Refugees separated from their animals at the Brussels reception center: “For some, it is very difficult to live”


“They can no longer enter the rooms for hygienic reasons”argues the spokesperson for the center.

Pets and the Rode Kruis center for Ukrainian refugees in Woluwé-Saint-Lambert do not mix. According to Carine Deschamps, active in the field of animal protection, animals have not been welcome for several weeks. “At the beginning, animals were accepted in the rooms, but the management changed their mind without really understanding why. The dogs were then placed in a kind of bicycle shed outside and the cats, in a separate room, in their transport cage. Now, the management is gradually reducing the number of cages so as not to accommodate new animals”she testifies.

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