Albany vet among group helping animals at Ukraine border

Many of the refugees fleeing Ukraine are bringing their pets with them. They are carrying the animals in whatever they could grab.

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Animals, just like their owners, are cold, hungry, tired, and stressed.

Dave Chico, a veterinarian from Albany, was there to help. He’s a volunteer with a group called IFAW: The International Fund for Animal Welfare, and he told NewsChannel 13 what he saw firsthand.

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"Many of the people are leaving quickly, so they don’t have time to have the appropriate supplies to support travel and some of these people have been on the road for days," said Chico.

Refugees with animals are directed to the IFAW tent, where they make sure the animals are okay, and get lots of necessities and care.

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Learn about the many services IFAW helps provide by watching the video of Kumi Tucker’s story.

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