Ukraine families refusing to leave pets behind, San Diego Humane Society urging people to help

Ukraine families refusing to leave pets behind, San Diego Humane Society urging people to help

“It’s unimaginable,” said President of the San Diego Humane Society, Dr. Gary Weitzman.

Many Ukraine families are refusing to leave without their pets and are taking their animals with them as they flee Russia’s invasion. A young woman is pictured traveling with her cat on a train.

Animal rescue crews met families with pets at the Ukraine-Romania border with food, blankets and veterinary care.

Full story on CBS8.com: https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/nation-world/ukraine/ukraine-families-refusing-to-leave-pets-behind/509-8f14ec3f-291a-4e00-a367-076c2483169f

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40 Comments

  1. Lee Touzeau on June 16, 2022 at 2:52 am

    Blame Putin.

  2. Junior Ortiz on June 16, 2022 at 2:53 am

    Where’s the WWF The wildlife federation in short what are they doing for the animals in Ukraine they can be out there saving killer whales that’s all good and dandy but how about the animals that need your help right now

  3. Stop Putin on June 16, 2022 at 3:00 am
  4. C. J Woodson on June 16, 2022 at 3:01 am

    Congratulations!!! They are your family. You wouldn’t leave your children behind. Don’t leave your fur babies!!!

  5. Marge Mercurio on June 16, 2022 at 3:02 am

    GOD BLESS YOU ALL POWERFULLY!!!
    GOD WILL VINDICATE UKRAINE!!!

  6. SugarTomAppleRoger on June 16, 2022 at 3:03 am

    This is so heartening. It makes you want to help the Ukrainian people.

  7. Orlando Flores on June 16, 2022 at 3:04 am

    This pets simply are part of the family.

  8. Helena Nunes on June 16, 2022 at 3:05 am

    Thanks tô help the Animals.they até more friend than human people.whose in Wars leave then.god protect tou .

  9. Joel Galvan on June 16, 2022 at 3:05 am

    No way I’d leave , my fur baby, behind. We could die, together.

  10. Brigitte Schuler on June 16, 2022 at 3:06 am

    So viele Menschen, die viel mehr aushalten müssen als unsere endlich zurückgetretene Ministerin Spiegel.
    4 Wochen Urlaub in Frankreich für die Flüchtlinge und 20.000 € mtl. für die Flüchtlinge!

  11. Asdfg Qwert on June 16, 2022 at 3:09 am

    В случае таких международных правонарушений надо обращаться в "Интерпол".

  12. Drake borskiy on June 16, 2022 at 3:09 am

    The u.s government also censors free speech

  13. Sophy Roeun on June 16, 2022 at 3:11 am

    I think movie star should help donate money to help. They are very rich!

  14. maria rita Amoroso on June 16, 2022 at 3:12 am

    This is fantastic .Beautiful action for the pets .Love is the more important thing in this moment.

  15. Maria Ariz on June 16, 2022 at 3:13 am

    ¡Que Humanidad!, ¡Que Ejemplo!, ¡Así se Hace!, para Quien equivocada/ piense que primero es lo que se tiene, las riquezas o poseciones materiales, por que lo más hermoso e importante cierta/ es ¡nuestros seres queridos, a quienes Amamamos!, ¡el Cariño tan inmenso que nos dan vale Mucho más que todas esas poseciones vacías!, por que lo más Importante es la Vida y el Afecto, El Amor de los nuestros, por que está probado para ser Feliz no son los objetos, riquezas o poder lo que lo logra, Muchos con todo eso no han logrado serlo, encambio muchas personas sin ojos o sin manos y pies y son Feliz, debido no a lo que tienen, si no debido al Amor que Comparten 1Juan:4:8 pues lo más Poderoso Es El, ¡Puesto que Dios Mismo es Amor!.

  16. Una_Gi on June 16, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Most European countries with usually very strict travel restrictions for pets (due to rabies) have discontinued these rules and regulations for refugees with their pets. Vets in Germany will treat animals for free for minor treatments and funds have been established if pets need bigger surgeries etc. Same or similar in Poland, Hungary and other countries.

