Our Disaster Response Team is in the Philippines working with key partner organizations to assess and coordinate the needs of animals and their owners impacted by Typhoon Haiyan.
But we need your help. By making a donation you will be helping us distribute emergency feed to keep animals healthy, pay for special shelter materials and help a WSPA vet to provide urgent medical care.
Two members of our disaster response team are on the ground, working closely with disaster response trained veterinary practitioners. They are providing emergency care to those animals in need of urgent medical attention and carrying out a rapid assessment of the animal welfare need.
This also helps the communities that care for them to begin rebuilding their lives which is essential for protecting livelihoods.
The United Nations estimates that 11.3 million people have been affected by the storm and 800,000 made homeless. Aid efforts are being stepped up and as the human death toll increases to beyond 2,000; we await further details on the animal impact.
A clearer picture of the actual scale and scope is expected to emerge as access to isolated areas improves and damaged communication systems are restored.
As with any natural disaster of this magnitude infrastructure, communications systems have been hit hard and with rescue effort coordination, mobile phone signals and data networks are overburdened making it hard to come by information.