Ukrainian powerlifter rushes in to save pets from flooding

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Dogs were rescued from rising floodwaters successful the Kherson portion resulting from the illness of a large dam nearby. Retrieved with loving pats and gentle embraces, their aboriginal is looking overmuch brighter and drier. Helping to spearhead these rescues is simply a acquainted face. 

Scripps News has been pursuing Anna Kurkurina for months present arsenic she saves abandoned pets aft they were near to endure the war. Kurkurina, a erstwhile weightlifter, present dedicates her spot to redeeming these helpless animals — feeding them, transporting them to veterinarians for aesculapian care, uncovering them a harmless spot to stay, adjacent taking successful a fewer herself. 

"I won't permission them. I won't beryllium capable to ever. You can't proceed to unrecorded successful bid erstwhile you prevention 1 beingness portion thousands of others die," Kurkurina said. 

It’s a much unsafe ngo present arsenic the floodwaters crest crossed a large swathe of the south. Thousands of Ukrainians abandoned their inundated homes aft the dam was critically damaged. 

Residents waded done waist-high waters with children connected their shoulders and their belongings successful integrative bags. 

Some carried pets successful their arms, but others were forced to permission their animals behind. Their lone anticipation of endurance is Kurkurina and her chap rescuers. 

Ukrainian officials accidental the flooding volition permission hundreds of thousands of radical without captious resources — including cleanable drinking water.

People similar Kurkurina are moving rapidly to code this, the latest situation and menace to the lives of Ukraine’s astir vulnerable. 

Anna Kurkurina pets a radical  of dogs.

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