    We have dogs, cats and ducks and chickens. If we ever have to evacuate due to natural disaster or war, we have prepared a routine how we will manage all in two cars. Pets are family, even our pet chicken 🙂

  17. forever yours on June 16, 2022 at 3:14 am

    Thank you so much to all helpers for giving aid to those poor people and pets, respect to you all ❤

  18. Gulam Vira on June 16, 2022 at 3:15 am

    God bless you wonderful people to rescue this innocent helpless voiceless animals who never expected such a hell will fall upon them and worst part is to gets the animals separated from their loved ones who never expected this nasty war will bring. God be with all the organisations for their outstanding contributions and may they receive the donations from good animals lovers.love from Tanzania

  19. aurelijapost on June 16, 2022 at 3:17 am

    It’s so human… To compare with Russian occupants who shoot civilians children, bomb cities… Cars and buses with children fleeing country ..

  20. Ani Costa on June 16, 2022 at 3:17 am

    Eu vi uns caras caçando e matando alguns cachorros, pisando na garganta, fiquei muito chocada

  21. Masia Bilik on June 16, 2022 at 3:21 am

    I am from Ukraine.Please HELP MARIUPOL.SAVE UKRAINE CHILDREN.RUSSIAN SOLDIER KILL ANIMALS IN BUCHA AND ANDERE CITY!!!

  22. gilda factura on June 16, 2022 at 3:23 am

    Where can I donate

  23. Anna Belly on June 16, 2022 at 3:23 am

    They don’t have leave their pet. Their pet is a part of their family !°

  24. Linda on June 16, 2022 at 3:24 am

    “Ukraine families refuse to leave pets behind” over here in the US we leave them behind at the drop of a hat. Or move and oops! We forgot the dog, oh well….

  25. D. on June 16, 2022 at 3:29 am

    Human beings are responsible for the animals’ welfare. Just like innocent people, these animals are innocent.

  26. Donna Reid on June 16, 2022 at 3:30 am

    Old prams or pull along trolleys would be good to collect too to give people something to carry their heavier and older pets in to carry their weight. Just put a clean dry blanket in them to make their journey more comfortable. Even an old shopping trolley ( with good wheels ) with a blanket on the bottom for cushioning could have been used ( for instance ) to put that big old tired looking yellow Labrador in to help carry him along. In times of war, you need to make do with anything possible.

  27. Ирина Посканная on June 16, 2022 at 3:36 am

    Хорошо бы этот канал на русском языке,чтобы понять.

  28. Rebecca McCoy on June 16, 2022 at 3:37 am

    It’s breaking my heart. I could never leave my dog behind and I don’t care what happens to me. I’ll do what I can for them.

  29. Anne Thorne on June 16, 2022 at 3:37 am

    Our pet are faithful to us human they are part of our family we must take them if possible

  30. Linda Kazsals on June 16, 2022 at 3:39 am

    I would like to help out. To what address should I send a check?

  31. Deanne kliene on June 16, 2022 at 3:40 am

    I could NEVER leave my pets ….ever! That would haunt me forever….in a war torn country……

  32. Pamela Novelli on June 16, 2022 at 3:40 am

    No no the pet must come too! The Ukrainians love their pets! So proud of them too taking their pets along with them! No way would I leave my pet behind no no way!

  33. adds jo on June 16, 2022 at 3:41 am

    Putin is evil he’s the new Hitler

  34. Richard Anibal Morales Jimenez on June 16, 2022 at 3:43 am

    Desde Ecuador fantástico son verdaderos SERES humanos muy bien. Tienen un alto sentido de respeto a la Vida. Continúen son verdaderos héroe.
    .Saludos que Dios los bendiga cuiden a todos y a su NACIÓN Gloria a Ukrania …….

  35. Eleana Pshock on June 16, 2022 at 3:43 am

    That money never get to the People in Ucrania

  36. charz pak on June 16, 2022 at 3:44 am

    Zs fault!.this has to happen. He should stop hating Russians n killing them bec he has enemies too

  37. Roshini Kahandawala on June 16, 2022 at 3:45 am

    God bless

  38. Cracker Barrel on June 16, 2022 at 3:45 am

    I’ve been dealing with a contact in Kiev. I’m planning to put my boots down in order to help our furry families within the Ukraine, most likely with UAnimals. Any advice or updates would be appreciated. Planning to fly over in August.

  39. Petra on June 16, 2022 at 3:48 am

    Off course they dont leave their pets ! I would never either!

  40. Claire Cronin on June 16, 2022 at 3:50 am

    I’m sitting here on my bed with my beloved cat Lily next to me, her little paw on my arm, which is her way of comfort, knowing I am always there beside her. I couldn’t leave her behind. I’d literally risk my life for her. Pets are invaluable to people and my heart breaks seeing people refusing to leave their pets behind ❤️

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