Following an assessment of some of the most flood affected districts in Assam, India, WSPA has responded with immediate veterinary care and feed supply to protect the farm animals (mainly pigs, goats and cows) affected in the Dhemaji district.
Approximately 1,322 animals have already died from the unprecedented floods and a further 1.7 million animals have been affected across more than 3,000 villages in Assam.
According to local reports, the floods are the worst in three decades and more than 2.2 million people have been forced to leave their homes.
WSPA’s assistance will help to save nearly 34,000 animals, as well as protect the livelihoods of the people who depend upon them.
WSPA will also look into providing assistance to the livestock affected on the outskirts of Kaziranga national park, where 600 animals have been tragically killed by the floods. Alongside the Assam Vet College, the Department of Animal Husbandry and local partners, as well as responding to the current emergency, WSPA will continue to work with local communities to find a long-term solution to protect animals from future floods.