Shining a Light on Compassion: Join Us for the ‘War Tails’ Documentary Screening in London

London, UK – We are excited to announce we will be hosting the private screening of “War Tails” scheduled for June in London – a documentary shedding the misconceptions about people taking their animals with them when they fled the War after Russia invaded Ukraine.

This event promises an evening of awareness and advocacy.  Join us on June 4th, 2024 at Genesis Cinema in London’s East End, as we shed light on Ukraine’s Animals in the Crossfire.

We at K9 Rescue International are proud to be included in the making of this documentary and host the screening in the UK.

Exclusive Preview of our War Tails Documentary Film before Official Release

News media highlighted people fleeing the war in Ukraine, showing many taking their pets with them, yet the reality was very different. It’s estimated over a million pets were abandoned, as many families were forced to leave their animal companions behind after being refused on public transport, leaving them at bus and train stations, or having to put them to the streets or some were even left to die on chains, or left closed in apartments, with no one to provide food or water.

The film draws attention to the plight of the animals left to fend for themselves and the growing animal welfare crisis due to misconceptions as to what actually happened when people fled their homes. The forthcoming documentary “War Tails” gives a voice to the overlooked victims of the war, focussing attention to the dire situation faced by pets abandoned amidst the chaos of the Russian Invasion.

The film, produced by Dan Fine of UWARF in collaboration with various animal welfare organizations currently working in Ukraine, follows Dan and Tana of UWARF as they team up with Krystina Dragomaretska of White Angel Foundation to embark on missions to provide aid to the dogs and cats of Ukraine, working with various animal welfare organisations operating in Ukraine. Through their efforts, over 8,000 animals have been sterilized, vaccinated, and microchipped. “War Tails” aims to highlight the challenges kind-hearted rescuers like Krystina, featured in the film, encounter in managing this crisis and to inspire action and support from communities around the world.

“When the Russians invaded Ukraine, the whole World watched in horror as respectable people were forced to become refugees, yet no one saw the millions of abandoned and displaced animals left behind, fighting to survive amidst the chaos,” explains Michelle Jones, co-founder of K9 Rescue International who are hosting this event in London. “Many are wandering the streets alone in desperate need of help, and the crisis is worsening day by day.”

UWARF, a 501c3 organization, partners with veterinarians, non-profits, and animal shelters in Ukraine to organize missions and facilitate clinics aimed at addressing the needs of abandoned animals. Their work extends to reuniting, rehoming, and sheltering these animals, as well as building technological solutions to track and monitor volunteer efforts.

“We invite supporters of Ukraine to join us for the first showing of ‘War Tails,’ in the UK” says Dan Fine, co-founder of UWARF. “Your feedback and support are invaluable as we continue our collective mission to aid the animals of Ukraine.”


The dogs and cats caught up in the war that continues to rage in Ukraine need our help – the number of animals abandoned to the streets is growing exponentially and numbers will continue to grow as these forgotten animals breed uncontrolled, leading to enormous suffering from disease, lack of food and care.

But it doesn’t have to be this way – trap-neuter-return campaigns, and spay/neuter of the owned animal populations, whose offspring often end up being put to the streets, is a proven method of population control and reduction.

We urgently want to conduct extensive sterilisation programmes, yet to do so, we need a huge amount of support.

You can help, please donate what you can and/or spread the word – if we can get this message out to everyone, then we can do this – we can be the change.

Please see our Sterilization Project for more information.


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