While feed is still being delivered in Pakistan, we’re putting plans in place to help three thousand animals in Veracruz, Mexico, where heavy floods have caused 25,000 people to evacuate their homes. The companion and farm animals they had to leave behind are in desperate need of feeding, so we’ll be sending feed and a team of vets from Guadalajara to help them. They’ll be using boats to get to flooded homes, and animals will be fed and kept in the city so that their owners have a good chance of finding them again when they return.
Meanwhile, in Leh in Northern India, heavy monsoon rains have triggered floods and landslides, killing 179 people and more than 1400 animals. The government of Jammu and Kashmir predict a 20 per cent shortfall in the animal feed needed to get the state’s animals through the coming winter, when temperatures can plummet to minus 30 degrees Celsius. A team from WSPA India are travelling to the region to assess the situation in the next few days.