But the zoo wasn't spared the suffering the whole city experienced during the bombings and chaos. Slowly, the animals began to starve and locals did what they could to help them survive.
Finally, Four Paws gained permission to enter the war-torn city and rescue the remaining animals. Loki and Lucy, along with bears, lions, tigers and hyenas, were taken to safety across the border. The dogs are currently recovering at a rescue center in Turkey.