Greece is sending more than 11 tons of pet food and sanitary equipment for the pets of Ukrainian refugees currently at the Polish-Ukranian border. A truck will leave Kalochori, Thessaloniki, and the aid will be distributed to Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homeland with pets: dogs, cats and rabbits.
A make-shift veterinary clinic has been reportedly established at the Polish-Ukranian border.
The aid is an initiative of the Greek Interior Ministry with the Panhellenic Veterinary Association, while the pet food and the sanitary equipment have been donated by two companies.
The truck will be accompanied by the president and the vice president of the Panhellenic Veterinary Association.
Shipments of pet food and medicines will continue in the next period.
It is noted that from the first moment of the war in Ukraine, the Panhellenic Veterinary Association tried to help the people who took the road of refuge and appealed to the Greek veterinarians in order to treat the pets, which they bring with them free of charge.
To date, a list of about 100 points – veterinary clinics and veterinary offices throughout Greece – has been created and they voluntarily provide the care services of pets coming from war-torn Ukraine with their guardians.
Refugees can go to these vet clinics and offices to have their pets examined.
The list of volunteer veterinarians has been notified to the Embassy of Ukraine and the General Directorate of Agricultural Economy and Veterinary Medicine of the Ministry of Rural Development and Food.
As from next week, volunteers from the Veterinary Association will be at the border of Promachonas in northern Greece in order to examine and treat pets of Ukrainian refugees in specific structures.
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