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Sisters Olya and Zhenya evacuated over 40 cats from a shelter in Kyiv

Before the war, Olya worked as a food stylist and Zhenya as a photographer. Zhenya also founded a charitable fund to help stray cats. After the Russian invasion, they gathered their strength and evacuated 44 cats under the fund’s care at that time. The road to Lviv took 13 hours; the sisters were in the below-freezing luggage section with the cats.

They say it was worth it. The cats are now safe in Lviv, awaiting future owners, while the sisters evacuated abroad.

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