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Disaster Relief for Animals Affected by Tropical Storm Nate

World Vets Nicaraguan staff recently deployed to provide much needed disaster relief and support for animals affected by tropical storm Nate. They have been distributing potable water, dog food as well as providing veterinary attention for animals in need. If you’d like to contribute to our disaster response efforts in Nicaragua, you may do so here

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World Vets Responds to Nepal Earthquake: Animal Rescue Updates

World Vets Disaster Response Team is extremely busy in Nepal, racing to save animals caught in the wake of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that has killed more than 6100 people and countless animals.  While the response to human casualties is justifiably prioritized, there are many animals that are in a desperate situation and World Vets is on the ground in the strike zone to help them. Already there has been a huge demand for life-saving veterinary work not only for companion animals but also for street dogs, livestock, horses and donkeys. The livelihood of many people in Nepal is dependent on livestock and working animals, and our work is not only helping the animals but also the families of Nepal who depend on them for their own survival.

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Your support allows us to provide urgent care to animals impacted by this disaster.

Please support World Vets’ International Disaster Relief Fund now. Your donation is urgently needed. Thank you.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSE

World Vets response to the Nepal earthquake focused primarily on the remote and outlying rural villages in the country. These locations proved to be the hardest hit and in need of urgent, and often times life saving, veterinary work for primarily livestock. Our disaster response team was one of the first to arrive after the earthquake and worked in collaboration with local animal rescue groups, local and government veterinarians as well as other international aid agencies.   Our services included direct animal care, capacity building for long term impact, establishing and providing training for specific treatment protocols for challenging veterinary cases unique to this disaster.  We also provided direct financial support to local animal welfare groups.

UPDATE (May 18, 2015)

World Vets veterinarian Dr Ben Brown traveled with other NGO volunteers to the village of Kuvenda close to the Tibetan border this weekend. This is a prominent dairy area in this district and he will be treating cases here over the next few days. Below is a picture of Dr Brown with the Sapkota family who live in the area. Their son works for Animal Nepal, an animal welfare organization based in Kathmandu with whom World Vets is collaborating in country efforts.

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UPDATE (May 15, 2015)

World Vets veterinarians Dr Ben Brown and Dr Springer Browne provided health checks and medical consults in Nepal for the Los Angeles County Fire Department K-9 Search and Rescue dogs, trained by the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, led by Captain Andrew Olvera. Stetson, Pearl, Rugby, Riley, Tanker and Ripley are the heroic dogs! Most of our work in Nepal has been focused in rural villages near the epicenter, but we were happy to be able to assist these hard-working dogs that have played a very important role in the rescue efforts.

UPDATE (May 14, 2015)

World Vets veterinarians, Dr. Springer Browne and Dr. Ben Brown, have been able to follow up on a few animal cases that they treated since their arrival. We are happy to report that there have been some great outcomes! One such animal is Dwarika – a small dog who received emergency surgery for life-threatening injuries. As a result of the earthquake many dogs have been displaced into unfamiliar territories and are getting attacked by other dogs that are fighting for survival. This is what happened to Dwarika (pictured below). She still has some healing to do since the ordeal, but she is feeling much better now.

 

UPDATE (May 12, 2015)

Earlier today another massive earthquake hit the already devastated country of Nepal. Our veterinary team is working under difficult conditions, but we have heard from them and they are safe. World Vets is continuing to help the animals & people of Nepal.

UPDATE (May 11, 2015)

One of the most urgent animal needs following the earthquake is helping the many milk cows that have traumatic limb injuries and downer cow syndrome. Our vets have livestock expertise and have been treating many of these cows. Since there is a limited window of time to initiate treatment and many more animals that need help in remote regions, World Vets veterinarian Dr Springer Browne held a workshop to teach the specific treatment protocols to Nepalese veterinary professionals as well as other local and international NGO’s. This will enable many more animals to get the help they need.

 

UPDATE (May 5 – 9, 2015):

World Vets disaster relief team continues to work in Nepal with much of the efforts focused on animals in rural villages. The livestock in these villages are not only providers of milk, but they are considered family members that are loved. Our work not only brings care to injured and sick animals, but also to the families that depend on them and also to help prevent the spread of disease. Our veterinarians have been collaborating their efforts with several local and international animal welfare organizations and government agencies who have all come together to help animals impacted by the disaster.

