A truck loaded with a belly and a half of dog and cat food—collected in partnership with brands Mars-Petcare and Virbac—and veterinary care equipment, will depart from the Tuileries Shelter (77). Destination: Ukrainian border. The entire operation is funded by the 30 Million Friends Foundation. Dr. Pierre Huberdieu, a veterinarian, and Michel Dubuche volunteered to hit the road and distribute aid to those who need it most.
Start signal! Under the auspices of the 30 Million Friends Foundation, and in partnership with the Mars-Petcare® Group and the Virbac® brand, a multi-purpose vehicle will take off on the road to the Ukrainian border. On board the ship, over a ton of dog and cat food, as well as veterinary care equipment. At the wheel, two volunteer volunteers: Dr. Pierre Huberdieu, a veterinarian at the Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes (National Museum of Natural History) in Paris as well as at the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA) in the Paris region, and his friend Michel Dubose, a Franco-Polish communications officer at Paris Bar.
Helping refugee animals and those left behind in Ukraine
More than 900,000 head of cattle have been abandoned in Ukraine or taken with their refugee families.
Dr. Pierre Huberdieu, veterinarian
The team also has a passenger… of dogs: Mr. Dobosz’s dog, a Creole Shepherd who was adopted from a shelter, and who was traveling to Poland with her master. ” Pierre and I, we just met while walking our dogs The smiling master of Moonlight – known as “Moonie”. The two friends are now reunited on a joint mission to help the animals that remained in Ukraine and the animals of the refugees. ” More than 900,000 animals have been abandoned or transported with their families to neighboring countriesThe vet blows. I chose this profession to help all animals, so if I could put my skills to the service of the human and animal victims of this war, I would be most honored. »
While Michel Dubose took charge of the logistical aspects of the trip, Dr. Pierre Huberdeau organized a large selection of veterinary equipment (see photo below) from his colleagues: “ more than 300 People reply within minutes of a social media post. The young practitioner also made contact with his trusted counterparts, who would receive the precious cargo upon arrival. Thus, on the Polish side, Professor Wojciech Nisanski – Head of the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the Wroclaw University of Sciences and member of the Polish Small Animal Veterinary Society – will ensure the redistribution of aid to refugees with their animals. On the Ukrainian side, three doctors and professors from Lviv Veterinary University – members of the Ukrainian Small Animal Veterinary Society – will provide assistance to shelters located in war zones, where the situation is critical due to shortages.
The Foundation of 30 Million Friends continues to mobilize in this field
Our operation will be long-term, given the catastrophic situation.
Riha Houtin, President of the 30 Million Friends Foundation
” Since the early days of the conflict, Enterprise 30 Rally millions of friends by finding all means to help the animals of Ukraine and their families. So we gave two emergency aids to a vet in Romania for Funding food, vaccinations and identification papers for refugee dogs and catsRiha explains two whales. We are now continuing to work on the ground. Our operation will be long-term, given the catastrophic situation of animals in Ukraine. »« If we can respond to the emergency, it is thanks to the generosity of donors. ”, confirms the head of the 30 Million Friends Foundation.
Dr. Huberdeau wanted to ” Thank you to the 30 Million Friends Foundation and for your great sharing “to organize the project as well” veterinary community ” And ” All the people who supported this process. Once on-site help is delivered, the two friends don’t intend to stop there. ” Like Pierre, I took a week off. I will go back to Warsaw (Poland’s capital, editor’s note) To participate in humanitarian volunteer work. Because, so far, Poland hosts 2.5 1 million refugees – out of 3 One million people have fled Ukraine “,” confirms Mr. Dobosz. ” I am planning to stay there for a short week to provide veterinary care for the refugee animals. Dr. Huberdeau says.
Long journey through Europe
But for now, the volunteers are focused on their next long journey. ” First we pick up the truck at 15y In the capital, then we go to the National Museum of Natural History to collect the veterinary equipment collected by Pierre. Then we make our way to sanctuary 30 Millions of Tuilerie Friends (77) as the bulk of pregnancy awaits us, and that means Crockett for dogs and cats. This is where our “real” journey begins. But the roads are good, and above all, the spirits are good ! Mr. Dubose smiles.
From Seine-et-Marne, the convoy will head to eastern France via Metz, before crossing the border with Germany at Saarbrücken. After that, the volunteers will head to Nuremberg where they will stop, and then along the German-Czech border near Dresden. After entering Poland via Görlitz, they will take Route 4 to Wrocław, where they will unload the cargo portion for refugees. Finally, they will continue to the Ukrainian border. ” We may not be able to cross it (Foreigners are not allowed to enter Ukrainian territory, editor’s note)but we will make contact with our Ukrainian contacts Altogether, more than ten hours of driving – interspersed with stops – awaits them!
To follow the progress of the process as closely as possible with the volunteers, stay connected by following the 30 Million Friends Foundation on social networks: Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.