A courageous veterinarian from Virginia is picking up and going across the world to Ukraine to help animals stuck in the war-torn country.

Source: NBC Washington/Youtube

NBC4 reported that Dr. Courtney Katsur, a veterinarian with the Columbia Pike Animal Hospital in Annandale, has packed her bags with medical supplies to go to Ukraine to help all of the animals that have been affected by the war. She will be helping sick, wounded, and malnourished animals that have been separated from their owners when they were forced to flee the country.

When Katsur saw the images of the animals in Ukraine, she knew she had to do something. She told NBC4 reporter Solangi Sosa, “The whole atrocity of the war has been difficult to watch. It’s difficult to watch knowing I can’t do anything.”

“Watching all of these people flee with their pets, how important their pets were to them, and then those people that left and felt so awful that they left their pets,” she continued. “And I realized that I do have a place to help.”

She will travel to the border of Romania and Ukraine to the refugee camps for two weeks to help other organizations that are there helping animals, including Breaking the Chains and Warpaws.

Although Katsur worries that she won’t be able to help or save as many animals as she wants when she arrives, her sacrifice will not go unnoticed. We applaud these heroes that are risking their lives to save these helpless animalsSign this petition to stand with Ukraine and check out 10 Ways to Help People and Animals in Ukraine!

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