Animals caught up in the Ukraine conflict continue to need help. In recognition of the continuing crisis we have decided to extend our fundraising effort until the end of April. So far, an amazing £7,000 has been donated (but see update at the bottom of this article), of which £5,000 is already in the hands of FOUR PAWS International, one of the largest and most experienced animal welfare charity operators in Ukraine and surrounding countries. Below is a picture taken by one of their team on the ground of a cat on its way to safety.
FOUR PAWS are helping all animals in crisis - we have requested that, where possible, contributions made via The Cat Gallery are allocated to directly aid the welfare of cats. Please take some time to see who FOUR PAWS are, and how they are helping in Ukraine and other countries around the world:
From all at The Cat Gallery and FOUR PAWS, thank you so much for supporting this vital cause. We continue to take in donations online, by phone and in our York shop.
UPDATE 28th APRIL: Total donated now £7,928
UPDATE 12th May: Total donated £8,069. We are passing 100% to FOUR PAWS, one of the most active animal welfare organisations in Ukraine and neighbouring countries. Thank you to everyone who has donated!