- A 53-year-old woman named Olena Lukash took the bull by the horn and drove several kilometers into war-torn Ukraine to save her dogs
- Olena is a dog breeder and a lover of dogs who calls the lovely cuties her children which she has the responsibility of caring for
- She has removed the 50 French bulldogs out of danger and away from endless bombardments from Russian agressors who invaded Ukraine on February 24
Olena Lukash, 53, had to leave her home in Kyiv to seek refuge in Poland as Russian bombardments increased in Ukraine.
The lady took along with her 20 of her dogs and drove them to the Polish border. In her hopes, the whole chaos would be over soon, and then she will return to care for her dogs.
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She returned for the remaining dogs
But unable to bear the thoughts of what would happen to her remaining dogs, she had to make the journey again to Kyiv to get the remaining 30 French bulldogs, Daily Mail reports.
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''My dogs are my children. My job is my dogs. These are all French Bulldogs - my favourite breed for 30 years now. I didn't believe a war could start. The first week I thought that everything would end quickly, then shells began to fall near the house and I realised that I needed to save my four-legged children.
"I took the first batch of dogs [10 dogs and 10 puppies] to Poland on March 9. The drive took me four days. There is a lot of traffic on the roads.
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"I returned home when our village was occupied by Russian troops and took out the rest of the dogs and puppies [20 dogs and 10 puppies. Now we are 300km away from the hostilities but I plan to take all my dogs to a safe place in Europe.
"I love my dogs very much. I am ready to do a lot to save the lives of defenceless animals. I have strength and doing for this. They are obedient and I am strong. I manage. Most importantly, we are all together and safe."
The story was also shared on Instagram by @dailymail.
See the post below:
Social media users react
Many social media users have reacted to the story. Here are a few of what they have to say:
"French bulldogs are so cute."
"Wonderful news I hope save the frenchie."
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"This is awesome."
Charity organisation saves bats in Ukraine from Russian bombardments
In a related development, Legit.ng had previously reported that a charitable organisation saved some bats from bombardments in Ukraine.
According to the story, the group decided to remove the bats and keep them in refrigerators where they will stay safe.
Their action attracted reactions from members of the public with some asking why they had to save bats instaed of humans.