Feb 16, 2007
As Montserrat Animal Protection Society (MAPS) became the first animal welfare group in that country to join the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA) - the partnership got right to work protecting animals in the wake of renewed volcanic activity this week.
MAPS is now one of 762 affiliated organizations in 147 countries benefiting from and sharing expertise in veterinary treatments, campaigning and awareness-raising. Twenty- seven other groups from Uruguay to India have also recently teamed up with WSPA. [see complete list at end of this release]
WSPA Director General Peter Davies said: “Member societies like the Montserrat Animal Protection Society are local, independent animal welfare groups who receive advice and support from the WSPA.”
“They have a good understanding of local conditions and they add strength to our global network that makes a real difference to the lives of animals all over the world.”
“This week’s response to the volcanic activity in Montserrat is a great example of the real, on-the-ground results a partnership like this can deliver.
“The WSPA delegation deployed to Montserrat is currently liaising with MAPS and the Government to determine the number and type of at risk animals, and the most appropriate way of transporting, sheltering and caring for these evacuated animals.”
WSPA is the world‘s largest alliance of humane societies and animal protection organizations. Through direct field work, campaigning, legislative work, education and training programs, WSPA strives to create a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends.