# Four legged friends
The Unsung American Hero Who Traveled to Ukraine to Care for Abandoned Pets
According to a report published in petfoodindustry.com, there were around 750,000 and 5.5 million cats in 2014. However, as millions flee war torn Ukraine, beloved pets are being abandoned and left to fend for themselves.
23 Yorkie-Chihuahua dogs Rescued from Worcester County Home
According to MassLive, 23 dogs of mixed Yorkshire Terrier-Chihuahua breed have been given up by their owners who have fallen on hard times. The owners living in an undisclosed location in Worcester County, Massachusetts lost their home and had to shift 9 out of the 23 dogs into a shed in order to keep a roof over their heads. They later called the MSPCA for assistance.
Shelter Animals in Danger of Being Abandoned and Starving to Death in War Torn Ukraine
In Ukraine, it is not only the people who are experiencing the horrific impact of the Russian invasion but animals as well. Marina Dilly. founder of Shelter Friend which is home to 650 dogs and 200 cats had this to say about the situation to the Daily Mail: 'Our city is empty now, no vet hospital. They shut down. There is nothing."
Untreated Eye Infections Can Lead to Feline Blindness
Recently, 91 cats were rescued from a Tewksbury home in Massachusetts after the owner found himself unable to care for them after the death of his spouse. According to Masslive, out of the 32 cats that are under the MSPCA's care, 29 cats had an upper respiratory infection and 32 were being treated for ear and dental ailments. The majority suffer from irreparable damages to the eye due to neglect and lack of proper medical attention.
Cats Voluntarily Surrendered by Overwhelmed Owner Now Looking for Forever Homes
In February, 91 cats were voluntarily surrendered to authorities by an overwhelmed owner in Tewksbury, Massachusetts who found it unable to care for them after his spouse had died.
Jim Acosta's Duke
Recently CNN's Jim Acosta announced he has adopted a dog, Duke, and thanked Best Friends the largest no-kill sanctuary in the US for bringing Duke into his life. Duke is one pup among the 18 pets found in an abandoned house in Arkansas. In his tweet, Jim Acosta mentioned that all the other dogs have been successfully placed with foster families.
Massachusetts Welcomes Four Legged Guests From Kentucky
Salem: Following the devastating tornado that ravaged Kentucky, a number of animals are being relocated to Massachusetts in the hopes of finding them new, forever homes. These animals, formerly housed at the Kentucky Humane Society, were moved in order to make room for all the injured, lost, and homeless pets in the wake of the deadly tornadoes.