# Shelter pets
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."
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.