There has been extensive flooding in Haiti after Tropical Storm ‘Isaac’ passed over the southern part of the country at the weekend. Our colleagues have travelled to Haiti to assess the situation of almost 28,000 animals are believed to be at risk.
We will be delivering some essential veterinary care for animals. This includes teaching owners how to use medicines in order to alleviate stress in their animals and reduce outbreaks of disease which commonly spread following natural disasters such as this. Our team will also assess what further help the animals might need and provide support to people on the island who will be providing veterinary care in the days to come.
We went to Haiti in 2010 to help animals after the devastating earthquake. We worked with the local government to improve the infrastructure for veterinary care and provided a much-needed mobile clinic. Our experience in the region will enable us to provide expert care and support for families and animals who desperately need it right now.
We will update you further when we hear more from the team on the ground in the next couple of days.