I’ve been a Christophe Mendes follower for a while. For those who don’t know, I was born in Luxembourg and Christophe’s street photography allowed me to follow the evolution of things back in the Grand-Duchy while I am away since I am on the move so much. Turns out, his heart is at least as big as his photo talent and skill.
When the war in Ukraine broke out, I noticed that Christophe was sharing content and trying to find ways to make himself useful in order to help the Ukrainians face this disaster. Turns out he decided to focus his efforts on supporting among the weakest and most innocent victims of this conflict: abandoned, left over or wounded pets. After following him online for roughly 4 years, I finally met him in person during a recent LUkraine demo in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Luxembourg.
He’ll be off to Medyka for the second time with Ali Sahib in a few days and the missions will be to drive to Ukraine with a loaded van of food and medical equipment for (mostly) cats and dogs and to assist for the evacuation towards and the quarantining of animals in Medyka (Poland).
It is not clear what will happen to all the animals. Some are just transiting awaiting further instructions to join their masters where they have been fleeing, others will need new adoptive homes. The situation remains relatively chaotic for the moment but you are welcome to get in touch with Christophe or with me for more info.
If you wanna help, you can contact Christophe who will be happy to provide a list of most needed goods he is going to bring to the Ukraine/Poland border. He recently appealed to whoever wants to support his trip via his Instagram account.
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