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Public organization
of animal rights protection

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URSA is a public organization that has been engaged in the protection of animal rights in Ukraine since 2018. 


  • We provide legal advice to citizens who have witnessed animal cruelty, URSA lawyers initiate and  accompany criminal cases related to animal cruelty. 


  • We save animals that have become victims of cruelty and war. 


  • We provide food and medicine to shelters and volunteers who take care of homeless animals in the front-line areas of Ukraine. 

Our mission:  development of an ethical attitude towards animals in society, a humanic solution to the problem of homeless animals in Ukraine, effective laws in the field of animal protection.

About us

The situation in Ukraine 

On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine.

And this day changed the lives of not only people, but also animals:  thousands of four-legged ended up on the street, abandoned by their owners, many animals died by the hands of the occupiers and airstrikes, many shelters and zoos are under occupation.

From the first day of the war, URSA started doing everything necessary to help animals survive in this difficult time for Ukraine. 

Our team provides food and medicine to shelters affected by occupation or in war zone, rescues animals and helps with their evacuation. 


Animals saved 


Animals  fed


Tons of food delivered 


Legal advices

Since the beginning of the war:

Our activity


Legal protection of animals

The URSA team has already provided 121 legal consultations to citizens who witnessed animal cruelty. 

Support us

Your help is very important for the work of the URSA. There are various ways in which you can support us. Any help means a lot to our mission. Learn more about how you can help and take advantage of the opportunity to do a good deed.

Our team

Yaroslava Koba

Head of the NGO URSA

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Helping animals in ukraine

URSA is a public organization that aims helping animals in Ukraine. Animals which became victims of human abuse and suffered from war. We protect them and help to form a humane attitude towards animals in our country. 


Helping animals in Ukraine is the main task of our organization. We provide legal advice to citizens who have witnessed animal cruelty. 

How to help animals in ukraine ?

from another country? You can choose an organization or animal shelter and donate there. Every dollar matters.

How to donate to help animals in ukraine?

You can donate to help animals on this site. The URSA organisation has already saved 204 animals from the cruelty of humans. Because of the work of URSA’s lawyers, 11 criminal cases related to animal cruel behavior have been initiated.

How to help animals in Ukraine? 

In Ukraine there are a lot of homeless animals, who just live on the streets. If you live in Ukraine it’s important to help homeless animals, if you see that they need it. Not stay away from the cruel treatment of the animals by the humans and inform our organization about that. Help animals in Ukraine you can also you can donate money to shelters or supply what they need.  How to donate to help animals in Ukraine? If you are from another country you can donate to NGOs which help animals or choose the shelter and donate directly to it. 


How can I help animals in Ukraine?

You can subscribe to us and check the current situation with homeless animals in Ukraine and you can decide when and how you want to donate. There is what you should know about helping animals in Ukraine.


Who is helping animals in Ukraine? 

Mostly there are simple Ukrainians, volunteers, who love animals and always help them. Also foreign animal-lovers. And NGOs like ours. 

Helping Ukraine animals is also to respect and protect animal rights. We want to make help for homeless animals a normal thing for every Ukrainian. Helping animals in the Ukraine war  is the personal desire and concern of every person. Organization URSA from the start of the war, February 24, has fed more than 80,000 animals. Our team purchased and also received from international partners more than 50,000 tons of feed, which was successfully delivered to Donetsk, Kharkiv, Mykolaiv, Odessa, Chernihiv, Kyiv, Sumy, Dnipro, Zaporizhia and Poltava regions.

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