Food collected at Crufts for pets left in Ukraine

Food collected at Crufts for pets left in Ukraine
Maggie Davies

A Ukrainian woman has raised money at Crufts and collected dog food for pets left in Ukraine.

BBC News reports that Irene Sheyko, from Stirchley, set up Forever Lida in memory of her grandmother who was killed in Mariupol in March 2022. Crufts was at Birmingham’s NEC in March.

“Over 30,000 animals are in care at rescue centres (in Ukraine) and the amount of pet food they need is immense,” Ms Sheyko said.

The charity raises money and essential equipment for Ukrainian civilians, which are then sent to the front line.

Ms Sheyko will also be sending the pet food donated at Crufts to rescue centres. The Ukrainian national said she remembered going with her mother to judge dog competitions all over Ukraine when she was a child. “Everyone in Ukraine knows Crufts is a big deal,” Ms Sheyko said.

(Story source: BBC News)

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