By Luis Lidon

Merefa, Ukraine

As the war rages in Ukraine, caring for animals might be considered trivial by many, but that is not the case for Lara Bezvesilna.

When the eastern Ukrainian city of Merefa was evacuated amid Russia’s invasion, abandoned cats and dogs started turning up on Bezvesilna’s doorstep, so she turned her house and the land around it into a makeshift shelter for more than 60 cats and dogs.