 

 UPDATE (May 4, 2015)

News coverage from Channel NewsAsia of our work in rural Nepal, where World Vets veterinarians have been working to help animals injured in the earthquake. Read article here

UPDATE (May 1, 2015):

There has been a huge demand for our veterinarians in Nepal and today was another long with many animals saved.   Just to mention a few, there was a pig that was injured from falling bricks, a dog that was rescued from an water ditch and a dog that had severe fight wounds.  Because of the earthquake, many dogs are getting displaced into unfamiliar territories as the seek refuge and they are getting attacked by other dogs fighting for survival.

UPDATE (April 30, 2015) :

Dr. Springer Browne of World Vets and Dr. Suman Khadka from Animal Nepal assess a cow that had been trapped between collapsed buildings for three days.  The cow had recently been rescued in Baneswor area of Kathmadu and was suffering from a severe metabolic disease from the ordeal. She was in very bad shaped and would have died without treatment.  They got to work right away administering intravenous treatments to which she showed rapid signs of improvement.  They will go back and check on her tomorrow but thankfully she is expected to make a full recovery.   Tragically, another cow died before we knew about the situation and our vets were able to get there.

Communication channels are inconsistent but details are coming in on the rescues that are happening in the field. We will provide updates of some of those stories on this page.

 

UPDATE (April 27, 2015) Our disaster response veterinary team has been activated and is deploying to Nepal.   Our first responder vets will be there for at least three weeks, with additional support to follow as needed.

Your support allows us to provide urgent care to animals impacted by this disaster.

Please support World Vets’ International Disaster Relief Fund now.  Your donation is urgently needed.  Thank you.

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BREAKING NEWS-Nepal Earthquake

UPDATE:  Our disaster response veterinary team has been activated and is deploying to Nepal.   Our first responder vets will be there for at least three weeks, with additional support to follow as needed. (April 27, 2015)

ALL UPDATES FROM THE FIELD ARE POSTED HERE

In the wake of the massive earthquake that hit Nepal earlier today, our rescue team is on standby and will be ready to deploy if local rescue groups or authorities need our help.   The 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit near Kathmandu on Saturday causing massive destruction and casualties.  It had been predicted that a huge earthquake would hit the region sometime in the coming years and because of that, World Vets and a local animal welfare group in Nepal had already been collaborating to prepare for such an event.

In addition to our ongoing veterinary aid programs around the world, World Vets provides disaster relief support and rescue teams for major international disasters where animals are impacted or public safety and health is impacted by animal related situations.  World Vets has previously responded to disasters such as the Haiti Earthquake, Thailand Floods, Japan Tsunami, Philippines Typhoon, Bosnia Flooding etc.  Our support includes such things as direct veterinary care and on the ground rescues, reuniting pets with owners, addressing public health and zoonotic disease issues and coordinating supply donations.

We are continuing to assess the situation and our teams will be ready to deploy if Nepal animal welfare groups seek our assistance. Donations are urgently needed to support the rescue efforts.

The development and gear for our disaster response rescue program was graciously funded by the Fondation Brigitte Bardot of Paris, France.   We depend on the support of the public, foundations and individual donors to support each deployment and ongoing rescue efforts.  Please consider making a donation to our international disaster response program that helps animals in these situations.  DONATE HERE

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World Vets Bosnia-Herzegovina Flood Response

Photo May 30, 5 03 01 AMThis past month we reported on the massive flooding that devastated the small European country of Bosnia-Herzegovina, among its neighbors Croatia and Serbia. This flood crisis has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help. Thousands of animals died from the immediate impact of the floods, however many more livestock and companion animals were left requiring urgent assistance.

To provide support for animals that had been impacted, World 1799967_10204182702597735_3699238074989041961_oVets deployed to the region. Our disaster response personnel worked in collaboration with the faculty of veterinary medicine at the University of Sarajevo and government officials to identify needs and get help where it is needed. Together we conducted country-wide assessments that identified animal concerns as well as supplies and equipment needed to help them.  Bosnia-Herzegovina has many very capable veterinarians but many of the  local veterinary clinics had been inundated with water and their medicines and supplies were destroyed giving an urgent need for relief supplies.  Many family run farms lost their entire stock and animals that had survived moved to higher grounds. Surviving animals were Photo May 30, 6 39 56 AMsuffering from a variety of conditions including pneumonia, infections and skin problems resulting from displacement, lack of available provisions and overall wet conditions.

