Guadalupe Fur Seal Rescue Washington/Oregon

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World Vets has been providing emergency treatment for a Guadalupe fur seal at our marine mammal urgent care facility in Gig Harbor, Washington. Guadalupe fur seals are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.  This malnourished male pup has been in our care since Wednesday and was brought in from Cannon Beach, Oregon where he originally stranded. He’s been steadily improving over the last couple days.  It’s a team effort by the West Coast Marine Mammal Stranding Network to care for these patients and the response, treatment and rehabilitation are done under a permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Portland State University and Seaside Aquarium received the call and picked up the pup in Oregon, which was then transported to World Vets by SR3 who also helped with the initial care and is arranging transport logistics.  The pup was transferred today on a private flight thanks to the Turtles Fly Too organization on his way to The Marine Mammal Center in California for long term rehabilitation with the goal of being released back into the wild as soon as he is fully recovered.  To report a dead, injured or stranded marine mammal along the West Coast, please call the NOAA stranding hotline at 1-866-767-6114. Big thanks to our supporters who help make this important work possible.
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IT’S HERE! YOUR GIFT IS MATCHED

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Today World Vets is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

As you know, World Vets provides veterinary aid around the world. TOGETHER we have provided direct veterinary care to over a half a million animals, disaster response services to major international disasters, and provided veterinary training and long-term capacity building to hundreds of communities around the world. Thank you for partnering with us to make the world better for animals!

Our programs benefit a wide variety of animals on a global scale, including companion animals, working horses, livestock, wildlife and street dogs. In the Pacific Northwest, World Vets improves the health of marine wildlife by responding to injured or stranded marine mammals, and works to advance scientific knowledge and understanding to help conserve the regions critical marine ecosystems.

We are so proud of these accomplishments, but we can’t do this without you! Now more than ever, your support is important. We depend on your support to keep these programs going.

DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT

World Vets is thrilled to announce that The Dr. Ann and Ed Valenti Charitable Gift Fund has pledged to match contributions made to World Vets up to $10,000 now through May 31, 2020. Ann and Ed are also dedicated volunteers at World Vets. An additional $1,200 match has been generously pledged by long time supporters Jim and Carol Parvey. This means that DONATIONS UP TO $11,200 WILL BE MATCHED!

Please donate before May 31st to take advantage of this exciting matching gift opportunity.

 

 

World Vets Donates Supplies to Local Emergency Department Amid COVID-19

This week we donated our supply of over 7000 units of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE’s), including N-95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, caps, gowns etc to our local emergency department at St Anthony Hospital in Gig Harbor, WA.

We are proud of our veterinary colleagues across the country who are doing the same to help those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 response.

Announcement: March Trips Cancelled

Given the rapidly changing events with the COVID-19 situation, all World Vets projects scheduled to start in March are now cancelled. In the last 24 hours the situation has changed dramatically and in the interest of public and personal safety March trips are being cancelled. The status of projects scheduled beyond the month of March are unknown at this time.  Additional information will be sent out to volunteers registered to attend upcoming projects.

UPDATE: Since the original posting, additional trips have either been postponed or cancelled. The status of projects scheduled beyond the months of April/May are unknown at this time. Volunteers can expect to receive further communications periodically in relation to the project they are set to attend.

We thank you for your patience and understanding,
The World Vets Team

Australia Wildfire Update


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For weeks, World Vets Disaster Response team, working in partnership with Sydney Animal Hospitals Northern Beaches, has been responding to the Australia wildfires.  Our efforts have included intensive field response, in- clinic treatment of injured and burned animals, providing veterinary supplies to teams in the field as well as clinics and rescue organizations receiving and caring for patients, providing funding for rehab facilities, deploying veterinarians on search and rescue missions and partnering with numerous veterinarians, rescue groups and government agencies to provide care and resources benefiting countless animals including native wildlife, livestock, horses and companion animals.   This work was made possible by our generous donors who have supported this effort.  We thank you!

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As the fires start to die down, our efforts shift toward longer term recovery and support.  The impacts of the the fire will be long-lasting and many animals will require ongoing care before they can be returned to the wild. Over 12 million acres of land has been destroyed and the urgent and immediate issues will soon evolve into long-term effects that could dramatically change the animals’ future habitat and health, especially for wildlife.  When rains start to wash the charred landscape debris into the streams, rivers and oceans, marine animals may also become unlikely victims to be impacted by the fires as coastal ecosystems are damaged and biodiversity is threatened.

To support ongoing recovery efforts, Vetericyn is matching all donations to World Vets up to $20,000 until February 15th.  To donate, click here:  

 

 

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