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SDHS, CDC help pets of Ukrainian refugees cross border

SDHS transported the first doggy from Ukraine throughout the border at the San Ysidro Point of Entry this weekend.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — The San Diego Humane Society and the Centers for Ailment Regulate and Prevention announced Monday they have partnered to make it possible for Ukrainian refugees crossing the U.S.-Mexico border to deliver their animals with them.

SDHS transported the to start with pet from Ukraine across the border at the San Ysidro Level of Entry this weekend, and humane officers are accessible transfer much more puppies as desired.

The dog was taken to San Diego Humane Modern society late on Saturday. The following day, SDHS’ veterinary workforce performed an exam on the doggy, administered vaccines and flea medication.

According to the organization’s veterinarians, overall, the pet is in great well being. She will now be cared for at SDHS’ Conduct Heart for enrichment and socialization, whilst on a 28 day rabies quarantine, in advance of she can be reunited with her loved ones.

“Pets are relatives, and family members ought to in no way be forced aside,” explained Dr. Gary Weitzman, San Diego Humane Culture president and CEO. “As quickly as the war broke out in Ukraine, we started seeking for techniques to guidance persons with animals and the animals left powering by this tragedy.

“When we listened to that Ukrainian pets were receiving stopped at the border — correct in our have yard — we promptly desired to help,” he mentioned. “Our objective is to get these animals properly throughout the border and back to their family members as immediately as doable. We will do whatever we can to assistance the animals and persons impacted by this tragic disaster.”

Very last month, Weitzman deployed with Bigger Great Charities to Poland on a mission to provide veterinary care and assist the Global Fund for Animal Welfare set up a border crossing veterinary clinic to guidance animals impacted by the war in Ukraine.

SDHS mentioned it will keep on to perform with the CDC and U.S. Customs and Border Defense to transport and quarantine Ukrainian pets as desired.

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