Based on the regional needs that were identified, we sent a shipment of veterinary supplies and equipment valued at over $10,000 USD to aid in the relief efforts as they relate to animals.  These include herd health and public health issues, zoonotic disease prevention as well as direct animal care.

Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need. If you wish to aid our disaster response efforts, please donate.

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Help Animals Impacted by Oso, Washington Mudslide

Death Toll Continues To Mount After Massive Washington MudslideOn March 22, 2014 a massive mudslide engulfed a rural neighborhood near Oso, Washington killing 42 people.  One person is still missing.  Homes and lives were shattered and community members are facing economic and other hardships that will continue for the foreseeable future.  There is no veterinary clinic in the town and the main road out of the town is still buried in the massive mudslide making travel difficult. 
 
The doctors and staff at Penn Cove Veterinary Clinic in Coupeville, Washington will be providing free veterinary services to the community later this month and World Vets has pledged to help them with getting the supplies they need.  Our goal is to raise $1500 to buy supplies for this event, which will help the pets of Oso.
 
100% of the funds donated will go directly to helping the animals at this event.  Please help us reach this goal!
 
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Fundraiser is now closed. Thank you to everyone who donated!

Disaster Alert: Bosnia / Serbia Flood

Massive flooding in Bosnia and Serbia has left millions of animals and people in a dire situation and in desperate need for help.  World Vets has deployed to the region to provide support for animals that have been impacted by this disaster.  Thousands of animals have died from the immediate impact of the floods, but many more livestock and companion animals require urgent assistance. Animals are often not the primary focus during massive disasters and World Vets is committed to bridging this gap and helping them during their greatest time of need.  We depend on your help to provide life saving support for these animals.

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MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.  

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Thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support in the development of our disaster response program.

 

World Vets Impact on Pets Affected by Midwest Tornado

Earlier last month World Vets covered the story of `Maggie`, a dog that went missing and was then discovered, after a devastating tornado in the American Midwest.  Upon hearing of the disaster World Vets pledged financial support to Teegarden Veterinary Clinic who helped pets like Maggie and pets belonging to owners who were in a hardship situation because of the disaster.

We are very happy to share that our financial contribution directly impacted many pets at this clinic be treated and recover from their injuries. Aside from `Maggie`, other patients were `Dexter` and a cat named`Stewart`. `Stewart`s` family had been looking for him after the tornado destroyed their home and ten days later they called the clinic to report he had been found. He was soon brought in to receive attention.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our disaster response fund this year. As Sarah Ripper, CVT, from Teegarden Veterinary Clinic has told us, `being able to tell owners they don`t have to worry about the cost of treatment has been a real blessing for us and our owners`

 

 

 

World Vets Reaches Out to Help Midwest Tornado Victims

Image courtesy of Scott Olson, NY Daily News

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Our hearts go out to the victims of the recent tornadoes that have ripped through the Midwestern United States and we are reaching out with support.  World Vets has a network of veterinarians all over United States (and the world).  When disasters strike in our own country, we reach out to those who are in the best position to help – the vets and shelters already working in the local area. Financial support and product donations will be provided to support local veterinary clinics and/or shelters helping animals in the affected areas.  Any donations we receive will go directly to support these local groups, which will be announced. Specific needs are still being assessed but we know that many lost pets have already been brought to local clinics and shelters. Many happy reunions have already taken place.

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MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.  Tax ID # 20-4637447

World Vets Responds to Disaster in the Philippines

World Vets Disaster Response team, Dr. Springer Browne and Dr. Helle Hydeskov, walk through Guiyan providing veterinary care and performing an assessment of veterinary needs.

Members of World Vets Disaster Response team, Dr. Springer Browne and Dr. Helle Hydeskov, walk through Guiuan providing veterinary care and performing an assessment of veterinary needs.

World Vets is responding to Typhoon Haiyan with veterinary supplies, financial support and on the ground teams.  Initial support has already been sent to our partners working to help animals in the destruction area and our disaster response teams are on the ground in the disaster area with much needed supplies and relief efforts.

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World Vets Annual Expenditures

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World Vets is Committed to Transparency and Excellence

 

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World Vets is a registered 501c(3) Non Government Organization.  All donations to World Vets are tax deductible.  Tax ID # 20-4637447

Thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of our disaster preparedness and relief efforts.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: 

World Vets Mission is to improve the health and well being of animals by providing veterinary aid and training in developing countries and by providing disaster relief worldwide.

 

 

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