes to purchase another ambulance and transform a pizza store as a hub for more rescued animals and as a warehouse for packing supplies.

Despite many animals being hurt so badly, some had to be put down. However, several healthier and recovered animals will be re-homed across Europe. Two cats have been reunited with their Ukrainian parents.

“All the cats are very stressed, the journey from Lviv is one day and we crossed the border with a diplomatic pass but the queue from Ukraine was very long,” the animal doc noted….”

View the whole story here: https://nypost.com/2022/03/21/hero-vet-braves-ukraine-battle-zone-to-rescue-animals/

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