As refugees continue crossing into Poland from Ukraine, a German organization has set up a shelter for stranded pets in the small Polish village of Medyka on the southern border with Ukraine. The pets, many left behind by refugees who had no choice, need medical care, food and attention. Many owners have left letters with their dogs expressing hope to one day reunite. Sasha Winkler, a 35-year-old from the Winkler Aktiv organization of Chemnitz, Germany, says the shelter is looking after animals left behind as well as street dogs from the war zone. The organization is also delivering food to smaller areas affected by war. A team of volunteers is currently traveling to Kyivto save more "four-legged refugees,"after rescuing almost 50 animals from an abandoned shelter 300km from the Poland-Ukraine border on their way.

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