The countries and organizations helping Ukraine’s pet refugees find a safe haven

More than one million people have fled Ukraine so far according to UN estimates, with a further three million expected to leave because of the Russian invasion. While countries across Europe have changed their immigration rulesmaking it easier for people to seek asylum and find safety, many have asked: what about pets? When we talk … Read more

Polish volunteers line up to help Ukrainian refugees

“Przemysl is the heart of Europe, and possibly the heart of the whole world,” Dariusz Lapa, a city official, enthused in an interview published in the regional daily newspaper Zycie (Life) yesterday. “Our town is the first safe place reached by refugees.” Moved to action by anger over the Russian invasion of Ukraine, hundreds of … Read more

Ukraine appeal – Banbury pulls together with Polish community to collect items to help desperate Ukrainian refugees arriving in their country

Shocked and traumatised Ukrainian families are living in tent villages along their country’s borders. Picture by Getty The Polish community living in town has set up a collection for food, bedding and other necessary items for the Ukrainians who are being put up in tent villages being erected on the Polish border. Magdalena Kwiecińska began … Read more

Pet transport company offers rare, no-contact service to Midpeninsula during a crucial time | News

Jeanne Salem can tell you just about every way to bathe a cat, even those that may be feeling a bit grumpy. It’s knowledge she recently learned to help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 while transporting pets to and from veterinary clinics throughout the Bay Area in her specially outfitted pet cabs. Salem, who … Read more

Beware hidden fees of moving pets overseas

There could be big discrepancies between the quoted fees of pet relocation providers and actual expenditures owners are charged in the end. SING TAO, STAFF PHOTO Previous Next Maisy Mok The Consumer Council is warning pet owners about unexpected expenses when hiring agencies to help relocate pets overseas amid the emigration wave. The watchdog said … Read more

Homeward Bound: GBHS Transport Program Seeks Volunteer Drivers for Life-Saving Road Trips

Greater Birmingham Humane Society volunteers Eddie Hernandez, above left and Dalton Noble, with two puppies headed for a new home in Wisconsin last week. Journal photos by Jordan Wald. By Emily Williams-Robertshaw For the Greater Birmingham Humane Society, the “dog days of summer” not only bring high temperatures, but they also bring an influx of … Read more

CDC Eases Up on Dog Travel Ban

The United States government has eased up on a rule that had banned the importation of dogs from 113 countries because of concerns over fraudulent rabies vaccination certificates. The change comes less than six weeks after the ruling, which pet owners had was overly restrictive, went into full effect. As of Oct. 14, the Centers … Read more


VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Banfield Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, in partnership with the Humane Society of Tulsa (HST), a leader in animal transport, today unveiled a custom-built 38-foot mobile transport and disaster response truck and trailer. The new vehicle will transport 5,000 pets annually, deployed to help pets in need after … Read more