More News

Delivering Aid to Animals: WSPA responds to five global disasters in 2010
With nearly 30 years of treating animals in post-disaster situations, WSPA has been involved in some of the world’s most devastating disaster relief efforts - including the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Asia Pacific Disaster Update: WSPA responds to animal emergency
The World Society for the Protection of Animals’ (WSPA) disaster response team has been able to relieve the suffering of hundreds of animals caught up in the natural disasters in Asia Pacific through the provision of much needed food and medical care.

Disaster drill shows preparation pays
On Saturday September 26, all the local agencies that would normally be involved in disaster relief operations – the Red Cross, Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA, the government agency responsible for the welfare of animals), the police and civil defense – were joined by a WSPA team and a veterinary emergency response unit (VERU) in the drill.

WSPA helps relief effort in West India
WSPA working with its member societies in emergencies like this can relieve the suffering of thousands of animals, whose survival is also crucial to local communities ability to recover from such catastrophic events.

Ecuador volcano - WSPA distributes food to animals
WSPA’s intervention was delivered by its Member Society Fundación de Protección Animal Ecuador (FPA) who distributed food to cattle and pigs, as well as dogs in a newly created shelter which was set up as a result of an influx of displaced dogs into the town of Cotaló.

Battling Bolivia's Floods
WSPA and member society Animales S.O.S. are feeding thousands of animals left stranded during increasingly severe floods in Bolivia which began late last year.

WSPA steps in to save flood stricken livestock
They will be treating sick and injured animals, giving vaccinations and providing medicines, working at all times with government vets on the ground.

One year later: WSPA assesses the impact of animal relief work in Haiti
Launched a public awareness campaign to educate Haitians about disaster preparedness and health issues related to their livestock and pets.

Myanmar's parallel disaster
Based on UN and Myanmar government rapid assessment figures, WSPA estimates that as many as 48 million animals may have been wiped out by the cyclone – a figure equivalent to the entire human population of the country.

Emergency help for Bihar’s stranded communities
WSPA Asia’s disaster assessment and response team is on the ground in the flood-stricken Bihar region of India, with further specialist veterinary help and medicine on its way.

WSPA partners with Sphere India to help the animals of Kashmir survive the winter
WSPA was recently approached by Sphere India, a national coalition of humanitarian agencies working in India, and asked to contribute our animal welfare expertise and leadership following flash flooding and mud slides in Kashmir which have affected more than 23 villages that depend on nearly 14,000 animals for their livelihoods.

WSPA Disaster Relief - UPDATE
WSPA uses its expertise and knowledge to react quickly to disasters all over the world. Communication is difficult due to power cuts, but to date assistance has not been needed for animals in the region.

Twelve thousand cattle at risk in Argentina
Heavy rains since October 2006 have caused flooding of the lowlands and islands of the Paraná River in the Santa Fe Province of Argentina, with 500,000 cattle at immediate risk and 100,000 already evacuated.

Page tools:
Share Share, Bookmark, Email or Print

Connect with WSPA on:

FacebookTwitterYouTube

Please support us

Help WSPA promote humane stray management globally

A stray dog that has survived flooding, Colombia