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Ukraine Support Update

By 24 June 2024No Comments

GCCF has donated £33,730.76 for the Ukraine Appeal supporting Nowzad through donations and match funding from April 2022 to June 2024.

On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded Ukraine in an escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian War that started in 2014. The invasion became the largest attack on a European country since World War II.

We saw the devastation being caused to this country by the Russian troops and witnessed the suffering of its people and pets and felt compelled to support.

At the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy, we care deeply about the effect this was and still is having on the people and pets of Ukraine. Animals are the forgotten victims of war – they do not understand war or conflict, and we wanted to support the people of Ukraine as they had to flee their country, often with their beloved pets.

Through donations and collections at shows we have raised £14,365.38 which was matched pound for pound by the GCCF so we were able to send £33,730.76 (including our initial £5000.00 donation) to Ukraine to support their animals over the last 2 years.

We chose to send this money via the UK based charity, Nowzad, and the photo attached shows some of the great work they are doing.

We would like to thank everyone who donated and hope you find the photographs interesting.

We have now closed our donation page but you can still donate to the support via Nowzad and Rolda, please find the links below.