Dr. May Cristine Ablaneda. Vice president of PVMA Bicol region volunteered her time to help World Animal Protection keep the animals around Mount Mayon healthy and safe. October 30, 2014. ©World Animal Protection 2014
People and their animals evacuated to camps, and we were in touch with officials we first worked with around the same volcano in 2001 to check on the animal needs right away.
Dr Naritsorn Pholperm inspects makeshift shelters in evacaution camps earlier this month. ©World Animal Protection 2014
After a quick assessment, our chief veterinarian for disaster response for the region determined that the camps needed improvements to protect the lives and health of the animals. While it is crucial to get animals out of the danger zone, just like us, they need proper shelter and living conditions in which to survive while evacuated from their normal homes.
Working closely with the Philippine Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA), we have been very impressed with the speed and care with which they took action to help us improve camp conditions.
Today, I am happy to tell you that thanks to your support, we have begun improvements on the camps, delivering crucial supplies like shelter materials, disinfectant, water buckets and feed containers.
We'll keep you posted on updates but for now, thank you again for helping us help the animals displaced by Mayon.