LI-based Paws of War aiding Ukrainian refugees, their pets at border crossings

Paws of War will also bring some of the dogs and cats to Long Island to be adopted.

News 12 Staff

Mar 21, 2022, 9:35 PM

Updated 817 days ago

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A Long Island-based organization is making sure that Ukrainian refugees and their pets are getting the help they need.
"There's a lot of humanitarian aid, but there is nothing for these pets," says Robert Misseri, of Paws of War in Nesconset.
Paws of War has volunteers at two separate borders in Romania and Poland, who are helping people with their pets by supplying them with food, crates and blankets for future travels.
Misseri say when they show refugees a pet carrier, "It's as if you just gave them the lottery." He says they are exhausted and frustrated; and the animals are frightened.
The pets are also getting vaccinations, calming treats and critical supplies. Volunteers are also temporarily sheltering the pets.
Paws of War will also bring some of the dogs and cats to Long Island to be adopted. Officials from Paws of War hope to fill empty kennels with dogs and cats from Ukraine once they get approved by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
"We're going to make sure they're in the best of homes," says Misseri.
Paws of War is asking people for monetary donations to buy pet supplies in Poland and Romania instead of sending supplies from the United States, which is more expensive.


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