Best Friends

About the Organization

Private shelter Best Friends was founded in 2014. Located in Fasova, Kyiv region as part of zoo center "Kovcheg" ("Ark"). Approximately 1,000 animals live at the shelter, including dogs, cats, horses, goats, wolves, foxes, wild birds and raccoon dogs. Even prior to the war, the shelter was over capacity and needed support.

Since the war started the shelter has been heavily shelled, the kennel with puppies and teenage dogs burned down after being hit by a rocket, all young dogs died. The structural damage will require substantial repair after the war ends.

Shelter's owner and director Onoprienko Galina Fedorovna personally funded the creation of Best Friends and operates it entirely out of donations.



Donate to Best Friends via PayPal to:

Donations via WISE

  1. Open the website:

  2. Transfer your donation to this card: 4149 6293 5540 2967

Name: Olena, Last name: Artykhovych, Email:

Address: 01001, Ukraine, city Kyiv, street Alma-Atinska 109

Bank Transfer from Ukrainian Banks

Bank transfer from Ukraine banks in UAH:

Card Numbers:

4149 6293 9967 6170 Сафарян Христина

4102 3251 1197 5389 Росієць Олександр

International Bank Transfers

If you wish to donate by way of an international bank transfer, please reach out to:

Donations of goods

The shelter is currently in need of the following:

  • generators

  • petrol for generators

  • food

  • pet bowls

  • saucepans for food preparation

  • veterinary care and medication (please contact the shelter directly via their website or social media)

  • pet carriers

  • delivery transport from Kyiv and Lviv

  • pet evacuation to international shelters

  • building materials and volunteer builders, carpenters and other tradespeople (after the war ends)

Contact shelter directly:

Hrystyna, shelter manager

Tel. +38 066 541 26 08


Best Friends on the Internet