Appeal reaches £250,000!

We are thrilled to announce that thanks to your support, our Appeal for Ukraine has raised over £250,000 in just nine weeks - THANK YOU.

To date, of the money transferred to the FCI (Federation Cynologique Internationale) much of it has been re-distributed directly to the Ukrainian Kennel Union (UKU), and other transfers were made in favour of Atibordeaux (World Association for Dogue de Bordeaux) and another in Germany who are sending trucks with supplies to Ukraine.

Food, medicine and clothing has been delivered as close as possible to the invaded regions. Notwithstanding the great difficulties and risk involved in Ukraine, the UKU have said that approximately 55 local clubs, representing dozens of breeders in desperate need are using the funds mostly to buy food for the dogs. The Kennel Club Charitable Trust are shortly to receive some specific case studies from the FCI and these will be shared here on the Trust’s website in due course. In addition, Atibordeaux can be followed on Facebook where they regularly post updates of the difference their help and your money is making for dogs.

Some breeders who have been rehomed with their dogs in Slovenia and the Netherlands have received FCI funds and further requests for help are being considered in Poland, France, Spain, Italy and San Marino as people flee to other European countries for safety. Every request made to the FCI is carefully considered and must be validated by the National Canine Organisation of the rehoming country, meaning that all those generous gifts that have been made by dog lovers in the UK are being channelled through reputable organisations and will be spent where they are needed most.

Yves DeClercq, (Executive Director of the FCI) writes to all who have donated to the Ukraine Appeal in the United Kingdom, “From the bottom of our hearts, MANY THANKS!!”

As the situation in Ukraine remains uncertain, we are keeping the Appeal open so that we may continue to support dogs and their owners in need at this distressing time.  

Those wishing to support the Appeal can do so here

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