Animals officially refused at the Ariane center: “Refugees who arrived with a dog or cat will have to find a solution outside the center”

It is official that the Ariane Center, which provides emergency care to Ukrainian refugees, will no longer accept pets. Dans un premier temps, chiens et chats were accepted in the rooms, then they were moved respectively in an outdoor kennel and in a closed room.

From now on, they will no longer be welcome at all. “We are adapting the Fedasil website to warn refugees that they will no longer be able to come with their animals. Refugees who have arrived in Belgium with a dog or cat will have to find a solution outside the center. .says Benoit Mansy, Fedasil spokesman. For the organization of the center, it became really difficult in relation to hygiene standards. The presence of animals is also a job in search of a home or family at home. “he argues.

Pour the Brussels deputy Victoria Austraet, this decision is unacceptable. “I am terribly shocked. These families went through the war with their dogs and cats. Preventing them from accessing the rooms was already shocking but here it is even worse: families will have to choose between separating from their pet or sleeping in the street, “she laments.

Carine Deschamps, a Brussels woman active in the field of naked animal protection, does not hide her anger either. “It’s a real scandal. Ukrainians who arrive by car may have the opportunity to sleep in their vehicle with their animals but those who arrive by train or bus? They are forced to make an impossible choice. Ukrainians I have met they love their animals as much as their children, they give them human names. They are truly desperate. “she denounces.

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