Disaster Response

Special thanks to the Fondation Brigitte Bardot for their support of the development of our disaster response program.

Present Campaign:

Australia Bush Fires

The Australian Bush Fires have intensified and there is no doubt that many have now seen the horrific images and heard the heartbreaking statistics.  The loss of life and impact on humans and animals is catastrophic.

We are grateful to all of our supporters asking how they can help. Our Australia-based veterinary team, led by World Vets Disaster Response Veterinarian Dr Ben Brown, is on the ground and currently responding to assist injured wildlife, livestock and domestic animals. Our specialized team is comprised of Australian veterinarians and technicians with experience in disaster relief and mixed animal veterinary medicine including native wildlife.

Our most urgent need right now is for funds to purchase additional veterinary supplies such as burn creams, IV fluids, bandages and pain medications. We are collaborating with  Sydney Animal Hospitals Northern Beaches, the local veterinary community and our established network of veterinary professionals in Australia.

Please consider making an emergency donation to support this effort.

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Past Campaigns:

Nicaragua Tropical Storms & Flooding (2017)

World Vets’ Nicaragua veterinary staff deployed to regions of Nicaragua that had been impacted by strong tropical storms and provided support to animals in need.  Our team worked hard to provide over 340 gallons of water, 800 pounds of pet food, and much needed treatment and prophylactic care for several hundred animals that were impacted by the tropical storms and flooding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nepal Earthquake (2015)

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. See the updates posted during our response here

Massive Earthquake Rattled Nepal

Bosnia -Herzegovina Flood (2014)

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 was needed. Together we conducted country-wide assessments that identified animal concerns as well as supplies and equipment needed to help them. Based on the regional needs that were identified, we sent a shipment of veterinary supplies and equipment 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.

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Philippines – Typhoon Haiyan (2013)

World Vets responded to Typhoon Haiyan with veterinary supplies, financial support and on the ground teams.  Initial support was sent to our partners working to help animals in the destruction area as our disaster response team mobilized for deployment.

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Thailand Flood (2012)

World Vets responded immediately to the dramatic flooding in Bangkok, Thailand by sending seven veterinarians who treated hundreds of animals.

Read our report.


Japan Tsunami (2011)

World Vets was the first animal relief organization to have volunteers on the ground in Japan after the Tsunami hit.  To date, World Vets has donated over $125,000.00 worth equipment, supplies and pet products to the relief effort in Japan and is continuing to make regular supply donations.

 


Haiti Earthquake (2010)

World Vets had a team of veterinarians and technicians on the ground in Haiti within days of the January 12, 2010 earthquake.  The team worked with a UN task force to rescue and treat injured animals.