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Model stays in Wuhan because authorities refused to evacuate her with her dog

model with white pomeranian dog-angry
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Anastasiya Zinchenko is like any of us dog lovers – unable to live without her companion. And she's recently had to prove it in an amazing act of bravery.

By Justine Seraphin

Published on the 19/03/2020, 22:00, Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:31

On February 20th, the Ukrainian government put a plan of action into place to evacuate all of its citizens from Wuhan.

Left behind because of her dog

When Anastasiya filed an application to be evacuated, the government made it clear to her that the evacuation rights did not extend to her Pomeranian.

They recommended that the model leave her dog with friends or in a boarding facility until she could return to the city.

Always together, never apart

In a touching Instagram post, Anastasiya declared that she would never leave her dog behind:

“She is my friend and my family, she did not leave me in moments when it was very difficult for me. I do not understand people who abandon their pets.” 

Anastasiya therefore remains in Wuhan for the time being, with her beloved pooch by her side.

Authorities have promised to help her leave the country, but so far, nothing has changed. What a devoted dog owner!


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