The World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) provides relief services to animals affected by disasters in developing regions where resources are scarce.
Your gift today will support our Disaster Relief Fund and enable WSPA to continue providing extraordinarily effective and efficient relief efforts on behalf of animals.
Every year natural disasters or war wreak havoc on millions of people and their environment. The human tragedy of these incidents is well documented, but less known is the plight of animals: all too often, they are the forgotten victims.
When people's property is destroyed, animals' homes often disappear too. Wild animals face the prospect of having to flee their home habitat to survive, while domesticated animals are at grave risk of remaining trapped and abandoned without food or water on farms, in people's homes, or even at zoos.
WSPA has worked for many years to do what it can for the animal victims of disasters. For over 30 years, the charity has become known as being often the first and sometimes the only organization that will go to the heart of a disaster to save the lives of animals.
It is not a foregone conclusion that every single disaster or conflict will have a direct impact on animals, but in situations where animals are in desperate need of help, WSPA works with the aid of its international network of member societies to do what it can.
WSPA's trained and experienced rescue teams often act as a catalyst to establish an organized and local response. This can range from working alongside local vets to provide badly needed medicines and supplies for treating sick or injured animals, to distributing food and water to desperately starving and dehydrated animals that may have been abandoned for days or weeks on end.
WSPA also helps to move animals away from danger, create temporary shelters or rehome rescued animals. In many places, the survival and well being of animals is not a luxury, it is a necessity.