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  1. The Worldwide Veterinary Service (WVS for short) has a Crowdfunder to help animals around the world during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    They are asking for donations through Crowdfunder….. make a donation and see how your money could help animals…

    Recently, 50kg of antibiotics and anti-inflammatory pain went to Italy, in response to an urgent request from local charities who needed help treating animals in their care in this pandemic hotspot.

    Find out more about the Worldwide Veterinary Service

    Donate to the Worldwide Veterinary Service's Crowdfunder
    and help send veterinary supplies to animals around the world

    The WVS sends parcels to charities in need around the world and as such they are a lifeline.

    • £3 can treat a cat with gastrointestinal worms
    • £10 could buy ear cleaner to help prevent and treat infections in dogs  
    • £30 can provide a wound care package for working donkeys
    • £70 could allow 5 puppies to be tested for deadly parvovirus  
    • £138 can purchase surgical clippers and blades to allow life-saving operations to take place
    • £200 could allow the WVS to provide the surgical kit to safely spay cat

    As a result of the current travel restrictions, it’s harder for the vet teams to directly support animals in places where veterinary resources are lacking.   But their global supply network is still in operation; so essential medical supplies can be sent to people looking after animals with very limited provisions. 

    FInd out how you can help WVS help animals worldwide

    It is vital to keep these veterinary aid shipments moving.  Thanks to its supporters, in 2019 it sent 1,134 parcels of supplies worth £268,000 to 66 countries worldwide. 


    Where WVS sent veterinary aid in 2019

    In a usual month, WVS send nearly 100 parcels full of supplies to many charities working with limited provisions.  Aid parcels are sent to war zones and remote communities to end animal pain and suffering.

    And the WVS runs three International Training Centres (ITCs) situated in India and Thailand. They give local aspiring veterinary professionals, along with those from overseas, the chance to develop practical surgery skills and learn best practice in animal welfare. 

    So if you are able to, please contribute to this fundraiser.  It really will enable you to help animals elsewhere in the world whilst you’re in lockdown or wherever at home.

    The Worldwide Veterinary Service provide free expert care to animals in need worldwide.  They send vets to where they are needed most, training them to increase the standard of care globally, and by sending urgent aid supplies around the world. 

    Please donate to the WVS's Crowdfunder today

    and help them help animals around the world

     

     

  2. The RSPCA is issue advice for people to help look after their animals in cold weather.

    If you live in an area at risk of flooding,

    • Make sure you have an escape plan – you need to know how to get your animals out of danger
    • If there is a flood warning, act early – don’t hope for the best.  Flood water rises fast.
    • If disaster strikes, put your animal flood plan into action.
    • Keep phone numbers of people who can help move your animals.
    • Make sure you can be contacted in an emergency
    • Do not put your own life or another danger to try an animal rescue
    • Keep your animals safe – in advance, look at the advice the RSCA has on its pages for dogs, cats, small furries and poultry, wildlife, horses and livestock

    The RSPCA is part of Defra’s National Flood Response Team and has about 100 officers trained and equipped to deal with flood-stricken animals and a fleet of 35 inflatable boats. 

    The RSPCA has been very busy helping animals caught by floods

    The RSPCA has been very busy helping animals caught by floods
    You can donate to their flood appeal here

    The RSPCA says, "Never put your own life in danger to attempt an animal rescue - you can stay informed by calling floodline on 0845 988 1188. Remember - if you see an animal outside in the cold that looks like it is suffering, take a note of the location, the time and date and call the RSPCA on 0300 1234 999."

    Download the RSPCA’s poster about flooding

    Prepare packs for your animals with everything you need for them for two or three days, including any medication they take.