Edmonds Author and Speaker Series private screening of ‘War Tails’ documentary about Ukrainian pets April 11

Dan Fine, at right, with other volunteers in Ukraine.

Next in the lineup for the Edmonds Author and Speaker Series is a private screening of War Tails at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The documentary, produced by Edmonds residents Dan Fine and Tana Axtelle, will be shown at the Edmonds Waterfront Center, 220 Railroad Ave., Edmonds.

When the Russians invaded Ukraine, over 8 million people were forced to flee their homes. This resulted in over a million abandoned pets. Many are wandering the streets alone in desperate need of help, and the crisis is worsening day by day. Many of these animals are unsterilized and so the pet population is growing. On top of that, Ukraine had a problem with rabies before the war, and now it is exploding, including in major cities.

Fine and Axtelle decided to do something about it. In spring 2022, they went on their first mission to help the dogs and cats of Ukraine. Five missions later, through the nonprofit Ukraine War Animals Relief Fund, they have sterilized, vaccinated and microchipped over 8,000 dogs and cats. They decided to make a documentary about the challenges Ukraine is having managing this problem.

This will be the first showing of War Tails. All are invited to meet Fine and Axtelle, ask questions and provide feedback on the film.

Tickets are $7.50 each and can be purchased here.

The event is the latest in the Author and Speaker Series sponsored by the Edmonds Waterfront Center and the My Neighborhood News Network.

  1. What an incredibly loving and generous thing you are doing! How does a person adopt one of these dogs?

    1. My understanding is that these dogs are not available for adoption. The hope is that they can be reunited with their owners when the war ends. An amazing story of compassion and love.

  2. A very worthy cause. All dog and cat owners should attend to help support their efforts.
    Mark your calendars pet people!

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