Natural and man-made disasters wreak havoc on millions of people and their environment every year. Animals can be the forgotten victims, left behind, hungry and in pain.
With dedicated disaster operations teams based in Asia and Latin America, World Animal Protection is expert in alleviating disaster-related animal suffering.
Helping disaster-struck animals not only reduces their distress, it helps whole communities. Many of the world’s poorest people are totally reliant on animals for food, transport and their livelihoods; domestic animals provide valued companionship the world over.
World Animal Protection works to … reduce risk in disaster prone areas
We work with governments, local animal welfare groups and communities in disaster-prone areas, both setting up national warning systems and showing people how to prepare for disasters, by:
• creating adequate storage and protection for food and water supplies
• identifying animals so they can easily be reunited with their owners
• demonstrating how to evacuate animals safely
• strengthening and securing animal shelters on safe ground
• running vaccination programmes to protect animal health.
World Animal Protection provides … emergency relief for animals
When disaster strikes, our expert disaster response team can be there within days.
In the field, we provide emergency veterinary care through static and mobile clinics, feed hungry animals and reunite animals with their owners wherever possible.
World Animal Protection has been doing relief work in disaster-struck areas for more than four decades and works in concert with local partners and humanitarian agencies, making sure that the right type of relief is delivered to the right areas, to be of maximum help.
World Animal Protection seeks to contribute to … rehabilitation
World Animal Protection aims to get living conditions back to normal – or improve them – for all affected animals. Restoring veterinary care is crucial.
We use the aftermath to put in place plans for the relief of future disaster situations in the area: risk reduction completes the cycle of animal protection. These projects can become models for preparation work elsewhere.
You can ... support us
We never know when a disaster will strike. To support animals, support World Animal Protection's disaster management work please make a gift today.