Ukraine war: Animal shelters struggle to cope with a surge of abandoned pets

Ukraine war: Animal shelters struggle to cope with a surge of abandoned pets

The cacophony of anger and desperation coming from cages at this animal shelter in Lviv is perhaps an appropriate metaphor for what Ukrainians are feeling 50 days into Russia’s invasion of the country. The center in western Ukraine is on the frontline of helping to care for pets deserted during the war. Whether their owners … Read more

More than 100 shelter dogs that survived starvation in war-torn Ukraine turned away at the Poland border, animal charity says

More than 100 shelter dogs that survived starvation in war-torn Ukraine turned away at the Poland border, animal charity says

Less than a week after more than 300 dogs were found dead in an animal shelter near Borodyanka, Ukraine, where they starved to death without any food or water for more than a month, a representative from Naturewatch Foundation tells CBS News that the dogs that survived are now being turned away at the Poland … Read more

Ukrainian zoo ‘will put down thousands of animals’ after Russian shelling

Ukrainian zoo 'will put down thousands of animals' after Russian shelling

A Ukrainian zoo will put down thousands of its animals after volunteers were forced to flee Russian shelling. The Feldman Ecopark in Kharkiv says its largest animals – including bears and lions – are set to be destroyed as there’s no way of getting them to safety. Oleksandr Feldman, the founder of the park and … Read more

How Ukraine’s top luxury department store adapted to war

How Ukraine's top luxury department store adapted to war

It has a history with wartime. Built in 1939 on the chic central Khreshchatyk Street, Tsum stands for Tsentralʹnyy Universalʹnyy Magazyn, or Central Universal Department Store. (It is not associated with the famous Tsum in Moscow.) During World War II, the street, including the city hall, stock exchange and famous Ginzburg House 12-storey “skyscraper”, were … Read more

Ukrainian zoo considers euthanizing big animals like lions and tigers after Russian shelling destroys enclosures

Ukrainian zoo considers euthanizing big animals like lions and tigers after Russian shelling destroys enclosures

A zoo in Kharviv, Ukraine says it may have to to euthanize some animals after Russian shelling destroyed enclosures. Feldman Ecopark is trying to relocate animals, but if that option fails, some animals, like lions and tigers, will have to be put to sleep. “Feldman Ecopark doesn’t exist anymore,” the zoo’s founder Alexander Feldman said … Read more

Why Biden’s release of US oil reserves won’t end pain at the pump | Business and Economy News

Why Biden's release of US oil reserves won't end pain at the pump |  Business and Economy News

Washington, DC- When Joe Biden announced that the United States would release more than 180 million barrels of oil from its strategic petroleum reserve over the next six months, the US president hailed it as an historic move that would lower fuel prices in the US. The price at the pump has surged amid Russia’s … Read more

Castle Rock coffee shop donating to Ukrainian animal rescue

Castle Rock coffee shop donating to Ukrainian animal rescue

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. — Through pictures and videos sent from the Romania-Ukraine border, there’s a glimpse of the emotional process that refugees experience getting their pets to safety. Now, a coffee shop in Castle Rock wants to help fund the efforts of a team that’s making sure pets can enter the European Union (EU). michelle … Read more

The Animals of Ukraine Tell Their Own Story

The Animals of Ukraine Tell Their Own Story

It’s striking how many stories and pictures from the war in Ukraine involve animals. One of the first Ukrainian civilian victims was a woman killed by Russian shelling as she tried to bring shelter dogs to safety near Kyiv. During the evacuation of the city, railway platforms and trains were crowded with pets of all … Read more

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Latest news on Russia and the war in Ukraine

Most animals in a shelter near Kyiv have died due to Russia’s invasion, NGO says Most of the animals kept in a shelter near Ukraine’s capital city of Kyiv have died as a result of Russia’s invasion, according to animal rights advocacy group UAnimals. The NGO said in an online post that of the 485 … Read more

Germany works to cut Russian control of critical energy facilities – POLITICO

Germany works to cut Russian control of critical energy facilities – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article Having spent years cozying up to Russian oil and gas interests, Germany is now scrambling to loosen their grip and take back control of its critical energy infrastructure. Berlin is looking into forcing Kremlin-backed Gazprom to sell critical gas storage facilities across Germany, effectively meaning an expropriation of … Read more