Meanwhile, Hurricane Tomas is about to hit Haiti and winds of 130kph are expected. Thousands of people there have been living in tents and makeshift houses since the earthquake in January and the government is urging evacuation but many have nowhere to go. We've been making Public Service Announcements (PSAs) on radio and TV for many months now, telling people how to protect their animals in a storm. This should help minimize the damage. Our mobile veterinary clinic is on standby, ready to go out into communities as soon as it is safe to do so. But cholera is spreading, and there’s a high risk of floods in the wake of the hurricane.
On a more positive note, our work treating animals after the floods in Pakistan has come to an end: we’ve vaccinated 2,741 animals against disease, and de-wormed 2,654.