People are often forced to leave their pets behind when they flee to safety. When they do manage to take their pets with them, they often do not have anything to feed their pets with. Pets and animals in the wild also get hurt by shrapnel and explosions. This animal shelter in Lviv takes in wild animals as well as pets. They house them, feed them, and give them veterinary care. This shelter also functions as a hub. They send pets West, to Europe to find new homes, and they send pet food east to the conflict zone.