The story of a Ukrainian woman who fled the country carrying her elderly dog on her shoulders over 10 miles to cross the border has gone viral around the world, and it’s all because of her compassion and strength. so as not to abandon your 4-legged companion.
People are praising a Ukrainian woman for displaying incredible compassion and love after she was pictured carrying her elderly dog on her shoulders for nearly 10 miles to safety. Alisa detailed her harrowing journey to the Poland border to The Guardian. She was even told to abandon the dogs and escape, but for her, they were part of the family. Alisa lost her father on February 23 and the next day, Russia .ɪɴᴠᴀsɪᴏɴ Ukraine, leaving her broken and unable to grieve the loss. Amid all the pain, she also had to work out a way to leave the country, with Russian forces moving closer and closer.
They drove a Peugeot 307 to the border. “We drove for 16 hours to a village about 140km from Kyiv…We decided to leave the village later in the morning because it was dangerous, even there,” said Alisa. When they neared the border, there was a long queue of cars, and reaching the border by car could potentially take 3-5 days and was risky as well. They decided to walk the last 10 miles and started out at 4 am in minus seven-degree weather.
Alissa said: “We lost a lot of things. We .ʟᴏsᴛ my father. I left my husband at the border. My heart is broken because I have never been without him. It’s a part of me, the biggest part of me, and now it’s not with me. There are no men with us.”
During this difficult journey, the 12.5-year-old German Shepherd struggled to stand and walk, but he fell every mile and couldn’t get up. Alisa tried to ask the people next to her for help, but they refused and told her to leave the dogs behind.
“My dog has experienced all the happy and sad moments with us. Mom’s dog is all she has left of her old life. So my husband sometimes carried our dog on his shoulders.”
For this woman and her family, this was the most difficult experience they had to face. It was difficult to leave Ukraine, she had to continue without her husband; everything remained in kyiv, his life, house and acquaintances.
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