How search-and-rescue dogs help Ukrainian forces during the war

In Ukraine, both people and animals do everything possible to bring victory in the Russian-Ukrainian war closer. While the dog Patron, Jack Russell Terrier, became one of the most recognizable symbols of Ukrainian resistance for foreign and Ukrainian audiences, he is not the only one.

The role of search-and-rescue and other dogs in modern military usage is hard to overestimate. They are indispensable helpers in demining, patrolling, and protecting the border.

Ukrainian dogs became stars on social media, won awards, appeared in mass culture, and, as a result, helped people to survive the trauma of war. Working in the war zone, searching for the bodies under the rubble, they demonstrate their bravery every day — which is also a sufficient contribution to our joint victory.

UKRAINE IN FLAMES project is created by Ukraine Crisis Media Center and NGO “Euroatlantic Course”. We are aiming at searching a loud support for Ukraine in the war started by Russia on the 24th of February 2022.

If you want to support Ukraine against Russian aggression, check the link with recommendations by Ukraine Crisis Media Center –

NGO Euroatlantic Course collects donations to support Ukrainian Army and civilians –

How you can help Ukraine against Russian aggression:

Come back alive – (works directly with the command and personnel of military units, purchasing infrared thermal imaging cameras, night vision goggles, hemostatics etc); 

CO Serhiy Prytula Charity Foundation – (purchases supplies for Ukrainian army, such as armor, ammunition, first-aid kits, cars and ATV, humanitarian aid for civilians, and food for animals);

UNITED 24 – (was launched by the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy as the main venue for collecting charitable donations in support of Ukraine. Funds will be transferred to the official accounts of the National Bank of Ukraine and allocated by assigned ministries to cover the most pressing needs)

Army SOS – (manages purchases of necessary ammunition, shields, intercommunication and reconnaissance facilities, etc. and delivers all goods directly);

Vostok SOS – (raising funds for various needs of the army);

Phoenix Wings – (the appropriate equipment & uniform, personal non-lethal protection (vests, helmets), required treatment of the wounded soldiers, and repair of the buildings used by the army).