In times of war, everyone has a sphere of influence and responsibility. While our brave soldiers protect us on the war front, we defend Ukraine in the rear! Everyone has their own front. For some, it is a volunteer and, for others, a cultural or informational front. The act of helping our four-legged friends unfolded during the first days of the full-scale war. After all, the war affects not only people but animals as well, and they also need our help.
She has enough love and care in her soul to house almost a hundred rescued dogs and take care of animals that lost their owners and homes to the war. Marina Postol is not just an animal rescue activist; she is an absolute “zoo angel” for her dependents! She knows the needs and troubles of homeless animals in Chernihiv like no one else. She has been feeding them and caring for those injured by the explosions, even under active shelling, risking her life. “Animals need our care and love,” Marina says. “I wish I could have even more opportunities to help them all.”
“Every dog in Chernihiv knows me”, animal activist Nadiya jokes. “I drive around the city daily, giving food to wagging tails, and they immediately run out to meet me when they hear my scooter’s engine. They cannot take care of themselves, cannot ask for help; they are speechless, but in their eyes, there is so much hope and faith in us humans”.
“Volunteering is a self-sacrificing kind of work that requires a lot of physical and psychological resources, but the paradox is that the more you invest yourself into volunteering, to the extent when it seems that you should go empty, the more you are renewed. You are filled with the energy of life, faith, and hope. Currently, I coordinate several small but successful animal volunteering initiatives in Chernihiv. This experience came into my life to show what true gratitude and devotion are. I am extremely grateful to the volunteers who do such incredible things for the animals! Getting to know such heroes, you understand that there is so much good and light in the world! And it makes me want to live on and create more volunteer opportunities”.
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