The Shropshire Cat Rescue team confirmed the ‘Paws for Ukraine’ truck arrived in Poland and said they were overwhelmed by the generous donations.
It comes after the cat rescue charity rallied support from pet businesses and vets across the Midlands, to help pets who have been caught up in the conflict in Ukraine.
Now the Dale Brothers Ltd team, based in Telford, have ferried the donations across the border – traveling further than they usually would in Europe.
The team left early on Easter Monday from Hortonwood to Telford and by midday they would have cleared customs and traveled through France.
They arrived in Poland on Wednesday, April 20 and delivered the goods at 2 p.m. local time to the ADA Foundation warehouse in Fredropol.
The ADA Foundation took to Facebook to share a video of the goods being unloaded from Shropshire and to share their thanks for the help.
Many midlands vet and pet businesses have acted as drop-off points for people to bring in items over the past few weeks.
Some of the pet businesses and charities involved included Carmel Vets, Pennfields, Wolverhampton, Taylor and Marshall vets, Shifnal and Just for Pets, Ketley.
Anji Smith of Shropshire Cat Rescue said: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public, veterinary practices, rescue shelters and pet-related businesses who have answered our call with monetary and physical donations. , and by our volunteers who gave so much of their time to help wrap up the incredible amount of donations we received. We couldn’t have done this without them.
“Special thanks should go to Dale Brothers who not only made one of their 42 ton trucks available for the trip to the Polish-Ukrainian border, but also assisted us with advice and help with the practicalities of loading the truck Thanks also to Chris and his co-driver Greg who made the trip in excellent time.
“We were touched by the response from the folks at the ADA Foundation who work with Network for Animals to help refugees and abandoned pets from Ukraine. They were obviously amazed and delighted by the 26 donation palettes and the contents well-filled lockers. on the truck full of crates and even more animal food and bedding.”