May 2022

Online fund-raiser set up by Pets at Home Group to support pets through charities working on the ground raises £100,000 – with the same figure pledged from the group.

8 mins

Small animal vet Tim Sandys, who signed up to the Homes for Ukraine scheme, was matched with a family from Kharkiv, but faced delays and red tape bringing them and their dog to the UK.

19 mins

April 2022

Defra halted imports from Ukraine, Poland, Belarus and Romania for health reasons, and also to free up quarantine space for the owned pets of refugees coming to the UK from the war zone.

9 mins

Officials are concerned about the health risks for the UK of large numbers of rescue animals entering the country, and instead Defra wants to prioritise pets of refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

6 mins

The Federation of European Companion Animal Veterinary Associations and The Webinar Vet teamed up for the event, which ran all day on 9 April and featured 19 live sessions.

3 mins

Staff from across the VetPartners group of practices raised the cash via a series of fund-raising initiatives, including cake sales, raffles and donations in exchange for free vet services.

5 mins

Insurance provider to offer cover of up to £4,000 for pets brought to UK by those fleeing war.

4 mins

Humane Society International and partner groups have established a fund, backed by Mars Incorporated, to pay for up to €250 (£209) for up to five pets each in 38 countries – including UK.

8 mins

March 2022

Follow-up border checks by APHA showed a shipment of 19 animals imported by a rescue charity from Ukraine travelled on falsified rabies documentation. 

6 mins

British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine, which had been coordinating the sending of medical equipment to human and vet medics, turns attention to supplying vet medicines.

7 mins

“As a professional association we recognise we can play a useful role in connecting UK vets with Ukrainian veterinary professionals seeking refuge here” – BVA president Justine Shotton.

6 mins

Vets4Ukraine2022, born out of vets wanting to do something, is raising funds to help people caught up in Russian invasion.

5 mins

VetChoir UK to make virtual recording with singers contributing cash as well as their voices to the effort. 

4 mins

A full list of items that can be donated has been put together by British Veterinary Professionals for Ukraine, which is still also welcoming cash donations. 

9 mins

Following extensive lobbying, the Government has put in place emergency support measures to help people fleeing war-torn Ukraine bring their pets with them to the UK.

6 mins

Nightly free CPD sessions were held for a week, with delegates attending from across the world and helping to raise money for UNICEF work in war-torn country.

2 mins

A group of eight neurologists from across Europe have been running a webinar per night all week, with the final one tonight (11 March), and encouraging attendees to donate to UNICEF appeal.

4 mins

Former marine wants to create a staging post in Poland for supplies that can be used to support and resupply animal shelters in war-torn Ukraine once humanitarian corridors open up.

9 mins

Members of the public have been donating items to an appeal launched by Bourton Vale Equine Clinic after practice clinical director Greg Staniek put out a call to aid refugees fleeing into Poland.

8 mins

A second-generation Ukrainian vet is coordinating a massive relief effort to send vital medical supplies to help save lives of civilians injured following brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine.

16 mins